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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!
West Deptford Book Festival

Tai Chi
Mondays, September 16 to December 16, 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.

West Deptford Book Festival

Millville Army Air Field Lecture
Thursday, September 26, 7:00 p.m.

Come join Norman Gluckman as he discusses the history of America's First Defense Airport, beginning with its dedication in 1941 and ending with its decommissioning in 1946.

Norman Gluckman is a retired library director, who is now a volunteer at the Henry E. Wyble Historic Research Library & Education Center which is part of the Millville Army Air Field Museum. Like many who volunteer at the Museum, Mr. Gluckman is a veteran who spent four years as an enlisted man in the Navy, and twenty two years in the Naval Reserve retiring as Lieutenant Commander intelligence officer.

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

West Deptford Book Festival

Arsenic and Old Lakes: A River Rerouted*
Thursday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.

The Maurice River rerouting, excavation and dam construction is a compelling story and starting point for discussion on what can be learned from this type of incident with Thomas Belton, Research Associate in Science Writing with the Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. To register, please call the Library at 856-845-5593.

*This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

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Friday Movie Matinee
Friday, October 4, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Come join us for an afternoon. We will be watching Aquaman. Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land.

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African Americans in the American Revolution*
Thursday, October 10, 7:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

One of the more under reported stories of the Battle of Red Bank is the role played by African Americans, even though their presence was recorded on muster rolls and pension records. Join Dr. Jennifer Janofsky, PhD a she offers an insider's view of African Americans in the Revolution. Dr. Janofsky teaches Rowan University classes in public history including topics in public history, material culture, pre-Civil War America, and internship in history. Dr. Janofsky received her B.A. from the University of Scranton, her M.A. from Villanova University and her Ph.D. from Temple University where she studied early American history and public history.

*This program has been funded by a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, and the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Rowan College, South Jersey.

West Deptford Book Festival

Outsmart the Scammers
Thursday, October 24, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Bob Stahler of Edward Jones in Woodbury Heights, NJ.helps us navigate the path of financial literacy. Bob has over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry, as well as earning the CFP designation in February of 2012.

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!

Playaways
 

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, ~ 108MB (not recommended for low-speed connections)