The project was “amazing,” said TJ Eyerman, a senior who serves as NHS president. But it also underscored the needs of the Rumson-based Bridge of Books Foundation, he said.
7:24 p.m.: A dozen readers gathered at a long table in the Red Bank Public Library‘s Eisner Room for a discussion of Betty Smith’s “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” a novel about childhood poverty set in the early 1900s.
When a question arose of whether stereotypes were present in the story, there was a consensus that the librarian character was unlikable. Librarian Patrice Baldino, who led the discussion, chimed in, laughing: “Yeah, the librarian. What was her problem?”
3:49 p.m. Dave Dries doesn’t like air conditioning, and a day of record heat doesn’t faze him. With temperatures in the mid-90s, Dries, of Lincroft had Red Bank’s Marine Park nearly to himself when Sol Searching visited Wednesday afternoon. Nestled in the shade with the famous Navesink view a glance away, he spent the day reading and relaxing while others tanned and waded elsewhere. (Photo by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge)