Children’s Programs



Family Movie Night
Now Showing, Ferdinand (PG)
Friday, June 29, 2018
7:00 pm – 8:45 pm 
Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night with family-friendly 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 Movie Dates: June 29:  Ferdinand: Rated PG 1 hour 48 minutes from 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm, July 13:  Paddington 2:  Rated PG, 1 hour 44 minutes from 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm.  August 3 (TBA), September 28, October 12, November 9, December 7.  Titles of future movie presentations will be announced at a later date. Check back frequently.

S.T.E.M. Snap Circuits
When: Saturday:  June 30
Time: 11:00 – 11:45 A.M.
Grades: 1 – 5
Learn the basics of circuitry using snap circuits sound, green living electronics, illumination, and an arcade. This free program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is required.


Family Movie Nights
Friday: July 13, August 3, September 28
At 7:00 pm
Join us once a month for a Family Movie Night, showing New Release Films on our 70” Flat Screen TV.
July 13 – Paddington 2
August 3 – Zombies
September 28 – Matilda
Call the Library at: 973-838-3262 to sign up. Check our website or on flyers in the Library for future movie titles


S.T.E.M:  Paint Your own Stepping Stone This program has been changed to June 23.
When: Saturday, June  23
Time:  11:00 – 12:00
Grades: 3 – 6
Join Ms. Lisa and paint a stepping stone.  After painting, take home your stone and bake it in an oven to complete the process so the paint is weather resistant and can go outside  Bring a container to take home your wet project.  This free program is limited to 18 participants. Registration is required.


S.T.E.M. Foil  Engineering Challenge
When:
Monday, June 25

Time: 5:00 – 5:45 P.M.
Grades: 
K – 5
Participate in an engineering challenge.
Directions will be given out on the day of the program so no one has an advantage. This free program is limited to 20 students.  Registration is required.


STEM: Scratch Club
When: Mondays:  July 2 & July 9
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 P.M.

Grades:  3  – 5
Join Ms. Arlene and learn computer coding skills. This club is limited to 12 students who will need to know how to use a computer and a mouse. Registration is required. Please fill out the Internet Permission Usage Form
when you sign up for this class.


S.T.E.A.M. Craft: Ceramic Star
When:  Thursday, July 12
Time:  5:30 – 6:15 P.M.
Grades: K – 6
Join Ms. Lisa and paint a ceramic star.  This free program is limited to 22 students.  Bring a container to carry home your wet project.
Registration is required.


Kids Learn to Ride:
Bring your Own Bike & Helmet
When:  Monday, July 16

Time: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Ages: 5 – 13 years
This 2 hour outdoor class teaches the safe and effective “balance first” method. Our certified Bike Right® instructors will remove the bike’s pedals and teach balance and control above all else. Your child will learn the basics of starting, stopping, steering, proper bike/helmet fit and adjustment. This free program is limited to 20 participants.

Registration is required. 


S.T.E.M. Marble Racing
When2 Sessions: July 23 & July 30
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Grades:  K – 6
Join the next generation of marble maze racers using QBA marble maze construction sets. This free program is limited to 16 students who will work with a team to create mazes. Registration is required.


S.T.E.M. Balloon Challenge
When:  Monday, August 6
Time: 6:00 – 6:45 P.M.
Grades: K – 6
Are you up for this challenge?  You are bound to have fun with this one. As usual the directions for the challenge will not be given out until the evening of the program so no one has an advantage. This free program is limited to 20 students. Registration is required.


S.T.E.A.M. Craft: Ceramic Flower Pot
When: Thursday, August 9
Time:  5:00 – 5:45 P.M.
Grades: K – 6
We have lot of paint colors for your creative self, so join the fun. Bring a container to carry home your wet project. This free program is limited to 22 students. Registration is
required.


S.T.E.M. Lego Engineering
When: Monday, August 13
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 P.M.
Grades:  K – 6
Join Ms. Arlene’s Lego Engineering Challenge. Directions will be given when students arrive so no one has an advantage. This free program is limited to 20 students.

Registration is required.


S.T.E.M. Surprise Design Challenge
When: Monday, August 20

Time: 6:30 – 7:15 P.M.
Grades: K – 6
As usual, the STEM project directions are given out the night of the program so no one has an advantage.  So come and join the fun and create something unusual using newspaper and tape. (Only  hint you are given.) This free program is limited to 20 students.

Registration is required.


S.T.E.A.M. Ceramics Painting Class (watering can)
When: Thursday, August 23

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 P.M.
Grades:  K – 6|
Join Ms. Lisa and paint a ceramic watering can. We have lots of painting colors to choose from, so come in and spend some time at the Library. It is always a good idea to bring a container to take home your wet project.  This free program is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required.


S.T.E.A.M. Ceramic Nemo Fish
When: Monday, August 27

Time: 5:30 – 6:30 P.M.
Grades:  K – 6
Join Ms. Arlene and paint a ceramic fish bank. It is always a good idea to bring a container to take home your wet project.  This free program is limited to 20 participants. Registration is required.


S.T.E.M.  Build a Tower
When:   Monday, September 17

Time:  6:00 – 6:45 P.M.
Grades:  K – 4
Participate in an engineering challenge. Directions will be given out on the day of the program so no one has an advantage. It is always a surprise for all. This free program is limited to 20 students. 
Registration is required.