The Smithsonian Libraries & Archives is trying something new from home—the annual Adopt-a-Book fundraiser is going from in-person to virtual, with several individual sessions to learn about (and support) the collections! This year, they will be hosting a series of four intimate salons in March and April, where you’ll have the opportunity to interact with our librarians, archivists, and conservators. For more information and to buy tickets, see the Events page.

Space is limited at all events, so buy your tickets today!

Thursday, March 18
Global Perspectives
5:30 to 6:45 pm ET
Focusing on the global breadth of our collections

Books from Anacostia Community Museum Library, Botany and Horticulture Library, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library, Warren M. Robbins Library at the National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Asian Art Library, National Museum of Natural History Library, Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex, and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Library.

Thursday, April 1
Off the Mall
5:30 to 6:45 pm ET
Featuring an interdisciplinary selection of libraries located off the National Mall

Books from Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library, Museum Support Center Library, National Air and Space Museum Library, National Postal Museum Library, National Zoological Park Library, and Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Library.

Tuesday, April 13
America the Beautiful
5:30 to 6:45 pm ET
Focusing on American art, history, and culture

Books from American Art and Portrait Gallery Library, John Wesley Powell Library of Anthropology, National Museum of African American History & Culture Library, National Museum of American History Library, Vine Deloria, Jr. Library at the National Museum of the American Indian, and Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex.

Wednesday, April 28
From the Vaults
5:30 to 6:45 pm ET
Featuring special collections, preservation, and the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Books from Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology, Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Library of Natural History, and the Smithsonian Institution Archives.