255 James Street
Smithfield, VA 23430
Ph: 757.357.2264 | Fax: 757.357.0883
Branch Manager: Chris Thompson
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Monday 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm
The Smithfield Branch had its origin in 1924 when members of the Shakespeare Class and the Women's Club of Smithfield approached the Smithfield Town Council to request their assistance in establishing a community library. Council allowed one room of the Community Building to be converted and gave $2.50 a month in support. With donations of books and money from state and local citizens, the Smithfield Public Library opened its doors on January 26, 1925. In 1942 the library moved to the Main Street Courthouse, and, in 1945, Miss Cora Leigh Chapman left her home on Church Street to house the library 'as long as it was suitable.' Our name became the Benjamin P. Chapman Memorial Library. The library joined the Walter Cecil Rawls Regional Library System (now known as Blackwater Regional Library) in 1974 and remained on Church Street until our move in 1989 to its current location on James Street.
NOW! March Madness Bracket Challenge @ Smithfield Library
- Brackets must be turned in by March 18th @ 8 pm.
- Patrons broken into age groups: 0-12, Teens, and Adults. Highest scorer in each group wins a prize after April 6th.
Knit @ Night - 2nd & 4th Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 pm of every month
Medicare Benefits Counseling & Informational Sessions
- 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 1-3 pm
Resume Workshop - bimonthly, must register at least 3 days prior to workshop
Smithfield Book Club - 4/21/15 @ 1:00 pm
LABrary Wednesdays - Wednesdays @ 5:30 pm
- 04/08 Archaeology | 05/13 Time & Measurement
Free Spring Computer Classes! - twice weekly for 7 weeks. Registration required. Basic computer understanding required for all classes, except for Computer Basics classes. Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00 pm, Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 pm. Held in PDCCC Computer lab upstairs from library.
- 02/17 & 02/19: Computer Basics
- 02/24 & 02/26: Internet Basics and E-mail
- 03/03 & 03/05: Social Media (Facebook & Twitter)
- No classes 03/10 & 03/12 (PDCCC Spring Break)
- 03/17 & 03/19: Microsoft Word
- 03/24 & 03/26: Microsoft PowerPoint
- 03/31 & 04/02: Microsoft Excel
- 04/04 & 04/09: Microsoft Publisher
04/01/15 (Wed., 6-7 pm) Sewing Easter Felties! Registration recommended.
04/03/15 (Fri., 10:00 am) Spring EGG-stravaganza!
04/13/15 (Mon, 4-7 pm) S'more Creations! (National Library Week program)
04/18/15 (Saturday) The Smithfield Library will be closed today due to the YMCA's triathlon.
04/22/15 (Wed., 6:30-7:30 pm) Health & Well-Being Workshop
04/30-05/01 (Thu/Fri 9am-1pm) AARP Driver Safety Course. 2-day course, call to register. Fees listed on poster.