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Un Libro, Un Butler seeks to spark a community-wide conversation based on a shared reading experience, book discussions and cultural events.

Community Reading Project

The House of the Spirits

by Isabel Allende

Some Spanish copies are still available at The Butler Area Public Library and at our partner's location - Rey Azteca Butler. Supplies are dwindling fast. Please call the Library and Rey Azteca to confirm books are in supply. 

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Book Discussions

The library will be hosting several book discussions on The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende. 

Literary Classics Book Club - 6pm on 9/26 at the Library


No Shelf Control Book Club - 6pm on 10/5 at the Library


Coffeehouse Book Chat - 6-7pm on 10/9 at Vintage Coffeehouse. Space is limited. REGISTRATION REQUIRED

for this Coffeehouse event.


For registration information, contact Anita at

Spanish Storytime

6pm on 9/26 at the Library


Join Ms. Tiffany and her special guest, Alba Hughes, for a very special Spanish Storytime. Hear stories, songs, and rhymes in both Spanish and English. And, learn more about the Library's Spanish Language Collection and Resources.

For more information, contact Ms. Tiffany at

Cultural Programs

Additional cultural programs are scheduled for the fall, including:

Family Madrigal Movie Night - 5:30-7:30pm on 9/21 at the Library. Families are invited to a magical movie night featuring the Family Madrigal, complete with enchantment and songs. Refreshments will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own as well.  

Alebrijes Workshop - 1pm on 10/2 at the Library. The Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh in collaboration with the Butler Area Public Library and Mexico Lindo, present a painting workshop on Alebrijes (whimsical carvings painted with intense colors and intricate patterns). For program details, click here. To register & learn more, contact Dianne at

Apasionado Dance presents Tales from the Dance Floor:  The Hidden History of Western Hemisphere Partner Dances - 7-8pm on 10/19 at the Butler Little Theatre. This event features a talk on the history & culture of select Latin American dances. Includes some dance demos and brief performance. 

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Noches de Juego / Game Nights

Hola! Join us for Game Nights from 6-7:30pm on September 28, October 26 and November 30. These events are designed for Spanish and English speakers and all ages are welcome. 

Noches de Juego are courtesy of the Games and Gaming Round Table of the American Library Association. 


Folktales & Storytellers

Hispanic & Latin American Folktales and Spooky Stories - 6pm on 10/12. This program is intended for an audience age 13 and over.  Presented by Misty Mator & Carolina Genet, with Spanish Translation by Carolina Genet. 

Hispanic & Latin American Folktales for Children - 2pm on 10/21 at the Library. Local storyteller Misty Mator will share folktales from various Spanish speaking countries. This will appeal most to families with children of preschool to early elementary school ages.

Coming Soon

Watch this space for more information about additional fun events we're planning.

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Un Libro, Un Butler is made possible through the generous support of the Robert E. & Helen Nixon Forsythe Foundation.

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