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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
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

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
Watch Your Business Grow with Government Contracts
Learn how to sell your product to Federal, State, County and Casinos
Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The dollars are there. Do you want them? Selling to the government may be your niche. The NJIT Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides small businesses with information, training, market techniques, bid matching, and many other services. Attend this free introduction session with Jan Mirijanian to uncover business opportunities just waiting for you!
Watch Your Business Grow
Introductory Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn
Mondays, February 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 2, 9, 16 23, 2015 1:00 p.m.

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. 
Monoline Calligraphy with Maureen Peters
Thursday, February 5, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Maureen Peters returns with a beginner’s course in the basics of modern calligraphy. No idea how to start? You’ve picked the right class. We will start with copying the Italic letter forms with a pencil. Once we have mastered the construction of the letterforms we will learn how to use them to produce beautiful envelopes and letters and cards along with building great eye hand motor skills. You will complete a project in this class as well as learn a new skill of lettering. This class is a 2 hour stand alone workshop.

Dragon Flowers
Creative Expressions Writing Group
Thursday, February 12, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Explore your passion for writing in a fun, light-hearted environment. Join us in celebrating the gift of writing and creative expression by presenting your own literary works! Our latest will be creating and sharing memoirs of people or events that impacted our lives. Gatherings are hosted by Rita Oberto and designed to provide sharing, inspiration, information and encouragement. Please feel free to bring your own light refreshments.
Creative expressions
Dance the Cha Cha
Thursday, February 12, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Learn the Cha Cha, one of the most popular of the social Latin-American dances leading up to Valentine’s Day. Cha Cha gives it a unique sense of fun for dancers throughout the world. Hard-sole shoes are recommended. Ladies can lead. Visit http://www.dancesbydiane.com/ to learn more.
Dancce the Cha Cha
Vitamins & Supplements: Benefits and Interactions
Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:30 p.m.

This Kennedy Wellness program covers the common sense approach to Vitamin supplements, what works and what does not. Rich Kaufman PharmD, Kennedy staff pharmacist, will discuss common interactions between vitamins and prescription drugs.

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 Humanties 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!


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)