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















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Our registration form is available to print of it using a device. You may then attach it to an email for our Circulation Supervisor and send it that way. Look for a call or email regarding your Library Card number.


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Dr. John Norwood Presents: New Jersey's Nanticoke-Lenape Continuing History
Thursday, May 23, 2024, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Join us for a wonderful afternoon as Dr. Norwood shares with us some traditions, oral stories, and history passed down through the generations of Lenape, while also weighing in on contemporary Lenape experiences.

Dr. Norwood is the senior Pastor in the Ujima Village Christian Church. He served as Tribal Councilman of the Nanticoke Lenape Tribal Nation and was Principle Justice of the Tribal Supreme Court. Dr. Norwood has authored multiple works about Indigenous History.
Call to register 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”

Dr. John Norwood
 

Fourth Friday Film Screening
Friday, May 24, 2024 1:00 p.m.

Join us while we screen May's Fourth Friday Film! A Haunting in Venice is a 2023 American mystery film produced and directed by Kenneth Branagh from a screenplay by Michael Green, loosely based on the 1969 Agatha Christie novel Hallowe'en Party. Joyce Reynolds is a pivitol character featured in the 2023 film. She is portrayed by Malaysian actress Michelle Yeoh. You may remember Ms. Yeoh from the film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon.

A Haunting in Venice
 

Jameson R. Sweet Ph.D. presents: "Indigenous New Jersey: The Dispossession of Lenape Land."
Thursday, June 6, 2024, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Jameson "Jimmy" Sweet, (Lakota and Dakota) is an Assistant Professor in American Studies at Rutgers University. He received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Minnesota. His current book project, "'Mixed-Blood' Moments: Race, Law, and Mixed-Ancestry Dakota Indians in the Nineteenth Century Midwest" excavates the legal and racial complexities of Indigenous people of mixed heritage in the U.S. Call to register 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”

Jamison R. Sweet Ph.D.
 

Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi with Instructor Kathy Brown returns to WDFPL
Monday September 30, 2024 1:30 p.m.

This class is appropriate for beginners, as well as for those with tai chi experience who want to learn. The course will be taught following the methods of Dr. Paul Lam's Tai Chi for Health program.  Join Kathy and the rest of us in person at the Library.

To learn more or register, call the library at 856-845-5593

Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn
 

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

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.

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

West Deptford Book Festival
 

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

West Deptford Book Festival
 

*"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."

 

Online Events For You

Rutgers Cooperative Extension Online Events -https://njaes.rutgers.edu/online-event-series/#fchs

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)