RED BANK, NJ – The following programs are hosted by the Red Bank Public Library, 84 West Front Street, Red Bank:

COLLEGE 101 & RESOURCES FOR LATINO STUDENTS – 3 FREE workshops for Latino parents to discuss the American college system and available college resources.  Join us to receive important information about SAT prep, college applications, financial aid, loans, scholarships and more.  The sessions will be led by Juliana David, MEd Psych, and will be conducted ONLY in Spanish. FREE babysitting and light refreshments will be offered.  DATES:  Wednesdays – October 7, October 14, and November 4 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Library. Registration is required.  Call 732-842-0690 or visit the Reference Desk to sign up.

“WHAT’S IN YOUR ATTIC?” – Save the Date of Saturday, October 17, 2015 for this exciting event organized by The Friends of the Red Bank Public Library, in conjunction with River Bank Antiques & Interiors. Our experts will advise you on the history, age and approximate value of your antiques and collectibles. Tickets are available for purchase at the Library or River Bank Antiques & Interiors for $20 each. The ticket price includes admission, the evaluation of one (1) item, seasonal refreshments, live bluegrass music by the river and a chance to win door prizes. Attendees can bring up to three (3) additional objects for evaluation for $5 per item. A series of brief free lectures about specific areas of antiques, collectibles and local historic preservation efforts will take place throughout the afternoon in the Library’s magnificent Eisner Room.

In addition, the Red Bank Public Library is sponsoring a Digital Preservation Event from 12- 2:00pm that same day. Digital Memory Media (a Division of Innovative Document Imaging LLP) will be on sitein order to help library patrons preserve personal collections of print, photographs, slides and audio-visual material including VHS videos, 8mm and 16mm movies. Please note items will be processed by DMM offsite. DMM is a leading provider of digital imaging services to provide digital preservation services to patrons. Once exclusive to industry, Digital Memory Media brings secure, professional preservation services to individuals at an affordable price. Twenty percent of all proceeds from the digital preservation event will be credited to the Red Bank Public Library. So start looking in your attic or wherever your treasures are stored!



We treat each of our patients as part of the family at Atlantic Highlands Animal Hospital. We offer top-quality surgical and dental treatments for cats and dogs. For the best pet care in the Atlantic Highlands, NJ, call us at (732) 291-4400.

The LET’S TALK ABOUT RACE discussion series continues with the third of four sessions to be held on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 p.m.  The Red Bank Public Library invites you to participate in this important conversation that explores race and culture in the context of literary works and the social mores of cultural identity and class.  Mixed media presentations and guest speakers will support the theme of the discussion, and moderator Gilda Rogers will encourage an open and honest dialogue. The previous sessions have generated enlightening and informative discussions, and this one promises the same. Please contact the Library at 732-842-0690 or visit the Reference Desk to register for this free program.

Thenext meeting of the Artists’ Workshop at the Red Bank Public Library is on Thursday, October 1, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Artists seeking inspiration, motivation, and time to devote to their work are invited to attend on the first Thursday of each month.   Red Bank artist Joe Bergholm is the Workshop’s Artist-in-Residence and consults 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. The program is supported by a generous contribution from the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library.

The Red Bank Public Library hosts an adult book discussion group, Readin’ on the River, on the third Wednesday of each month from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Red Bank Public Library. The group will discuss West with the Night, by Beryl Markham on Wednesday , October 21, 2015. For more information, contact the Library at 732-842-0690.  

The Red Bank Public Library welcomes The River Read Reading Series to the Library. The series is dedicated to bringing original poetry and other literary genres to Red Bank residents and visitors. All are welcome to come and listen to featured readers and participate in the Open-Mic sessions.  The group meets the second Saturday of each month at the Library from 11:30 am-1:30 p.m. Come to listen—come to share.

The Red Bank Public Library offers free weekly one-hour Yoga for Adults on Fridays from 1:15 to 2:15 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.

Looking to pick up a bunch of great books at a great price? Then save the date for the first Tuesday and Wednesday of every month when we have a $5.00 Bag Sale. We provide the bags – you fill them with books, CD’s, and DVD’s that are in our Book Sale Room.

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. Borough residents age 60 and over may join the Center and participate in this or any of its other great programs.

The Friends of the Red Bank Public Library hold their monthly meeting every second Thursday starting at 3:00 p.m. The next Friends Board meeting will be October 8, 2015. All are invited to attend.

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Children’s Programming

The Children’s Room offers free drop-in Story Times 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 quick, fun stories, musical activities, and a craft. Call the Children’s Room for more information at 732-842-0690 x115.

CREATORS’ LAB: Full STEaM Ahead! For curious, creative, imaginative kids, ages 8-12, who like to tinker and experiment. Monthly workshops are based on themes which integrate STEaM concepts, curriculum and fun! (STEaM = Science +Technology +Engineering + arts + Math).  The next session will be held on Wednesday, October 7, at 6:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room. This workshop is free, but registration is required.  Stop by or call the Children’s Room at 732-842-0690 x115 for more information and to register.

Join us for a Halloween Movie NightParty filled with tricks and treats! For children 3 to 12 years old on Thursday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. Watch a Halloween themed show, play games and have some tasty treats! This program is free and registration is required.



Monday           10:00 a.m.  –  5:00 p.m.                            Thursday           1:00 p.m.  –  9:00 p.m.

Tuesday           10:00 a.m.  –  5:00 p.m.                            Friday                 1:00 p.m.  –  5:00 p.m.

Wednesday      1:00 p.m.  –  9:00 p.m..                           Saturday         10:00 a.m.  –  2:00 p.m.

Check out our calendar at for more program offerings!

The Library is located at 84 West Front Street in Red Bank. To find additional information on these and other free programs at the Red Bank PublicLibrary, visit us at the library and on the library’s website, call the library at 732-842-0690, and check us out on Facebook. You can also receive timely and helpful news, messages, and alertsfrom the library and other Red Bank Borough departments by signing up at the Borough’s website


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