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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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Tai Chi
Mondays, January 13 - April 6, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Ralph Quinn returns to 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.

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Alice's Ordinary People
Thursday, January 30, 7:00 p.m.

We will be playing the documentary film Alice's Ordinary People. Also join us for a discussion of the film with the film's director, Craig Dudnick.

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Creative Photography of Waterfowl*
Saturday, February 1, 1:00 p.m.

Wildlife Photographer Ray Hennessy will be giving a lecture on Photographing Waterfowl. Ray is an avid outdoor photographer. He runs workshops and training on the best methods to photograph and capture wildlife through the camera lens. He is the author of Songbirds of the Mid-Atlantic and Birds by Color book series.

*This program is made possible in part by funding from the Gloucester County Cultural & Heritage Commission of Rowan College of South Jersey, and the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

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Friday Movie Matinee
February 7, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Come join us for an afternoon showing of Doctor Zhivago.

West Deptford Book Festival

Ken Serfass: Abraham Wolfe, First "Keeper" of the Sea Girt Lighthouse
Saturday, February 8, 1:00 p.m.

Come join us for a presentation by Ken Serfass, who will be portraying Abraham Wolfe and discussing Wolfe's experiences and duties during the American Civil War and Lighthouse Service.

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CFP Finance Workshops

  • Thursday, 7:00 p.m. February 27
  • Thursday, 7:00 p.m., March 26

Bob Stahler will be hosting financial workshops for February and March. Please call the Library to register.

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A Book Discussion: Freedom Lessons by Eileen Harrison Sanchez
Thursday, March 19, 2:00 p.m.

Written from the author's own experience, this is a story of how the lives of three people intersect in a rural Louisiana town in 1969.

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Friday Movie Matinee
April 3, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Come join us for an afternoon showing of Out of Africa.

West Deptford Book Festival

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


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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!


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.


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)