outside shot of library building

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














Adult Services
West Deptford Reader Reviews Blog
NovelIdeas Blog

Career Services @ Your Library

WDFPL eReading 101
Mondays, June through October 2014
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Learn about eReading at West Deptford Free Public Library. On Monday evenings from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Library staff will be available with tips to assist you in downloading eBooks from OverDrive through WDFPL. Cardholders can download eBooks onto many devices from phones to eReaders. Drop in questions will be answered on a first come, first serve basis as time and staffing permits.

eBooks from OverDrive

Watch Your Business Grow with Government Contracts
Learn how to sell your product to Federal, State, and Casino
Monday, October 27 2014 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The dollars are there. Do you want them? Selling to the government may be your niche. The NJIT Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides small businesses with information, training, market techniques, bid matching, and many other services. Attend this free introduction session with
Jan Mirijanian to uncover business opportunities just waiting for you!

Watch Your Business Grow with Jan Mirijanian
The New Jersey Turnpike with Angus Gillespe Ph.D.
Book Talk and Skype Interview

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Through a series of compelling, frightening, humorous ancedotes, and based on his award winning book, Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike, co-authored with Michael Aaron Rockland, Gillespie conveys the flavor of a massive turnpike - what it looks like, what it feels like, what it smells like, what it means. The Turnpike is quite possibly America's most important road, certainly it's most traveled. Here the Turnpike is described not only as a physical artifact but as an emblem of American ideas and values.
Looking for America
Is Your Balance Problem in Your Ear?
Monday, November 10, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Balance problems are often caused by the vestibular system or inner ear. A common treatment is an exercise program called vestibular rehabilitation. Learn about this treatment approach and other balance issues from Dr. Taos Aslanidis, Otolaryngology Facial Plastic Surgery, Vernose & McGrath ENT Associates during this Kennedy Wellness program.
Balancing woman

Creative Expressions Writing Group
Thursday, November 13, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Join WDFPL friend, Rita Oberto, as she hosts WDFPL's latest outlet for creative thought. Gatherings are designed to promote sharing, inspiration, information and encouragement. Enjoy your passion for writing in a fun judgement-free environment. Celebrate the gift of writing and creative expression. Bring along your short writings and share your inspiration. Choose your own topics or one of ours such as: Why I Hate My Computer, Why I Love You and The Dog Ate My Shorts. Please feel free to bring your own light refreshments.

Creative Writing
An Evening of Jazz with Brian Betz and Denis DiBlasio
Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Baritone saxophonist and flutist Denis DiBlasio, Director of Rowan University Jazz Studies, joins Brian Betz, jazz guitarist, composer, and Rowan University educator, for an exciting evening of jazz.
Brian Betz and Denis DiBlasio
Holiday Line Dance Party with Dances by Diane
Thursday, December 11, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate the season with song and dance at your library. Holiday trivia adds to the festivities! Hard soled shoes are recommended. Feel free to bring your trivia questions along to share.
Line Dancing

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 Humanties 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!
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!

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)