It’s National Library Week!

visitors in the reading room looking at book displays

Celebrate spring in the library with exhibits, activities, and experiences that explore the role herbs, plants, and flowers have played in the history of science and medicine.

Join our curators and librarians for a fun after-hours event in the Othmer Library’s reading room where you’ll have the opportunity to

    • see unexpected treasures not usually on display
    • get a temporary tattoo
    • make a craft to take home
    • enjoy a taste of spring with a special botanical-themed cake and other light refreshments
    • Adopt a book from our latest acquisitions
    • and much more!

    Admission is free, and registration is required.

    Featured image: Cupid Inspiring Plants with Love, hand-colored plate from Robert John Thornton’s A New Illustration of the Sexual System of Linnaeus, 1799.

    More events

    diabetes medicine
    February 22, 2024
    Joseph Priestley Society

    The GLP-1 Revolution: From Diabetes and Obesity to Alzheimer’s and PCOS

    This ACS Webinar will examine possible uses of GLP-1 agonists including PCOS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s addiction, liver disease, and even some types of cancer.

    woman in apron dyeing cloth in a basin
    February 24, 2024

    Dyes & Textiles Tour

    This “drop-in” tour highlights the science of natural dyes and textiles, the technology behind synthetic clothing, and the impact of fashion on human health and the environment.

    frontispiece plate of illustrations of the blood spectra
    February 24, 2024
    For Families

    Stories of Science

    Join us in our museum EVERY SATURDAY for a family-friendly program that highlights strange and surprising stories from the history of science!


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