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Red Bank Public Library - Weekly Newsletter

May 10, 2021


Did you apply for a temporary library card during the pandemic? You can now trade it in for a permanent library card! Please bring in an item (driver's license, utility bill, etc.) that proves your residence in Red Bank. Anyone who lives, works, owns property, or goes to school in Red Bank may hold a card. If you are not any of the above, you can still obtain a card for a $50 ...

Red Bank Borough Schools – Offer 3 Pre-School Information Sessions

RED BANK, NJ: Dr. Jared J. Rumage, Superintendent of Borough Schools, has announced three information sessions during the month of May, one via Zoom and two in-person.

One of in-person sessions will be held at Coffee Corral, a partner of in education, at 10:00am on Thursday, May 20.

Sessions Date & Time

Thursday, May 13 - Virtual, 7:00pm

Thursday, May 20 - Coffee Corral, ...

Red Bank Public Library - Weekly Update


We are now open to the public! Visits are limited to an hour, but computer and browsing services are once again available. Curbside services remain available as well. Masks and social distancing are required. Find more information on rules and procedures here.
We have gone fine free! The Red Bank Public Library suspended late fines at the beginning of the COVID-19 ...

Red Bank's School of Rock – Grooms and Encourages Musicians to Work Together

RED BANK, NJ: I know..., it’s only Rock N’ Roll…

The School of Rock has 260 open locations in nine countries serving more than 30,000 students and is a music school for all skill levels, ages, and musical aspirations.

The ages of the students range from 3-year-olds to 18 years and older adults. 


We spoke with the Red Bank School of Rock manager, ...

Brookdale Community College Brings Software Development Bootcamps to New Jersey

18-week part-time programs geared to the adult learner looking to transition into the tech industry

Lincroft, New Jersey - Software development claims its title as one of the most in-demand industries in 2021 and is projected to be the fastest growing occupation in this decade. The Office of Continuing and Professional Studies at Brookdale Community College will offer part-time coding ...

Red Bank Public Library - has Opened to the Public


We are now open to the public! Visits are limited to an hour, but computer and browsing services are once again available. Curbside services remain available as well. Masks and social distancing are required. Find more information on rules and procedures here.
We have gone fine free! The Red Bank Public Library suspended late fines at the beginning of the COVID-19 ...

Red Bank League of Women Voters Holds Redistricting Process Info Meeting

RED BANK, NJ: The League of Women Voters of New Jersey has partnered with the Fair Districts New Jersey Coalition are inviting the public to their People Powered Day of Action scheduled for Thursday, April 29, at 7:00pm.

The event will focus on the redistricting process and the mapping for state and congressional districts.

To register for this event, click HERE.

“New Jersey ...

Red Bank Maritime Heritage Association – Come Aboard for a Bird Watching Cruise

RED BANK, NJ – This will be a great trip to learn and see the abundant wildlife on our local rivers and bay, especially for you ornithologists.

Join the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association on a 3-hour Bird Watching Cruise!

The trip will begin with a look at the bayside flats at the tip of Sandy Hook, then it’s a run to the estuary of the picturesque Navesink ...

Stay the course by taking a few at Brookdale Community College.

MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: Brookdale Community College offers degrees in 75 Academic Programs including options, 7 Academic Credit Certificates, and 11 Academic Credit Certificates of Achievement. Learn more about Brookdale and all it has to offer.

Red Bank's Navesink Maritime Heritage Association - Seastreak Whale Watching ZOOm Presentation and Tours

RED BANK, NJ: First, sign up for the whale watching ZOOM presentation.  Second, sign up for a Seastreak whale watching tour!

Whales were fairly plentiful off the Jersey coast from the 17th century to the early 19th century with Colonial settlers posting lookouts from Sandy Hook to Delaware Bay.  Once sighted, whalers would set off in small boats to harpoon and kill the mammal, ...


The Woman’s Exchange Presents $350,000 For Scholarships To Brookdale Community College 

May 1, 2021

Monmouth County, NJ - The Board of Directors of the Woman's Exchange of Monmouth County presented a check of $350,000 to Dr. David Stout, president of Brookdale Community College. These funds will provide scholarships over ten years to women, age 25 or older, living in Monmouth County enrolling in continuing education ...


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CareOne's EVP and CNO Share their Thoughts on Nurses Day 2021

May 14, 2021

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere:

Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to improve care and conditions for her patients. The birth of the modern ...

Quote of the Day!

May 15, 2021

Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.

Mark Twain

Citizens should follow what happens in government and politics.

May 11, 2021

Dear Editor: 

According to the Pew Research Center, no matter what your party affiliation, there is equal agreement that citizens should follow what happens in government and politics.

The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan, non-profit 101 year old organization, believes that democratic government depends upon informed and active participation of citizens at all levels of ...

IRS offers overview of tax provisions in American Rescue Plan; retroactive tax benefits help many people now preparing 2020 returns Taxpayers with children should file returns soon for advance payments of Child Tax Credit

May 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service provides an overview of some of the key tax provisions in the American Rescue Plan Act.

Several provisions affect the 2020 tax return people are filling out this filing season, including one exempting up to $10,200 in unemployment compensation from tax and another benefiting many people who purchased subsidized health coverage through either ...

Red Bank’s Nancy Blackwood Keeping an Eye on the Borough’s Environment

May 12, 2021

RED BANK, NJ: TAPinto Red Bank has been offering a series of “Back of the House” articles profiling the men and women who make Red Bank “work.”  Our purpose is to have the borough residents gain a personal sense of the people and the support personnel, many who are unpaid volunteers, perform behind the scenes to keep the town looking beautiful and safe, ...

Red Bank Police Sgt. Jorge Torres – Accountable, Mentor and Super Chef

RED BANK, NJ – TAPinto Red Bank has been offering a series of “Back of the House” articles profiling the men and women of the Red Bank Police Department. Our purpose is to have the borough residents gain a personal sense of the law enforcement officer (LEO), behind the badge and the support personnel who keep us safe 24/7.  Hence, “Back of the ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.


Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...