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West Deptford Free Public Library
420 Crown Point Road, West Deptford, NJ 08086  (856) 845-5593














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Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn is back!
Mondays through December 11, 2017 1:30 p.m.

In weekly one-hour lessons, Ralph Quinn returns to teach Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Arthritis, a series of slow, gentle movements that have been specifically recognized by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) as being safe, effective, and enjoyable for improving one's balance, bone density, and general health

Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn
Corn – Simply A-Maize-ing with Judith Krall-Russo*
Thursday, October 26, 2017 1:30 p.m.

Judith Krall-Russo uncovers the history & folklore of corn from ancient times to today's NJ farmers. Historian, educator, speaker, and restaurant consultant — Judith Krall-Russo enriches her unique food programs with surprising facts and hints that you will be eager to take with you. Her continued interest, research and education in the field, guarantees an unforgettable session for each member of the audience.
Judith Krall-Russo
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ESL (English as a second language) Resume and Job Workshop
Curriculum Vitae de ESL y taller de empleo
Saturday, November 4, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Literacy NJ hosts ESL Resume and Job Workshop on the first Saturday of the month in the Library through December 2017.

English as a Second language group
The Unexpected Book Club
Second Monday of the month November 13, 2017 11:00 a.m.

The Unexpected Book Club meets on second Monday of the month at 11:00 a.m. The group's October selection is The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyn. Book Club reading, discussion and socializing can be a lot of fun. Sometimes it can be tricky to find a book that no one has read yet and everyone will enjoy.  Rita Oberto uncovers new books each month which may not be on your “to read” list.
Book Club
Basic Crochet
Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

Want to learn how to crochet so you can start that new project? Stop by WDFPL with your crochet hook and yarn, or use WDFPL's materials, to join the revival of interest in handcrafts and DIY though crochet.

 

Crochet

Studio Craft as Career: A Guide to Achieving Excellence in Art Making with Paul Stankard
Thursday, November 30, 2017 7:00 p.m.


World renowned artist Paul Stankard offers a practical, intimate guide showing how successful artists achieve excellence in their work.

 

Paul Stankard paperweight
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Financial Workshop with Bob Stahler, Stocks, the Nuts and Bolts
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 7:00 p.m.


Bob Stahler is back with exciting tips for getting the most for your money while negotiating the path to financial prosperity and personal satisfaction.

College Financing with Bob Stahler
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An Evening of Jazz with Brian Betz & Denis DiBlasio
Thursday, December 14, 2017 7:00 p.m.


Denis DiBlasio, Director of Rowan University Jazz Studies; Brian Betz, jazz guitarist, composer, and Rowan University educator...and Jazz.

 

Brian Betz and Denis DiBlasio

*Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of the State, and the Cultural and Heritage Commission at Rowan College at Gloucester County.

Please call the library at 856-845-5593  to register for these free programs. 
 Refreshments and door prizes!

 

Things Will Get Better!
New Jersey Librarians Help NJ Residents Through Tough Economic Times

Use these cool tools to find answers and reduce stress in your life. As always, it is our pleasure to serve you online and in person.

Get Economic Help from NJ librarians.
 

Have You Tried Playaways?
Reading on the Go @ WDFPL

Are you always on the go and searching for listening pleasure? Check out Playaways. They are simple to use and can be renewed just like a book!

Playaways

Many of the programs are video taped (with appropriate permission of the presenter) and converted into a DVD for placement in our collection.   A short introduction to the presentation is created to introduce the topic and presenter. Here are a few of the introductions (in low resolution format) of a few of our more popular programs.  (Windows Media Player 9 or higher is required.)

Battleship New Jersey  /  The Inside Track on NASCAR  /  Faux Finishing  /  Model Railroading

Survival Story by Manny Lindenbaum
This is the entire 1 hour presentation, ~ 108MB (not recommended for low-speed connections)