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

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Introductory Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn
Mondays, April 4 through May 2, 2016 1:30 p.m.

If you are looking for a way to reduce stress and increase balance consider tai chi. Originally an ancient Chinese tradition developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for a variety of health conditions, balance and body strengthening. We will be doing Dr. Paul Lam's "Tai Chi for Health" also known as "Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention" forms.
Tai Chi
Join the Coloring Craze at WDFPL
Fridays in April 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 April - June 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. May's title is The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.


Unexpected Book Club

The Happy Songs of Summer with The Entertainers
Thursday, May 5, 2016 7:00 p.m.

The Entertainers began in 1999, with the idea of putting “fun music” in every appearance. Summer is around the corner so stop by WDFPL to have a good time with rock hits from the ‘50’s to the ‘70’s including Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, and many more! WDFPL will be featuring “Wild Bill” Pollanger on the golden microphone.


The Entertainers

Watch Your Business Grow with Government Contracts
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Learn how to sell your product to Federal, State, County, and Casino through this free introductory session. The NJIT Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) provides small businesses with information, training, market techniques, bid matching, and many other services.

Watch Your Money Grow with Government Contracts

Walt Whitman's Poetry and Prose
Thursday, May 12, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Tyler Hoffman, PhD presents an in-depth lecture on Walt Whitman, the man, his insights, and talent for addressing civil rights and depiction of the American Civil War. Tyler Hoffman, PhD is Associate Provost for Academic Programs and Engaged Learning Professor, Chair, Department of English, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ and Associate Director, Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities.

Walt Whitman RU

Yoga for Back Care
Thursday, May 19, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Attend this free Kennedy Health workshop with Jeanne Nickelson and experience a gentle Yoga practice that promotes a strong healthy back. This class will review some gentle Yoga stretches that help release tension as well as promote strength and flexibility in the spine. Parts of the class will require you to get down on the floor. Please bring a Yoga mat to the class.


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)