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Summer Reading Challenge 2021: Tails & Tales

Adults ages 18 and older are invited to participate in our annual summer reading challenge!

Participants will earn a chance to win one of several prize baskets for each book read or activity completed.

Program runs June 14 - August 27.


Register on Beanstack at butlerlibrary.beanstack.org.

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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. 

September's pick is A Perilous Path: Talking Race, Inequality, and the Law by Sherrilyn Ifill, Loretta Lynch, Bryan Stevenson, and Anthony C. Thompson.

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
9/11 Anniversary Poster Exhibit

September 7-9, 9am-7pm

September 10, 9am-4pm

September 11, 9am-3pm

Library Courtyard


The library will display a 14-poster exhibit, "September 11, 2001: The Day That Changed the World," created by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. 

On September 10 and 11, a new 35-minute film produced by the museum for the anniversary will also be available to watch in the library sun room.


Presented in partnership with the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Family History Fridays

Virtual genealogy lessons posted on Facebook and Youtube.

Next program: September 17, 1:30pm

Topic: Deed research basics

More than 20 past videos available on-demand anytime

on Facebook and Youtube.

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PRC Video Series: Intro to Google App Tools

In this new Professional Resource Center series, learn about free Google App Tools like Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more. Helpful for students, jobseekers, and entrepreneurs!


Entire series is available on-demand via Youtube.

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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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