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Copy Machines

Located on the first and second floors.

Black and white copies – $0.20

Color copies – $0.40 Machines do single or double sided copies and can collate and staple. We have letter, legal, and 11” x 17” paper.

Computers

Free Wifi

Free scanning

Printing – $0.20 per page black and white, $0.40 color

Free individual and group computer classes available – Please see program calendar for upcoming classes

Conference Rooms

Please call to schedule

Exhibits and Display Cases

Rotating exhibits and displays of patrons collections

Fax Machine

Located on the first floor.

Cover sheets provided.

Outgoing $1.00 per page. If over 5 pages $5.00 fee.

Incoming $1.00 fee

Internet Access

Laminating

Museum Passes

Call the library the day before or the day you’re going to see if the pass is available. You can pick it up at the front downstairs desk. Passes may be borrowed for 3 days.

Providence Children’s Museum – Pass needs to be checked out on a valid library card.

The fine for museum passes is $2 dollars per day, per item, with a maximum fine of $10 per item. Please return the pass to our library.

Newspapers

Outreach

Play Away Launch Pad

Puzzles

Special Collections

The library has special collections of Town of Smithfield historical materials, RI historical materials, and the Doris Pennell Mowry Archives Collection, which consists of genealogical materials and materials on the Society of Friends or Quakers. These materials may only be used in the library.

Typewriters

2GB thumb drives $10.00

VHS to DVD Conversion Service

VHS to DVD Converter FAQ and Policy

 How does the VHS to DVD Converter work?

Our VHS to DVD converter works by recording your VHS tape onto a computer via a VCR player and then burns the recorded file onto a blank DVD-R disc. The entirety of the VHS tape must be played as it records, so the process time varies.

Does one VHS tape equal one DVD disc? Not necessarily. Our DVD discs hold about 90 minutes of recorded material, so if your VHS tape is longer than an hour and a half, your video may have to be recorded onto more than one disc.

May I convert my VHS copy of “Jurassic Park” or another feature film/TV series? No, the library cannot convert any VHS tape that has been copyrighted. We can only convert home movies or VHS tapes that you have recorded.

How much does this service cost? The service is free, but we do charge $1.00 per DVD. The Converter may only be used by library cardholders.

  • It is expressly prohibited to convert any VHS tapes that violates or infringes upon a patent, trademark, or other proprietary use. Use of the Converter and associated equipment shall follow all legal guidelines. U.S. Copyright Law governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of the copyrighted material.
  • The library does not guarantee a successful conversion. The quality of the material will depend on the quality of the recording on the VHS tape.
  • A charge in the amount of the DVDs cost will be added to the patron’s record for any unclaimed discs. An agreement, by signing this policy, I understand the terms and agree to abide by them.

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Coffee, Cake & Conversation Tuesdays
01/24/2023    
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Drop by our new morning book group "Coffee, Cake & Conversation” Tuesday mornings at 10:30. If you enjoy a casual atmosphere, where you can discuss [...]
Introduction to Sphero Edu
01/24/2023    
6:30 pm
Tuesday, January 24 @ 6:30pm. Sphero Robots are wireless robots that you can control from a smartphone or ipad. What these robots do is up [...]
January Story Times: Preschool
01/25/2023    
10:30 am - 11:00 am
$0.00
This story time will be for children ages 3 to 5 and will be held held on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. [...]
Beanstack Reading Challenge: Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.
01/27/2023 - 01/31/2023    
All Day
Jan 1, 2023 - Jan 31, 2023 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired our nation as a prominent leader of the Civil Rights Movement. Each [...]
Anime Club (Teen Program)
01/27/2023    
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
We meet monthly to watch 2-3 episodes of an anime and enjoy a few snacks. Screenings vary from classic anime to new releases and are [...]
Come & Create in the MakerSpace
01/28/2023    
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Join us in our MakerSpace every fourth Saturday from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm!
Creative Writing Workshop (Teen Program)
01/28/2023    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
$0.00
At this casual, beginner’s workshop, learn ways to start a story, try on different craft techniques, peer review work, and share your own work. Don’t [...]
Drop-In Tech Help
01/30/2023    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Stop by the library on Mondays at 11 am for drop in tech help. Have a more complicated question? Email tech@myespl.org before you come in.
Fantasy Book Club
01/30/2023    
6:00 pm
$0.00
Title: Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas Description: In a land without magic, where the king rules with an iron hand, Celaena, an assassin, is [...]
INTRODUCTION TO 3-D PRINTING
01/30/2023    
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$0.00
INTRODUCTION TO 3-D PRINTING – The East Smithfield Public Library is excited to announce our acquisition of a Dremel DigiLab 3DPrinter. You may have seen [...]
Coffee, Cake & Conversation Tuesdays
01/31/2023    
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Drop by our new morning book group "Coffee, Cake & Conversation” Tuesday mornings at 10:30. If you enjoy a casual atmosphere, where you can discuss [...]
January Story Times: Tiny Tots Story Time
01/31/2023    
10:30 am - 11:00 am
$0.00
This story time is for children ages 18months to 3 years old and will be held on Tuesdays mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. [...]
Knitting and Crochet Group
01/31/2023    
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us every other Tuesday evening for an informal knitting and crochet group where we will work on our own projects and support each other. [...]
January Story Times: Preschool
02/01/2023    
10:30 am - 11:00 am
$0.00
This story time will be for children ages 3 to 5 and will be held held on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. [...]
Walk & Talk Book Chat
02/02/2023    
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$0.00
Drop in any Thursday morning to enjoy nature and chat about the books that you’ve been reading. Weather permitting - we will email at 10 [...]
Bookworms Book Group: 2022 -2023 School Year
02/02/2023    
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Any child in 2nd or 3rd grade along with their parent/caregiver may join us for this book group. In February, we will meet on Thursday, [...]
Card Club
02/02/2023    
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
$0.00
February is the perfect time for card making. We will be learning some fun watercolor techniques to make backgrounds for an array of Valentine themed [...]
Virtual Game Night
02/02/2023    
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us on Discord every Thursday night from 6-8 pm for game night! Whether you typically play board games or are an avid video gamer [...]
Painting Party (Teen Program)
02/03/2023    
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$0.00
Create a painting by following along with a step-by-step Bob Ross video. Bob Ross was an American painter and the host of the show The [...]
Playdough Fun
02/04/2023    
10:30 pm - 11:15 pm
$0.00
Come to the library to explore the benefits of playing with playdough. Playdough is fun for all ages, but this program will be for children [...]
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Drop-In Tech Help
30 Jan 23
Fantasy Book Club
30 Jan 23
INTRODUCTION TO 3-D PRINTING
30 Jan 23
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Playdough Fun
4 Feb 23