RED BANK LIBRARY HAPPENINGS By Laura Kolnoski
Historic Photos Now on Display
Pining for the familiar framed photographs immortalizing historic Red Bank scenes that long adorned the former Sovereign Bank on Broad Street? The public can still view them – at the Red Bank Public Library, 84 West Front Street. The large photos were donated by the building’s new occupants during renovation.
“These are great pictures and apparently bank customers miss them, so I want people know where their new home is,” said local history librarian Elizabeth McDermott, who accepted the donation. The photos, taken circa 1910, are on the second floor in the history display area and can be seen during regular library hours. See the Reference Librarian for a pass to second floor.
All programs are free. Some have limited space and require registration. For hours and more information, contact the library via email at www.lmxac.org/redbank or phone (732) 842-0690. The library is also on Facebook and Pinterest. News, messages, and alerts from the library are also available on the borough’s website, www.redbanknj.org.
The Friends of the Library will hold their Annual Membership Drive and Million Penny Campaign in October. Yearly membership is $15 for an individual, $25 for a family, and $50 for a business. Members can volunteer for Friends activities in support of the library. All income raised goes directly to financial assistance to the library.
The Al Wright Unit jazz trio will perform an autumn concert 7:30 – 9:00 p.m., Thursday, October 17. The trio features Al Wright on drums, Ruth Wright with vocals, and Greg Murphy on piano. They will be joined by inspirational speaker and humorist Bob Farley.
Award-winning journalist Gilda Rogers returns with her popular writing workshop “Write Now!” A free three-session workshop for adults 18 and over will take place 6:45 to 8:45 p.m., on Wednesdays October 9, November 13, and December 11.
SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test – Students can take a free SAT/ACT Combo Practice Test at the Red Bank Public Library from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., Saturday, October 12, administered by a Kaplan Test Prep proctor. Space is limited.
A Halloween Craft Party for children five and up is set for 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 26. Register by calling the Children’s Room at (732) 842-0690, ext.115.
Children are invited to enjoy regular and special programming in the Advice Noblett Children’s Room. A wide variety of programs for toddlers through teens are available. Films, arts and crafts, ‘Tween programs, visits with Timber the Therapy Dog, story times, and seasonal offerings are included.
The library’s regular popular adult programs include The River Read Reading Series, Artists’ Workshop, adult book discussion groups, Caregiver’s Support Groups, Friends Scrabble, Collage Klatch, Yoga, Resume Help, Computer Tutor classes, English as a Second Language classes, the Red Bank Photography Club, the Red Bank Writers Group, and programs for seniors in cooperation with the Red Bank Senior Center.