Latest News and Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Smithsonian Libraries in NYC - Hidden Figures from A to Z: A Colorful Rare Books Tale

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Join us to hear Lilla Vekerdy and Morgan Aronson discuss their just-published ABECEDARIUM: An Adult Coloring Book for Bibliophiles!

Museum ABCs

Museum ABCs

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Storytime at the Museum

Top Secret File

Book Cases: Strange Things

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Smithsonian Libraries has reached out to us at the Smithsonian Investigative League to solve another crime. Our Book Cases division is dedicated to all book and library-based mysteries. We are recruiting new agents. Candidates should be enrolled in a DC public school, grades 6th-8th.  Prospective agents should have an interest in libraries, museums, mysteries, adventure, creative thinking, and collaborative team-work. The program is competitive, and a limited number of agents will be selected.  Applications are DUE February 20, 2018.

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Women in Natural History Wikipedia Editing Workshop

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

With the help of experienced Wikipedians, attendees will learn to edit Wikipedia and improve or create Wikipedia articles related to women in natural history, drawing on the Biodiversity Heritage Library’s free and extensive online collections as source materials. No editing experience is necessary.


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.