Adult Programming

Borrow a book, save a tree.BORROW from the Butler Library  Instead of purchasing books, borrow books, magazines, and DVD’s from the Butler Public Library or from another Library in M.A.I.N through our Inter-library Loans. Think of all the money you will save by borrowing from the Library. Come for a visit and see all the great programs going on in your Library, too.

Please Note: All of our Adult Programs are open to those who are at least 18 years of age, unless otherwise noted. Most programs are free of charge and because space is limited for each program, registration is required. Reserve your seat by visiting the Library or calling 973-838-3262. Please check our website at or at the Library for updates to our schedule.

Blind Date with a Book
Wednesday, February 1 – Tuesday, February 28, 2017
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, come into the Library between February 1 and 28 and have a blind date with a book. Just choose a wrapped book to borrow. You won’t know what it is until you get home! This is a great opportunity to try reading something you might not normally pick out yourself. (Give it a chance, after about 50 pages – if you don’t like the book, no problem- just stop reading and return it to us. The book’s feelings will not be hurt.) If you enjoy the book, you can review it using the review slip inside. Then we’ll post your review in the Library. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Financial Literacy
When: February 22, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 7: 30 P.M.
Where: Children’s Room
This program will offer insight into financial markets & investments and provide you with the foundation necessary to become informed and prudent investors. This free program is limited to 30 participants. Call 973-838-3262, or stop by to sign up.

Friends Tea  Fundraising Event
At High SocieTea – Tea House in Wayne, NJ
Sunday, April 30, 2017
From 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Friends of the Butler Public Library
Sign-ups are required for this event along with a $40.00 fee, paid in cash in advance to attend the event which includes High Tea and a donation to the Library. You may also donate any additional amount to the Friends of the Butler Library fund to supplement Library programs and services for all of our patrons.  Please stop by the Circulation Desk to sign up and pay by cash in a sealed envelope with your name, phone number and “Friends Tea” on it, by Friday, April 21, 2017.

Hatha Yoga
When: Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Time:  6:15 – 7:15 pm
$5.00 per class
Presented by Donna Morello
Reduce stress, improve balance, and increase core strength.  Yoga is a great way to get in shape.  Please bring a yoga mat to exercise on.  Class size is limited.  Sign up today at the circulation desk or call 973-838-3262, to reserve your spot.  Payment by cash only at the time of the class.

Telescope Observing
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Presented by The Morris MuseumAstronomical Society
There will be an observing session for all ages using telescopes (weather permitting) outside of Butler Library. This free program is limited to 40 participants. Call 973-838-3262, or stop by to sign up. Please dress for cool weather.

Psychic Medium Event and Book Signing: Seats full.  Now being held in the Court Room.  Enter through the Library on March 14 to the Court Room.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Rose Marie Rubinetti Cappiello,
In this group event, the medium will bring forth those Spirits who seek to connect with the audience. As many spirits as time allows will determine who comes through but know each message & connection affects the whole group deeply & profoundly. Rosemarie will also have her books for sale & signing. This free program is limited to 50 participants ages 18 & over. Please call 973-838-3262, or stop by to sign up.

Cancer Awareness Workshop
When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 6:00  – 7:30 pm
Presented by Lili Lopez-Loo, Outreach & Education at Morristown Medical Center
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Early detection & finding a cancer before it spreads gives you the best chance of survival. This workshop will include a demonstration of self-examination, a trivia game, facts about cancer detection & prevention & info on a free annual checkup to those qualified. There will be giveaways for those who attend. This free program is limited to 25 participants ages 18 & over. Call 973-838-3262, or stop by to sign up.

Makers Day: Arts and Crafts
When: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Join us & create a Spring Terrarium. Program limited to 10 participants ages 18 & over. Please call 973-838-3262, or stop by to sign up.

Elder Exercise
: Every Monday
Time: 10:30 A.M. – 11:15 A.M.
Where: Children’s Room
Join us for exercises focused on stretching and moving while seated in a chair. Use weights to improve strength & increase bone density with Dana Jacko, Exercise Instructor. Join us for fitness & fun for just $5 a class. Please call 973-838-3262, or stop by the Circulation Desk to preregister.

Tuesday Afternoon Movies
We invite you to join us on the last Tuesday afternoon of every month at 2:00 pm when we show movies you may have missed at the theatre or which you may want to see again. This free program is limited to 25 participants. Call 973-838-3262, or stop by the Library to sign up.
February 28: Sully
March 28: The Light Between Oceans

Family Movie Night Date: March 31
Now Showing:  Trolls (Rated PG)
Time: From 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Where: Children’s Room

Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night. Come watch the movie on our new 70” Flat Screen TV, purchased by The Friends of the Butler Public Library. The program is open to all ages. Call 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.
Future Movie Nights:
Fridays:  April 28, May 12, 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.

The Knitting & Crocheting Circle
When: The First and Third Tuesday of Every Month

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Come join us, from beginners to experienced, all are welcome to come socialize, share their projects or learn new knitting or crocheting skills from one another. Group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month.  Sign-ups are not required for this event.

Weekly Computer Assistance: Tuesday, December 13 is last date for 2016.
When: Tuesdays, January 10, 2016 – June 13, 2016
Time: 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.