Adult Programs

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 sometimes required.  Please check our website at: www.butlerlibrary.org or social media for updates to our schedule.


Summer Reading Adults 2021

Join the Adult Summer Reading Challenge

  • For Adults at least 18 years of age and older:  The Adult Summer Reading Program will be using READSquared which is an online program to log your reading
  • The Adult Summer Reading Program will be held from June 24, 2021 – August 21, 2021
  • Register Here: http://butlerlibrary.readsquared.com/

How Does It Work? 

Register on READSquared on June 24, 2021 or after and begin logging your minutes of reading per week/day. (At least 450 minutes of reading during the Summer session) Any Adults who participate in the Adult Summer Reading Program will be eligible to win a Gift Card.  A raffle will be held in August after the program is over and a winner will be chosen at random by READSquared. Winners will be notified.  Good luck and have fun taking the Adult Summer Reading Challenge!

 


 

DumpsterBetter Together Program with Partner Libraries
Possessed by Possessions – Decluttering Workshop on Zoom
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
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.  Register Here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Linda can be contacted at 973-838-8298 or Linda@cocenterprisesllc.com. Visit Linda’s website www.LindaAnders.com for any updates on this informative program.
Visit the Adult Programs page on the Butler Library website for the Registration Link:  www.butlerlibrary.org
This Adult Library Program is sponsored by the Friends of the Butler Public Library.

 


 

MENTAL HEALTH MONDAY
July 26, 2021
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Rockaway Borough Public Library Gazebo
Attention Older Adults! Join Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, Tracy Klingener, MA, DRCC, LAC to recognize the signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety in yourself or a friend and how you know if someone you love is in crisis and what to do to help. Learn coping and self-care tips, before, after and during a crisis. We will end with a mindfulness meditation practice. Reserve your spot as space is limited by calling 973-627-5709.

 

Better Together Program with Partner Libraries
The Kootz Band
Presented by Kinnelon Library
Saturday, July 31, 2021
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Live and in person on the lawn.  Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and listen to the sounds of The Kootz band.  They will be playing popular songs from the 60’s, 70’s, and on up that the whole family will know and enjoy.  For more information or to sign up, call: 973-838-1321 or visit: www.kinnelonlibrary.org.

 

Social Security ProgramSavvy Social Security Planning on Zoom
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Presented by Rob and Chris from Cornerstone Financial Solutions
Virtual Online Webinar
Maximize your Social Security Income. “What Baby Boomers Need to Know to Maximize Retirement Income”
At this workshop, you will learn: 5 factors to consider when deciding when to apply for benefits, When it makes sense to delay benefits – and when it does not, How to minimize taxes on Social Security benefits (TAXES? YES TAXES), Why you should always check your earnings record for accuracy, How to find your Primary Insurance Amount (PIA), Special strategies for married couples, divorced individuals and minor children.  Social Security is far more complicated than most people realize.  The decisions you make now can have a tremendous impact on the total amount of benefits you stand to receive over your lifetime.  If married, spouses are urged to attend.   Not endorsed by or affiliated with any governmental entity.  Zoom Link: Registration is required:

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0vduqvpzwpE9HeZYTF_zRxwJmD9mY4Q7Ep or visit the Butler Public Library website: www.butlerlibrary.org for the link on the Adult Programs Page.  For more information, contact: Jodi Bloom: jodi@cornerstonecollegesolutions.net or call: 201-463-3024.

 

Better Together Program with Partner Libraries
The Decorating Club of Pequannock (Click here for flyer)

When:  August 11

Time:  3:00 pm
Join us for afternoon tea with Susan Meyers, author of The Decorating Club. This event takes place at the Pequannock Township Public Library. Please call the Library at 973-835-7460 to reserve your seat.
Ms. Meyers will talk about the journey that inspired her to write The Decorating Club and sign copies of her book. Books will be available to purchase.

 

Better Together Program with Partner Libraries
The Bronx
Presented by Pequannock Library
Thursday, August 12, 2021
At 7:00 pm
Marty Schneit was raised and lived in The Bronx.  He presents a nostalgic look back at The Bronx and how The Bronx impacted his life growing up.  Marty depicts what was happening in The Bronx during those years of his youth.  This lecture will bring you back to a simpler time.   Some of the topics that he will discuss in his lecture are the following: Marty (film), Egg Cream, Stickball, Dion and the Belmonts, Grand Concourse, Paradise Theater, Jahn’s, Orchard Beach, Charlotte Russe, Transistor Radio, The Seltzer Man, Alexanders, and Krums.  This program will be presented via Zoom.  Please email: peq-ref@peq.mainlib.org to register.

 

College FundingCollege Funding Webinar, on Zoom
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Presented by Jodi Bloom, Founder and College Planning Expert
Cornerstone College Solutions
Virtual Online Webinar
This complimentary workshop is designed to help families with children of any age figure out how to pay for college without jeopardizing retirement. Learn how to reduce your out of pocket expenses and the overall cost of college.   Learn the “ins and outs” of the financial aid system and how to maximize what your student receives.  Identify myths and avoid common errors that can cause you to overpay for school.  Learn how to obtain discounts from colleges & universities even if you won’t qualify for “need-based” financial aid.  Learn how to develop a comprehensive college plan with proven strategies & financial alternatives to meet your family’s unique goals and cost requirements.  Determine how to find the best college match for your children. RSVP: Reservations are required. Registration for this webinar: 

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpc-CurzwpHtPyR9ySAELBxo1PicnBh1Xe or visit the Butler Public Library website: www.butlerlibrary.org for the link on the Adult Programs Page. For more information, contact: Jodi Bloom: jodi@cornerstonecollegesolutions.net or call: 201-463-3024. 

 

Chef BoonGingered Pumpkin Bisque
Virtual Cooking Demo on Zoom with Chef Brett Boon
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Presented by Chef Brett Boon, Culinary Arts Instructor
Join us for a virtual cooking demo of Gingered Pumpkin Bisque and Homemade Croutons with CIA graduate and culinary arts instructor, Brett Boon.  Here are the ingredients you will need to cook along with Chef Brett:

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup chopped shallots
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup apple cider or juice
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons canned pumpkin
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream or half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional heavy whipping cream, optional
  • Fresh thyme sprigs, optional

Croutons Ingredients: 

  • 4 cups bread cubes, cut into 3/4 inch squares (from a sturdy bread like sourdough)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Italian flat leaf parsley, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Registration is required for this program and is FREE to attend.  Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtfuGqrD4vHdecnUVWTBWpiMzI_kog4ohP 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Visit the Adult Programs page on the Butler Library website for the Registration Link:  www.butlerlibrary.org.  We hope to see you soon, on Zoom!