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.

May 1 – 31, 2018
For a limited time the Butler Library will be ACCEPTING DONATIONS of fairly new and gently used Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children’s Books, and DVD’s/CD’s from Tuesday, May 1 to Thursday, May 31. Please bring them in to the Circulation Desk. Thank you for supporting our upcoming Book Sale.

April 8 – 14, 2018
Come visit the Library during National Library month, April 1 – 30, 2018, and participate in our Candy Raffle. All it takes is a good guess to be a winner! The closest number without going over wins. If there are multiple correct winners, a drawing will take place.

APRIL 2018
Please consider purchasing a Children’s Book as a donation to the Butler Library. Books for purchase will be displayed on a front table with directions inside which explains the donation process including the amount to be paid for the book. We thank our patrons who have purchased books during our previous Gift a Book Sales.

All New Adult Fiction and Adult Non-Fiction books will now have 2 renewals “after” the first 3 months.

To Celebrate National Library Week we will give out prizes for reading a book. Read a book, submit a summary form, receive a prize! This program will run from April 1 – April 30, or until prizes run out. Come in soon to pick up a form. One prize per person.

Friday, June 8 from 10 am – 5 pm
& Saturday, June 9 from 10 am – 3 pm
There will be fairly new and gently used hard cover, paperback, classics, children’s, fiction and non-fiction books, DVD’s 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.

Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 22
There will be no fines charged for any overdue Butler Library materials returned during the week of June 18-22. Return those overdue materials without incurring fines. Materials must be owned by Butler Library. Materials owned by other libraries will still be subject to fines. Existing fines will still be in effect.

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 24: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
May 29: The Darkest Hour
June 26: The Shape of Water

Family Movie Night
Now Showing, The Son of Bigfoot (Pg)
Friday, May 4, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm 
Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night with newly released films. Come watch the movie on our 70” Flat Screen TV.  Please call us if you decide not to come because we prepare the Children’s Room room for your family. Parents must stay with children under age 10.  Call 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.
Future Movie Dates: June 29 (Peter Rabbit) July 13, (TBA) August 3, September 28, October 12, November 9, December 7.  Titles of future movie presentations will be announced at a later date. Check back frequently.

Bitcoin: What it is and why you need to know about it?
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Bob Vosatka
This is an introduction to the cryptocurrencies particularly Bitcoin. Basic familiarity with middle school math is assumed (multiplication, division) but you will only need to follow along while simple calculations are performed (if you could use a calculator to multiply 67 x 2 x 11 x 19, you know more than enough to follow along). You will learn what the blockchain is and why it will become useful at your bank, when you visit a doctor or when you buy a new home. This program is free of charge. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.


Author Book Signing
Lessons from My Grandfather:
Wisdom for Success in Business and Life By Marc Demetriou
Thursday, April 26, 2018
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us to hear about the guiding principles received from an immigrant forbearer that illuminate the road to success in this loving tribute, published by Highpoint Life; January 16, 2018; $24.99 (hardcover); 176 pages. Marc Demetriou is a top-rated speaker and mortgage expert who has appeared at the Mastermind Summit along with world-renowned motivational speaker Tony Robbins and Barbara Corcoran from ABC Television’s Shark Tank. He is a certified and licensed in-structor, offering continuing education credits to accountants, realtors, financial planners and managed care professionals throughout New Jersey. Read more about Demetriou and his grandfather’s story here:
This program is free of charge. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.

AARP Smart Driver Course
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Presented by Norman H. Nadasdi, AARP Instructor
One Day 6-Hour Classroom Course. Participants Receive “Completion Certificate” Same Day. Note: Most insurance Companies reward participants with as much as a $200.00 reduction of premiums over a 3 year period. Check with your insurance carrier for specific details. Also Note: You become eligible for Point Credits with the N.J.M.V.C. as well as your insurance company. Tuition: for the One Day 6-Hour Course is only $15.00 if you are a member of AARP, or $20.00 if not a member. Registration: (Open to all New Jersey Licensed Drivers 18 years of age or older) You must fill out the Participant Completion Record. You must have your Driver’s License with you. You must attach your Check for Tuition to the form. You must attend the full 6 Hour One Day Course. The Instructor will be Norman H. Nadasdi. Norman has 10 Years of experience and is certified by AARP. For more info call Norman at: 973-585-6093. Please stop by to register in person at: Butler Public Library, located at 1 Ace Road, behind the municipal building, on the internet at, or by phone: 973-838-3262.

Guided Meditation Classes
5 Week Session
Wednesdays, May 23 – June 27, 2018 (skipping June 13)
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Cindy Strom
Cindy Strom will lead you through a series of exercises designed to create a strong foundation for building your own meditation practice. The main goal is to promote deep relaxation and well-being. Her guided medita-tion CDs will be available to purchase for $10 to offer participants various programs to practice with. This 5 week session costs $25.00, due in cash by Wednesday, May 23, 2018, and is non-refundable. Limited to 30 participants. Call 973-838-3262 or stop by to sign up.

How to Prepare for a Psychic Reading
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Sandi Liss, Owner of SoulJourney Metaphysical Store
Have you wanted to get a psychic reading but didn’t know where to go? Or whom to trust? Or how much to spend? Ever wondered why the readings you’ve gotten couldn’t have been more off? If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, then join us for an informative talk on psychics in general and readings specifically. We’ll talk about what to look for in a good psychic; your behavior as well as theirs; what to expect… and not; and so much more. Bring your questions and concerns and we’ll get to as many as we possibly can. Sandi Liss is the owner of SoulJourney, New Jersey’s longest, continually-operating metaphysical store (for almost 27 years!). She is an avid lover of the Tarot and oracles, crystals, and delights in creating spells for unusual and intricate purposes. She is a Master in three different types of Reiki, an NCGR-certified Astrologer, and is currently working on a book. She is a dog lover, was Mom to two deaf Dalmatians before they passed, and supports Tri-Boro Animal Welfare with kissing booths at SoulJourney’s bi-annual psychic fairs. Please visit her at
This program is free of charge. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.

Being Your Brother’s Keeper
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Local Clergy Members
Local religious leaders will talk about their perspective on our responsibilities towards others. This free program is limited to 30 participants, stop by Butler Library or call 973-838-3262, to sign up.

College Planning Seminar
with Lakeland Bank and College Benefits Research Group
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Lakeland Bank will be here from 6:00 pm – 6:15 pm to speak 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 participants. Registration is required. Call 1-888-802-2740 or visit to sign up.

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.