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.
February 26 – Mamma Mia – Here We Go Again
March 26 – A Star is Born (2018)


Family Movie Night
Now Showing, Christopher Robin
Friday, March 8
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:
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


New Program Added:
Advanced English Conversation Class for non-native speakers.
When: Begins Saturday, February 9
Time: 10:15 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.
Where: Reference Room Library
This 8 week class will concentrate on proper grammatical use in conversation along with the continuation of understanding idioms and their use in everyday English. Some English communication skills are strongly recommended.

Please contact stop by or call the Butler Library at 973-838-3262 to register.


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.

Advanced English Conversation Class
For non-native speakers
Make up Classes: Wednesdays: February 13 & 20, 2019 From 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
All remaining classes will be held on Saturdays
From 10:15 am to 12:15ish pm Beginning March 2, 2019
This 8 week class will concentrate on proper grammatical use in conversation along with the continuation of understanding idioms and their use in everyday English. Some English communication skills are strongly recommended.


Ballroom Dancing:
Learn to Waltz
3 Sessions
Wednesdays: April 3, April 10, April 17, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Julie Castaneda, Professional Ballroom Dancer
Each session costs $20.00, per couple and is due in cash the night of each class. Limited to 6 couples or 12 participants. Wear what you would wear to go out to dinner or dancing, dress shoes or flats, no sneakers, jeans are ok. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your spot on the dance floor. Beginners are welcome.


Ukulele Lessons for Adults
Monday, April 8, 2019
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Presented by Architekt Music
Led by instructors from Architekt Music, this is an introductory course to all things ukulele. Learn the basic chord progressions, tuning, and strumming techniques to get you started with music! This program is free of charge, but limited to 10 participants. Please let us know if you have your own ukulele. Call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.


Author Talk & Book Signing
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
From 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Sarada Chiruvolu, Author of Home at Last
Come meet Sarada and hear her talk about her book: Home at Last: A Journey To Higher Consciousness, which will be available for purchase for $15.00 and will be signed by the Author. This work of non-fiction, is based on the author’s personal experience toward attaining enlightenment/self-realization through a meditation practice. Sarada has been a meditator for the past 20 years. Her book has been described as “A new meditation primer perfectly suited for twenty-first century seekers.” Home At Last takes the reader on a profound journey on the road toward enlightenment. Come meet her to find out more, you can also visit her website: www.saradachiruvolu.com Registration in advance is required for this program.


Family Movie Night
Fridays: March 8, April 5, May 3, June 7, 2019
At 7:00 pm
Join us once a month for a Family Movie Night, showing Family-Friendly Films on our 70” Flat Screen TV. An adult must stay with children under the age of 10.
March 8 – Christopher Robin
April 5 – Ralph Breaks the Internet
May 3 – Mary Poppins Returns
June 7 – Spider Man – Into the Spider Verse
Call the Library at: 973-838-3262 to sign up. Check our website or on flyers in the Library for future movie titles.

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, January 15, 2019 – Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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.