RED BANK, NJ – Events at the Red Bank Public Library recognizing National Library Week,
April 14-20, 2013, begin with an opportunity to meet the library’s new Director, Virginian Papandrea, on Wednesday, April 17, between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Please join Virginia and members of the Library Board of Trustees for this informal gathering with light refreshments.
Teens and pre-teens in grades 6 to 12 can celebrate Teen Lit Day with a Pizza Party on Thursday, April 18, 2013, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy pizza, games, music, and more. Check out the library’s new Teen section on the main floor during your visit.
On Saturday, April 20, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. the Adult Department will host a Technology Day at which you will be able to try out devices such as Nooks and iPads and learn more about the library’s free online services such as Freegal music downloads, Universal Class continuing education classes, and Rocket Languages foreign language courses. From2:00 to 3:30 p.m. librarian Erik Stevenson will demonstrate how to Download Free Audiobooks and eBooks with eLibraryNJ from the New Jersey State Library. From 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. children will celebrate National Library Week with Pop into the Library, a popcorn party with treats, games, and activities. The library Bookmark Contest winner will also be announced.
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Celebrate National Poetry Month 2013 with two April programs at the Red Bank Public Library. The River Read Poetry Reading Series: Words by the Navesink will hold its regular monthly meeting on Saturday, April 13, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Poets Laura McCullough and Michael Broek will be the featured readers. An open mic will follow. The public is invited to this free program and no registration is required.
On Saturday, April 20, at 2:00 p.m. author Selwyn A. Collins will read from his lyrical and poetic book The EartHeart Knows. Mr. Collins describes his book as “a collection of blessings and meditations for your daily life. Use it as a buffet. Take what you need as you are led. You can come back, knowing there is always more.” Selwyn A. Collins is a motivational speaker and artist, born in Georgetown, Guyana, now residing in Brooklyn. He will sign copies of his book following this free program. Registration is not required.
Children are invited to enjoy regular programming in the Avice Noblett Children’s Room of the Red Bank Public Library in April.
Timber, a certified therapy dog, visits the library twice a month to sit with and listen to hesitant readers and dog lovers too. Children age 5 and over can register for a free 15 minute Timber Time session on the first and third Wednesday of each month between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. Timber is a beautiful, patient, loving, and gentle listener. Come meet him!
Join the Rockin’ Readers Tween Book Club on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. for children ages 9 to 12. Call the library to find out the title of the book we will talk about in April. .
Artsy Smartsy will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2013, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Children 5 and older will learn about the art of collage study some famous examples and then produce their own Earth Day inspired masterpieces.
To register for any of these free children’s programs, visit or call the Children’s Room at 732-842-0690 x115.
The Children’s Room also offers free drop-in Storytimes for young children with a caregiver on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Join us for some quick stories, musical activities, and a craft. Spanish Storytimes for young children with a caregiver are offered on the third Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Registration is not required for storytimes.
The Young Adult Anime Club for teens and pre-teens in grades 6 through 12 meets the first Saturday of each month from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. On April 6, 2013, meet other people who like anime, watch some episodes together, and join in on the fun. The Young Adult Book Club for teens and young adults in grades 6 through 12 meets the first Monday of each month from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. The group will discuss Sabriel by Garth Nixon April 1, 2013. For more information on these free Young Adult programs and to register for programs, please visit the Adult Circulation Desk, the new Teen area, contact staff member Stephanie Chadwick at [email protected] , and check us out on Facebook.
Join the next meeting of the Artists’ Workshop for adults at the Red Bank Public Library on Thursday, April 4, 2013, 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 is our Artist-in-Residence and 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.
Registration begins Monday, April 8, 2013, for the four-week art class, Drawing and Painting with Rocco Scibetta in beginning May 9. Please call or visit the Adult Reference Desk to register.
Friends Scrabble will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library. Registration is not required.
Colleen Smith, MA, MSW, LSW, of the Monmouth County Office on Aging, leads regularly scheduled Caregiver’s Support Groups at the Red Bank Public Library. The meeting date in April will be Tuesday, April 16, 2013, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. These free programs are available to anyone who is a caregiver for a person over the age of 60. Caregivers are invited to come and relax while finding resources and information with a supportive group of peers. For more information contact Colleen Smith at the Monmouth County Office on Aging at 732-308-3770 x8780.
Registration is not required.
The Red Bank Public Library monthly adult book discussion group, Readin’ on the River, will meet on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Members will discuss Wild Nights! by Joyce Carol Oates. For more information and to register, contact Patrice Baldino at the library at 732-842-0690.
The Red Bank Public Library’s Acoustic Saturday music series continues its Spring, 2013, season on April 27 from 2:00-4:00 p.m., featuring folk singer Mary Koth Lutton. The library presents this free monthly series, hosted by Anton Daub featuring the best singers, songwriters, and acoustic musicians on the Jersey Shore and beyond. Registration is not required for this program.
The Red Bank Public Library offers the free weekly one-hour Yoga for Adults on Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Amy Novak, a graduate of the Institute for Therapeutic Massage and experienced yoga instructor, teaches the class, which is appropriate to 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.
Free one-on-one Resume Help is offered at the Red Bank Public Library on selected Saturdays between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. Our librarian volunteer provides assistance writing a new resume or updating an old one and explains the free online career resources provided by the New Jersey State Library. Bring your work history and your library card for access to the online resources available to you. Please call or visit the Reference Desk to register.
Free one-hour, one-on-one Computer Tutor classes are available at the Red Bank Public Library. Learn computer basics or get help with more advanced topics from our knowledgeable and patient volunteers. Individual help with Kindles and Nooks is now available as well. Please call or visit the Reference Desk to register for this free program.
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 ESL session meets Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. beginning April 4, 2013. Please contact the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at 732-571-0209 or visit their website at http://www.lvmonmouthnj.org for information on more ESL classes, volunteer tutor training classes, and English conversation classes coming up at the Red Bank Public Library and available at other sites in Monmouth County.
The Red Bank Public Library New Jersey History Room is open every Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and by appointment. Researchers, genealogists, local historians, and students are welcome to browse the collection and enjoy historic displays about the area’s people, places, and events. Featured in the exhibit area throughout 2013 will be items from the collections of Glenn Vogel, long time collector of anything “Red Bank.” Glenn will rotate his collections of photographs,
postcards, bottles, jugs, jars, and all manner of ephemera and memorabilia related to the history of Red Bank so that every month something new and different will be on display to challenge the recollections of even the most knowledgeable Red Banker. Please call the library’s Local History Librarian, Elizabeth McDermott, for more information at 732-842-0690 x119.
The Friends of the Library meet monthly at the Red Bank Public Library. 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, April, 25, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at the library.
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.
For adults 18 and over interested in photography and writing, the Red Bank Photography Club and the Red Bank Writers Group meet at the Red Bank Public Library on the first Monday of each month from 7:00 to 8:45 p.m. 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. Each group welcomes new members interested in developing their skills in these creative fields.
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.lmxac.org/redbank, 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 redbanknj.org. Library hours are Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Children’s Room open Monday10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.); Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The library is located at 84 West Front Street in Red Bank.