The Smithsonian Libraries invites you to the third in a series of talks related to our newest exhibition, Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect: Beyond Brontë: The Essential Act of Collecting Books more »
The Smithsonian Libraries invites you to the second in a series of talks related to our newest exhibition, Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect: Collecting to Strength, Subverting Tradition: Curatorship in more »
The Smithsonian Libraries invites you to the first in a series of talks related to our newest exhibition, Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect: Celebrating Women Book Collectors: The Early Years of more »
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 Tuesday, September more »
Please join the Smithsonian Libraries for a talk with Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden as part of our Information Matters Series (with the Smithsonian Institution Archives and the Smithsonian’s more »
Join us as Dr. Jennifer Atkinson and Dr. Robert S. Emmett explore the garden’s unique role in American history and literature, including ways it has shaped U.S. culture and the more »
In 2018, the Smithsonian Libraries will celebrate 50 years as a unified library system. In honor of this special anniversary, the Libraries will host a lecture series celebrating the history of the Smithsonian and the role that books and literature have played in its growth over the years. These lectures are free and open to the public. Additional details for our next two lectures are below.