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The Garden in Your Beer

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A collaboration with Smithsonian Libraries, Smithsonian Associates, and the National Museum of American History to present an evening tasting beers from Brewery Ommegang and finding their garden ingredients. 

Dr. Stephanie Stillo

Smithsonian Libraries 50th Anniversary Lecture: Silk, Salvage, and Special Collections: The History of Lessing J. Rosenwald’s Graphic Arts Donations

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Save the date for the next lecture in our Smithsonian Libraries 50th Anniversary series:

Silk, Salvage, and Special Collections: The History of Lessing J. Rosenwald’s Graphic Arts Donations

Top Secret File

Book Cases: Strange Things

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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 August 17th, 2018.  

50th Anniversary Celebration

50th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Save the date for the Smithsonian Libraries' 50th Anniversary Celebration!

News

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.