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















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Blues and Brahms
Thursday, May 30, 7 p.m.

Come see a Music at Bunker Hill quintet playing the classic blues of WC Handy and Brahms' transcendent Clarinet Quintet. Music at Bunker Hill was founded in 2008 to bring great, accessible and affordable music to the heart of southern New Jersey. Join us for a fantastic evening of music!

West Deptford Book Festival

The Expectations Book Club
2nd Monday of each month at 11 a.m.

  • The next book we will be reading in June is Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver. See you then!
West Deptford Book Festival

Crafting Circle
Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

  • Have an unfinished craft project, looking for new ideas or just want to meet new people? Join our weekly crafting circle! While no formal instruction will be given, there will be lots of encouragement!
West Deptford Book Festival

Computer Basics Classes

  • Windows 10 Features:

  • Monday, June 10, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 19, 1:00 p.m.

  • Internet Features:

  • Wednesday, June 12, 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, June 17, 6:30 p.m.

Come and learn how to use internet browsers, Google and essential tools in Windows 10. Space for classes is limited. Please call the library at (856)-845-5593 or sign up at the Information Desk to register.

West Deptford Book Festival

Genealogy using Ancestry.com
Thursday, June 6, 1:00 p.m.

Learn how to research your family tree with ancestry.com, a special resource provided by the library.

West Deptford Book Festival

Tour of Duty with Vietnam Veterans*
Thursday, June 6, 7:00 p.m.

Join us as Vietnam Veterans Joe Rosato and Gary E. Monsees tell their own unique stories about their experiences in the Vietnam War. To register, call the Library at 856-845-5593. For more information on the Vietnam Era, you can visit the site for the Vietnam Era Museum & and Educational Center

This program was made possible in part by funding from the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Rowan College at Gloucester County, a partner of the New Jersey Historical Commission

West Deptford Book Festival

Adult Movie Matinee
Friday, June 7, 1 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon showing of Black Panther, starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

West Deptford Book Festival

Big Band Sounds of Ed Coles & The Silvertones
Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m.

Tap your toes, snap your fingers and have some fun as WDFPL welcomes back The Silvertones. Performing a musical mix of big band favorites, this is one fun evening you won't want to miss!

West Deptford Book Festival

Savvy Social Security Planning with Bill Tucker
Wednesday, July 10, 1 p.m.

Do you have questions about Social Security? When and How to apply? Learn about the basics during this informative session. Bill Tucker, Senior Vice President for The Jaskol Group Financial Strategies, will be speaking. To register, call the Library at 856-845-5593.

West Deptford Book Festival

U.S. General Hospital at Beverly, NJ*
Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m.

Learn the history of the U.S. General Hospital and Cemetery at Beverly, NJ. During the Civil War, numerous Pennsylvania and New Jersey towns that lined the Delaware River provided support services for the Union. Several military hospitals cared for wounded troops. Soldiers not well enough to return to active duty, but not needing intensive medical care, stayed at Beverly's convalescent hospital. In 1864, the U.S. government purchased a small one-acre plot to bury those who died at the hospital. From 1936 through 1951, the cemetery expanded and now totals 64 acres. Interments number more than 40,000, and include veterans from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War II, and the Vietnam War. Presented by William E. Hughes.

*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 Cultural & Heritage Commission at Rowan College at Gloucester County.

West Deptford Book Festival

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!

Playaways
 

Have You Tried E-books on Overdrive?
Reading on the Go @ WDFPL

Do you like reading from a tablet? Check out our Overdrive E-books page for more information.

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)