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.

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 Thursday, April

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.
April 25, 2017 – Jackie
May 30, 2017 – Arrival
June 27, 2017 – Moonlight

Family Movie Night Date: April 28    Now Showing:  Moana (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:  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.

College Planning Seminar with Lakeland Bank and CBRG
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Lakeland Bank will be here from 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm and will be speaking at 5:45 pm 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 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 25 seats. Call 1-888-802-2740 or visit to sign up in advance.

Driver Safety Program
Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10
From: 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Presented by AARP
The AARP Driver Safety class is open to all drivers 18 & over with a valid driver’s license who want to: learn how to drive more efficiently & safely, possibly earn a 10% discount on their motor vehicle insurance, or eliminate negative insurance & motor vehicle points. Preregistration is required & space is limited to 25 people. The cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. To preregister bring your valid driver’s license, AARP membership card if applicable, and a check made payable to AARP-DSP. Questions about the program, please check AARP’s website: or call 1-888-227-7669.

Early Literacy Program: Getting Your Young Child Excited About Reading (Reference Room)
For Parents of Pre-K children
Presented by Allison Noble
When: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 
Join us for an informative Early Literacy program for parents of Pre-K children to be held in the Reference Room of the Library. Topics addressed: Fostering literacy, literacy projects to do at home, and resources available at the Library. Parents may bring their children and they will be cared for in the Children’s Room with Ms. Lisa or Ms. Arlene. This free program is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required.

Summer Sight
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
From: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Dr. Michele Gatto,Ophthalmologist
Protect your sight this summer. Dr. Michele Gatto, a board certified ophthalmologist, will speak about prevention of eye injury and sun damage and more! This free program is limited to 25 participants. Call 1-973-838-3262, or stop by to sign up.

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.

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, January 10, 2017 – June 13, 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.