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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 Expectations Book Club
2nd Monday of each month at 11 a.m.

  • The next book we will be reading in March is Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly. See you then!
West Deptford Book Festival

Microsoft Word Basics Classes

Microsoft Word basics classes will be held in February. Please call the library at 856-845-5593 to register.

Text Editing Sessions
  • February 20, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.
  • February 25, Monday, 6:30 p.m.
Page Formatting Sessions
  • February 27, Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.
West Deptford Book Festival

Tai Chi with Ralph Quinn
February 4 - May 20, Monday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.



Come join Ralph Quinn for Tai Chi classes. Classes will not take place on February 18 and April 22.

West Deptford Book Festival

Jazz and the American Spirit*
Thursday, February 21, 7 p.m. 8 p.m.

From the advent of V-Discs (victory discs) and the USO, evidence will be provided on music's ability to heal a nation through economic devastation and the turmoil of war. Presented by Michael James Conklin. Please 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 the State.

West Deptford Book Festival

Intro to Genealogy
Thursday, March 21, 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

Learn how to research your family tree using online resources.

West Deptford Book Festival

A W.A.S.P. Takes Wing: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII*
Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m. 8 p.m.

During World War II, more than one thousand women volunteers completed the WASP military pilot training program. They endured terrible Texas weather, snakes, spiders and scorpions, as well as the hostility of some male instructors. Graduating WASPs piloted every kind of military aircraft, tested new and overhauled airplanes (some with defective parts or dangerous reputations), delivered more than 12,000 planes, and flew over 60,000,000 miles (sometimes towing targets that soldiers shot at with live ammunition!) Thirty-eight of them died serving their country. Then they were told that men needed their jobs and they were dismissed and forgotten. Carol Simon Levin tells the story of the amazing WASPs through the eyes of Ann Baumgartner Carl, the Jersey girl who trained as a WASP, became the only American woman to test-fly experimental planes during the war, and the first American woman to fly a jet airplane! Please call the library at 856-845-5593 to register.

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

West Deptford Book Festival

April 6, 1917: America Enters the Great War and NJ Enters the 20th Century*
Thursday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

NJ supplies the Allies with newfound industrial might and the sacrifices of its greatest citizens. Presented by Jim DelGiudice, adjunct assistant professor at County College of Morris.

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

West Deptford Book Festival

Please call the library at 856-845-5593  to register for these free programs. 
 Refreshments and door prizes!

 

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!

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)