WDFPL eReading 101
Mondays, June through August 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.
Literary Elements Adult Summer Reading
July 1 - August 31, 2014
Summer Book Talk and Literary Elements backpack giveaway drawing.
Summer Reading Contest Guidelines:
• Read three books or listen to three audio books/Playaways
between July 1 and August 31.
• You can submit an entry form each time you read three books;
each entry is a chance to win a special Literary Elements
• You must be 18 years or older and a West Deptford resident
• Entry forms are found at the WDFPL Information Desk and
online at 2014 Summer Reading Form beginning on July 1, 2014.
Feel free to print the online form and submit the form at the WDFPL
Join us for our WDFPL Summer Book Talk and Summer Reading Backpack
drawing, Tuesday, September 2, at 11:00 a.m. Bring your favorite
summer reading titles along. We are looking forward to discussing
setting, plot, character development and other literary elements!
Creative Expressions Writing Group
Thursdays, August 14 and September 11, 2014
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Join WDFPL friend, Rita Oberto, as she hosts WDPL's latest outlet for creative thought. 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. Let's have fun!
Thursday, July 31, 2014 6:00 p.m.
Maureen Peters returns with a beginner's course in the basics of
modern calligraphy. No idea how to start? You've picked the right
class. This class will start at the very beginning, covering the
basic tools and preliminary knowledge of modern, pointed pen
calligraphy and will leave you with a solid understanding of how
to compose a truly unique alphabet. Maureen Peters is a graphic artist, who specializes in calligraphy and graphic design. At the School of Sacred Arts, she learned the process of the medieval illuminators' palette, color derived from animals, vegetables and minerals using medieval techniques. A graduate of Reggie Ezell's Year-Long Class, Maureen teaches calligraphy and illumination throughout New Jersey. Her work has been published and is in several private collections. She is the owner of Letterworks Art Studio in Woodbury, NJ. Join Maureen Peters of Letterworks Art and member of the Philadelphia Calligraphers' Society to learn the art of calligraphy!
Current calligraphy artists are also invited to practice, brush up, get critiques, and/or use the space to spread out and work on projects during this time. Learn more about the Society by visiting their website at: www.philadelphiacalligraphers.org .
Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe
Thursday, August 7, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Kevin J Manning, former
consultant with NASA, will
take you on a journey into the
realm of the universe. For the next 1½ hours you can escape this
turbulent world and get a refreshing
and bigger perspective by looking
up to the stars. Weather permitting
we will also view the night sky
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 Historical Commission, a division of the Department of the State, and the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Gloucester County College.
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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.)