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















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The Unexpected Book Club
2nd Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m.

  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi on Monday, October 8
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Computer Basics Lab
  • September 24, 7:00 p.m.
Come and learn how to navigate Windows 10 as well as different internet programs like Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Space is limited. Please call or sign up at the Information Desk to register.

 

Crochet

Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn
Mondays, September 24 December 17, 1:30 p.m.

In weekly one-hour lessons, Ralph Quinn returns to teach Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Arthritis.

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Intro to Genealogy

  • October 3, 7:00 p.m.
  • October, 25, 1:00 p.m.

Learn how to research your family tree. Staff librarian, James Gross, will present a lecture on beginning genealogy research. This lecture will include information on several genealogy resources. Online and on-site resources will be highlighted abd handouts will be available.

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Over Here, Molly Pitcher*
Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:00 p.m.

This interpretive storytelling program relates the legend of "Molly Pitcher", Mary Hays McCauley, the heroine of the 1778 Battle of Monmouth Courthouse and explores the daily lives of the "women of the army" who followed their husbands to war during the American Revolution. Presented by Stacy F. Roth of History on the Hoof.

*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.

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Oktoberfest
Thursday, October 4, 7 p.m.

Ed Goldberg and his Odessa Klezmer Band present "Oktoberfest," featuring traditional Eastern and central European music.

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Haunted New Jersey and Spiritualism
Monday, October 8, 7 p.m.

Join L'Aura Hladick Hoffman of NJ Ghost Hunter's Society as ghostly locales of the Garden State are presented to include the history, mystery and the haunted activity.

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The Battleship New Jersey*
Thursday, October 11, 7 p.m.

Join Learn about BB62 from museum docents. Artifacts from the Battleship will be on display throughout the month of October.

*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.

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Write a Book?
Wednesday, October 17, 7 p.m.

Have you ever thought about writing and publishing a book? Author John Bond will detail the steps that you will need to take you from choosing a topic all the way to a published book. A new edition has just been released of John's book, You Can Write and Publish a Book: Essential Information on How to Get Your Book Published. During John's brief talk, he will touch on: creating a proposal, finding an agent, finding a publisher, writing the manuscript, and marketing the book. He will help you decide which route is right for you: a big publisher or self-publishing. His practical discussion will be followed by plenty of opportunity for questions.

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Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum*
Thursday, October 18, 7 p.m.

Collections Manager Leslie Watson will share Camden's rich maritime heritage.

*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.

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Civil War Nurses*
Thursday, October 25, 7 p.m.

Jane Peter Estes presents in period costume on the many women who served as nurses between 1861 and 1865.

*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.

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The Battle of Red Bank*
Monday, October 29, 7 p.m.

A PowerPoint presentation from the Gloucester County Historical Society.

*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.

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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.

 

Crochet

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

 

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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
 

Have You Tried E-books on Overdrive?
Reading on the Go @ WDFPL

Do you like reading from a tablet? Check out our Overdrive E-books page for more information.

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)