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DIY Stress Kit: Stress Awareness Day

November 3


November 3 is Stress Awareness Day. Adults can grab a DIY Stress Kit, with stress relief info and tips, supplies to make a stress squeeze ball, coloring sheets and puzzles, tea, and some sweet treats. One per adult, while supplies last.

For questions, contact Dianne at dmccauley@bcfls.org.

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Pennie Virtual Lunch and Learn

November 4, 12-1pm
On Zoom
Join us via Zoom to learn about Pennie, the PA State Health 
Insurance Marketplace. Learn about their mission, who they serve, and how they help connect and protect the uninsured.


Pennie's open enrollment period is 11/1/21 - 1/15/22.

Registration required for Zoom link, please sign up at the circ desk, call, or email Dianne at dmccauley@bcfls.org.

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Crafty Adults Grab-and-Go: Holiday Greeting Cards

November 15

The leaves are falling, the turkey's thawing, and that means it's time to make your holiday greeting cards!

Grab-and-go kits available in the lobby, starting November 15. One kit per adult, while supplies last.

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I.D.E.A.L. Book Club
Announcing a brand new self-directed book club, exploring topics of inclusivity, diversity, equity, and accessibility. Each month, we will read a selection focusing on a title that challenges social norms, gives a voice to the voiceless, and is written by a member of an underrepresented group. 

November's pick is Rez Life: An Indian's Journey Through Reservation Life by David Treuer.

Participants can do the solo club using Beanstack and earn monthly badges. Book talk videos are posted monthly on Facebook and Youtube.
For more information, contact Tiffany at tharkleroad@bcfls.org.

Registration at butlerlibrary.beanstack.org
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Adult Literacy Program

The Adult Literacy Program at BC3 coordinates instruction in three areas:

  • Basic reading and math skills for adults

  • GED preparation

  • Workforce Development

All instructional services are provided free of charge.


Assisted Living in Pennsylvania

Provides data for over 20,000 assisted living communities serving seniors across the U.S., and over 150 statewide.

Butler County Census Information

This link provides demographic information for Butler County.



The PA CareerLinks are one-stop offices providing an array of services on-site with staff from various state, federal, non-profit and other partner agencies. This link includes access to the Commonwealth Workforce Development System website.


Center for Community Resources, Inc.

The Center for Community Resources’ goal is to coordinate supportive services for individuals and families seeking information & referral for mental health, intellectual disabilities, substance abuse and other human service needs.


PA Law Help

PALawHELP.org is a guide to legal information and free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Pennsylvania. Here you can locate information on a variety of legal issues, as well as information on how to contact programs providing legal assistance in Pennsylvania. This includes basic eligibility and contact information for the programs proving free legal assistance in Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania Legal Forms

Included on this page are forms for filing civil complaints, private criminal complaints and notices of settlement when cases are privately resolved.


Retire Guide - What is Medicare?
This link will take you to a web article on the basics of Medicare; what it is, who is eligible, how to apply, and more.
Social Security Administration

This site provides online access to the diverse services offered by the Social Security Administration. Example services include retirement insurance, disability insurance, prescription drug benefits, supplemental security income, and public assistance and welfare services, among others.


Tutor.com offers one-to-one learning solutions for students through educational institutions such as colleges, universities, K-12 schools, and public and state libraries as well as through corporations for employee benefits and workforce development. We connect learners with qualified, expert tutors online, on-demand, 24/7/361. We provide tutoring services in more than 200 academic subjects and test preparation areas in an engaging and uplifting learning environment.

World History Encyclopedia

World History Encyclopedia is one of the world’s most-read history publications with nearly 30 million annual readers. Our non-profit organization's mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and improve history education worldwide. The encyclopedia is written at an academic level but is easy to read; we highlight the “story” aspect of history. Everything is searchable by keywords, categories, time periods and subject matter. We also publish videos and audio articles, giving people many different ways to learn about history.

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