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

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WDFPL eReading 101
Mondays, June through September 2014
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Learn about eReading at West Deptford Free Public Library. On Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Library staff will be available with tips to assist you in downloading eBooks from OverDrive through WDFPL. Cardholders can download eBooks onto many devices from phones to eReaders. Drop in questions will be answered on a first come, first serve basis as time and staffing permits.

eBooks from OverDrive

Literary Elements Adult Summer Reading
July 1 - August 31, 2014
Summer Book Talk and Literary Elements backpack giveaway drawing.

Summer Reading Contest Guidelines:
• Read three books or listen to three audio books/Playaways between July 1 and August 31.
• You can submit an entry form each time you read three books; each entry is a chance to win a special Literary Elements backpack giveaway.
• You must be 18 years or older and a West Deptford resident to participate.
• Entry forms are found at the WDFPL Information Desk and online at 2014 Summer Reading Form beginning on July 1, 2014. Feel free to print the online form and submit the form at the WDFPL Information Desk.

Join us for our WDFPL Book Talk and Summer Reading Backpack drawing, Tuesday, September 2, at 11:00 a.m. Bring your favorite summer reading titles along. We are looking forward to discussing setting, plot, character development and other literary elements!

Literary Elements

Creative Expressions Writing Group
Thursday, September 11, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Join WDFPL friend, Rita Oberto, as she hosts WDFPL's latest outlet for creative thought. Gatherings are designed to promote sharing, inspiration, information and encouragement. Enjoy your passion for writing in a fun judgement-free environment. Celebrate the gift of writing and creative expression. Bring along your short writings and share your inspiration. Choose your own topics or one of ours such as: Why I Hate My Computer, Why I Love You and The Dog Ate My Shorts. Please feel free to bring your own light refreshments.

Creative Writing

Literary Elements Book Talk
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Join us for our WDFPL Literary Elements Book Talk and Summer Reading Backpack drawing, Tuesday, September 2, at 11:00 a.m. Bring your favorite summer reading titles along to this Tuesday Tea with a Twist discussion. We are looking forward winding up this year's Adult Summer reading fun by sharing thoughts on setting, plot, character development and other literary elements!

Tuesday Tea with a Twist Literary Elements Book Talk

Peachy-keen with Judith Krall-Russo*
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 1:30 p.m.

The juicy sun-kissed peach captures the flavor of summer and is one of the most popular fruits of the season. Learn the history and folklore of this New Jersey summertime favorite.


Judith Krall-Russo

Dance the Salsa with Diane Alcavage
Thursday, September 25, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Salsa dancing is an international dance that can be found in most metropolitan cities in the world. Join us for an evening of fun aerobic exercise. Move your feet to Latin beats and enjoy working out at your library. Partners are not necessary. Ladies can lead. Hard soled shoes are recommended. South Jersey salsa tasting follows dancing.

Salsa dancing

100 Years of Agriculture in Gloucester County with Michelle Infant-Casella
Thursday, October 2, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Step back in time with Michelle Infant-Casella to trace Gloucester County's agricultural roots. Housing developments you see today were once all farmland in our region. Why did this change? Come to this
presentation to find out more about the farming history that once was where you now live.

100 years of Agriculture in Gloucester County NJ

Watch Your Business Grow with Government Contracts
Learn how to sell your product to Federal, State, and Casino
Monday, October 6 and Monday, October 27 2014 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The dollars are there. Do you want them? Selling to the government may be your niche. The NJIT Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides small businesses with information, training, market techniques, bid matching, and many other services. Attend this free introduction session with
Jan Mirijanian to uncover business opportunities just waiting for you!

Watch Your Business Grow with Jan Mirijanian

Geocaching with Cynthia Lambert
Thursday, October 9 2014 7:00 p.m.

Learn more about this outdoor recreational activity, in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", anywhere in the world See http://www.geocaching.com to learn more.


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

*These programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of the State, and the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Gloucester County College.


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!


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)