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

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Exercise Your Mind. Read! @ WDFPL this Summer!

Excercise Your Mind

2016 Adult Summer Reading Entry Form

Join the Coloring Craze at WDFPL
Fridays in June 2016 10:00 a.m.

Coloring is proven to relax and sooth the mind. Bring your own books, pencils, and crayons or use the Library's materials.
Adult Coloring
The Unexpected Book Club with Rita Oberto
Second Monday of the month July 11, 2016 11:00 a.m.

The Unexpected Book Club meets on second Monday of the month at 11:00 a.m. Book Club reading, discussion and socializing can be a lot of fun. Sometimes it can be tricky to find a book that no one has read yet and everyone will enjoy.  Rita uncovers new books each month which may not be on your “to read” list. July's title is The Vegetarian
Unexpected Book Club
Tai Chi Qigong 18 Exercises with Ralph Quinn
Thursday evenings, June 30, July 14, 21, 28 2016 7:30 p.m.

Qigong is a gentle way of improving your health. The practice of Qigong can be adapted for use by all age levels and health conditions. Ralph Quinn provides group instruction on easy to perform exercises that you can practice daily to improve your flexibility, energy levels and breathing capacity.
Tai Chi

Exercise Your Mind with Yoga
Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:00 a.m.

Exercising your mind is just as important as exercising your body. This class combines calming techniques such as gentle yoga stretches and meditation to improve blood flow to the brain making it work better. All levels are welcome. Learn yoga with Nancy Finkle, E-RYT 200 Yoga Alliance, ACE Certified Fitness Instructor. Parts of the class will require you to get down on the floor. Please bring a Yoga mat to the class and wear comfortable clothing.

Yoga with Nancy Finkle
Paddy Gone for a Soldier with Mike Plunkett
Thursday, July 7, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Through story and song, Mike Plunkett brings to life the experience of the Irish immigrants who became American patriots. Performed in uniform, the music is lively and engaging including guitar and octave mandolin. The songs range from old Irish ballads to Civil War era songs, many based on old Irish melodies. Stories are drawn from research on the daily lives of Irish American soldiers. Mike Plunkett has performed at the National Museum of the Civil War and the Gettysburg National Park as well as at Welcome America, Lincoln 200 and the New Jersey Folk Festival. Dont' miss this living history event!
Mike Plunkett
Line Dancing with Neane
Saturdays, July 9, and August 6, 2016 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Line dancing is a great form of exercise, stress-relief and fun. Join us as we learn some R&B soul line dances. Come prepared to have fun and get a little exercise doing it! Learn more at facebook.com/neaneslinedancing.
Line Dancing with Neane

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!


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)