Maritime historian Rik van Hemmen and singer/ songwriter Jim Crawford are among the visitors to the Red Bank Public Library in coming days, as the borough bibliotecque celebrates National Library Week.
They’ve continued to make the printed word seem so sexy, long into the age of more pixelated pursuits.
They’ve embraced DVD collections, coffee bars, internet stations, graphic novels, open mics, Wii tournaments, even downloadable reading materials all of those things, in other words, that we were all so sure were going to spell their demise.
They’re all too often the best things about their respective towns and from now through April 16, they’ve got a rack of days all their own, as National Library Week gets observed in special places all over this land.
On the banks of the Navesink, that special place is the Red Bank Public Library the richly pedigreed (and recently renovated) riverside landmark that’s one of the standout public spaces in a town that does public spaces particularly well. The folks at the historic Eisner house on West Front Street have lined up a slate of events and incentives that began yesterday with free Manhattan Bagels and continues through Saturday with still more goodies, including candy-kitchen creations by Red Bank Chocolate Shoppe.