RED BANK , NJ - Author Michael E. Goldberg will present “Prevention and Healing, a Holistic Approach” at the Red Bank Public Library on Thursday, June 9, 2011, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Michael, a trained and certified Reiki Master, has written three books on mind-body-spirit healing for both physical and mental health: The Road to Healing, Good Health, and Wellness; The Road to Happiness; and The End of Mood Disorders. He will discuss a variety of wellness techniques such as meditation, visualization, positive affirmation, spiritual prayer, and diet and nutrition. This program is free and registration is not required.

In June the Red Bank Public Library continues its regular schedule of programming, beginning on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, with Money and Your Family, a free monthly forum on timely financial topics presented the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. by Red Bank resident Robin Goldberg, a former business executive with extensive financial experience.   Participants are invited to bring questions for discussion. Registration is suggested. Please call the library at 732-842-0690 to save your spot at this popular program.

Artists seeking inspiration, motivation, and time to devote to their work are invited to attend the Artists’ Workshop on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Red Bank Public Library. The next meeting of the Artists’ Workshop at the Red Bank Public Library will take place on June 2, 2011.   Red Bank artist Joe Bergholm is the Workshop’s Artist-in-Residence and works with the artists as a group and individually, offering suggestions for subjects as well as guidance with principles of art such as color, composition, and the selection and use of materials. The Artists’ 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. The program is supported by a generous contribution from the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library. 

Free English as a Second Language classes for adults 18 and over are offered regularly at the Red Bank Public Library in partnership with the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County. Please contact the

Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at 732-571-0209 or visit their website at http://www.lvmonmouthnj.org for information on ESL classes, volunteer tutor training classes, and English conversation classes coming up at the Red Bank Public Library and available at other sites in Monmouth County.

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 Photography Club meets the first and third Monday of each month at the library from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m. Participants meet for tips, discussion, and sharing photographs. For information, call John Tyler at 732-768-6432 or e-mail him at rb.pc@live.com.

The library hosts an adult book discussion group, “Readin’ 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 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 Senior Center at 732-747-5204 for more information.

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.   Library hours through June 11 are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Summer hours from June 17 through September 10 will be Fridays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The library is located at 84 West Front Street in Red Bank.