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Library Press Release August 2016     

                          Library Press Release September 2016                                     



Jazz on the River  

 Enjoy jazz under the stars in Red Bank! On Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., we will be hosting the Al Wright  Unit jazz trio on our back lawn overlooking the Navesink. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join us! 





 Let's Talk About Race with Reverend Gilbert Caldwell

Our popular and provacative series continues on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7 p.m. with a discussion led by Rev. Gilbert Caldwell. Rev. Caldwell, who is a veteran of the 1960s Civil Rights movement, will speak on President Obama's recent "We Are Not as Divided as We Seem" speech, which was delivered last month in Dallas. Registration is recommended--please contact the Library at 732-842-0690 x111 or visit our reference desk to register for this free program.


Meditation Class


Starting on July 9, 2016 and continuing through the end of August, please join us on the second and fourth Saturdays from 10:15-10:45 a.m. in the downstairs meeting room for a half hour of meditation. Take a break from the week and join instructor DonnaLyn Giegerich for this meditation session suitable for beginners and Zen masters alike. Registration requested.


Let's Talk About Race with Gilda Rogers

Our popular series continues on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7 p.m. with author/activist Gilda Rogers, who will be discussing issues surrounding Red Bank's T. Thomas Fortune House. Topics will include the building's legacy as well as recent developments related to the preservation of this historic home. Registration recommended. 


Yarn Arts

Yarn arts is a new group of like-minded crafters who knit and crochet. They meet to work on their own projects in the library's downstairs meeting room on the first and third Thursday of each month from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Anyone is welcome to join in, whether experienced or novice. This program is free, and no registration is required. 


 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 1:30 p.m. - 2:30

 This FREE Yoga class meets on Fridays from 1:30-2:30 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. 


Computer Tutor

 Patrons of all abilities are invited to schedule an appointment for a one-hour session with our knowledgeable computer  tutors, who will work with you at your own pace in a relaxed environment. Session available Thursday and Friday  afternoons. Call us at 732-842-0690 x111 or visit our reference desk to sign up. Se habla Español en las clases de los  jueves.



ESL Classes

When: Thursday evenings from 6:45-8:45 p.m. Fall sessions begin September 8, 2016  and conclude on December 8.

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


¿Quiere hablar Inglés? Venga y únase a las clases de conversaciones en Inglés dirigida por los tutores de Literacy Volunteers de Monmouth County este verano a la biblioteca de Red Bank. 

Los jueves de 6:45 a 8:45 p.m. del 8 de septiembre al 8 de diciembre del 2016. Por favor traiga un cuaderno y un lapiz o boligrafo para cada clase.

Aprenda Inglés para ayudarle en el trabajo, en el hogar y en la comunidad. Conozca y practique su Inglés con aquellos que también están aprendiendo. Diviértase mientras aprenda en un ambiente libre de estrés.

No se provee cuidado infantil.

Para mas información llamar a Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County al 732-571-0209 o visite la pagine web


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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