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

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New Jersey Women in World War II with Patricia Chappine*
Rescheduled for Thursday, March 29, 2018 7:00 p.m.

Patricia Chappine's research focuses on Continuity in New Jersey Women's Activism from Suffrage through World War II. Share International Women's Day at WDFPL learning about N.J.'s WWII female service. * Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey Historical Commission / Department of State, and the Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission of Rowan College at Gloucester County.

New Jersey Women in World War II by Patricia Chappine

Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn is back in 2018!
Mondays February 5 through June 4, 2018 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.

Tai Chi with Ralph Q!uinn
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.


Preparing Your Estate Plan
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:00 p.m.

Bob Stahler with Edward Jones, Woodbury Heights, NJ returns to WDFPL to share his financial expertise with over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry. He earned the CFP™ designation in February of 2012. Bob grew up in West Deptford, NJ, where he graduated from West Deptford High School and then went on and graduated from The Pennsylvania State University, with a bachelor of science degree in business economics. Bob is dedicated to educating, designing, and implementing personalized financial plans, which are geared towards the goals you choose. Bob is a proud member of the Woodbury Breakfast Rotary Club, Clarksboro Lodge #87 F&M, and the Greater Woodbury Chamber of Commerce. Along with those organizations, he is a member of the South Jersey Networking Business Association, Young Professionals Network, and the YMCA of Gloucester County.
Estate Planning

Spring Craft Night
Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:00 p.m.

Fair weather is around the corner. Enjoy the season with this unique spring basket craft. To cover the cost of supplies, participants are required to bring $38 cash or check. Space is strictly limited and pre-registration is required. Visit WDFPL to register or call the Library at 856-845-5593 for more information.

Joes Spring Craft 2018

Container Gardening with Vegetables
Thursday, April 12, 7:00 p.m.

No space for gardening? No problem! Join the Gloucester County Certified Gardeners for an introduction to Container Gardening with Vegetables. Please call the library at 856-845-5593 to register for this event.


'Ere the Shadows Fade: New Jersey's Civil War Era Photographers*
Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.

Why were photographers important during the Civil War Era? The then-new ability to capture images at that time resulted in an increase in demand from soldiers and families for images of loved ones. More galleries opened and photographers moved to areas in need during and post war. Several notable New Jersey photographers, including George S. Cook and Theodore Gubelman contributed to the field. In this session, the evolution of the photography industry and the significance of the images captured will guide the conversation. Presented by Gary D. Saretzky, Monmouth County Archivist. Please call the library at 856-845-5593 to register for this event.
This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

* This program is made possible in part by funding from The Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Rowan College at Gloucester County, a partner of the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of the State.

Civil War


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)