Adult Programming

 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 or at the Library for updates to our schedule.

Tuesday Afternoon Movies at 2:00 pm
March 31 – Echo in the Canyon  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
April 28 – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
May 26 – Little Women
June 30 – Parasite
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 theatre or which you may want to see again. This free program is limited to 30 participants. Call 973-838-3262 or stop by the Library to sign up.

WISE: Wellness Initiative for Senior Education  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
When: Every Wednesday, February 19 – Wednesday March 25
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 P.M.
The Wellness Initiative for Senior Education (WISE) Program celebrates healthy aging and educates older adult on a variety of topics. This free program will meet every Wednesday from February 19 – March 25 and open to anyone older who lives in Morris County. This educational program offers six lessons that cover a wide range of topics. Prevention is key. Participants will have the opportunity to meet new people and:
-Learn about the aging process and how to make healthy lifestyle choices
-Celebrate this exciting stage of life and all the benefits that come with it
-Discuss risk factors and behaviors older adults should avoid to stay healthy.
-Examine how alcohol, prescriptions medications, and over-the-counter medications affect seniors differently and how they can avoid problems
-Learn how to use simple tools to help you feel more empowered about your health and the healthcare you receive

All participants will be eligible to receive gift certificates and other free giveaways.
For more information and to register, please contact the Butler Library at 973.838.3262.  

Family Movie Night
7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Future Movie Dates:
April 24 – Cats (2019)
May 15 – Dolittle (2020)
June 12 – To be announced

Join us once a month for a Family Movie Night, showing Family-Friendly films on our 70″ flat screen TV. Call the Library at: 973-838-3262 to sign up. Check our website or our flyers in the Library for future movie titles.

English Conversation Class for Adults POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Starting October 26 Saturday 10/26 from 10:30-12:00
Saturdays TBA
his eight week class is open to adults with basic or advanced conversation skills.  You will practice speaking English with each other. Advanced English speakers will help other students.  Registration is required.  Call 973-838-3262, or stop by to sign up in advance.

AARP Free Tax Service 
For Seniors and Low-Income Residents
Every Thursday by Appointment
In February through April at Kinnelon Fire House. Sponsored by Kinnelon Library.Please call or visit the Kinnelon Library at 973-838-1321, to register in advance.

Craft Program for Adults at Butler Public Library
Bird House Feeders
Saturday, March 21, 2020
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presented by BPL Staff
Come to the Butler Library to make a Bird House Feeder from a Recycled Soda Bottle. This program is free of charge and all materials will be provided by the Library. You will be working with possibly paints and glue, so please dress accordingly or bring a smock. Call us at 973-838-3262, or stop by to sign up in advance.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Linda Anders, Professional Organizer
This program was inspired by the popular book The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning. This new program is geared to help homeowners to declutter now so their kids won’t be overwhelmed later and need a dumpster to clean out their parents’ house! Learn what to do with photographs, letters, books, kids’ memorabilia, and furniture are just some of the topics that will be addressed by Professional Organizer Linda Anders. Linda Anders, Professional Organizer and the owner of COC Enterprises LLC, is a member of NAPO-National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals for over 20 years and a member of The Golden Circle.
Registration is required for this FREE program. Call the Library at 973-838-3262, to register in advance.
Linda can be contacted at 973-838-8298 or Visit Linda’s website for any updates on this informative program.

The Schuyler Sisters and the Hamilton Musical
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Presented by Rick Feingold
Four daughters of wealthy General Philip Schuyler ran away to elope with rich men. But Elizabeth Schuyler married Alexander Hamilton, a penniless, orphan, immigrant for love. We will read the love letters Hamilton sent to Eliza during their courtship then meet two other women—Angelica Schuyler Church and Maria Reynolds—who were after Alexander. This program features music from the Hamilton Broadway musical including The Schuyler Sisters, Helpless, Satisfied, and It’s Quiet Uptown. Note: The program includes eight songs from Hamilton, An American Musical. (Music from public sources). A handout with detailed instructions titled How to Get Tickets to see Hamilton is included. Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University. This program is free for participants. Please call 973-838-3262, or visit the Butler Library to sign up.

