Adult Programming

Borrow a book, save a tree.BORROW from the Butler Library  Instead of purchasing books, borrow books, magazines, and DVD’s from the Butler Public Library or from another Library in M.A.I.N through our Inter-library Loans. Think of all the money you will save by borrowing from the Library. Come for a visit and see all the great programs going on in your Library, too.


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.


GIFT A BOOK SALE

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 during National Library Month.

Girl Scout Program During Gift A Book for All Library Visitors
Girl Scout Troop 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.
The dates of the Girl Scout events are:
Saturday – March 30th 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Saturday – April 27th 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm



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 30 participants. Call 1-973-838-3262, or stop by the Library to sign up.
March 26 – A Star is Born (2018)
April 30 – Green Book
May 28 – Bohemian Rhapsody
June 25 – If Beale Street Could Talk


Family Movie Night
Now Showing, 
Friday, April 5  Ralph Breaks the Internet

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:
May 3: Mary Poppins Returns
June 7: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Future Dates:
July 12, , August 9,  September 27,  October 25,  November 15, , December 13. 


New Program Added:
Advanced English Conversation Class for non-native speakers.
When: Begins Saturday, February 9
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.


Guided Meditation Classes

3 Week Session
Wednesdays, March 6, 13 & 20, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Cindy Strom
Cindy Strom will lead you through a series of exercises designed to create a strong foundation for building your own meditation practice. The main goal is to promote deep relaxation and well-being. Her guided meditation CDs will be available to purchase for $10 to offer participants various programs to practice with. This 3 week session costs $15.00, due in cash by Wednesday, March 6, 2018, and is non-refundable.


New Jersey Maker’s Day Adult Craft
DIY Terra Cotta Coasters
Saturday, March 23, 2019
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Presented by Kristen Talbot, Adult Programming Coordinator
Join us as we celebrate New Jersey Maker’s Day for 2019, for an Adult Craft to create a set of beautiful terra cotta coasters for your patio, designed by you. All craft materials will be provided. We will be using acrylic paints and modge podge.
This program is free of charge. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262 to
reserve your place at the craft table.

AARP Smart Driver Safety Course
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Presented by Norman Nadasdi, AARP Volunteer Instructor
The AARP Smart Driver Safety Course is available to all drivers age 18 through the Senior years. We welcome all driver licensed residents, family, friends and neighbors to join us and reap the benefits of up to $200.00 savings on their auto insurance over a 3 year period. Motor Vehicle point credits and insurance point credits may also result by taking this course.
The course is “Class Room” only for 6 hours. Bring a bagged lunch or snack.
Tuition is: $15.00 (if AARP Member)
$20.00 (if NOT AARP Member)
Certificates of Completion will be issued to all participants during final hour of the course. To register, stop by Butler Library to fill out a form and pay in advance by cash or check.

Advanced English Conversation Class
For non-native speakers
Make up Classes: Wednesdays: February 13 & 20, 2019 From 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
All remaining classes will be held on Saturdays
From 10:15 am to 12:15ish pm Beginning March 2, 2019
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.


Ballroom Dancing:  Learn to Waltz
3 Sessions
Wednesdays: April 3, April 10, April 17, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Julie Castaneda, Professional Ballroom Dancer
Each session costs $20.00, per couple and is due in cash the night of each class. Limited to 6 couples or 12 participants. Wear what you would wear to go out to dinner or dancing, dress shoes or flats, no sneakers, jeans are ok. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your spot on the dance floor. Beginners are welcome.


Ukulele Lessons for Adults
Monday, April 8, 2019
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Presented by Architekt Music
Led by instructors from Architekt Music, this is an introductory course to all things ukulele. Learn the basic chord progressions, tuning, and strumming techniques to get you started with music! This program is free of charge, but limited to 10 participants. Please let us know if you have your own ukulele. Call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.


Citizen Science Day at the Butler Library
Saturday, April 13, 2019
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
On Citizen Science Day 100,000+ participants will use the Stall Catchers game at the same time for one hour to help advance Alzheimer’s research. Join us at the Butler Library as we participate in this
event. Register at the Library or by calling (973) 838-3262. Contact: luis.rodriguez@butlerlibrary.org if
you need more information on this event.


