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















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Past Virtual Events Sponsored by GCCHC

First Friday Film
February 4, 2022, Friday, 11:00 a.m.

Please join us for our February First Friday Film "Valentine's Day"

West Deptford Book Festival

Tai Chi
January 11 - May 17, 2022, Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Ralph Quinn will be offering a six-week series in which he will teach simple qigong exercises based on Tai Chi principles. This series will be followed immediately by another session of thirteen weeks from February 22 to May 17, 2022 in which Ralph Quinn will teach Dr. Paul Lam's "Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention."

To learn more, call the Library at 856-845-5593

West Deptford Book Festival

The History of Turtles in Salt Marshes with Jessica DeGraff-Amber PhD.*
Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 1 p.m.

Join us for a virtual lecture. Learn about the history of terrapin conservation and the value of both the diamond back terrapin and the salt marshes in New Jersey.

To learn more, call the Library at 856-845-5593

* 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.

West Deptford Book Festival

Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation Mini Pow Wow
Saturday, December 18, 2021

WDFPL will be hosting a Mini Pow Wow held by the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and talk with traditional Native Americans as they teach their cultures and histories.

West Deptford Book Festival

Clam-Diggers Trade: NJ Pine Barrens Employments In Support Of Sea-Coast Activities*
September 30, 2021, Thursday 1 p.m.

Join us virtually for a lecture given by Adjunct Professor Mark Demitroff, Stockton University, on The Clamdiggers Trade: NJ Pine Barrens Employments in Support of Sea-Coast Activities. Learn about how the N.J. Coastal Zone economy had Pine Barren "sweetwater" roots. Video will be posted here on scheduled date.

Professor Demitroff is a professor at Stockton University.

*This program is made possible in part by funds from The New Jersey Historical Commission / Department of State and the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission.

West Deptford Book Festival

The Drowning of Money Island: A Forgotten Community's Fight Against The Rising Seas Threatening Coastal America*
Thursday, October 14, 2021, 1 p.m.

Join us for a virtual lecture by journalist, Andrew Lewis, MFA, Columbia University, as he gives us a fascinating talk on how rising seas are threatening coastal towns. Video will be posted here on scheduled date.

To learn more, call the Library at 856-845-5593

*This program is made possible in part by funds from The New Jersey Historical Commission / Department of State and the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission.

West Deptford Book Festival

Brian Betz/Behn Gillece Jazz Duo
Thursday, November 4, 2021 4:00 p.m.

Brian Betz, jazz guitarist, composer, joins Behn Gillece vibraphonist with a robust performance life to take center stage at West Deptford Free Public Library. Betz and Gillece are members of the faculty at Rowan University.

To learn more, call the Library at 856-845-5593

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The Variety of Wetlands in Southern New Jersey*
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a virtual lecture: hosted by Claude Epstein, Ph.D. Dr. Epstein is a Professor Emeritus from Stockton University. He is the founder of its Environmental Studies Program as well as being one of its founding faculty.

To learn more, call the Library at 856-845-5593

* 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.

West Deptford Book Festival

 

Online Events For You

The Center for Book Arts is offering on-line classes – www.centerforbookarts.org
 
Fender Guitars is offering free on-line guitar lessons starting now and for the next three months  - www.fender.com
 
The Alice Paul Institute has an elementary school curriculum and worksheets. There is also information and photos concerning the Suffragette Movement – www.alicepaul.org
  
The Metropolitan Opera is streaming operas every evening, check it out – www.metopera.org
 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is touring parts of the museum – www.metmuseum.org
 
The Museum of Modern Art is offering free on-line courses – www.moma.org
 
You can view some of the gardens and take free on-course at www.Longwoodgardens.org

Scratch For All - a programming language at MIT – https://scratch.mit.edu/
 
The Library of Congress provides a playlist of music and concerts on Youtube that is periodically updated.

The Chamber Music Society provides livestreams on scheduled days.

Virtual ART Studio livestreams beginning on Friday, June 12.

The Anne Frank House is providing a virtual tour of where Anne Frank and her family hid during World War II.

Cape May County Park and Zoo is providing Virtual Zoo School. Take a look at their daily tours of different parts of the zoo.

 

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)