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Upcoming Events

"Abecedarium" Talk and Book Signing

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Join Lilla Vekerdy, Head of Special Collections, and Morgan Aronson for a discussion of their book Abecedarium: An Adult Coloring Book for Bibliophiles, followed by book signing.

Art and Feminism DC 2020

Art + Feminism DC 2020 Wikipedia Edit-a-thons

Saturday, February 29, 2020

The year 2020 marks a turning point in history for American women, and to celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Washington D.C. cultural organizations have joined together to host a series of Wikipedia edit-a-thons during Women's History month. This coordinated series of events is in conjunction with the Art+Feminism campaign to address gender gaps in content and participation on the encyclopedia, especially related to art and artists.

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Earth Optimism Wikipedia Editing Workshop on Endangered Species

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Help improve information in Wikipedia about endangered species as part of the Earth Optimism Wikipedia Workshop on Endangered Species hosted by the Smithsonian Libraries (Washington, D.C.) with support from Wikimedia DC.


Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian Gardens Unveil “Cultivating America’s Gardens”

Monday, April 24, 2017

Smithsonian Libraries and Smithsonian Gardens will present a new exhibition, “Cultivating America’s Gardens,” at the National Museum of American History May 4 through August 2018.

Smithsonian Research Online Reaches 80,000 Items

Monday, January 30, 2017

Smithsonian Research Online, an ever-expanding collection of published scholarly work from Smithsonian staff, researchers and fellows, has added its 80,000th item.

The Biodiversity Heritage Library Adds University of Toronto Libraries as a New Member

Monday, January 23, 2017

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is pleased to welcome the University of Toronto Libraries (UTL) as a new Member. UTL is the first Canadian library to join the Biodiversity Heritage Library as a Member.