Children’s Programming



Family Movie Night  Now Showing, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Friday, September 29, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night, now showing, new release film, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Rated PG (2 hours), on Friday, September 29, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  Come watch the movie on our 70” Flat Screen TV, purchased by The Friends of the Butler Public Library.  Program is open to all ages.  Parents must stay with children under age 10.  Call 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.

Future Movie Dates:  October 13: Captain Underpants, November 10: The Emoji Movie, and December 8: Cars 3. Titles of future movie presentations will be announced at a later date. Check back frequently


S.T.E.M. Cup Stacking Club
When: Saturday, Sept. 23
Time: 10:30 – 11:00 A.M.
Entering Grades: K – 8
Are you interested in joining a Speed Stacking Club? If so, come to the Library and have fun as you develop you skills. This free program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is necessary.


Drop In Craft
When: Saturday, September 30 & Oct. 28
Time: 10:30 – 11:30
Grades: K – 5
Join Ms. Lisa for a fun filled morning of craft projects. Just come in, and complete a craft. Choose from a variety of crafts. No registration necessary.


Ceramic Pumpkin Craft
When: Saturday, October 7
Time: 11:00 -11:45
Grades: K – 5
This free program is limited to 22 participants. Registration is required. Bring a container to carry home your project.


Craft: Felt Lacing Project
When: Saturday, October 14
Time: 11:00 -11:45
Grades: 2 – 6
Create a Halloween Monster Bag. This free program is limited to 20 participants.
Registration is necessary.



Crazy 8’s Math Club

When: Mondays for 8 weeks       Begin Oct. 16
Time: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Grades: K – 2
This program is sponsored by Bedtime Math and is an 8 week commitment for 12 – 16 children. It is a recreational after–school math club for kids to enjoy math activities. Ms. Arlene, a former Butler teacher will be the head coach. Registration is required.


Halloween Parade to Senior Housing
Date: Thursday, October 19
Time: 1:00 P.M. Call Senior Housing
Ages: Infant – 5 yrs.
Wear your Halloween Costume and meet us in the Children’s Room at the Library so we can walk through the Municipal Building, say hello and continue on to the Seniors’ Complex. We will have a light snack, work on a small craft with our friends, and return to the parking lot at the Library. Rain or shine. Registration required. This activity is limited to 15 participants.


STEMSnap Circuits
When:
Sat. Oct. 21, Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 16
Time12:00 – 12:45 P.M.
Grades
1 – 5
Learn the basics of circuity using Snap Circuit Sound, Green & Electronics’, Illumination and an Arcade.  This free program is limited to 12 participants. Registration is necessary.


Early Literacy Program (Reference Room)
For: Parents of PreK children
Presenter: Allison Noble
When: Saturday, October 21
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 P.M.
Join us for an informative Early Literacy program for parents of Pre-K children 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 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.


Dinosaur Banks
When: Saturday, Nov. 4
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Grades: K – 6
Join Ms. Lisa for a fun filled morning of painting a ceramic dinosaur bank. This free program is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required.


Science Lab:
Dissection of a Cow Eye with Dr. Bob
When: Thursday, November 9
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
Grades: 6 – 12
Students work in pairs with supervision from Dr. Bob. (sharp tools used.) This free science lab is open to 12 students. Registration is required.
This free program is limited to 6 participants who will work as a team to create a video. Registration is necessary.


Pet Rocks
When: Saturday, Nov 18
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Grades: K – 6
Join Ms. Lisa for a Saturday painting program. This free program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.


Santa Visits the Library
Date: Thursday, Dec. 7
Time: 5:50 P.M.
Infant – Grade 4
The Richard Butler School Band Members will begin playing holiday music around 5:50 P.M. until Santa arrives around 6:00 P.M. Parents, bring your camera! Santa will remain in the Court Room to meet the children of Butler until he has to leave for the North Pole. All parents and children should enter through the Library and pick up a number to visit with Santa. No registration.