Please join Smithsonian Libraries for two great events.

September 13, 2012: Adopt-A-Book
On Thursday, September 13, join the Smithsonian Libraries and browse through troves of
distinctive and iconic volumes from the vaults of the Libraries' Special Collections. While
feasting on Italian food and wine sponsored by the Embassy of Italy and the Italian
Cultural Institute, learn from expert curators and conservators why these books deserve to
live on for future generations. Each book featured will be available for "adoption." Gifts will
benefit the Libraries' rare books and preservation programs.
For more information and to register, visit:

October 18, 2012: Writers Workshop with Steve Berry
Steve Berry, the New York Times bestselling author and founder of the History Matters
Foundation is presenting his highly-acclaimed day-long workshop as a fundraiser on
behalf of the Smithsonian Libraries. The workshop will take place on Thursday, October
18, from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., followed by an exclusive rare books tour and reception that
evening. Katherine hopes you will all check out the link and that you will join her for this
unique opportunity!
For more information and to register, visit:

Smithsonian Institution Libraries:  Connecting. Ideas. Information. You.

Mary Augusta Thomas, Deputy Director
MRC 154, P.O.Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Voice: 202-633-2240
Fax: 202-786-2866

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