Adult Programming

 

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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 www.butlerlibrary.org or at the Library for updates to our schedule.


Tuesday Afternoon Movie
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 30 participants. Call 1-973-838-3262, or stop by the Library to sign up.
November 26 – Gloria Bell (2018)
December 17 – The Upside (2017)
January 28 – Yesterday
February 25 – Rocketman
March 31 – Echo in the Canon


Family Movie Night
Dec. 13 – The Lion King
7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Butler Public Library will hold a Family Movie Night with newly released 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 Dates:
January 31 Abominable
February 28: Aladdin
March 27: To be announced


Inter Generational Community Drumming Circle
Join us in building a healthy community through engaging activities
First Thursday of the month from September to December (Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14 and Dec. TBA) Time: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Vicky Mulligan and Linda Bagdon, LIFE Center Stage
This program is brought to you by Butler Municipal Alliance and The Friends of the Butler Public Library.
Community drumming offers a physical activity that promotes relaxation and the use of fine motor skills. It helps to build a sense of group identity and a feeling of belonging and provides an opportunity for active participation in a music experience. We will introduce the Butler community and families to the power of traditional drumming and help create positive memories. In addition to learning how to play a djembe, this group course will give tools to encourage social interaction and reduce stress while having fun. Materials will be shared with participants relating to the prevention of substance use disorder in the community. The last class in this series will culminate in a fun-filled event in which all are welcome to attend. This program is free of charge but limited to 25 people ages 5 & up. Please call 973-838-3262 to sign up in advance.


English Conversation Class for Adults 
Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Starting October 26 Saturday 10/26 from 10:30-12:00
Saturdays 11/2, 11/9, 11/23,11/30 (Closed for Thanksgiving weekend), 12/7, 12/14, 12/21 (Last Class)
This 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.

Open Craft Night
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Kristen Talbot, BPL Staff
Come to the Library to create a beautiful DIY Craft Project. It is hodgepodge night, so you can pick out any craft we have available. 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.


Hand Knitting Class
Wednesdays: January 15 & 22, 2020 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Blythe Bedell
Join us at the Library to make one Chunky Chenille Blanket per person. No knitting needles required. We are using our hands! Please bring 5 balls of chunky chenille yarn (best prices are at Walmart). This program is free for participants. Registration in advance is required by calling 973-838-3262, or stop by our Circulation Desk to sign up.


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.


The Friends of the Butler Public Library
Friends Meeting
Monday, January 13, 2020
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
In the Reference Room at Butler Library
Join us bi-monthly for a meeting with your friends and 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 and you would like to see more good things happening here, come and meet with us to talk about how we can make it happen. Call us at 973-838-3262, or stop by to sign up.


Dance With Me
Learn to Waltz
Every Wednesday in February
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Julie Castaneda, Professional Ballroom Dancer
Join us for a night of dancing every Wednesday in February. Wear dress shoes, no sneakers. Cost is $20.00 for 4 sessions payable in cash in advance, non-refundable. Butler Public Library is located at 1 Ace Road, behind the municipal building, on the internet at: www.butlerlibrary.org, or by phone: 973-838-3262.


Blind Date with a Book
For the Month of February
Come in to the Butler Library anytime during regular library hours and look for our “Blind Date with a Book” Display. Choose a wrapped book to take home and see if you like it. You won’t know which book it is until you check it out. Come in and have a Blind Date with a Book this February to celebrate Valentine’s Day and your love of books.


Preventing Financial Elder Abuse
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Presented by Bob Bloodgood, Esq. Attorney at Law
What it is, risk factors and prevention tips. This program is free of charge. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to sign up in advance.


2020 New Jersey Maker’s Day
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.


Possessed by Possessions
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 Linda@cocenterprisesllc.com. Visit Linda’s website www.LindaAnders.com for any updates on this informative program.


The Knitting & Crocheting Circle
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.


Weekly Computer Assistance
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.