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

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Join us in celebrating 50 years of library service! 1965 - 2015

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday, January 17, 2015 to kick-off 50 years of WDFPL service.

February - Fine Free February
March - West Deptford Historical Association display
April - Bookmark Design Contest Library Anniversary
May - West Deptford High School Marching Band Performance
July - Summer Reading and July 11, 2015 The Princess Tea
August - Summer Reading and August 21, 2015 Lego Day
September 12, 2015 - West Deptford Family Fun Day
October 8, 2015 - Gloucester County Historical Society presents A Peek into Gloucester County
Friday, November 20, 2015 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Cheers to 50 Years Gala 1965 - 2015
November 22, 2015 - WDFPL Anniversary Festival and Brian Betz and Denis DiBlasio jazz concert
December 2, 2015 - Lights of Love Anniversary Basket Drawing

One of the greatest gifts my brother and I received from my mother was her love of literature and language. With their boundless energy, libraries open the door to these worlds and so many others. I urge young and old alike to embrace all that libraries have to offer. ~ Caroline Kennedy.

Cheers to the next 50 years
Introductory Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn
Mondays, November 16 through December 7, 2015 1:30 p.m.

If you are looking for a way to reduce stress and increase balance consider tai chi. Originally an ancient Chinese tradition developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for a variety of health conditions, balance and body strenghthening. We will be doing Dr. Paul Lam's "Tai Chi for Health" also known as "Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention" forms.
Tai Chi

We Write. Join us!
Thursday, December 10, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Please feel free to keep writing over the summer months. WDFPL's writing group is expanding autumn meeting times to include day and evening hours. Writing in a fun, light-hearted environment continues on the second Thursday morning and the fourth Thursday evening. Join us in celebrating the gift of writing by presenting your own literary works! Explore unlimited writing themes and prompt possibilities at your library. Gatherings are hosted twice monthly by Rita Oberto and designed to provide sharing, inspiration, information and encouragement.

Creative expressions
History's Alive! Thomas Edison*
Thursday, December 10, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Calling curious inventors of all ages, help recreate Edison's most famous innovative experiments and discover the value of diligence and problem-solving with Patrick Garner.
Patrick Garner as Thomas Edison

Please call the library at 856-845-5593  to register for these free programs. 
 Refreshments and door prizes!

*These programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities or the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of the State, and the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Rowan College, Gloucester County.


Things Will Get Better!
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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)