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A PARTIAL SOLAR ECLIPSE IS COMING to New Jersey:  August 21, 2017
The Butler Library is planning events for the Summer viewing of the solar eclipse and scheduling programs for families and students. STARNET:  Science Technology Activities & Resources for Libraries is sponsoring the Solar Eclipse Event and will be providing us with viewing glasses for our residents through the The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation  More information to follow. Check our website for more information.

  1. Hue Animation Program: Students of any age who are interested in animation will use a computer program to show the steps of a solar eclipse. In order to begin the animating process, students will need to design a background, draw and cut out a sun and a moon, and use the animation program to show how the moon moves in front of the sun. This program will run three times throughout the summer in order to have as many children as possible participate. Registration is required and will open soon.
  2. Lunar Jeopardy: Students will work in teams and answer questions about solar and lunar eclipses and learn the difference between the two types of eclipses while playing the game. Join us for this fun program and learn about eclipses. Registration is required and will open soon.
  3. Astronomy Night:  Date to be announced soon.
  4. Learn how to make a group Solar Eclipse viewing machine. Registration is required and will be open soon to all ages.

    Helpful Links for Observer’s Viewing

    Observer’s Guide to Viewing the Eclipse (Print out a PDF)
    Solar Eclipse Safety  (PDF file)
    Spanish: Solar Safety  (PDF file)
    How to Tell if Your Eclipse Glasses or Handheld Solar Viewers are Safe. Viewing Glasses are s
    A Guide for Libraries and Their Communities (Powerpoint PDF file)
    Eclipse Videos

    The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Provides Viewing Glasses for Residents  More information to follow. Stay tuned.



SAVE THE DATE!
Spring Taste of Butler, Thursday, June 22, 7-10 pm, outside at Ramstein Beer. 22 Park Place Butler, NJ. Tickets available at the Butler Public Library and SoulJourney beginning May 1. $35/person, advance sales only. Music by Lake of Orchards.
If you have any questions, please contact Luis Rodriguez, Director of the Butler Library via email at luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org or Sandi Liss, chair of the Economic Development Committee, at sandi@souljourney.com.  You can also call Sandi at 973-838-6564.


April Reading Challenge      April 1 – 30
Celebrate National Library Week by completing the April Reading Challenge. See how many books you can read during the month. Pick up a form and fill in the titles and authors you have read in April. Return it by Friday, May 5, 2017, to enter the challenge. Winners will be notified by phone and announced on our website. This program is open to Butler Library patrons of all ages. Forms will be separated into age groups. Take the April Reading Challenge and see how many books you can read in one month.



Children’s Book Sale:       Last week to buy a book for the Library
Please consider purchasing a Children’s Book as a donation to the Butler Library. Books for purchase will be displayed on the table by the Circulation Desk with papers inside which explains the donation process including the amount to be paid for the book. As always we thank our patrons who have helped us in the past increase our collection. (Our funding has decreased in the last two years so this fundraiser helps us purchase new books for our young readers.)



Movie Night:  Now Showing           SING
When: Friday: May 12
Time: 7:00 – 8:45 P.M.

Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night, now showing, new release animated film, Sing, Rated PG (1 hour 48 minutes), on Friday, May 12, 2017, from 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm.  Come watch the movie on our New 70” Flat Screen TV, purchased by The Friends of the Butler Public Library.  Program is open to all ages.  Parents must stay with children under age 10.  Call 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.

Future Movie Dates: June 30, July 14, August 4, September 29, October 13, November 10, and December 8. Titles of future movie presentations will be announced at a later date. Check back frequently for updates.



Donations Accepted
May 1 – 20, 2017

For a limited time the Butler Library will be ACCEPTING DONATIONS of fairly new and gently used Fiction, Non-Fiction and Children’s Books, also DVDs and CDs from Monday, May 1 to Saturday, May 20. Please bring them in to the Circulation Desk. Thank you for supporting our upcoming Book Sale.



Book & Bake Sale
When
: Friday, June 2, 2017, From 10 am – 5 pm and Saturday, June 3, 2017,
From: 10 am – 3 pm
There will be fairly new and gently used hardcover, paperback, classics, children’s, fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs and good things to eat for sale at our two-day Book & Bake Sale. The Bake Sale will be on Saturday only, provided by the Wednesday Morning Book Club.



Museum Passes Butler Library card holders can check-out free Museum Passes with a $30.00 cash deposit which will be refunded when the passes are returned. (Click on the links below for more information) Museum Passes have been provided by the Friends of the Butler Public Library to the following area attractions.

  1. Morris MuseumMorristown, NJ:  Read more>
    Current Exhibits:  (See What’s happening at the Morris Museum)
  2. The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum: Manhattan, NYC Read more>
  3. Imagine That!!! Florham Park, NJ:  Read more>
  4. Grounds for Sculpture: Hamilton Township, NJ: Read more>
  5. You may print out a Museum Pass User’s Agreement   to bring to the Library when you pick up the passes or fill it out when you pick up the pass. Read more>


Weekly Computer Assistance
January 10, 2017 – June 13, 2017
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presented by Paul Pilmanis, Volunteer
Service is first come, first served. No formal instruction provided. Topics are varied. This service is for beginners and there are no sign ups required, just come in.



Fine Amnesty Week
June 12 – 17, 2017
There will be no fines charged for any overdue Butler Library materials returned during the week of June 12 – 17. Return overdue materials without incurring fines. Materials must be owned by Butler Library. Materials owned by other libraries will still be subject to fines.



tumblebooks
For Kids: Check out our website for Tumble Books: Premium Edition



What can the Butler Public Library offer me? Read more…>



Recycle with Us. (Fundraising for our Library) Drop off your used ink cartridges, cell phones, and laser cartridges with us. There is a box under the display case in the foyer of the Library for these items. Thank you.



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Send an email with the word Join in the subject field to info@ButlerLibrary.org to receive email blasts of Library Programs and Events. Stay informed and know what’s happening at the Library.



Museum Passes Butler Library card holders can check-out free Museum Passes with a $30.00 cash deposit which will be refunded when the passes are returned. (Click on the links below for more information) Museum Passes have been provided by the Friends of the Butler Public Library to the following area attractions.

  1. Morris MuseumMorristown, NJ:  Read more>
    Current Exhibits:  (See What’s happening at the Morris Museum)
  2. The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum: Manhattan, NYC Read more>
  3. Imagine That!!! Florham Park, NJ:  Read more>
  4. Grounds for Sculpture: Hamilton Township, NJ: Read more>
  5. You may print out a Museum Pass User’s Agreement   to bring to the Library when you pick up the passes or fill it out when you pick up the pass. Read more>

Movie Recommendations Welcomed
Sometimes, we are asked if we know of any good movies in the Library collection for a person to watch. If you have any recommendations of good movies available at the Butler Library, please share that with us. We can pass on your recommendation to other patrons.


Improved Wireless Access
The Library recently installed two Linksys Business Wireless-N600 devices in the Library. The devices allow data transfer rates of up to 600 Mbp and use wiring that is Category 5e compliant. While we are not completely familiar with what this technical jargon means, we do know that they improve wireless access in all parts of the Library. Also, you can now send print jobs to a printer at the Circulation Desk. Come try it out and ask us how we can help you.


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