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Library Press Release October 2015

"What's in Your Attic?"

Save the date of Saturday, October 17, 2015 for this exciting fund-raiser sponsored by The Friends of the Red Bank Public Library in conjunction with River Bank Antiques & Interiors. Let experts advise you on the history, age and approximate value of your antiques and collectibles, including silver, china and glass, quilts and textiles, primitives, paintings and prints.

For larger items (furniture, etc.), several good color photographs will suffice for the evaluation.

$20 Admission includes the evaluation of one item. Bring up to three additional items for evaluation for $5 each. Enjoy live Bluegrass music, seasonal refreshments and door prizes.


Let's Talk About Race

Let's Talk About Race is dynamic series of discussions exploring race, cultural identity and class in the context of literary works. Moderated by Gilda Rogers of Frank Talk Multi-Media Network. Guest speakers and compelling mixed-media will support the theme of these discussions. The program is held on the following Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm.

August 26 - Guest speaker: Sidney Bernstein, founder of Citizens for a Free, Open & Diverse Society and author of "America: A Country in Search of a New Dream."

September 30 - Documentary : The American Dream is at the Expense of the American Negro, about “The Great Debate in 1965”, between conservative William F. Buckley and writer James Baldwin.

October 28 - “Wattstax to Boys of Baraka.” “A riot is the language of the unheard.”- Dr. Martin Luther King

November 18 - The groundbreaking 1967 Supreme Court case, Loving vs. Virginia, which tore down states’ right to outlaw interracial marriage.


College 101 & Resources for Latino Students

3 FREE Spanish language workshops for Latino parents to discuss the American college system and available college resources.  Join us to receive important information about SAT prep, college applications, financial aid, loans, scholarships and more.  The sessions will be led by Juliana David, MEd Psych, and will be conducted ONLY in Spanish. FREE babysitting and light refreshments will be offered. 

DATES:  Wednesdays - October 7, October 14, and November 4 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the Library. Registration is required.  Call 732-842-0690 or visit the Reference Desk to sign up.


Estudios Universitarios Para Sus Hijos

3 pláticas gratis en español para los padres latinos para discutir sobre el sistema universitario y los recursos disponibles en los Estados Unidos. Acompañenos para recibir informacion importante sobre lapreparación del SAT, aplicaciones universitarias, ayuda financiera, préstamos, becas y más. Las pláticas serán dirigidas por Juliana David, MEd Psych, y serán dadas solamente en español. Los niños serán cuidados gratuitamente y habra refrescos durante las pláticas.

Fechas: miércoles - 7 y 14 de octubre, y 4 de noviembre de 7:00 a 8:30 p.m. en la biblioteca. Registracion es requerida. Llamar al 732-842-0690 x121 o visite la mesa de referencias para inscribirse.


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

 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 Fall session begins on September 17, 2015. 

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


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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