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















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The Water Pantry

In collaboration with Rowan University, this project sets out to explore connections between people, place, and water through storytelling. Each Mason jar is filled, literally and figuratively, with a New Jersey water story. Just as a kitchen pantry is a collection of separate items related to food, we're creating a "pantry" of water (and stories) from around the Garden State. There are two ways to participate in the Water Pantry:

  • Option 1 - Pick up a 'Water Pantry Kit', follow the instructions and return your Mason jar by Thursday, July 19th for display in the library.

  • Option 2 - Join us for a public Water Pantry story telling workshop on Thursday, July 26th at 7:00 p.m.
West Deptford Book Festival

The Unexpected Book Club
2nd Monday of each month at 11:00 a.m.

  • This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel on Monday, August 13th
West Deptford Book Festival

The Secret Magic of Famous Film and Broadway Songs
Thursday, August 23, 2018 7:00 p.m.

From the iconic film song, Beauty and the Beast, to the famous Broadway hit, Memory, popular songs have inspired all generations of music lovers. But what makes these pieces become so popular? Together we will explore the secret musical magic of some of the most beloved songs in film and Broadway. Award-winning pianist and composer Jennifer Nicole Campbell returns to WDFPL to celebrate the end of Summer Reading!

West Deptford Book Festival

Introduction to Fort Mott*
Thursday, September 13, 2018 7:00 p.m.

Fort Mott, located in Salem County, was part of a three-fort defense system designed for the Delaware River during the post-Civil war modernization period. Andy Grant, Fort Mott State Park Historian, will discuss the history of Fort Mott's beginning and its expansion.

*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

Medicare and Social Security with Bill Tucker
Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:00 p.m.

Bill Tucker, Senior Vice President of The Jaskol Group, returns to explain the basics of Medicare and Social Security.

West Deptford Book Festival

Over Here, Molly Pitcher*
Thursday, September 27, 2018 7:00 p.m.

This interpretive storytelling program relates the legend of "Molly Pitcher", Mary Hays McCauley, the heroine of the 1778 Battle of Monmouth Courthouse and explores the daily lives of the "women of the army" who followed their husbands to war during the American Revolution. Presented by Stacy F. Roth of History on the Hoof.

*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
Basic Crochet
Thursday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

Want to learn how to crochet so you can start that new project? Stop by WDFPL with your crochet hook and yarn, or use WDFPL's materials, to join the revival of interest in handcrafts and DIY though crochet.

 

Crochet

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)