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 or at the Library for updates to our schedule.

New Program Added
Getting Into College of Your Dreams…the Legal Way Barbara Champagne – Champagne Tutoring Services
Thursday, April 25 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Butler Public Library
Topics Covered

  • Timeline of what to do in high school years
  • When to consider potential “short list” of colleges
  • PSAT & National Merit Scholarships
  • SAT/ACT Timeline and How To’s
  • College application process
  • Social media
  • Visiting colleges – timeline and what to look for
  • The Interview!
  • Military academies
Call (973)  838-3262 or stop at the Library to register.

New Program Added
AARP Smart Driver Course at Butler Public Library
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Presented by AARP Volunteer Ray Orsi
Refresh your driving skills with the AARP Smart Driver Course!  You will learn: Defensive driving techniques, Proven safety strategies, New traffic laws and rules of the road. Plus there are no tests to pass. You simply sign up and learn. Upon completion you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance.  Call 973-838-3262, or stop by the Butler Library to sign up for this classroom course. Cost is $15 for AARP Members, $20 for non-members. For more information visit:

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.
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, April 27
Time: 10:15 A.M. – 12:00 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.


Citizen Science Day at the Butler Library CANCELLED
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: 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: Registration in advance is required for this program.

Family Movie Night
Fridays: 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.
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!
For more information: Email: or Call: 973-627-4600 ext. 277

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.