RED BANK, NJ - Children are invited to enjoy regular and special programming in the Avice Noblett Children’s Room of the Red Bank Public Library in November. 

Artsy Smartsy will take place on Saturday, November 16, 2013, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  Children age 5 and older will learn about the work of the 20th century Spanish artist Joan Miro and then create a work of art in his style.  To register for this free program, please visit or call the Children’s Room at 732-842-0690 x115.

Join the Rockin’ Readers Tween Book Club on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. for children ages 9 to 12.  Please visit or call the Children’s Room at 732-842-0690 x115 to register for this free program.

Children 5 to 12 years old are invited to Movie Time! at the Red Bank Public Library on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at 6:00 p.m.  Come settle down with a fun family movie and enjoy a snack.  To register, please visit or call the Children’s Room at 732-842-0690 x115.

Timber, a certified therapy dog, visits the library three times a month to sit with and listen to hesitant readers and dog lovers too. Children age 5 and older can register for a free 15 minute Timber Time session.  In November Timber will visit on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. and also on the last Saturday of the month from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. To register, please visit or call the Children’s Room at 732-842-0690 x115.  Timber is a beautiful, patient, loving, and gentle listener.  Come meet him!

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.

Teen programming continues this November with regular and special events.  The Young Adult Anime Club for teens and pre-teens in grades 6 through 12 will meet on Saturday, November 2, 2013, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.  Meet other peoplewho like anime, watch some episodes together, and join in on the fun.  The Young Adult Book Club for teens and pre-teens in grades 6 through 12 will meet Monday, November 4, 2013, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. November’s book will be Dodger by Terry Pratchett.  For more information about these free Young Adult programs and to register for programs, please visit the Adult Circulation Desk. 

Young adults are also invited to relax and study in the Teen area on the main floor. For more information, contact staff member Stephanie Chadwick at schadwick@lmxac.org and check us out on Facebook and Pinterest.

No trip to the Jersey Shore would be complete without indulging in the cuisine that helps make it famous.  On Wednesday, November 6, 2013, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. author and historian Karen Schnitzspahn will take you on a mouthwatering historical tour from Sandy Hook to Cape May when she discusses her most recent book Jersey Shore Food History: Victorian Feasts to Boardwalk Treats.   Karen will present an illustrated talk, answer questions, and sign copies of her book, a great Holiday gift idea for those who love the Jersey Shore, its historic and beloved eating establishments, its food and recipes! This program is free and no registration is required.

Join the next meeting of the Artists’ Workshop for adults at the Red Bank Public Library on Thursday, November 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 for the regular meetings 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.

Learn how to Outsmart Your Smartphone Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. with librarian Erik Stevenson at the Red Bank Public Library.  Smartphones are everywhere, but using them can be daunting since they are much more than just a phone.  This free class will cover Android phones and Apple iPhones, smartphone terminology, and choosing a smartphone plan.  Please register by visiting or calling the Adult Reference Desk.

Friends Scrabble will be held on Saturday, November 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 Reading Series, featuring monthly readings by noted poets and open mic poetry, takes place on Saturday, November 9, 2013, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Red Bank Public Library.   Lauren Schmidt, a professor at Passaic Community College, will read from her third book of poetry recently published by Main Street Rag.   The public is invited to this free program.  No registration is required.

The Red Bank Public Library monthly adult book discussion group, Readin’ on the River,

will meet on Wednesday, November 13,  2013, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. For more information and to register, call the library at 732-842-0690.

  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 November will be Wednesday, November 13, 2013, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and Tuesday, November 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. 

Anyone interested in the art of collage is invited to the free monthly Collage Klatch at the Red Bank Public Library on Saturday, November 23, 2013, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Learn new styles and techniques for creating your own works in this medium.  Registration is not required.

On Saturday, November 30, 2013, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. librarian Erik Stevenson will demonstrate How to Use eLibraryNJ, Zinio Magazines, and Freegal Music, the Red Bank Public Library’s digital resources for downloading free audiobooks, eBooks, magazines, and music.   Erik will explaintechnical procedures clearly to the beginner and clarify issues for the experienced electronic media user.  Please call or visit the Adult Reference Desk to sign up.

The Red Bank Public Library offers free weekly one-hour Yoga for Adults on Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  Allison Sorokin teaches the class, which is appropriate to all levels of yoga experience.

Please bring your own yoga mat.  Registration is not required.  Participants 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. Bring your work history and your library card for access to free online resources.  Please call or visit theReference 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.

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 invited 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.

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.  The next ten-week ESL session will begin in January.  Please contact the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at 732-571-0209 or visit 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 Friends of the Red Bank Public Library are conducting a Million Penny Campaign. All income raised by the Friends goes directly into providing the Library with invaluable financial assistance. The Friends of the Red Bank Public Library meet monthly.  Please call the library at 732-842-0690 for the their next meeting date and more information about this vibrant group and its activities that support the library. 

The Foundation for the Red Bank Public Library will hold a Wine Tasting Benefit from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at the library.  Purchase tickets by November 5, 2013, at $50.00/person at the library or call Kathleen Brown at 732-673-4384.   

The Board of Trustees of the Red Bank Public Library will meet on Thursday, November 21, 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.

For adults 18 and over interested in photography and writing, the Red Bank Photography Club and the Red Bank Writers Group meet at the Red Bank Public Library on the first Monday of each month from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m.  The Jersey Inchkins is a club made up of adults who do "very little work.”  Club members build houses, rooms, scenes, and vignettes in miniature, usually on a scale of one inch to one foot. Jersey Inchkins meets at the library on the third Wednesday of each month from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.  Each group welcomes new members interested in developing their skills in these creative fields. 

To find additional information on these and other free programs at the Red Bank Public Library, visit us at the library and on the library’s website www.lmxac.org/redbank, call the library at 732-842-0690, and check us out on Facebook and Pinterest.  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 November 5, 2013, for Election Day and November 11, 2013, for Election Day.  The library will be open on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The library will be closed at 1:00 p.m. on November 27 and all day November 28, 2013, for Thanksgiving.  Regular library hours are Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (The Children’s Room is 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 to 5:00 p.m. The library is located at 84 West Front Street in Red Bank.