RED BANK, NJ - Nancy Anderson of Blackbird Learning Associates, Bound Brook, will present a three-part career planning series beginning Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at the Red Bank Public Library with the program “Job Search Skills for the Age 40+ Worker.” The series will continue on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, with the program “Career Assessment and Resume Preparation” and on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, with the program “Interviewing for Success.”  These classes are free, but registration is required.  Please call the library at 732-842-0690 to register.

Nancy Anderson has over 25 years of human resources and organizational development and training experience in the pharmaceutical, finance, and insurance industries.  Author of the recently published book Job Search for Moms, she is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic speaker who inform and inspire the participants in the classes and arm them with valuable career resources.  For more information, visit her website and her blog at http://blackbirdlearningassociates.com and http://blackbirdlearningassociates.blogspot.com.

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, July 1.   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.

Also of interest to artists will be a series of four Thursday evening art classes, “Drawing and Painting with Rocco Scibetta,” which will take place September 9 through September 30, 2010.  The classes are free, but registration is required and begins Monday, August 2, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.  Please call or come to the library to register for this popular class.

Douglas L. Haviland of Meridian Life Support Training will return to the library to conduct a free Family and Friends CPR training class at the Red Bank Public Library on Monday, July 12, 2010, 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. Registration is required for this popular program. 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.

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 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 rb.pc@live.com.

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 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.  Summer library hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. , Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 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.