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.

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 theater or which you may want to see again. This free program is limited to 25 participants. Call 1-973-838-3262, or stop by the Library to sign up.
February 27: Victoria and Abdul
March 27: Dunkirk

Family Movie Night
Now Showing, Wonder
Friday, March 23, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night, now showing, new release film, Wonder Rated PG (1 hour 30 minutes), on Friday, March, 2018, from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.  Come watch the movie on our 70” Flat Screen TV.  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: March 23: Title to be announced. Titles of future movie presentations will be announced at a later date. Check back frequently.

Drug-Free NJ Program for Parents
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Presented by Bill Lillis, Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey
The 15 Minute Child Break is a one-hour multi-media presentation on the parent or caregiver’s role in substance abuse prevention as well as on how to talk to children about drugs, signs of use and abuse to look for, current terminology, and trends of use. This program is free of charge. Please call or visit the Butler Library to sign up.

Tax Talk with H&R Block
At Butler Library
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Max Kalter and Laverne Soderstrom, H&R Block
This program will answer all of your tax questions such as: Should you file? What is your filing status? What income is reportable and which is best, standard deduction vs. itemized? Are you receiving the credits you are due and how can you get your taxes done for free? Max is an IRS Enrolled Agent and Laverne is a Tax Advisor with H&R Block. This program is free of charge. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.
We are currently taking sign ups for this program.

Chocolate Making Class
Saturday, March 10, 2018
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Presented by Jamie Fundinger
Chocolate is easy to get yet few people know how it is made & the differences between the various chocolate types. Learn how to make chocolate from scratch for consumption & learn the history & science behind chocolate. We may be using cocoa beans from different parts of the world, but primarily from Dominican Republic for its good clean flavor. All cacao beans are fair trade and organically certified. The only ingredient we will use is cacao beans (additives are optional), and a few tools to help us go through the process of making your very own chocolate. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to make. Note: We will not be making milk chocolate during this class, however I will give you instructions on how to do it at home. No computer or tools required. About your instructor: Jamie Fundinger is a Dominican architect and professional chocolatier. This program is free of charge. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.

Talk Saves Lives™
An Introduction to Suicide Prevention
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Matt Chrystal, Presenter with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Talk Saves Lives™ is a community-based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide and how together we can help prevent it. This program is FREE to the public. Call 1-973-838-3262, or stop by the Butler Library to sign up.

Passport Outreach Event at Butler Library
Thursday, March 22, 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Offered by the Morris County
Clerk’s Office
The event will be on a walk-in basis, applicants will provide their own passport photos and payment will be only in the form of a check (personal check, money order or bank check). Butler Library will be taking sign-ups by calling 973-838-3262, or stop by the Circulation Desk at Butler Library. Any questions about the event should be directed to the Morris County
Clerk’s Office by email at: or by phone at: (973) 285-6161.

Nurtured Heart Approach® Program

Thursday, April 5, 2018
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Presented by Mayor Robert Alviene and the Butler Borough Board of Health Department and Nacie Arnold, Advanced Certified Nurtured Heart Trainer, Morris County Department of Human Services
Reconnect with the heart of children through the inherent goodness within them. Learn techniques to create Inner Wealth™ in children and to build connected communities. This program is FREE to the public. Registration required. Call the Butler Library at 973-838-3262.

The Knitting & Crocheting Circle
The First and Third Tuesday of Every Month
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:
Tuesdays: Paul, our volunteer, is here to help you!
1:00 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.