“Black Gold’ for Your Garden
Composting Simplified
Saturday, May 2, 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Presented by Cheri Wilczek, Master Gardener and Sage Sedlacek, Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient
Food waste is becoming more and more relevant in the United States each year due to the lack of information on how to help the issue. In-home composting is a great way to fight food waste as well as improve your garden. Everyone has kitchen scraps, clippings from house and garden plants, leaves and brush available for recycling from our homes and gardens. With a little effort, you can turn these resources into compost. Gardeners call compost “black gold”. Adding just a half-inch layer of compost to your soil is a perfect way to grow better flowers and vegetables. Mixing larger quantities of “black gold” into your soil before planting your fruits and vegetables will ensure a beautiful garden and a bountiful harvest for you! Please call 973-838-3262, or visit the Butler Library to sign up.

Liability Insurance (Auto and Home)
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Derek Vannelli, State Farm Insurance
In this class we will discuss what is covered by the liability limits under your personal auto and personal home insurance. Also, we will discuss what are the appropriate limits to have and the pitfalls of not having the appropriate coverage. This program is free of charge. Please call 973-838-3262, or visit the Butler Library to sign up.

Life Insurance
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Derek Vannelli, State Farm Insurance
In this class we will discuss the two types of Life Insurance—Term and Permanent— and the features and benefits of both types. Also, we will talk about how to come up with the right amount of coverage to have. Lastly, who should be listed as beneficiaries and the issues if the appropriate person is not designated properly. This program is free of charge. Please call 973-838-3262, or visit the Butler Library to sign up.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Derek Vannelli, State Farm Insurance
In this class we will discuss the basic banking products: Deposit, Loan and Credit Card Accounts. Also, what is the difference in dealing with a Private Bank as compared to a Publicly Traded Bank and what to look for when choosing a bank. This program is free of charge. Please call 973-838-3262, or visit the Butler Library to sign up.

The Friends of the Butler Public Library
Friends Meeting
Monday, May 18, 2020
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In the Reference Room at Butler Library
Join us bi-monthly for a meeting with your friends & neighbors to talk about how together we can make the Butler Library better for the people in the Butler Community. If you love the library & you would like to see more good things happening here, come & meet with us to talk about how we can make it happen. Call us at 973-838-3262, or stop by to sign up.

Concussion in Youth Sports Workshop
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Danielle Pagani, MPH, CHES, Brain Injury Alliance NJ
This presentation will discuss Concussion in Youth Sports, providing parents/ guardians with an overview and strategies on concussion when it comes to recognizing, working with & advocating for their child who has sustained a brain injury. Strategies will also be provided to the parents/ guardians when working with the school & coaches for their child’s success after sustaining a concussion. Call 973-838-3262, or stop by to sign up in advance.

Tai Chi Classes
Wednesdays: June 10 – July 1, 2020
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Jody Rubel, Tai Chi Instructor
In this beginner 4 week series learn how to move in harmony with yourself & the people around you. Tai Chi is a moving meditation & an ancient martial art. Learn one of the most popular Tai Chi forms in the world – The Cheng Man Ching 37 Posture Yang style short form. Help alleviate symptoms of health issues such as: diabetes, coronary heart disease, arthritis, chronic back pain, high blood pressure. Research has shown that Tai Chi: Improves balance and memory, builds bone mass, reduces stress and inflammation, and circulates chi (life energy) throughout the body. This program is free for participants. Call 973-838-3262, to sign up.

National Library Week
April 20 – 25, 2020
Come visit the Library during National Library month, April 1 – 30, 2020, and participate in our Candy Raffle. All it takes is a good guess to be a winner! The closest number without going over wins. If there are multiple correct winners, a drawing will take place.

Fine Amnesty Week
Monday, June 15 – Saturday, June 20
Return those overdue materials without incurring fines. There will be no fines charged for any overdue Butler Library materials returned during the week of June 15-20. 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.

AARP Smart Driver Course
Friday, July 24, 2020
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Presented by AARP Volunteer Ray Orsi
Refresh your driving skills with this class. You will learn: Defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, new traffic laws & rules of the road. Plus there are no tests to pass. Simply sign up and learn. Upon completion you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance. Call 973-838-3262, to sign up for this classroom course. Cost is $20 for AARP Members, $25 for non-members. For more information visit:

The Knitting & Crocheting Circle  POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
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.

Every Tuesday
Beginning: January 7
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.