Virtual Tour:
Things Fall Apart


Explore the life and afterlife of things—and why we fight to preserve them—on Google Arts & Culture.

Ask a Librarian

Tuesday, September 29 | 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT

Join reference librarian Ashley Augustyniak on Instagram Stories as she shares her advice on doing research in the age of COVID.

Comics: Old-School Distance-Learning Tools

Distillations Article

How the often-maligned genre was used to train soldiers, explain the weather, and teach us about the modern world.

Activities and Resources


Our doors may be temporarily closed but our free content is always available, including digital collections; Distillations articles, podcasts, and videos; virtual exhibitions; role-playing games; historical biographies; and more.

Deciphering the Past: Transcription Hour

Thursday, October 8 | 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EDT

The Science History Institute and the American Philosophical Society invite you to join us online for a three-part series on deciphering historical documents throughout time.

The Science History Institute collects and shares the stories of the innovators and scientific discoveries that shape our lives. We preserve and interpret the history of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the life sciences.

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