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.
June 27, 2017 – Moonlight
July 25, 2017 – La La Land
August 29, 2017 – 20th Century Women
September 26, 2017 – Norman

Family Movie Night Date: June 30    Now Showing:  A Dog’s Purpose (Rated PG)
Time: From 7:00 – 9:00 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:  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.

Investing and Planning for Retirement
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
From: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Arlene Ferris-Waks
Learn from the Director of Complaints and Investor Outreach from the New Jersey Bureau of Security how to plan for retirement, and investing for your family. This free program is limited to 25 participants.

Solar Observing with Telescopes
When:  Monday, July 10, 2017
From: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Presented by The Morris Museum Astronomical Society

In preparation for the upcoming Solar Eclipse, there will be an observing session for all ages using telescopes (weather permitting) outside of Butler Library.  In case of rain or cloudy weather there will be a presentation inside the Library.  This free program is limited to 30 participants. Call 973-838-3262, or stop by to sign up. Please dress for warm weather.

What is Life Coaching?
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Life coaching is like brainstorming with a cheerleader. Learn how to maximize your efforts while minimizing stress. This free program is limited to 22 participants. Call 1-973-838-3262, to sign up.

Craft Night for Adults:  African Clay Mask Making
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Ivy Omere
This program includes: Clay mask making, Greetings in Nigerian languages, Songs from Ghana, Dances from the Ivory Coast, Learning about African Royal Families, Why Masks were Made and How to make African Decorations. This free program is limited to 24 participants. Call 1-973-838-3262, or stop by to sign up.

Senior Relocating
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Presented by Diane Vezzuto,   Owner of Caring Transitions
Late life home transition has become a new rite of passage as our society lives “younger longer”. Diane Vezzuto, Owner of Caring Transitions of Rockaway, NJ will offer practical information on downsizing and moving during older adult years.  Join us to gain insight into how to de-stress your move by planning and what you can expect on moving day. This free program is limited to 30 participants. Call 1-973-838-3262, or stop by to sign up.

Painting Class Fundraiser
Painting with a Purpose for the Friends of the Butler Library
Sunday, August 20, 2017
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This event will take place at Painting with a Twist – Art Studio 440 Main Road, Montville, NJ. Registration is first come, first served and is limited to 40 people. Go to: to register and pay online in advance. The cost is $40.00 per person to create a painting. A percentage of the cost will benefit the Butler Library.

Hatha Yoga
When: Wednesdays:  September 13, 20, 27 & October 4, 2017
6:00 pm – 7:00 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 at Butler Library or call 1-973-838-3262, to reserve your spot.  Payment by cash only at the time of the class.

College Planning Seminar with Lakeland Bank and CBRG
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Lakeland Bank will be here from 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm and will be speaking about setting up a checking account for college students.  College Benefits Research Group will be here from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm for the College Planning Seminar.  High school students and parents should come to this worthwhile seminar.  Topics are: how to choose the best college for your student and your pocketbook, getting into your dream college and 5 questions you must have answered before applying to college.  This free program is limited to 30 seats. Call 1-888-802-2740 or visit to sign up.

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:
When: Tuesdays, Resumes September 19, 2017.
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.