Garden plots and a bench

The Magical, Medicinal NLM Herb Garden

  “Fresh herbs—there’s nothing else like them!” So says Montgomery County master gardener* Mary Musselman, one of several dedicated volunteers who tend the National Library of Medicine’s colorful herb garden, across the oval driveway in front of the main Library building. Bracketed by benches, this unique haven on the NIH campus is intended to showcase…

Portion of a colorful mural showing Dr. King marching at the front of a large crowd of protestors

Civil Rights Photos on Display at NLM

NIH’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion partnered with NLM to share photos of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the civil rights movement. Nine poster-size photographs will be on display outside of the auditorium in the Library’s Lister Hill Center until the end of Black History Month, February 28. As part of the exhibition called “A…

An owl gazes forward, the opening panel of the Harry Potter traveling exhibition visible behind him.

Harry Potter: Magic, Myth and Happy Birthday!

Two famous people, one real and one fictitious, both tightly connected to the other, share a birthday on July 31. J.K. Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter, was born (for real) on this day in 1965. Harry James Potter, her iconic best-selling creation, was fictitiously born 15 years later in 1980. The Harry Potter series,…