RED BANK, NJ - The Red Bank Public Library’s popular series of four Thursday evening art classes, “Drawing and Painting with Rocco Scibetta,” returns September 9 through September 30, 2010, from 7:00 to

8:45 p.m. The classes are free, but registration is required.  Please call or come to the library to register in advance for the class, which is arranged by the Adult Department of the Red Bank Public Library and supported by funding from the New Jersey State Library.

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 series of ten weekly classes will begin September 9 at 7:00 p.m. Students may register in person at the first two classes on September 9 and 16.   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.

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, September 13, 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.

Join Monmouth County Master Gardener Carol Palmer when she presents the program “Putting the Garden to Bed” at the Red Bank Public Library on Wednesday, September 15, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Carol, a Master Gardener for eight years, will review the tasks to be done in your garden to finish this season, prepare for the first frost, and look forward to next spring.  She will discuss dividing and transplanting perennials, planting bulbs, over wintering tender plants, bringing in houseplants, garden bed clean-up, lawn care, mulch, and compost.  Master Gardeners are volunteers, trained by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, who are committed to providing gardening and horticultural information and services to their community.  The program, arranged by the Adult Department of the Red Bank Public Library and supported by funding from the New Jersey State Library, is free and registration is not required.

Friends of the Red Bank Public Library invite lovers of libraries, books, and bargains to their three-day Used Book Sale at the library beginning Saturday, September 25.  The event begins with a special Preview Sale from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., with an entrance fee of $10.00.  Following the Preview Sale, book sale hours will be  Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. , and ending Monday with a bag sale from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

There will be a huge selection of current bestsellers, mysteries, classics, fiction and non-fiction, DVDs, CDs, and a separate room for the Children’s Book Sale.  The sale on Saturday is in conjunction with Red Bank’s Town-Wide Yard Sale. All proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library, a group that supports the library by establishing closer relations within the community and raising funds to enhance library materials, services, and programs.

The Red Bank Public Library’s Acoustic Saturdays series returns for the start of its third season at the library on September 25 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Eisner New Jersey Room.  The library presents this series featuring acoustic musicians and singer-songwriters on the last Saturday of the month from September to November and January to May.  The Acoustic Saturdays programs at the library are produced and hosted by guitarist Anton Daub, the emcee of the weekly acoustic open microphone on Wednesday nights at Espresso Joe’s coffeehouse in Keyport and a frequent performer at many of the area’s acoustic music venues.  These free performances are supported by funds from the New Jersey State Library.

“Career Assessment and Resume Preparation” on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. will be the second of three career planning programs offered at the Red Bank Public Library conducted by Nancy Anderson of Blackbird Learning Associates, Bound Brook.  The third program in the series will take place on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, with “Interviewing for Success.”   Please call the library at 732-842-0690 to register for either or both of these presentations.

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.  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.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 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.

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 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 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.   Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The library is located at 84 West Front Street in Red Bank.