Author Talk & Book Signing
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
From 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Sarada Chiruvolu, Author of Home at Last
Come meet Sarada and hear her talk about her book: Home at Last: A Journey To Higher Consciousness, which will be available for purchase for $15.00 and will be signed by the Author. This work of non-fiction, is based on the author’s personal experience toward attaining enlightenment/self-realization through a meditation practice. Sarada has been a meditator for the past 20 years. Her book has been described as “A new meditation primer perfectly suited for twenty-first century seekers.” Home At Last takes the reader on a profound journey on the road toward enlightenment. Come meet her to find out more, you can also visit her website: www.saradachiruvolu.com Registration in advance is required for this program.


Family Movie Night
Fridays: March 8, April 5, May 3, June 7, 2019
At 7:00 pm
Join us once a month for a Family Movie Night, showing Family-Friendly Films on our 70” Flat Screen TV. An adult must stay with children under the age of 10.
March 8 – Christopher Robin
April 5 – Ralph Breaks the Internet
May 3 – Mary Poppins Returns
June 7 – Spider Man – Into the Spider Verse
Call the Library at: 973-838-3262 to sign up. Check our website or on flyers in the Library for future movie titles.


Saturday Afternoon Writing
Saturdays Beginning April 27, 2019
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Presented by Carolyn Marrin, Library Assistant
Want to write, but don’t know where to start? Have you started writing, but aren’t sure what to do next? Do you want to speak with other writers about methods for getting through obstacles? Every Saturday starting on April 27th, from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, bring your favorite writing materials. We’ll discuss the craft and do some writing exercises. Free, open to adults and teens.


Spring Financial Planning:  3 Part Series

Financial Planning for: Education
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Robert Anderson, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones
Planning and saving for college education, which involves understanding the costs, and ways to save. This program is free of charge. Registration in advance is required.


Financial Planning for: Retirement
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Robert Anderson, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones
A discussion on the importance of saving for retirement, the risk of inflation and why to start now. This program is free of charge. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.


Financial Planning for: Financial Fraud
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Robert Anderson, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones
An educational presentation on the types of scams out there, red flags, and how to protect
yourself. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.


Career and Technical Education… Explore High School Options!
Thursday, May 9, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
At Butler Library
Presented by Morris County Vocational School District
Current 7th, 8th and 9th grade students and parents are welcome to attend! Learn about Career and Technical Education Programs for High School Students in Morris County. Space is Limited…Please Register!  https://sharetime.eventbrite.com
For more information: Email: didomenicog@mcvts.org or Call: 973-627-4600 ext. 277 www.mcvts.org


Wills and Estate Planning
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Bob Bloodgood, Elder Law Attorney
Introduction to Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts and Elder Law. Learn what you need to know to help guide you through making the right decisions. This program is free of charge. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your seat.


Planning for College Funding Presentation
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Shanna Wolf and Karen Kuiphoff, Registered Representatives
Creative Financial Strategies Shanna Wolf will be discussing a topic that has become increasingly more complex and expensive – college costs! She will help demystify the financial aid process and how to
better position your finances for this large expense. Shanna will be available to address questions as well on loans, divorce and the expected family contribution (EFC). This talk is for all families and most helpful the further one’s student is away from actually attending college. Parents of high school students can still gain valuable and timely information from Shanna. This program is free of charge. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to sign up.


Hamilton – the Musical and the Duel
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Presented by Rick Feingold
Presenter: Rick Feingold teaches American Business History at Bergen Community College and holds a degree in History from Rutgers University.

Today, Hamilton, a ground-breaking musical featuring Black and Latino actors playing the
founding fathers is the hottest ticket on Broadway. Hamilton, who as an immigrant became the first Secretary of the Treasury and founded the U.S. financial system died at the hands of Vice President Aaron Burr upon the dueling grounds in Weehawken, NJ. This program features the Hamilton mixtape (a compilation of favorite pieces of music) performance at the White House, an introduction to the characters of the musical, and music from the Broadway production including Ten Duel Commandments. This program is free of charge. Please call or visit the Butler
Library at 973-838-3262, to sign up

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 for this event.

Weekly Computer Assistance
Every Tuesday
Beginning on:  Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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.