Adult Programming

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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 www.butlerlibrary.org 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.
December 18: RBG
January 29 – Crazy Rich Asians
February 26 – Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again
March 26 – A Star is Born (2018)


Family Movie Night
Now Showing, The Original Mary Poppins (PG)
Friday, December 28
7:00 pm – 8:45 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 for your family. Parents must stay with children under age 10. Call 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.
Future Dates:
January 25: The Incredibles 2
February 8: Small Foot
March 8: Christopher Robin
April 5, 2019, May 3, 2019, June 7, 2019, July 12, 2019, August 9, 2019, September 27, 2019, October 25, 2019, November 15, 2019, December 13, 2019


English Language Conversational Skills Program
Begins:  Saturday, December 1, 2018
Eight-Week Program
Saturdays from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Butler Public Library to hold eight-week program to help improve your English conversation skills.  The program begins on Saturday, December 1, 2018 @ 11 am – 12 noon.  Adult learners can improve their English language conversational skills in this program which will use everyday situations as its focus. The program uses a curriculum developed by the New Jersey State Library. Participants should have some familiarity with speaking in English.  Sign up at the Butler Library Circulation Desk or by calling 973-838-3262.

Financial Planning for: Financial Fraud
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Robert Anderson, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones
An educational presentation on the types of scams out there, red flags, and how to protect yourself. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.


Morris County Vocational School District
Info Session
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
At Butler Public Library
Gina DiDomenico, Student Recruitment and Community Relations Specialist for the Morris County Vocational School District will present information about high school programs for students in Morris County. Middle School parents (7th grade) and High School Parents (10th grade) are invited to learn about Career and Technical Education programs. The Morris County Vocational School District offers Academies (full day programs -students apply during the fall of their 8th grade year) and Share Time Programs (Half Day programs – students apply during the winter of 10th grade year). For more information, please contact Gina at didomenicog@mcvts.org or 973-627-4600 ext. 277.


Author’s Night
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Author Lisa Marie Latino
Come meet Author Lisa Marie Latino and hear her talk about her new novel, titled: Ten Years Later. Ms. Latino will be selling copies of her paperback novel for $17.00. This program is free of charge. Please call or visit the Butler Library at: 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.


Gemstones and Crystals Workshop
This Program has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 31, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Sandi Liss, Owner of SoulJourney Metaphysical Store
Want to learn more about gemstones and their metaphysical meanings? Join Sandi Liss, owner of SoulJourney, NJ’s longest, continually operating metaphysical store to explore stones, their meanings, and how to use them. If you have stones and you’re not sure what they are, bring them along and we’ll look them up. This program is free of charge. Please call or visit the Butler Library.


Ballroom Dancing
Salsa for Singles Classes
3 Week Session
Wednesdays: November 28, December 5 and December 19, 2018
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Julie Castaneda,
Professional Ballroom Dancer
This 3 week session costs $60.00, due in cash by Wednesday, November 28, 2018, and is non-refundable. Limited to 8 participants. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your spot on the dance floor.


Health Department Workshop:
Keep Me Lead Free
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Presented by Melissa Mittelholzer
This program is presented to the children with parents/guardians in attendance. It is a free and exciting children’s presentation on lead poisoning. There are many older homes in Butler, so the Health Department wants to educate both children and parents on this important issue. This free program is limited to 12 children. Registration required.


How Money Works
Financial Workshop – for Adults
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
7:00 pm – 7:030 pm
Presented by Raul Rivera, Representative of Primerica Financial Services
How can you win the “money game” if you don’t know the rules. Learn the basics of how money works as we explore simple truths about personal finances. You will learn sound money principles that the professionals know and use in the areas of: Banks & Savings, Interest Rates, Credit, Budgeting, Tax Benefits & advantages of the Market. Take home many practical concepts and tools to get ahead in the money game! This program is free of charge, please call 973-838-3262, or visit the Butler Public Library to sign up for this event.


Guided Meditation Classes
3 Week Session
Wednesdays, March 6, 13 & 20, 2019
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 meditation CDs will be available to purchase for $10 to offer participants various programs to practice with. This 3 week session costs $15.00, due in cash by Wednesday, March 6, 2018, and is non-refundable.


New Jersey Maker’s Day Adult Craft
DIY Terra Cotta Coasters
Saturday, March 23, 2019
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presented by Kristen Talbot, Adult Programming Coordinator
Join us as we celebrate New Jersey Maker’s Day for 2019, for an Adult Craft to create a set of beautiful terra cotta coasters for your patio, designed by you. All craft materials will be provided. We will be using acrylic paints and modge podge.
This program is free of charge. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262 to
reserve your place at the craft table.

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Presented by Norman Nadasdi, AARP Volunteer Instructor
The AARP Smart Driver Safety Course is available to all drivers age 18 through the Senior years. We welcome all driver licensed residents, family, friends and neighbors to join us and reap the benefits of up to $200.00 savings on their auto insurance over a 3 year period. Motor Vehicle point credits and insurance point credits may also result by taking this course.
The course is “Class Room” only for 6 hours. Bring a bagged lunch or snack.
Tuition is: $15.00 (if AARP Member)
$20.00 (if NOT AARP Member)
Certificates of Completion will be issued to all participants during final hour of the course. To register, stop by Butler Library to fill out a form and pay in advance by cash or check.

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
Every Tuesday
Beginning on:  Tuesday, September 18, 2018 – Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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.