Young Adults Programming

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.

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.

Scratch Coding for Middle School Students
For Teens and ‘Tweens Entering 5th, 6th and 7th Grades
5 Week Program
When: On Wednesdays Beginning: July 3 through July 31, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Grades: 5, 6, 7

Learn basic coding with Scratch! Scratch is a programming language developed by MIT in which you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. The program will also introduce students to game design and object-oriented coding. Please call 973-838-3262, to sign up in advance.

For Students Entering Grades 5 – 8
Wednesdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Starts July 3 and ends August 7, 2019
Launch your kids into space exploration! In Mission: Solar System, NASA and Design Squad® Nation bring kids fun, hands-on ways to think like NASA engineers. The guide’s hands-on activities and videos let kids apply science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills to solve design challenges. This program is limited to 16 students. Please call 973-838-3262 to sign up in advance.

Middle School Comic Con Event
Friday, August 16, 2019
When: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm for Costumes, DIY Comic Book Contest & refreshments
Movie: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Now Showing: Ant Man & the Wasp
For Kids Entering Grades 5 – 8
Contests: Come dressed as your favorite comic character and complete a Comic Book Page. Judging based on best costume and best comic Book Drawing. Refreshments to follow. Movie will begin at 7:00 pm. This free program is limited to 25 participants. Registration is required

Stress Reduction for Teens at Butler Library
Begins July 10 and meets every Wednesday after that up to August 7, 2019 (July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7)
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Facilitator: Rachel Lees, MA, NCC of NewBridge Services
An open group for high school students seeking to learn how to recognize, reduce and manage stress. Topics covered are: What is stress? Where does stress come from? What are some coping strategies? In week 4, the group will be provided with examples of stressful situations, and will work through each situation together to practice recognizing and utilizing coping strategies to reduce stress in real-life situations. In the last week, education regarding what to do if stress becomes “too much” and how to recognize when that may be happening. **Each week, a recap will be provided both verbally and through a work sheet for members who missed previous day, or days. Group members are encouraged to come to each session of the program, in order to fully benefit from education. **This program is free of charge and funded through a grant by United Way but limited to 16 participants. Please call 973-838-3262 to sign up in advance.

Middle School Book Club
When: The 2nd Thursday of Every Month.
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Grades: 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:
April 11 – Denis Ever After by Tony Abbott
July 11 – Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
August 8 – Hope was Here by Joan Bauer
September 12 – Darius the Great is not OK by Adib Khorram
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.