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New Program Added
A Vet Speaks about the Art of Model Building and Vets Speak about How the Some of the Models Were Used in Combat Missions
Tuesday, May 14
6:30 P.M.
The Library is now displaying model art by Robert Sees in the lobby leading to the Library.  We invite you to come see it and to
join us on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. when Mr. Sees talks about the art involved in making his models.
Joining Mr. Sees will be fellow Vietnam Veterans Tom McDonald, Dan O’Dougherty, and Ron Spranzani who will speak about how
some of the models were used in combat missions during the Vietnam War.

Call (973) 838-3262 or stop at the Library to register.

New Program Added
Getting Into College of Your Dreams…the Legal Way Barbara Champagne – Champagne Tutoring Services
Thursday, April 25 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Butler Public Library
Topics Covered

  • Timeline of what to do in high school years
  • When to consider potential “short list” of colleges
  • PSAT & National Merit Scholarships
  • SAT/ACT Timeline and How To’s
  • College application process
  • Social media
  • Visiting colleges – timeline and what to look for
  • The Interview!
  • Military academies
Call (973)  838-3262 or stop at the Library to register.

Program Added
AARP Smart Driver Course at Butler Public Library
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Presented by AARP Volunteer Ray Orsi
Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course!  You will learn: Defensive driving techniques, Proven safety strategies, New traffic laws and rules of the road. Plus there are no tests to pass. You simply sign up and learn. Upon completion you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance.  Call 973-838-3262, or stop by the Butler Library to sign up for this classroom course. Cost is $15 for AARP Members, $20 for non-members. For more information visit: www.aarp.org/drive


Consider giving back to the Library by purchasing a children’s book during our Gift – a – Book Program that will be donated to the Library for our children to read. The books offered for sale will be on display at the front table near the computers. The sale will begin on March 15 and run through April 30 during National Library Month.

The next date of the Girl Scout event will be Saturday, April 27: 12:30 – 2:30 P.M.

Girl Scout Program During Gift A Book for All Library Visitors
Girl Scout Troop # 96844 will hold a craft session where children will make their own bookmarks. The Troop will also create a poster and advertise in the community for families to come to visit us at the Library and encourage them to donate a Gift a Book while they were there. To make this project sustainable, the Troop will create a little poster or hand out that can be displayed in the Library which reminds children how to properly care for the books they take out of the Library.

COMPLETE A BOOK SUMMARY and win a small prize!
April 1 – 30, 2019
To celebrate National Library Month we will give out prizes for reading a book. Read a book, submit a summary form and you will receive a small 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.

April 1 – 30, 2019
To celebrate National Library Month, come play Library BINGO at the Butler Library from April 1 – 30. Pick up your Library BINGO card and start your BINGO game. Check out various library items that are in the BINGO squares. Have your BINGO card stamped each time you return the items to the Library to play and be eligible for a raffle drawing on April 30th.

Recycle with us. Bring in your recyclable toner cartridges and place them in the cardboard box under the display case in the foyer of the Library.

Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21
There will be no fines charged for any overdue Butler Library materials returned during the week of June 17-21. 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.

Free Museum Passes Available for patrons of the Butler Library.
Museum Passes Butler Library card holders can check-out free Museum Passes with a $30.00 cash deposit which will be refunded when the passes are returned. (Click on the links below for more information) Museum Passes have been provided by the Friends of the Butler Public Library to the following area attractions.

  1. Morris MuseumMorristown, NJRead more>
    Current Exhibits:  (See What’s happening at the Morris Museum)
  2. The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum: Manhattan, NYC Read more>     YOU MUST BRING YOUR BUTLER LIBRARY CARD TO THE INTREPID.
  3. Imagine That!!! Florham Park, NJ:  Read more>
  4. Grounds for Sculpture: Hamilton Township, NJ: Read more>

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 30 Green Book
May 28: Bohemian Rhapsody
June 25: If Beale Street Could Talk

Amazon Smile
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Raise Money for the Butler Free Public Library or The Friends of the Butler Library through your Amazon purchases
The Butler Free Public Library and the Friends of the Butler Library now have Amazon Smile links. When you shop at www.smile.amazon.com and indicate the “Butler Free Public Library” or the “Friends of the Butler Public Library” as your charity, each purchase will send a little money to each organization.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchase.  AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service but now your purchases on Amazon can help a charitable organization of your choice.

New Program Added:

Advanced English Conversation Class for non-native speakers.
When: Begins Saturday, April 27
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.

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Movie Recommendations Welcomed
Sometimes, we are asked if we know of any good movies in the Library collection for a person to watch. If you have any recommendations of good movies available at the Butler Library, please share that with us. We can pass on your recommendation to other patrons.