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.


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.
June 25 – If Beale Street Could Talk
July 30 – Vice
August 27 – Apollo 11
September 24 – Widows


Family Movie Night
Now Showing, 
July 12: Wonder Park

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:
August 9: Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase
September 27: How to Train You Dragon: The Hidden World
October 25,  November 15, , December 13. 


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.


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.

Mommy & Me Hand Knitting Class
On the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays in July & August
When: July 9 & 23, & August 13 & 27
Time: 6:30  – 7:30 P.M.
For Ages 8 & Up
Presented by Blythe Bedell
Join us at the Library to make one Chunky Chenille Blanket per Mommy/Child pair.  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.


Friends Meet & Greet at the Library
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Stop by the Butler Library to meet & greet with the Friends of the Butler Library. All Butler residents who love the Library are encouraged to attend. Find out how you can help your Library and be a part of the community. Sign up in advance to attend this event by stopping by or calling the Library at 973-838-3262.


Know The Bear Facts
Thursday, July 11, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Presented by NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife Bureau of Information and Education
The “Know the Bear Facts” educational seminar covers the natural history and biology of the Garden State’s largest land mammal, bear research and management, and practical information on coexisting with black bears, which includes safety tips. The program includes an audio/visual presentation and a few show-and-tell items. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to reserve your space at this program.


Open Craft Night for Adults
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Kristen Talbot, Program Coordinator
Come to the Library to create a beautiful DIY Craft Project. It’s Hodge Podge night, so you can pick out any craft we have available. You will be working with possibly paints and glue, so please dress accordingly. Registration in advance is required.


Intergenerational Community Drumming Circle
Join us in building a healthy community through engaging activities
First Thursday of the month from September to December (Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 12) 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.


Wine N Décor
Friends of the Butler Library Fundraiser
Friday, August 2, 2019
5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us at Wine N Décor 47 Main Street Unit 4, Bloomingdale, NJ to create a DIY Wooden Art Project. Visit: www.winendecor.com to view the gallery and register in advance for this event. A percentage of the cost will benefit the Friends of the Butler Library. Come for a night out, to create a project and meet the Friends of the Butler Library.


Mortgages and Your Finances
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Domingo Ramirez, Primerica Financial Services, & LCD Mortgage a Division of First Home Bank
Mortgages play a big part in your house-hold budget. We will review getting your finances in order to prepare for a new home/new mortgage or whether to refinance. In this program you will learn: what you can do to improve your credit report, what strategies to adopt that will help you save, also what factors to consider when refinancing or buying a new home, why get a preapproval & most important: finding the best mortgage product to fit your needs. Also, how to consolidate debt by refinancing. Bring questions about your specific situations. Please call the library to sign up to attend.


All About Medicare
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Karen Kuiphoff, Creative Financial Strategies
How to navigate the maze and gain an understanding of different options and designs that can be put in place for you or your loved one. Please call or visit the Butler Library at 973-838-3262, to sign up.


Saturday Afternoon Writing
Saturdays Beginning: September 7, 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 September 7, 2019, 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.


AARP Smart Driver Course
Friday, October 11, 2019
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 $15 for AARP Members, $20 for non-members. For more information vis-it: www.aarp.org/drive.


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
Beginning Again: September 17
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