Tuesday, May 03, 2016
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Library Press Release April 2016

Let's Talk About Race 

The Let’s Talk About Race series continues on Wednesday, April 27 at 7:00 p.m.. Please join us for this dynamic series of discussions held each month that explore race and culture in the context of literary works and the social mores of cultural identity and class.  Moderated by local resident Patricia Whyte, mixed media presentations and guest speakers support the themes of the discussions.  An open and honest dialogue is encouraged. The previous sessions have generated enlightening and informative exchanges, and this one promises the same. Registration is requested. Please contact the Library at 732-842-0690, ext 111 or visit the Reference Desk to register for this free program. This series is supported by a generous contribution from the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library. 


 Cinco de Mayo

 Visit the library on Thursday, May 5 at 5 p.m., when we will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with  refreshments, new library card membership, music and more. Come find out what the Red Bank Public  Library can offer you!



Seamus McGraw Author Talk 

Please join us on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. as we welcome author Seamus McGraw to the library! McGraw is the author of several books, including the critically acclaimed The End of Country: Dispatches from the Frack Zone, and Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Line of Climate Change. This event is free; registration is requested. Call the library at 732-842-0690 or visit the reference desk to register.


 Artists' Workshop


 When:  First Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to  8:30 p.m.

The Artist's Workshop meets the first Thursday of every month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. An informal monthly gathering providing space and time for artists to draw or paint and find inspiration and motivation in the company of other artists. Devote time monthly to your art with the guidance of Joe Bergholm, Artist-in- Residence. Acrylics, pastels, watercolor, pencil, charcoal (no oils, please). Suitable for adults and high school students. No registration necessary.



Yoga for Adults

 When: Every Friday from 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.yoga

 This FREE Yoga class meets on Fridays from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Please bring your own yoga mat. No registration necessary.



Readin' on the River Adult Book Club  


When: Third Wednesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  

The Red Bank Public Library monthly adult book discussion group, Readin’ on the River, meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.  Please contact the library for more information and the current book selection. 


ESL Classes

When: 13-week sessions held on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm. The Winter sessions begin January 14, 2016  and conclude on March 17. Spring sessions begin March 31. 

Classes are led by Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County for those who want to learn English or improve their English. Classes are free. Register in person at first two classes of each session. Please bring a notebook and a pencil or pen to each class.

Learn English to help you at work, at home, and in the community. Meet and practice speaking English with others who are also learning English. Have fun learning in a stress-free environment. Suitable for both beginning and intermediate speakers of English.

Child care is not provided.

For more information on ESL and Literacy programs in Monmouth County, contact Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at 732-571-0209 or visit them at www.lvmonmouthnj.org.


Career Online High School 

The Long Branch Public Library is awarding scholarships for Career Online High School to Monmouth County residents. Click here for more information.

High School Diploma Program

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