The next meeting of the Artists’ Workshop at the Red Bank Public Library is on Thursday, December 3 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.

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 class meets weekly on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.  Please contact the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at 732-571-0209 or visit their website at for details regarding the next session of ESL classes which will begin in January. You can also find information about volunteer tutor training classes, and English conversation classes throughout Monmouth County.

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 December 16 meeting will be a pot luck/book swap gathering rather than the usual book discussion. The book, My Reading Life by Pat Conroy, will be discussed in January.

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.

Free one-hour, one-on-one Computer Tutor classes are available at the Red Bank Public Library at the following times:  Tuesdays 3-5 p.m., Thursdays 4-6 p.m., Fridays 2-4 p.m.  Learn computer and internet basics from our knowledgeable and patient volunteers. Please call or visit the Reference Desk to register.


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 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.

The holidays are coming and we have the perfect gifts for sale. Save the date for the first Tuesday and Wednesday of every month when our Book Sale Room holds a $5.00 Bag Sale. We provide the bags – you fill them with books, CD’s, and DVD’s!

The Library is holding a Winter Coat Drive to benefit St. Anthony’s from now through January.  Donations of gently used coats, jackets, gloves, mittens and scarves are welcome! Please drop them off during Library hours.

The Red Bank Public Library does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, religious belief or non-belief, or disability in employment or provision of library services.

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 December 10, 2015. All are invited to attend.

You can support the Friends when you shop Amazon online. Just log on to, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to the Friends of the Red Bank Public Library. Just click the button and start shopping.

Please be sure when you visit the Library to see our newest displays. Our current art exhibit  will be displayed through the month of December.   Dianne Nungesser and Nancy Mail are two Monmouth County watercolor artists, who enjoy creating abstract paintings. They incorporate different textures, colors, shapes and designs to create vibrant designs. Their transparent watercolors reflect light and movement. And don’t miss viewing our display cases which will feature special treasures for the holidays.

Young Adult & Children’s Programming
An Introduction to Code for kids ages 10-14. Thursday, December 10 from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Take the first steps in learning to code! Go over the basics and review the code for a simple version of Flappy Bird. Then, hack it!  Sign up at the Library or at  Bring a laptop or a chromebook if you have you one, but it’s not required.

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 fun stories, musical activities, and a craft.  Call the Children’s Room for more information at 732-842-0690 x115.

We are excited to offer a Bilingual Story Time on Saturday. December 5 at 11:00 a.m. for young children and their caregivers. Come for stories in Spanish and English and a related craft, too!

Move with Me: Yoga for Children & Caregivers will be offered to children ages 1-4 and their caregivers on Tuesday, December 15 at 11:15 a.m.  The professional instructor will lead you in 30 minutes of yoga and movement.  This program is free, but space is limited. Registration is required.

HOLIDAY MAGIC SHOW: Children ages 3-12 are invited to join us for a spectacular show presented by professional magician, Mark Zacharia!  Afterward, celebrate with treats and a special holiday craft. Saturday, December 19 at 11:00 a.m.  This program is free but 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.


LIMITED HOURS:  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on December 24 & December 31 (Christmas Eve & New Years’ Eve )
CLOSED:  Christmas Day, December 25.

Check out our calendar at for more program offerings!

The Red Bank Public Library is located at 84 West Front Street in Red Bank. For additional information about these and other free programs please stop by in person, visit our website at, call us at 732-842-0690, or check out our Facebook page.  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


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