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Upcoming Events

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Dare 2 B Tick Aware

May 10, 6pm
Basement Meeting Room

Join us for a free informational session on Lyme Disease Awareness presented by the PA Lyme Resource Network in conjunction with the Jean B. Purvis Community Health Clinic.

For more info contact Dianne, dmccauley@bcfls.org.

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Master Gardener Presentation: Attracting Pollinators

May 12, 6pm
Basement Meeting Room

Join Butler County Master Gardeners Mary Koeneke and Diane Walczak  for this informal class on attracting pollinators to your garden.


For more info, contact Dianne at dmccauley@bcfls.org.

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Crafty Adults Grab & Go

May 19, 1pm

Basement Meeting Room

Jazz up your spring garden!

We're making beaded plant markers. 

For more info, contact Dianne at dmccauley@bcfls.org

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7 Healthy Habits to Keep Your Heart Healthy & Blood Pressure Screening

May 31, 1-2pm
Blood Pressure Screening, 2-3pm
Basement Meeting Room

Join us for a free educational class by Linda Reichart, RN, CDCES, from the Jean B. Purvis Community Health Center. This class will teach you 7 healthy habits to establish daily to help decrease your blood pressure. Linda will also teach you about the Dash Diet.


Following the class, a nurse will be on hand to do free blood pressure screenings from 2-3pm.

For more info contact Dianne, dmccauley@bcfls.org.

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Golden Fox Club (55+)

May 26, 1-3pm
Basement Meeting Room

Drop by our new monthly program for adults ages 55+, held every 4th Thursday. Coffee, conversation, games, crafts, and more! For more info contact  Dianne at dmccauley@bcfls.org or call


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Medicare 101 Seminar

June 1, 1pm
Basement Meeting Room

Join Orion Client Services for a free Medicare 101 seminar where we will walk you through the Medicare process and the relevant rules and regulations. Discover your Medicare options now!


Registration required, please contact Dianne at dmccauley@bcfls.org or 724-287-1715.

Book Clubs

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No Shelf Control Book Club

1st Thursday of every month

May 5th, 6pm

Library Basement Meeting Room

May Selection: Read any book featuring the environment or climate.


A new book club to challenge *yourshelf* in 2022! Each month we will vote on what kind of book to read from a list of suggestions.


Come back to book club to tell us what you read for the month. The good, the bad, the best, we want to hear it all...but please no spoilers! Meet new people, talk about books, read what you want - pretty easy, right? Adults 18 and over welcome to join.


For more details, contact Dianne at dmccauley@bcfls.org.

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Literary Classics Book Club

4th Tuesday of every month

May 24th, 6pm

Basement Meeting Room

Join us for a new adult book club focusing on classic literature.


Meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6pm, starting February 22nd.

May's pick is 1984 by George Orwell. (Available from the library system, or as an ebook or audiobook through our eresources Hoopla and Libby.)


For more information, contact Dianne at dmccauley@bcfls.org

Recommended Websites

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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.