RED BANK, NJ - “Job Search Skills for the Age 40+ Worker” on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. will be the first program in a free three-part career planning series at the Red Bank Public Library conducted by Nancy Anderson of Blackbird Learning Associates, Bound Brook. The series will continue on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, with “Career Assessment and Resume Preparation” and on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, with “Interviewing for Success.”

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 will 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. .” Please call the library at 732-842-0690 to register for one or all of these presentations. This special career series is arranged by the Adult Department of the Red Bank Public Library and supported by funding from the New Jersey State Library.

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, August 5. 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, which is arranged by the Adult Department of the Red Bank Public Library and supported by funding from the New Jersey State Library.

If you would like to practice speaking English, come join the Conversational English classes for adults lead by Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County tutors this summer at the Red Bank Public Library on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. from June 24 through August 12. Participants will learn English to help them at home, at work, and in the community while meeting and practicing speaking English with others who are also learning English. These stress-free and fun classes are suitable for both beginning and intermediate speakers of English. The classes are free and no registration is required. Please contact the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at 732-571-0209 or visit their website at http://www.lvmonmouthnj.org for additional information on ESL classes, volunteer tutor training classes, and English conversation classes available 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 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 Center at 732-747-5204 for more information.

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 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 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 through September 11 are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 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.