RED BANK, NJ - The Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will present the workshop “Living with Early-Stage Alzheimer’s” at the Red Bank Public Library on Saturday, June 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. If you or a family member have recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, you are not alone. Connecting with others and learning about the disease and current treatments may help you make informed choices about your health, develop positive coping strategies, and build a strong support network. This workshop offers individuals with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and care partners valuable ideas and resources to help cope with changes, remain active, access support, and plan for the future. Participants may register for this free program by calling the Alzheimer’s Association at 973-586-4300. More information on the Greater New Jersey Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association can be found at www.alz.org/alznj.
The free workshop “Head in the Right Direction” will provide information about living successfully with diabetes. It will be presented by Merck & Co., Inc., at the Red Bank Public Library on Thursday, June 10, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Participants will find out how to manage their diabetes and plan meals better, have their questions answered by a diabetes expert, and learn the importance of checking blood sugar and what the results mean. Registration is requested. Please call 1-877-532-4545.
Join Monmouth County Master Gardener Carol Smith when she presents “Native Plants at the Shore” at the Red Bank Public Library on Saturday June 12, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Plants native to our area are naturally hardy and adapt well, and planning a landscape to include native plants adds striking diversity to your home. Carol will recommend native plants species that provide color as well as wildlife habitat for birds, butterflies, and squirrels visiting your yard. She will also show you photographs of some of Monmouth County’s prize native trees and shrubs. Master Gardeners are volunteers, trained by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, who are committed to providing gardening and horticultural information and services to their community. The program is free and registration is not required.
If you would like to practice speaking English, come join the Conversational English classes for adults lead by Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County tutors this summer at the Red Bank Public Library on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. from June 24 through August 12. Participants will learn English to help them at home, at work, and in the community while meeting and practicing speaking English with others who are also learning English. These stress-free and fun classes are suitable for both beginning and intermediate speakers of English. The classes are free and no registration is required. Please contact the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at 732-571-0209 or visit their website at http://www.lvmonmouthnj.org for additional information on ESL classes, volunteer tutor training classes, and English conversation classes available in Monmouth County.
Artists seeking inspiration, motivation, and a special time to devote to their work are invited to attend an informal gathering once a month at the Red Bank Public Library. The “Artists’ Workshop” takes place the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the library Community Room. The next meeting will be Thursday, June 3. The workshops are free and no registration is required. Participants should bring their own drawing and painting materials, although oils are not permitted because of ventilation concerns.
Free computer instruction is available at the Red Bank Public Library by appointment. Please visit the library or call 732-842-0690 to register for a one hour, one-on-one session with our knowledgeable and patient volunteers. Learn computer basics or get help with more advanced topics.
The Red Bank Senior Center in cooperation with the Red Bank Public Library hosts a book discussion group on the last Monday of each month at the Senior Center at 1:00 p.m. Red Bank Borough residents age 60 and over are welcome to join the Center and participate in this or any of its other great programs. Call the Center at 732-747-5204 for more information.
The library hosts an adult book discussion group, “Reading on the River,” on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. For more information and to register, contact the library at 732-842-0690.
The Red Bank Photography Club meets the first Monday of each month at the library from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m. Participants meet for tips, discussion, and sharing their photographs. For more information, call John Tyler at 732-768-6432, or e-mail him at
The Friends of the Red Bank Public Library meet monthly in the Eisner New Jersey Room. Please call the library at 732-842-0690 for the next meeting date and more information about this vibrant group and its activities that support the library.
Additional information on these and other free programs in the Adult and Children’s Departments of the Red Bank Public Library will be available at the library, on the library’s website www.lmxac.org/redbank, or by calling the library at 732-842-0690. Through June 12, library hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. From June 18 through September 11, Friday hours will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The library is located at 84 West Front Street in Red Bank.