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

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Join the Coloring Craze at WDFPL
Friday mornings in January and February 2017 10:00 a.m.

Coloring is proven to relax and soothe the mind. Bring your own books, pencils, and crayons or use the Library's materials.
Adult Coloring
Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn
Tuesdays, January 10 - April 25, 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
Basic Crochet
Thursday, January 19, 2017 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.


Basic Crochet

Three Part Finance Workshop with Bob Stahler
Tuesdays, January 24, 31 and February 7, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Get financially fit in 2017. WDFPL hosts a three-part series to coach you through the process. Bob Stahler certified financial planner (CFP®) is a financial advisor with over eleven years of experience in the financial services industry dedicated to educating, designing, and implementing personalized financial plans, which are geared towards the goals and objectives of his clients. Foundations of Investing on January 24, 2017, Preparing for the Unexpected on January 31, 2017 and Retirement by Design on February 7, 2017 will give you the knowledge to address your future financial needs. Bob Stahler joined Edward Jones in 2016.

Fiancially Fit
Tango with Dances by Diane
Thursday, February 9, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Diane Alcavage has over 20 years experience in American Style Ballroom and Latin dances. She specializes in teaching social dancing for beginners. Diane is a member of The National Dance Council of America (NDCA) and the Professional Dance Federation (PDF). She is an Arthur Murray trained dance teacher. Currently, she is teaching many group classes, private lessons, and is competing and doing benefits and shows. Diane is the 2009 Winner of the Cherry Hill Dancing with the STARS, 2007 Gloucester County Dancing with the STARS and the 2007 TOP Teacher at the Delaware Valley Invitational, (DVI). Learn the Tango and more with Diane's instruction.
Dances by Diane
Arduino Night at WDFPL
Thursday, February 9, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Learn about Arduino experimentation kits that include Uno board, experimenter's guide, wires, resistors and more. If you're already familiar with AEK, consider stopping by the Library to share in the learning.
arduino kit
The Unexpected Book Club with Rita Oberto
Second Monday of the month February 13, 2017 11:00 a.m.

The Unexpected Book Club meets on second Monday of the month at 11:00 a.m. 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.  Join us for the club's one year anniversary discussion. Rita uncovers new books each month which may not be on your “to read” list. We will be discussing Two Gentlemen on the Beach by Michael Kohlmeier.
Unexpected Book Club
Heartfullness Meditation
Saturday, February 11 and March 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.

Soroja Nadig introduces heartfulness practices that are simple daily exercises that create a sense of peace. Participants are encouraged to develop a calmness that comes from within and leads to better concentration, increased productivity and greater well being.
Heartfulness Meditation

WDFPL Celebrates International Women's Day
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

10:00 a.m. Meditation practice
11:00 a.m. Chinese Brush Painting
12:00 p.m. International food sampling lunch hour
01:00 p.m. Hawaiian Dance Lesson
02:30 p.m. Women Make History Book Talk and Trivia

Please call the Library to register for each timeslot. This gives us an idea of how many people to plan for and serve.

International Women's Day

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!


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)