Happy Holidays from the Smithsonian Libraries!

Please enjoy our video holiday card!

A holiday wishlist

December 24, 2013

Ever wonder what librarians wish for the holidays? Do visions of bookcarts dance in our heads on Christmas Eve? Well, not quite. We polled our staff to see what the ultimate gift would be for their offices and collections and here’s what they said.

Save the (new!) Date: Adopt-a-Book Evening

November 25, 2013

Please join us for our annual Adopt-a-Book event!  Thursday, January 9, 2014, 6:00 p.m. (rescheduled from October) The Smithsonian Castle, 1000 Jefferson Drive SW

Intern Devon Lemire helps advance our mission!

November 4, 2013

This post was written Devon Lemire, an intern in the Alberta Smithsonian Internship Program. Thanks for joining us this summer, Devon! My name is Devon Lemire, and this summer I interned with the Libraries’ Office of Advancement for three months. I’m from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (about a six hour drive north of the border with western Montana). I just graduated with my BA Honours in History from the University of Alberta in more »

Vote for your favorites in America’s Family Album!

August 9, 2013

You uploaded your pictures. You showed us your story. You loved visiting the Smithsonian. (But you love the Smithsonian Libraries even more, right?!) Now it’s time to vote for your favorite photos in America’s Family Album!

Chilling out with rare books

August 2, 2013

This post was written by Morgan Arronson, intern in the Dibner Library for the History and Science and Technology and Preservation Department. If you want to stay cool during DC’s hot and humid summer, head to the Smithsonian and find the nearest rare book. Instantly a wave of cool air will rush by. This may sound strange but it works every time. Here at the Smithsonian’s Dibner Library and the Book Conservation more »

America’s Family Album & Smithsonian Libraries!

July 15, 2013

Dig out those photos from your visits to the Libraries and become a part of our family album — America’s Family Album! Smithsonian Libraries visitors 18 years and older are invited to dig out their photographs from their time at the Libraries and upload them to America’s Family Album through September 2nd, 2013!

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