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

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Summer Reading for Adults   July 1 – August 31, 2017

Contest Guidelines

  1. Read three books or listen to three audio books/Playaways between July 1 and  August 31.

  2. Write the books’ titles and authors and a sentence or two describing each book on the entry form available online on the Adult Services page of www.westdeptford.lib.nj.us  (that is right here :) or at the WDFPL Information Desk.  If you have a favorite book, check the box next to it.

  3. Turn in your entry form at the  West Deptford Free Public Library Information Desk and you will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win WDFPL’s Build a Better World giveaway.

  4. You can submit additional entry forms each time you read 3 more books.  Each entry earns an additional chance to win the Build a Better World giveaway.

  5. You must be over 18 years of age to participate. Call the Library for additional information at 856-845-5593
Build a Better World Adult Summer Reading 2017
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 beach bag
Join the Coloring Craze at WDFPL
Friday mornings August - September 2017 10:00 a.m.
Friday afternoons August - September 2017 2:00 p.m. (added at patron request)

Coloring is proven to relax and soothe the mind. Bring your own books, pencils, and crayons or use the Library's materials.
Summer Coloring
The Unexpected Book Club
Second Monday of the month August 14, 2017 11:00 a.m.
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee, winner of the Nobel Prize, is Rita's August 2017 selection. 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.  Rita Oberto uncovers new books each month which may not be on your “to read” list.
Unexpected Book Club
Build a Better World Book Talk
Thursday August 31, 2017 11:00 a.m.
Join us for WDFPL's Build a Better World Book Talk. Feel free to share your favorite summer reads. Summer Reading for Adults   Read and enter to win through August 31, 2017
Call the Library for additional information at 856-845-5593
Build a Better World

Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation Mini Pow Wow*
Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy the opportunity to meet and talk with traditional American Indians as they teach their cultures and histories. There will be American Indian drums, singers, jewelry and beading, pine needle .crafting, foods, regalia, handmade goods and fun exhibition dances for all. Everyone is invited to enjoy the day!

Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Badge logo 2017

Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn is back!
Monday, September 18 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
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ESL (English as a second language) Resume and Job Workshop
Curriculum Vitae de ESL y taller de empleo
Saturday, October 7, 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

*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!


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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)