Robert E. Smith Library

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


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

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)

Join us for story time fun with a new story every week. Story Times are open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and under unless noted. Every Thursday. (More)

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! Story Times are open to all families and caregivers with children age 5 and under unless noted. Every Sunday. (More)

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)

Join us for a night of tabletop 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 out... (More)

Sign up for Summer Fun

Sign Up - Log Your Progress - Earn Rewards
Earn rewards and prize raffle entries by simply logging your reading and event attendance.
There are two ways to sign up:
1. Sign up online and log your reading and event attendance online.
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Join us for a black and white classic. May's movie is TBD. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. All patrons 12 or younger must be accompanied by a guardian. Every 2nd Saturday of the month. (More)

Upcycle materials to create unique crafts! All supplies provided, no previous crafting experience required! Every 3rd Thursday of the month. (More)

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

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! May's book selection is Moonglow by Michael Chabon. Can't make it this month? Get a jump start on next's month's book! June's selection is... (More)

Every day starting on May 27, 2017 for 1 occurrences

Robert E. Smith Library

Join us again as we discuss the history behind everyone's favorite morning after drink, the Bloody Mary! All patrons must be 21+ to attend. Seating is limited. Every last Saturday of the month. (More)

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)

Come join us at BJ's in the Bywater (4301 Burgundy St.) for Barcation, a Summer Story Time for Adults, sponsored by Alvar Library. Join local writers who will read a story or a poem, or just tell a story. The topic is open: You can tell a story about a... (More)