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

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Celebrate National Library Week
April 13 - 19, 2014

Jumpstart National Library Week with LOGICAL, a group of nine Gloucester County libraries working together to offer the most complete resources possible, as they celebrate with our 7th annual Meet the Authors event held at the Free Public Library of Monroe Township where 30+ authors will be discussing and selling their books on Saturday, April 12, 2014 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

National Library Week 2014

EReading 101
Evening Help Sessions
Thursdays, April 14 and 28, 2014 7:00 p.m.

National Library Week 2014 ramps up Monday evenings at your library. Learn about eReading at West Deptford Free Public on Monday evenings from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Library staff will be available with tips to assist you in downloading eBooks from OverDrive through WDFPL. Cardholders can download eBooks onto many devices from phones to eReaders and tablets. Drop in questions will be answered on a first come first serve basis as time as staffing permits.

eReading OverDrive

Modern Country Line Dancing
Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Kick up your heels with Sheila, Dances by Diane instructor, while she pairs fresh tunes with easy to learn steps. Country line dances usually are danced to country western music, but also share similarities with folk dancing. Enjoy the evening of low impact exercise and fun.

Country Line Dancing

How Bees Feed Us:
The Importance of Honeybees in Colonial New Jersey and Beyond*
Thursday, May 15, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Join beekeeper Jessica Ferguson as we discuss the importance of the honey bee in New Jersey. We'll also get a brief natural history overview and rundown of basic beekeeping. Don't miss this multi-faceted event!

How Bees Feed Us

Gluten-Free Diet: A Reality Check
Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Dr. Noel Martins, of Philadelphia Gastroeterology Group, will uncover the latest findings on gluten and diet. Unless you have celiac disease in which case avoiding gluten may actually make you less healthy by missing out on important nutrients.

The Complete Guide to Gluten-Free Foods

Fun and Food around the Jersey Shore*
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Learn about the assortment of foods that have been associated with the Jersey Shore over the years such as salt water taffy and clam fritters. The foods indentified with the Atlantic shoreline along with the lesser known Delaware River and Bay coastline will also be explored. We will also talk about the various summer activities that have been connected with the Jersey shoreline.

Judith Krass-Russo

Do the Disco Hustle
Thursday, June 26, 2014 7:00 p.m.

"The Hustle" is a famous disco song by songwriter/arranger Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony. Dance to this song and more in the WDFPL meeting room. Partners are not required. Ladies can lead. Hard solded shoes are recommended to do the hustle.

Do the Hustle

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 Historical Commission, a division of the Department of the State, and the Gloucester County Cultural and Heritage Commission at Gloucester County College.


Things Will Get Better!
New Jersey Librarians Help NJ Residents Through Tough Economic Times

Use these cool tools to find answers and reduce stress in your life. As always, it is our pleasure to serve you online and in person.

Get Economic Help from NJ librarians.

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)