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,…

Exhibition team members stand with a banner from the Confronting Violence exhibition.

On the Road with NLM’s Traveling Exhibitions

Almost as popular as tickets to an Adele concert. Or Springsteen. Or Yo-Yo Ma. Okay, we’re exaggerating, but the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibitions are definitely in demand. Within one week, they’re usually booked for four years. They’ve been in all 50 states and abroad. How it happened You could call it serendipity. In…