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

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Join the Coloring Craze at WDFPL
Friday mornings in February and March 2017 10:00 a.m.

Coloring is proven to relax and soothe the mind. Bring your own books, pencils, and crayons or use the Library's materials.
Adult Coloring
Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn
Tuesdays, January 10 - April 25, 2017 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. Feel free to join in anytime during the series of lessons.
Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn
Basic Crochet
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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.


Basic Crochet

ESL Conversation Class
Saturdays, March 4 and April 1, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Literacy New Jersey hosts ESL Conversation Class on the first Saturday of the month in the Library.

English as a Second language group

WDFPL Celebrates International Women's Day
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

10:00 a.m. Heartfulness Meditation practice
11:00 a.m. Brush Painting with Maureen Peters
01:00 p.m. Hawaiian Dance Lesson with Patti Levering
02:30 p.m. Women Make History Book Talk and Trivia

Please call the Library to register for each timeslot. This gives us an idea of how many people to plan for and serve.

International Women's Day
Tango with Dances by Diane
Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Diane Alcavage has over 20 years experience in American Style Ballroom and Latin dances. She specializes in teaching social dancing for beginners. Diane is a member of The National Dance Council of America (NDCA) and the Professional Dance Federation (PDF). She is an Arthur Murray trained dance teacher. Currently, she is teaching many group classes, private lessons, and is competing and doing benefits and shows. Diane is the 2009 Winner of the Cherry Hill Dancing with the STARS, 2007 Gloucester County Dancing with the STARS and the 2007 TOP Teacher at the Delaware Valley Invitational, (DVI). Learn the Tango and more with Diane's instruction.
Dances by Diane
Heartfullness Meditation
Saturday, March 11, 2017 1:00 p.m.

Soroja Nadig introduces heartfulness practices that are simple daily exercises that create a sense of peace. Participants are encouraged to develop a calmness that comes from within and leads to better concentration, increased productivity and greater well being.
Heartfulness Meditation
The Unexpected Book Club
Second Monday of the month March 13, 2017 11:00 a.m.

The Unexpected Book Club meets on second Monday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Book Club reading, discussion and socializing can be a lot of fun. Sometimes it can be tricky to find a book that no one has read yet and everyone will enjoy.  Rita Oberto uncovers new books each month which may not be on your “to read” list. We will be discussing In the Gardens of Consolation by Parisa Reza translated by Adriana Hunter.
Unexpected Book Club

David Livewell Poetry Reading*
Thursday, March 16, 2017 7:00 p.m.

David Livewell grew up in the Kensington section of North Philadelphia. In 2012 he won the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize for his book, Shackamaxon (Truman State University Press). His poems have appeared in Poetry, Threepenny Review, Yale Review, Southwest Review, and in his book, Woven Light: Poems and Photographs from Andrew Wyeth’s Pennsylvania. He lives with his wife and children in West Deptford, New Jersey.

WDFPL’s 2017 Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission History Project Celebrating New Jersey Native American Culture and Heritage programming begins with David Livewell's Shackamaxon poetry reading.

West Deptford Free Public Library is deeply appreciative of the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage History Project Celebrating New Jersey Native American Culture and Heritage FY17 N.J. Historical Commission Re-granting Program award. 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.

David Livewell
Small Business Workshop
Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:00 - 8:45 p.m.

TD Bank presents this small business workshop for those looking to start their own business or hone entreprenurial funding skills.

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!


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)