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

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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
Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:30 p.m.

In our final spring 2017 one-hour lesson, 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 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 wreath

Gloucester County Chapter, Archeological Society of New Jersey Artifact Show*
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 6:00 p.m.

Come join the Gloucester County Chapter for their 20th Anniversary Artifact Show! See artifacts collected locally in South Jersey and meet collectors who would love to share information about their artifacts.

Archeological Society of New Jersey

2nd Annual West Deptford Book Festival
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Riverwinds

Join West Deptford Township and the West Deptford Free Public Library as we celebrate our Second Annual Book Festival at RiverWinds!

West Deptford Book Festival
Join the Coloring Craze at WDFPL
Friday mornings in April - September 2017 10:00 a.m.
Friday afternoons in April - 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.
Adult Coloring


inglés como segunda lengua

ESL (English as a second language) Resume and Job Workshop
Curriculum Vitae de ESL y taller de empleo
Saturdays, 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 Resume and Job Workshop on the first Saturday of the month in the Library through September 2017.

English as a Second language group
The Unexpected Book Club
Second Monday of the month May 8, 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 Waiting by Ha Jin.
Unexpected Book Club

The Silvertones in Concert
Thursday, May 11, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Stop in the Library and swing at this Big Band Bash! Get "In the Mood" with tunes from the Dorsey Brothers, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller and more! The Library will be open on Thursday evening but please do not expect a quiet night in the meeting room when this lively musical team is on hand!

The Silvertones

Singers and Songwriters of the 60s and 70s
Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Ray McGeehan, singer songwriter brings his guitar to WDFPL's solo gig with music from Seeger, Dylan, and Guthrie.

Ray McGeehan

Founding Fish Community Book Discussion
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Rowan University, Red Bank Battlefield Park and WDFPL collaborate to bring timely discussion on John McPhee's The Founding Fish.

The Funding Fish by John McPhee

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)