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Upcoming Events

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Summer Reading Challenge 2022:
Oceans of Possibilities

June 13-August 31

 

We're "Kraken the books" for the 2022 Oceans of Possibilities Summer Reading Challenge. 

Read books, write reviews, complete activities, and win prizes!

Register on Beanstack at butlerlibrary.beanstack.org to log your progress. For adults ages 18 and up.

 

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

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The Power of Happiness

August 9, 6pm
Basement Meeting Room

Join Laurel Patterson as she shares ways to increase your happiness and reap great benefits, based on the research of Sonja Lyubomirsky. 
Happiness is a powerful asset. You don't have to be sad to attend. You just need a desire to increase the happiness you already have.

For more info contact Dianne at dmccauley@bcfls.org or 724-287-1715.

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Tabletop Game Day

August 6, 11am-3:30pm
Basement Meeting Room

Co-hosted by the library and the Tabletop Gaming Guild. We will have board games and tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons.
We'll also have a boardgame raffle, with tickets for $1.
The Friends of the Library will have hotdogs, chips and water for sale.

 
Contact Peter at pbess@bcfls.org for more info.

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Crafty Adults

August 10, 6pm
Basement Meeting Room

We're making canvas journals! Bring your inner artist and a favorite quote or two.

All materials will be provided, but space is limited so please register with Dianne at dmccauley@bcfls.org or 724-287-1715.

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Free Blood Pressure Screenings

August 23, 2-3pm

September 20, 2-3pm
Sun Room


Courtesy of the Jean B. Purvis Community Health Center, a visiting nurse will be on hand for free blood pressure screenings.

 

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

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How to Meditate: A Wellness Seminar

August 24, 6pm
Basement Meeting Room

Dr. Cynthia Marshall, a trauma and grief counselor, will teach beginners the basics of daily meditation.
Participants will learn about 21st Century meditation research and have a short meditation session.

Please register with Dianne at dmccauley@bcfls.org or 724-287-1715.

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Golden Fox Club (55+)

August 25, 1-3pm
Basement Meeting Room


Drop by our new monthly program for adults ages 55+, held every 4th Thursday, in conjunction with the Butler Seniors Club. Coffee, conversation, games, and more!

 

For more info contact  Dianne at dmccauley@bcfls.org or call 724-287-1715.

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Financial Literacy for Victims of Domestic Violence

August 31, 6pm
Basement Meeting Room

An attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services will provide an educational presentation aimed at victims of domestic violence, to provide knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for financial security.

Please register with Dianne at dmccauley@bcfls.org or 724-287-1715.

Legal information about custody will be provided. We do not intend this information to be legal advice regarding your specific case. By providing this information, we are not acting as your lawyer. Always talk to a competent lawyer, if you can, before taking legal action.

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Local Author Talk - Dr. Jeffrey Neal

August 30, 6pm
Basement Meeting Room


Knoch graduate Dr. Jeffrey Neal will share his book based on a life in education, What a Long Strange It's Been, which details the joys, struggles, and heartbreak of navigating years as a dedicated educator.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

 

For more info contact  Dianne at dmccauley@bcfls.org or call 724-287-1715.

Book Clubs

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No Shelf Control Book Club

1st Thursday of every month

August 4, 6pm

Library Basement Meeting Room

August Selection: Any book set in the 1980s.

 

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

July 26th, 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.

August book: The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. 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.

 

CareerLink

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

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.