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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

WDFPL Summer Reading
July 20, 2021 to August 31, 2021

Join us for WDFPL's Summer Reading Program!

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

Brian Betz Solo Jazz Guitar Concert
April 16, 2021, Friday 7:00 p.m.

The Library will be hosting Brian Betz for a concert on April 15 at 7 pm on Facebook Live.

For more information call the Library at 856-845-5593.

West Deptford Book Festival

Protecting New Jersey's Environment: From Cancer Alley to the New Garden State*
April 22, 2021, Thursday 2:00 p.m.

Join us as author and lecturer Thomas Belton, Ph.D. will present a scholarly virtual lecture on environmental issues in N.J. We will learn how the public is adversely impacted by short-sighted public policy decisions and how these decisions affect the environment and our health. You are welcome to leave feedback after listening to the lecture.

For more information call the Library at 856-845-5593.

*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 State.

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)