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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
Fridays in October 2016 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
The Unexpected Book Club with Rita Oberto
Second Monday of the month November 14, 2016 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.  Rita uncovers new books each month which may not be on your “to read” list. We will be discussing Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
Unexpected Book Club
Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn
Tuesdays, October 3 - November 29, 2016 1:30 p.m.

In weekly one-hours lessons, Ralph Quinn will 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, October 20, 2016 10:00 a.m.

Want to learn how to crochet so you can start that new project? Stop by WDFPL to join the revival of interest in handcrafts and DIY though crochet.


Basic Crochet
An Evening of Jazz
Thursday, October 27, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Join us for “An Evening of Jazz” with Denis DiBlasio and Brian Betz at the Library. Saxophonist/flutist/arranger Denis DiBlasio, Director of Jazz Studies at Rowan University, will be joined by jazz guitarist, composer and Rowan University educator Brian Betz, who performs throughout the east coast with varied musical artists. Denis and Brian will be performing original compositions, improvisation and familiar jazz standards. Refreshments will be provided by the friends of the West Deptford Public Library.
Denis DiBlasio and Brian Betz

Wiils and Estate Planning
Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Stop by WDFPL with your estate planning seminar with Lynda L. Hinkle, Esq. Managing Partner of The Law Offices of Lynda L. Hinkle, L.L.C. Writing your will and Estate Planning provide for a transfer or wealth/assets, usually from one generation to the next. Visit the New Jersey Bar Association online and attend this interactive overview to learn more.


Estate Planning

The Star Spangled Song Book
Thursday, November 10, 2016 1:30 p.m.

Dave DeLuca presents “The Star Spangled Songbook.” Explore a musical journey through the lives of the people we call the "Greatest Generation" - those Americans who grew up in the United States during the deprivation of the Great Depression, and then went on to fight in World War II, as well as those whose productivity within the war's home front made a decisive material contribution to the war effort.

Dave DeLuca
Autumn Meditation
Saturday, November 12, 2016 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

Scale Model Railroading
Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Tom Burns will present an insider’s look at one of America’s great pastimes from concept to finish. Stop by to visit WDFPL’s model railroading display during the month of December.

Model Railroading with Tom Burns

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)