Robert E. Smith Library

Robert E. Smith Library
6301 Canal Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70124
(504) 596-2638 Directions Events News

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Library Manager - Sara Olivia Melton

The Robert E. Smith Library offers a wide collection of books, music, and movies, and hosts many programs for children, teens, and adults.

Upcoming Events

During Library Hours

One-on-One Basic Computer Training by Topic

Robert E. Smith Library

Robert E. Smith Branch Library is offering one-on-one basic computer literacy training by appointment. Please choose from the following:

  • Downloading eBooks with 3M Cloud/OverDrive
  • Managing Your Library Account Online
  • Creating a Gmail Account
  • Viewing Popular Magazines on Flipster
  • Getting Started with Microsoft Word 2010
Call 504-596-2638 to make an... (More)

Thursdays 11am - 12pm

Join us for story time fun with a new story every week. Every Thursday. (More)

Sundays 2pm

Musical Story Time Sundays

Robert E. Smith Library

Children, and their accompanying grown-ups, are invited to sing, dance, and enjoy a good story with us at Smith Library's Musical Sunday Story Times! Every Sunday. (More)

During Library Hours

Vision Mural Exhibit

Robert E. Smith Library

The Vision Mural was created during the New Orleans Health Department’s 2016 Youth Violence Prevention Institution in partnership with local artist, Glen Day, and the Youth Violence Prevention Institute’s youth leaders. The Vision Mural incorporates the youth leader’s vision of clean, harmonious communities with quality schools. Youth Leaders: Yasmine A.,... (More)

6pm

Black History Month Documentary Film Screening: 13th

Robert E. Smith Library

13th (2016), directed by Ava DuVernay, is an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality. Refreshments will be served. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is 1hr 40m long. This film is... (More)

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Black and White Movie Night (every 2nd Saturday of the month)

Robert E. Smith Library

Join us for a black and white classic. All patrons 12 or younger must be accompanied by a guardian. Every 2nd Saturday of the month. (More)

6pm

Black History Month/Valentine Film Screening: Southside with You

Robert E. Smith Library

Future U.S. President Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) go on a fateful first date in the summer of 1989. Directed by Richard Tanne (2016). Refreshments will be served. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This film is 1hr 24m long. This film... (More)

Join us for a night of table top gaming upstairs at Mimi's hosted by the New Orleans Public Library, featuring new, original indie titles, old classic favorites, and everything in between! Bring a few friends or make some new ones. Get a library card, or renew your old one. Check... (More)

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Adult Yoga Class

Robert E. Smith Library

Teens and adults, join us at the Smith Library for our yoga class! Our certified yoga instructor will lead an hour long class perfect for all levels of experience. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel to participate. Namaste. Every other Wednesday through March 15. (More)

3pm - 4pm

Adult Crafternoon (every 3rd Thursday of the month)

Robert E. Smith Library

Upcycle materials to create unique crafts! All supplies provided, no previous crafting experience required! February's craft: heart sachet March's craft: picture frames April's craft: flower wreaths Every 3rd Thursday of the month. (More)

3pm - 4pm

Lego Club (every 3rd Saturday of the month)

Robert E. Smith Library

Join us every month to explore books and Legos! It's lots of fun! Every 3rd Saturday of the month. (More)

5pm - 6pm

History of the Cocktail (every last Saturday of the month)

Robert E. Smith Library

Smith Library's History of the Cocktail series continues with a special look at the Hurricane cocktail! Drink tasting will follow; must be 21+ to attend. Every last Saturday of the month except for February due to Mardi Gras. (More)

6pm -7pm

Popular Fiction Book Club (every last Thursday of the month)

Robert E. Smith Library

Ever wanted to join a book club? Now's your chance! New additions are always welcome-- just read the book and show up ready to discuss! February's book selection is Swing Time by Zadie Smith. Can't make it this month? Get a jump start on next's month's book!
March's book selection... (More)

2pm - 3pm

Microsoft Word Tutorial

Robert E. Smith Library

Learning computer skills is easier than you think! Join us to learn how to use Microsoft Word. We'll type letters, documents, resumes, and more. If you can't make it to the class, call 504-596-2638 for a special appointment. (More)

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Adult Yoga Class

Robert E. Smith Library

Teens and adults, join us at the Smith Library for our yoga class! Our certified yoga instructor will lead an hour long class perfect for all levels of experience. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel to participate. Namaste. Every other Wednesday through March 15. (More)

5pm - 6:30pm

Adult Coloring (every 1st Sunday of the month)

Robert E. Smith Library

Please join us for our BYOB coloring nights. Coloring sheets, pencils, and snacks provided. Must be 21+ to attend. Every 1st Sunday of the month. (More)

5:30pm - 6:30pm

Adult Yoga Class

Robert E. Smith Library

Teens and adults, join us at the Smith Library for our yoga class! Our certified yoga instructor will lead an hour long class perfect for all levels of experience. Please bring your own yoga mat or towel to participate. Namaste. Every other Wednesday through March 15. (More)

9:30am - 1pm

Free ACT Practice Tests @ Your Library!

Robert E. Smith Library

The New Orleans Public Library is now offering Free ACT Practice Tests! Register with the Princeton Review. The test will begin at 9:30am. Please arrive the day of the practice test at least 10 minutes early. You will need to bring a valid photo ID, #2 pencils, and a calculator.... (More)

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Altered Book Club (every last Tuesday of the month)

Robert E. Smith Library

Express your creativity! Come upcycle old books to create art journals! At each club meeting, a new page of the journal will be altered according to a theme, using paint, collage, poetry, etc. All supplies will be provided. Every last Tuesday of the month. (More)

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