rb library march exterior 340x255RED BANK, NJ – The Red Bank Public Library will host the following activities in January 2015:

Children are invited to enjoy regular and special programming in the Avice Noblett Children’s Room of the Red Bank Public Library in January.

The Children’s Room offers free drop-in Storytimes for young children with a caregiver on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. and Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m.  Join us for some quick stories, musical activities, and a craft. 

Children 3 to 12 years old are invited to Movie Time! at the Red Bank Public Library on Thursday, January 22. 2015, at 6:00 p.m. for a showing of Toy Story which will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year!  Come settle down with a classic family movie and a snack.  To register for this free program, please visit or call the Children’s Room at 732-842-0690 x115.

The Children’s Room is happy to announce that a session of Artsy Smartsy will take place on Saturday for January 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Children age 5 and older will learn about the work of a famous artist and create their own masterpieces in the artist’s style.  This is a free program. Please visit or call the Children’s room at 732-842-0690 x115 to register.

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The Red Bank Public Library monthly adult book discussion group, Readin’ on the River, will meet on Wednesday, January 21, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. to discuss The Chaperone, by Laura Moriarty. Please contact the library for information on the current off-site location.

English as a Second Language classes for adults 18 and over are conducted by the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at the Red Bank Public Library from September through June. The new 10-week session will begin January 15, 2015.  Please contact the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at 732-571-0209 or visit their website at www.lvmonmouthnj.org for information on ESL classes, volunteer tutor training classes, and English conversation classes throughout Monmouth County.

Free one-hour, one-on-one Computer Tutor classes are available at the Red Bank Public Library.  Learn computer and internet basics from our knowledgeable and patient volunteers. Please call or visit the Reference Desk to register.

The Red Bank Public Library offers free weekly one-hour Yoga for Adults on Fridays from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  The class is appropriate for 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.

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.  The group welcomes new members 18 and older interested in developing their skills in this creative fields.

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.  Call them at 732-747-5204 for more information.

The Friends of the Red Bank Public Library meet monthly.  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, January 15, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at the library.  These meetings are open to the public and will be held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Meeting Room unless otherwise noted. The scheduled dates are as follows:  January 15, February 19, March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19 and December 17.

From The New Jersey History Room – A new display titled “Red Bank, A Winter Wonderland.” See old photographs of Red Bank during the chilly winter months – back when the Navesink River froze solid and people went ice skating and ice boating, and horse drawn sleds made their way down Broad Street.   Don’t miss this winter walk down memory lane!

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.redbanklibrary.org, 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 www.redbanklibrary.org.   

The library will be closed on January 1 for New Year’s Day and on January 19, 2015 in observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday.  Regular library hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday from 1:00 to 9:00 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.

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