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














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WDFPL eReaders
Mondays
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

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
July - Summer Reading
August - Summer Reading
September - WD Family Fun Day
October - Gloucester County Historical Society presents A Peek into Gloucester County
November 22, 2015 - WDFPL Anniversary Festival and jazz concert

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, March 30, 2015 continuing through May 2015 1:00 p.m. (WDFPL is closed on 4/6 and 5/25 - no classes)

In weekly one-hour lessons, Ralph Quinn will 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.  It is designed to be suitable for people of all ages and most levels of fitness. 
Balance

Watch Your Business Grow with Government Contracts
Thursday, March 31, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The dollars are there. Do you want them? The NJIT Procurement and Technical Assistancce Center (PTAC) provides small businesses with information, training, techniques, bid matching and many other services. Attend this free introductgion session with Jan Mirijanian to uncover business opportunities waiting for you! Learn how to sell your product to Federal, State, County, and Casino though this free introductory session.

Sell your product to government
Poetry Reading and Author Signing
Thursday, April 2,2015 7:00 p.m.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with Lenore C. Uddyback-Fortson author of Poetry 'n Praise and Words that Come to Mind talks about her books of poetry and inspiration of her mother who started an arts program in a community outside NYC.
Lenore Uddy-Back Forston
Creative Expressions Writing Group
Thursdays, April 9, May 14, June 11, 12, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Writing in a fun, light-hearted environment continues. Join us in celebrating the gift of writing and creative expression by presenting your own literary works! Our latest will be creating and sharing memoirs of people or events that impacted our lives. Gatherings are hosted by Rita Oberto and designed to provide sharing, inspiration, information and encouragement. Please feel free to bring your own light refreshments.
Creative expressions
Country Line Dancing
Thursday, April 9, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Kick up your heels with Sheila, Dances by Diane instructor, Practice easy to learn steps in a fun social setting. Hard-sole shoes are recommended. Ladies can lead. Visit http://www.dancesbydiane.com/ to learn more.
country line dancing with Dances by Diane
The Entertainers
Thursday, April 16, 2015 7:00 p.m.

The Entertainers, an ensemble of local musicians, have a songbook that is jam packed with tunes from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. This local group of innovative musicians have built a following so call to reserve your seat!
The Entertainers and friends

The Statesmen Men's Chorus at Rowan University
Thursday, April 30, 2015 7:00 p.m.

The Statesmen Chorus, under Mr. McKenzie’s direction, performs a collection of traditional songs for male choruses. Titles will include “Cape Cod Girls”, “Danny. Boy”, “We Rise Again”, “Love is Here to Stay and more”.  Mr. McKenzie conducts the Statesmen Men’s Chorus at Rowan University and the University Chorale at Temple University.

The Statesmen Men's Chorus at Rowan University

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.

 

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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!

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)