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















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Crafting Circle
Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

  • Have an unfinished craft project, looking for new ideas or just want to meet new people? Join our weekly crafting circle! While no formal instruction will be given, there will be lots of encouragement!
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Computer Basics Classes

  • Windows 10 Features:

  • Wednesday, June 19, 1:00 p.m.

  • Internet Features:

  • Monday, June 17, 6:30 p.m.

Come and learn how to use internet browsers, Google and essential tools in Windows 10. Space for classes is limited. Please call the library at (856)-845-5593 or sign up at the Information Desk to register.

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Savvy Social Security Planning with Bill Tucker
Wednesday, July 10, 1 p.m.

Do you have questions about Social Security? When and How to apply? Learn about the basics during this informative session. Bill Tucker, Senior Vice President for The Jaskol Group Financial Strategies, will be speaking. To register, call the Library at 856-845-5593.

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U.S. General Hospital at Beverly, NJ*
Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m.

Learn the history of the U.S. General Hospital and Cemetery at Beverly, NJ. During the Civil War, numerous Pennsylvania and New Jersey towns that lined the Delaware River provided support services for the Union. Several military hospitals cared for wounded troops. Soldiers not well enough to return to active duty, but not needing intensive medical care, stayed at Beverly's convalescent hospital. In 1864, the U.S. government purchased a small one-acre plot to bury those who died at the hospital. From 1936 through 1951, the cemetery expanded and now totals 64 acres. Interments number more than 40,000, and include veterans from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War II, and the Vietnam War. Presented by William E. Hughes.

*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 Cultural & Heritage Commission at Rowan College at Gloucester County.

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George Washington Remembers New Jersey*
Thursday, September 12, 7:00 p.m.

Join General Washington (portrayed by David Emerson) as he reminisces about his brightest and darkest moments during the battles and encampments of the "Cockpit of the Revolution." Presented by History on the Hoof.

*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 Cultural & Heritage Commission at Rowan College at Gloucester County.

West Deptford Book Festival

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

 

Things Will Get Better!
New Jersey Librarians Help NJ Residents Through Tough Economic Times

Use these cool tools to find answers and reduce stress in your life. As always, it is our pleasure to serve you online and in person.

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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)