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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