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

  • The next book we will be reading in January is Not to Disturb by Muriel Spark. See you then!
West Deptford Book Festival
Basic Crochet
Thursday mornings at 10 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.



Armchair Art Tour: From Saint to Santa
Thursday, December 20, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Through centuries of art, much of it now in East Coast museums, we'll explore how a Turkish bishop evolved into one of Christianity's most beloved saints. Then in American artwork we'll see Nicholas change again—into Santa Claus. Presented by Dr. Michael Norris of Armchair Art Tours. Please call the library at 856-845-5593 to register.

West Deptford Book Festival

Swing Dance Lessons*
Thursday, January 3, 7 p.m.

Diane Alcavage of Dances by Diane presents two one-hour swing dance sessions. 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 College at Gloucester County, a partner of the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of the State.

West Deptford Book Festival

eReader Open House

  • Friday, January 4, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Monday, January 14, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Come learn how to download free eBooks and eAudiobooks from the library using OverDrive and Libby. Please call the library at 856-845-5593 to register.
West Deptford Book Festival

Social Security & Medicare with Bill Tucker
Wednesday, January 9, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

West Deptford Book Festival

Healthy Meals on the Go-Slow Cooker
Thursday, January 10, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

No one wants to spend too much time away from the action—work, family or play—and in the kitchen. But, who can spend hard-earned cash on expensive restaurant meals or less-than-healthy fast food? This enlightening program will present a fast, nutritious and tasty meal you can make at home in your slower cooker. Please call the library at 856-845-5593 to register.

Presented by Luanne J. Hughes, M.S., RDN, Family & Community Health Sciences Educator I at Rutgers University Cooperative Extension of Gloucester County.

West Deptford Book Festival

Movie Matinee
Friday, January 18, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us for a showing of Won't You Be My Neighbor? An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. Rated PG-13; 1hr 34 min.

Please call the library at 856-845-5593 to register.

West Deptford Book Festival

Microsoft Word Basics Classes

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

Part 1 Sessions
  • January 9, 1:00 p.m.
  • January 21, 6:30 p.m.
  • January 30, 1:00 p.m.
Part 2 Sessions
  • January 16, 1:00 p.m.
  • January 23, 1:00 p.m.
  • January 28, 6:30 p.m.
West Deptford Book Festival

Simplify Your Spending and Saving Strategies
Thursday, January 24, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Take control of your financial future. In this presentation you'll learn more about:

  • Setting personal financial goals
  • Balancing saving, spending and borrowing to help achieve your goals.
  • Strategies for controlling debt and improving credit scores.
  • Practical savings options for now through retirement.

Please call the library at 856-845-5593 to register.

West Deptford Book Festival

An Evening of Jazz with Brian Betz & Denis DiBlasio
Thursday, January 31, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Join us for hot jazz on a cool night with baritone saxophonist and flautist Denis DiBlasio, Director of Rowan University Jazz Studies, and Brian Betz, jazz guitarist, composer and Rowan University educator. Please call the library at 856-845-5593 to register.

West Deptford Book Festival

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!


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, ~ 108MB (not recommended for low-speed connections)