"Grab Your Hat and Read with the Cat" for Read across America Day on Saturday, March 2, 2013, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Children are invited to drop between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. for Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham crafts in the Children's Room.
Come enjoy the Wii Party on Monday, March 11, 2013, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Laugh, play, have fun, and enjoy board games, crafts, and some snacks too. This program is open to children 5 and older.
Artsy Smartsy will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2013, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Children 5 and older will learn about the painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani and create self-portraits in pastels in his style.
Join the Rockin' Readers Tween Book Club on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. for children ages 9 to 12. Call the library to find out the title of the book we will talk about in March.
Timber, a certified therapy dog, visits the library twice a month to sit with and listen to hesitant readers and dog lovers too. Children age 5 and over can register for a free 15 minute Timber Time session on the first and third Wednesday of each month between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Timber is a beautiful, patient, loving, and gentle listener. Come meet him!
To register for any of these free children's programs, visit or call the Children's Room at 732-842-0690 x115.
The Children's Room also offers free drop-in Storytimes for young children with a caregiver on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Join us for some quick stories, musical activities, and a craft. Registration is not required for storytimes.
The Young Adult Anime Club for teens and pre-teens in grades 6 through 12 meets the first Saturday of each month from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. On March 2, 2013, join with others who share your love for anime, watch a few episodes of a show together, and enjoy some snacks too. The Young Adult Book Club for teens and young adults in grades 6 through 12 meets the first Monday of each month from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The group will discuss Erebos by Ursula Poznanski on March 4, 2013. For more information on both free Young Adult programs and to register for the programs, please visit the Adult Circulation Desk or contact staff member Stephanie Chadwick at firstname.lastname@example.org .
For adults 18 and over interested in photography and writing, the Red Bank Photography Club and the Red Bank Writer's Club meet on the first Monday of each month from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m. Both groups welcome new members interested in developing their skills in these creative fields. The programs are free and registration is not required.
Join the next meeting of the Artists' Workshop at the Red Bank Public Library on Thursday, March 7, 2013, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. 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. Red Bank artist Joe Bergholm is our Artist-in-Residence and works with the artists as a group and individually, offering suggestions for subjects as well as guidance in principles of art such as color, composition, and the selection and use of materials. The "Artists' Workshop" is free and no registration is required. Participants should bring their own drawing and painting materials, although oils are not permitted because of ventilation concerns.
Friends Scrabble will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library. Registration is not required.
The River Read Poetry Reading Series will hold its regular monthly meeting at the Red Bank Public Library on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Poets Linda Cronin and Penny Harter will be the featured readers. An open mic will follow. The public is invited to this free program and no registration is required.
Douglas L. Haviland of Meridian Life Support Training will conduct a free Family and Friends CPR training class at the Red Bank Public Library on Monday, March 11, 2013, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. An emergency training professional, Doug will demonstrate the life saving CPR skills needed for helping infants, children, and adults. Please call Meridian Health at 732-776-4470 to register. Please note that this class is not designed for those who require a CPR certification card for the workplace.
Colleen Smith, MA, MSW, LSW, of the Monmouth County Office on Aging, leads regularly scheduled Caregiver's Support Groups at the Red Bank Public Library. The meeting dates in March will be Wednesday, March 13, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, March 19, 2013, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. These free programs are available to anyone who is a caregiver for a person over the age of 60. Caregivers are invited to come and relax while finding resources and information with a supportive group of peers. For more information contact Colleen Smith at the Monmouth County Office on Aging at 732-308-3770 x8780. Registration is not required.
The Red Bank Public Library monthly adult book discussion group, Readin' on the River, will meet on Wednesday, March 20,2013, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Members will discuss My Name is
Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira. For more information and to register, contact Patrice Baldino at the library at 732-842-0690.
The Red Bank Public Library's Acoustic Saturday music series continues its Winter-Spring season on March 23, 2013, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The library presents this free monthly series, hosted by Anton Daub featuring the best singers, songwriters, and acoustic musicians on the Jersey Shore and beyond. Registration is not required for this program.
The Red Bank Public Library offers the free weekly one-hour Yoga for Adults on Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Amy Novak, a graduate of the Institute for Therapeutic Massage and experienced yoga instructor, teaches the class, which is appropriate to all levels of yoga experience.
Please bring your own yoga mat. At this time, registration is not required for this popular class, and participants will be able to attend on a first come, first served basis up to a total of twenty people.
Free one-on-one Resume Help is offered at the Red Bank Public Library on selected Saturdays between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Our librarian volunteer provides assistance writing a new resume or updating an old one and explains the free online career resources provided by the New Jersey State Library. Bring your work history and your library card for access to the online resources available to you. Please call or visit the Reference Desk to register.
Free one-hour, one-on-one Computer Tutor classes are available at the Red Bank Public Library. Learn computer basics or get help with more advanced topics from our knowledgeable and patient volunteers. Individual help with Kindles and Nooks is now available as well. Please call or visit the Reference Desk to register for this free program.
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 more 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.
The Red Bank Public Library New Jersey History Room is open every Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment. Researchers, genealogists, local historians, and students are welcome to browse the collection and enjoy historic displays about the area's people, places, and events. Featured in the exhibit area throughout 2013 will be items from the collections of Glenn Vogel, long time collector of anything "Red Bank." Glenn will rotate his collections of photographs, postcards, bottles, jugs, jars, and all manner of ephemera and memorabilia related to the history of Red Bank so that every month something new and different will be on display to challenge the recollections of even the most knowledgeable Red Banker. Please call the library's Local History Librarian, Elizabeth McDermott, for more information at 732-842-0690 x119.
The Friends of the Library meet monthly at the Red Bank Public Library. Please call the library at 732-842-0690 for the Friends next meeting date and more information about this vibrant group and its activities that support the library.
The Board of Trustees of the Red Bank Public Library will meet on Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the library.
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. except in December. 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.
Additional information on these and other free programs at the Red Bank Public Library are available at the library, on the library's website www.lmxac.org/redbank, or by telephone at 732-842-0690. You can also receive timely and helpful news, messages, and alerts from the library and other Red Bank Borough departments by signing up at the Borough's website redbanknj.org. The library will be closed on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, 2013 for Easter weekend. Regular library hours are Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Children's Room open Monday10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.); Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The library is located at 84 West Front Street in Red Bank.