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

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Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn
Tuesdays, March 28 and April 4, 11, 18 25 and May 2, 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. Feel free to join in anytime during the series of lessons.
Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn
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.


Basic Crochet
Join the Coloring Craze at WDFPL
Friday mornings in March - September 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

ESL Conversation Class
Saturdays, April 1, May 6, June 3 and continuing through the summer months on the first Saturday of the month.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Literacy New Jersey hosts ESL Conversation Class on the first Saturday of the month in the Library through September 2017.

se celebra el primer sábado del mes
English as a Second language group
Libraries Transform in Spanish
Libraries Transform
The Unexpected Book Club
Second Monday of the month April 10, 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.  Rita Oberto uncovers new books each month which may not be on your “to read” list. We will be discussing A Meal in Winter by Hurbert Mingarelli.
Unexpected Book Club

"Justice For All?"
Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Cathy Bao Bean, author, educational consultant, retired philosophy professor, ponders what are the cultural values and ideas that would make "justice" for individuals to be more important than what happens to the 'all" as a result? Or vice versa so that "justice" is better achieved when the effect on the "all" is given preference? In other words, can a nation be seriously multicultural without diversifying what "justice for all" means? If so, how? Funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Cathay Bao Bean Justice for All?

New Jersey and the Bill of Rights
Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Distinguished Professor Robert Williams, Rutgers Law School in Camden, lectures on the evolution of both the New Jersey Bill of Rights and the United States Bill of Rights, and the interesting and important interaction of the two so that today, all of us have a "double source" of consitutional protection.

Distinguished Professor Robert F. Williams

Savvy Social Security Planning with Bill Tucker
Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:00 p.m.

When should I apply? How do I apply? Learn about 2017 Social Security coverage and changes during this informative Money Smart Week event.

Money Smart Week 2017

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)