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Monday: 10am - 5pm
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 1pm - 9pm
Thursday: 1pm - 9pm
Friday: 1pm - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm

 

       
  • Artists Workshop
  • Computer Tutor
  • Readin' on the River
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Yoga
  • 1894 Red Bank Map
  • Artists Workshop first Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Free Computer Tutor sessions available weekly - call (732) 842-0690 for details!
  • Readin' on the River Book Club, third Wednesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Explore Rosetta Stone, our newest language learning tool!
  • Check out our weekly yoga class - Fridays 1:30-2:30!
  • The public library is now selling these 40" by 34" high-quality digital prints of an 1894 borough map for $125. Purchases can be made at the Circulation Desk by cash or check.

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    fake news flyer sept 13The Challenges of Fake News: Professional Perspectives

    Human beings routinely seek factually correct and relevant information in politics, journalism, and everyday life.  Unfortunately, the proliferation of media sources has brought in its wake the propagation of inaccurate information and contrived false news stories that are indiscriminately spread by means of social media. As the source of many types of information for the Red Bank community, the Red Bank Public Library strives to be a beacon of truth that stands in favor of facts and provides reliable and valid material.  However, many patrons regularly use its facilities to access publications and Web sites that have not been as rigorously fact-checked as published books. This ‘fake news’ program is the Library’s way of helping patrons become savvy consumers of published information by becoming familiar with fact-checking methods.

    October 4th (7:00 PM).  Evaluating Published Information           With all the phony headlines and hoaxes floating around the Internet, it can feel like April Fool’s any day of the year” (PolitiFact, 2017). Healthy skepticism has always been advisable when consuming published information.  However, even greater vigilance is now necessary given the abundance of information streams that, unfortunately, are far more likely to be contaminated by simple misstatements of facts, opinion in the guise of truth, or deliberate falsehoods and propaganda.  Media literacy strategies guide the process of determining what is real and what isn’t.  CRAAP will be discussed – not a characterization of news content, but a set of standards for distinguishing between credible and unreliable news items. Presenter: Professor Marina Vujnovic, Department of Communication, Monmouth University

     

     

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    The New Jersey Cranberry

    Cranberries have been an important crop for New Jersey since the 19th century.  Native Americans were using cranberries as food, medicine, and dyes long before the European settlers arrived.  Learn the history of these tart berries and why they were so important.  We will also explore New Jersey’s contribution to their cultivation with food historian Judith Krall-Russo.  Early American recipes will be discussed.  Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Library Meeting Room.  This program is free and suitable for all ages.  Registration is recommended but not required.  Register online, in person, or by calling (732) 842-0690 x111.  This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of New Jersey Council for Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Flyer NJCHCranberryProgram 092317

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