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

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Past Virtual Events Sponsored by GCCHC

Tai Chi
September 13 - November 29 2021, Mondays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Ralph Quinn Ralph Quinn instructs Dr. Paul Lam's "Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention, Part I " along with "Tai Chi for Life." Ralph welcomes all to join virtually for a twelve week series of classes.

To learn more, call the Library at 856-845-5593

West Deptford Book Festival

Water Quality Issues in South Jersey: What Can We Do About It?
July 8, 2021, Thursday 6:00 p.m.

Tait Chirenje, PhD. will provide a virtual lecture that will discuss contaminates in our drinking water. Tait Chirenje, PhD. is a professor of Environmental Science and Geology at Stockton University and created the Zimbabwe Book Project in Africa. You are welcome to provide feedback after the lecture.

West Deptford Book Festival

Natural History of Diamondback Terrapins
August 12, 2021, Thursday 1 p.m.

Join us at the West Deptford Free Public Library for a lovely day outside in the library's bricked garden for Erin Rawls' lecture on turtles and local nesting history featuring a live Diamondback Terrapin turtle. Please bring a lawn chair for socially distanced, comfortable outdoor seating.

West Deptford Book Festival

Amazing Snakes*
September 23, 2021, Thursday 1 p.m.

Join us for this exciting in-person program on amazing snakes. Daniel Duran, PhD., is a professor and naturalist at Rowan University. He is also the park naturalist at Scotland Run Park, Gloucester County Parks and Recreation. Dr. Duran will take us on a tour of these wonderful reptiles and their evolution. Dr. Duran's research is primarily focused on bio-diversity exploration and the discovery of cryptic species. Masks are optional.

*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.

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 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


Online Events For You

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.


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)