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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 Brian Betz and Denis DiBlasio jazz concert
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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, April 27, 2015 continuing through May 2015 1:00 p.m. (WDFPL is closed on 5/25 - no class)

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

Creative Expressions Writing Group
Thursdays, May 14, June 11, 2015 10:00 a.m. and Thursdays May 28 and June 25, 2015 6:00 p.m.

WDFPL's writing group is expanding meetup times to include evening hours. 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! Explore unlimited possibilities at your library this spring. Gatherings are hosted by Rita Oberto and designed to provide sharing, inspiration, information and encouragement.

Creative expressions

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
The Silvertones
Friday, May 1, 2015 7:00 p.m.

The Silvertones play Glenn Miller Big Band favorites from Chattanooga Choo Choo to String of Pearls, Little Brown Jug and Moonlight Serenade. Get In the Mood to have some Friday night fun at your library. Please call WDFPL to reserve your seat if possible.
The Silvertones

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 Humanities 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)