Check Out Butler Patrons in these WLA State Wide Videos!

Patrons from two Bridges Libraries, our very own Butler Public Library and Dwight Foster Public Library (Fort Atkinson) were featured in this fabulous video, “The Pillar of a Community Through a Pandemic” from the Wisconsin Library Association. Take a look at all three Patron Stories videos and see how important Wisconsin libraries are to their communities! Butler patron, Robert, is also featured in “Lifelong Learning and Literacy”. Thank you to Robert and Karl for their willingness to share their love of libraries, especially the Butler Public Library!

New Virtual Event: An Evening with Michael Perry


Join us for a fun evening with Michael Perry on Wednesday, March 10th from 7p – 8p!

Michael Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist, playwright, and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin.

Perry’s bestselling memoirs include Population: 485 (recently adapted for the stage), Truck: A Love Story, Coop, Visiting Tom, Million Billion, and Peaceful Persistence. Among his other dozen titles are The Scavengers (for young readers) and his novel The Jesus Cow. Raised on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a ranch in Wyoming, then detoured into writing. He lives with his wife and two daughters in rural Wisconsin, where he serves on the local volunteer fire and rescue service and has a few chickens. He hosts the nationally-syndicated “Tent Show Radio,” performs widely as a humorist, and tours with his band the Long Beds. His three live humor albums include Never Stand Behind a Sneezing Cow, I Got it From the Cows, and The Clodhopper Monologues. He can be found online at

Registration is required. Please email Emily at to receive the Zoom link.

Learn to Draw Cartoon with Paul Merklein

Join us via Zoom on Thursday April 8th at 6:30pm for a fun night of how-to cartoon drawing from artist Paul Merklein, courtesy of the Butler, Hartland, Jefferson, Powers Memorial, and Pauline Haass Public Libraries!

Unlike most drawing programs, Paul’s virtual programs involve everyone drawing instead of just the artist himself, so they are designed with the amateur artist in mind. His drawings are focused on lines and shapes that are easy to make, and he invites everyone to draw along with him as he goes. Paul will teach you how to draw super heroes, zombies, and other cartoon characters, and this program is designed for kids, adults, and everyone in-between!

In order to RSVP for this virtual program, please email Andy at for the Zoom link, or reach out to us at 262-783-2535. 

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