Adult Summer Reading
2015 Theme - Heroes - Every hero has a story, and every story has a hero.
When: June 6 - August 8, 2015
Red Bank Library cardholders can join us on Saturday, June 6th at 11:00 a.m. for a sign-up social and an arts and crafts activity. The more books you read the more chances you have to win one of our prizes! You can also sign up during the week of June 7 – 13 at the Reference Desk.
Join us on Saturday, July 11th at 11 a.m. for refreshments, book review sharing, an arts and crafts activity, and a prize for the reader of the most books for the month of June.
Celebrate with us on Saturday, August 8th at 11:00 a.m. with a social to end the program. Refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded for the most books read in the month of July. Summer Reading Program prizes will be awarded for the most Fiction books read, the most Non-fiction books read, and the most books read overall.
Let's Talk About Race
Let's Talk About Race is dynamic series of discussions exploring race, cultural identity and class in the context of literary works. Moderated by Gilda Rogers of Frank Talk Multi-Media Network. Guest speakers and compelling mixed-media will support the theme of these discussions. The program is held on the following Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm.
August 26 - Guest speaker: Sidney Bernstein, founder of Citizens for a Free, Open & Diverse Society and author of "America: A Country in Search of a New Dream."
September 30 - Documentary : The American Dream is at the Expense of the American Negro, about “The Great Debate in 1965”, between conservative William F. Buckley and writer James Baldwin.
October 28 - “Wattstax to Boys of Baraka.” “A riot is the language of the unheard.”- Dr. Martin Luther King
November 18 - The groundbreaking 1967 Supreme Court case, Loving vs. Virginia, which tore down states’ right to outlaw interracial marriage.
When: First Thursday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Artist's Workshop meets the first Thursday of every month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. An informal monthly gathering providing space and time for artists to draw or paint and find inspiration and motivation in the company of other artists. Devote time monthly to your art with the guidance of Joe Bergholm, Artist-in- Residence. Acrylics, pastels, watercolor, pencil, charcoal (no oils, please). Suitable for adults and high school students. No registration necessary.
Yoga for Adults
When: Every Friday from 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
This FREE Yoga class meets on Fridays from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Please bring your own yoga mat. No registration necessary.
Readin' on the River Adult Book Club
When: Third Wednesday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The Red Bank Public Library monthly adult book discussion group, Readin’ on the River, meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Please contact the library for more information and the current book selection.
When: 9-week sessions held on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30pm. The Summer session begins on June 18, 2015.
Classes are led by Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County for those who want to learn English or improve their English. Classes are free. Register in person at first two classes of each session.
Learn English to help you at work, at home, and in the community. Meet and practice speaking English with others who are also learning English. Have fun learning in a stress-free environment. Suitable for both beginning and intermediate speakers of English.
Child care is not provided.
For more information on ESL and Literacy programs in Monmouth County, contact Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County at 732-571-0209 or visit them at www.lvmonmouthnj.org.
Career Online High School
The Long Branch Public Library is awarding scholarships for Career Online High School to Monmouth County residents. Click here for more information.