RED BANK, NJ - The Second Annual Wine Tasting Benefit for the Foundation for the Red Bank Public Library will take place on November 11, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. at the library.  The event will feature Faustini wines, specialty cheeses from the Cheese Cave, musical guests Sue Haugenes and John O’Neil, and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $50 for individuals and include wine, hors d’oeuvres, and sweets.  Several other sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available.  Tickets can be purchased at librarywinestasting.eventbee.com, at the library, or by calling Kathleen Brown at 732-673-4384.  Tickets will be held at the door.  Guests must be 21 or older.  The Foundation for the Red Bank Public Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

All donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.

Children 3 and up are invited to bring along their favorite Teddy Bear to the Teddy Bear Picnic hosted by the Avice Noblett Children’s Room at the Red Bank Public Library on Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to noon.  Join us for stories, games, crafts, and Teddy snacks!  This program is free and registration is required.

Children 5 to 12 years old are invited to Movie Time! at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Come settle down with a fun family movie and enjoy a snack. This program is free and registration is required.

The Avice Noblett Children’s Room offers free drop-in Storytimes for young children with a caregiver at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and at 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays.   Join Children’s Services Coordinator Sira Williams for some quick stories, musical activities, and a craft.

The Red Bank Public Library proudly welcomes back The Red Bank Chamber Ensemblewhen they perform in the Eisner Room on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at 7:00 p.m.  Members of the group are Monmouth County high school students enrolled in the Red Bank Regional Academy of Visual and Performing Arts.  Teacher Jeffrey Boga conducts the ensemble. This free concert is open to all and no registration is required.                                                                                                               

Join the next meeting of the Artists’ Workshop for adults at the Red Bank Public Library on Thursday, November 6, 2014, 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, our Artist-in-Residence, 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.                                                                                                                                                                (Continued)

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The Red Bank Public Library monthly adult book discussion group, Readin’ on the River, will meet on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. to discuss In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. Please contact the library for information on the current off-site location.

English as a Second Language classes for adults 18 and over are conducted by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at the Red Bank Public Library from September through June. The current 10-week session is in progress; the next session will begin January 15, 2015.  Please contact the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at 732-571-0209 or visit their website at www.lvmonmouthnj.org for information on ESL classes, volunteer tutor training classes, and English conversation classes throughout Monmouth County.

Free one-hour, one-on-one Computer Tutor classes are available at the Red Bank Public Library.  Learn computer and internet basics from our knowledgeable and patient volunteers. Please call or visit the Reference Desk to register.

The Red Bank Public Library offers free weekly one-hour Yoga for Adults on Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  The class is appropriate for 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.

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.  The group welcomes new members 18 and older interested in developing their skills in this creative fields.

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.  Call them at 732-747-5204 for more information.

The Friends of the Red Bank Public Library meet monthly.  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, November 20, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the library.  These meetings are open to the public. 

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.redbanklibrary.org, call the library at 732-842-0690, and check us out on Facebook.  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 www.redbanklibrary.org.  The library will be closed Tuesday, November 4, 2014, for Election Day, Tuesday, November 11, 2014, for Veterans Day, and Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, 2014, for Thanksgiving.  Regular library hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The library is located at 84 West Front Street in Red Bank.