Young Adults Programming

Family Movie Night
Now Showing, 
September 27: How to Train You Dragon: The Hidden World

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:
October 25,  November 15, , December 13. 

Intergenerational Program

Community Drumming Circle
Join us in building a healthy community through engaging activities
One Thursday per month from September to December (Sept. 12, Oct. 3, Nov. 14 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 and up. Please call 973-838-3262 to sign up in advance.

Saturday Afternoon Writing: This program will not be held any longer.
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.

Morris County Vocational School District
Info Session
Thursday, October 3, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm
Presented by Gina DiDomenico, MCVTS
Student Recruitment and Community Relations Specialist for the Morris County Vocational School District will present information about the Academies (full day high school programs). Students in 8th grade may apply between mid-September to the end of November. Learn about programs offered, application process and ways to visit. For more information, please contact Gina at or 973-627-4600 ext. 277.

Open Mic Night
Friday, October 11, 2019
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Presented by Bach to Rock
Join Bach to Rock from Wayne, NJ for a night of music at Butler Public Library! Performers will be able to show off their talents at Butler Library’s first ever Open Mic! Bach to Rock will provide all sound equipment and a piano, just bring your voice, guitar, hand drums, and hands to applaud!
Singers being accompanied by Bach to Rock teachers should send song title and artist to no later than Friday, October 4, 2019. Sign-up sheets will be available at the Butler Library Circulation Desk or call 973-838-3262, as performance slots are numbered! This event is open to ages 13 & up and will be held in the Court Room, please enter through Butler Library.

Concussion in Youth Sports Workshop
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Presented by Danielle Pagani, MPH, CHES, Brain Injury Alliance NJ
This presentation will discuss Concussion in Youth Sports, providing parents/ guardians with an overview and strategies on concussion when it comes to recognizing, working with and advocating for their child that has sustained a brain injury. Strategies will also be provided to the parents/ guardians when working with the school and coaches for their child’s success after sustaining a concussion. Call 973-838-3262, or stop by to sign up in advance.

Middle School Book Club
Meets One Evening Per Month
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
For Students in Grades 5 – 8
Presented by Heather Till, Volunteer
Pick up a library book one month before the meeting, read it at home and come in to discuss the book with your peers.
Middle School Book Club Selections:
Thursday, September 12 – Darius the Great is not OK by Adib Khorram
Thursday, October 10 – Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn
Thursday, November 14 – Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Wednesday, December 4 – Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
The December Meeting will be a Holiday Party and a Movie Night showing the movie: Five Feet Apart.
Please email if you will be attending the meeting or sign up at the Circulation Desk or by calling: 973-838-3262.


Testing & Education Reference Center
TERC  Important Information
Access to Testing & Education Reference Center is available within the library and remote access is permitted to patrons of the subscribing library with their login credentials. Such remote access is limited to non-commercial purposes. Remote access from a non-subscribing location or institution is not permitted. If your institution subscribes to Testing & Education Reference Center, you may be able to access the product by entering your credentials.

Volunteer at the Library: Community Service Hours: call 973-838-3262 for more information.
Children’s Services Volunteer Application: (PDF) Fill in both sides completely, and bring directly to Ms. Lisa or Ms. Arlene on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays.  If there is a volunteer opportunity in the Library we will call you.  Thank you so much for thinking of the Butler Library.

We welcome student volunteers for the Summer Reading Program. Contact Ms. Arlene in April through June each year for this opportunity.