Swing on down to the West Deptford Free Public Library for country line dancing—partners not needed.
West Deptford Free Public Library
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
At 'Irving Berlin—Music in Review with Joe Best,' get to know more about Irving Berlin with a film, music commentary and trivia.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
West Deptford Library's PAWS for Reading program is back Wednesday evening. Your child can practice reading with a dog or cat audience.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Tucker's Tales Puppet Theater presents two tales from the Emerald Isle at the West Deptford Free Public Library Saturday.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Get your fill of literature and dance on International Women's Day at the West Deptford Free Public Library.
Celebrated worldwide, International Women’s Day dates back to the early 1900s, and is marked with hundreds of events around the globe dedicated to equally and peace. Friday, March 8 marks the 101st International Women’s Day, and—along with the rest of the world—the West Deptford Free Public Library will hold its own events in honor of the day with an afternoon party. Kicking off at 11 a.m., the library will host three back-to-back events continuing throughout the day until 2 p.m. International Women’s Day events include the following: All those who plan to participate are asked to call the library to register at 856-845-5593. Also for Women’s History Month, the library will host an online book discussion on fiction and nonfiction …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The PAWS for Reading program at West Deptford Free Public Library has become extremely popular in just its first two weeks.
Reading went to the dogs in West Deptford. The PAWS for Reading Program held its kickoff party on Wednesday night at West Deptford Free Public Library. About 50 children registered to read to a dog. PAWS for Reading is a program run by PAWS for People, a nonprofit group that uses animals such as dogs, cats and rabbits to perform a range of various therapeutic activities for children and adults. PAWS' reading program travels to different libraries, where children can come read to a pet. The goal is to help give the children more confidence in their reading abilities. Dogs are able to do that because of their caring nature. Sharon Bednar, the New Jersey coordinator for PAWS for People, said 30 children came out for the first night of the …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
In celebration of Valentine's Day, the West Deptford Free Public Library is sharing the love with residents.
Want to spend some quality time with the family this Valentine’s Day? Come to the West Deptford Free Public Library to combine love, literature and film on this sentimental day. With a Valentine’s Day book display for all ages featured in the main lobby, the library is also running a special Valentine’s Day drawing. Residents who stop by the all day today can enter into a drawing for a special literary prize. Entry is free. In order to submit an entry, residents simply fill out their name, email, phone number and—of course—the title of their favorite romance book. A winner will be picked at approximately 8:45 p.m. tonight. The drawing will follow a screening of the movie Valentine’s Day (2010)—a romantic comedy following the intertwining …
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Listeners of the furry kind, provided by the nonprofit PAWS for People, offer a nonjudgemental ear for young readers at the West Deptford Free Public Library.
It may sound bizarre, the thought of animals encouraging children to read. Yet the PAWS for Reading Program knows furry friends make good listeners for some timid readers. Coming to West Deptford Free Public Library, the PAWS for Reading Program will set up about six teams throughout the library—each team consisting of one animal and one handler. During this time, children can sit with a team and read aloud to the animal. “It seems like such a great way for kids to feel free and easy about it,” says Diane Maher, head children’s librarian. Unlike reading in a classroom in front of peers and a teacher, Maher explains that reading to an animal dispels many anxieties new readers may have. With an animal, the child doesn’t have to fear them …
Monday, January 21, 2013
While some places around West Deptford will be closed for the holiday, families can still visit library and community center this Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, so for many children and adults it means a day off. With so many places closed on this federal holiday, parents are left scratching their heads when it comes to family activities. Yet, while many places are closed in West Deptford, there are some that will remain open. For starters, the West Deptford Free Public Library is open with regular scheduled hours, and is currently featuring a display of books on Martin Luther King Jr. If your family is looking for a little more activity today, try the RiverWinds Community Center. The community center will also be open today with regular hours. In addition, the center will be extending its waterslide hours today from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Here is a list of …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The club is putting out a call for recipe submissions from all members of the community.
Forget about Bobby Flay and Paula Deen, there are plenty of cooks right here in West Deptford’s own backyard. And through a new fundraising effort, the West Deptford Junior Women’s Club is ready to showcase some local talent with a one-of-a-kind cookbook. The West Deptford Junior Women’s Club hosts a number of fundraising efforts throughout the year to help residents in need. Last summer, members hosted a 5K to raise money, as well as hot yoga night at Laughing Buddha in December. Public relations chair Aimee Boucher says all proceeds from these efforts go into a fund that the club uses to give back to residents—such as paying a family’s PSE&G bill or helping a needy family with children’s medical costs. “We’re constantly looking for …