RED BANK, NJ - “Money and Your Family” is the focus of a free monthly community financial forum at the Red Bank Public Library presented by Robin Goldberg, a retired business executive, Red Bank resident, and member of the Friends of the Library.  On Wednesday, December 8, 2010, from 7:00 to    8:30 p.m., Robin’s topic will be “Review Your Retirement Plans: Social Security, Portfolios, and Other Sources.”

An investment professional with thirty years of experience, Robin managed portfolios of bonds, energy investments, and institutional limited partnerships invested in venture capital for a large insurance company.  Robin has an MBA from George Washington University with a concentration in finance and a BA from Georgetown University.   “I grew up learning from my parents that giving back to the community was important, and I look forward to this volunteer opportunity to share my background in financial matters with others,” says Goldberg.  Audience members are invited to bring questions to discuss with Robin and other participants.  Registration is requested. Please call the library at 732-842-0690 to save your spot at these informative programs.

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 class will begin on January 6,  2011, at 7:00 p.m., with registration on January 6 and 13.  Please visit the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County on their website at http://www.lvmonmouthnj.org or call them at 732-571-0209 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 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.

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 Meeting  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.