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5 10, 2017

Fanfiction: Learning What It is and Creating Your Own

Have you ever watched a TV show or read a book, and you were so sad when it ended because you wanted more more more!? Why not give fanfiction a try? Fanfiction writing combines a passion for a favorite series, character, or storyline with creative writing, where fans take the

28 09, 2017

PLACE Program: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Film Discussion

Public Library Access and Community for Everyone At the Deerfield Public Library, we are committed to meeting the needs of ALL our patrons. With that in mind, we offer a program series geared specifically toward our adult and teen patrons with intellectual, cognitive, and developmental disabilities, as well as their

19 09, 2017

Finding Her Lost Art Legacy: Elizabeth Rynecki’s Journey

Sometimes when I need ideas or inspiration for adult Library programs, I head over to the Library’s nonfiction display and see what’s new. (Remember the program Last Chance Mustang? Yup, I found that book during one of my perusals.) As luck would have it, I happened upon a fascinating book

1 09, 2017

Guess the Emmy Awards Contest!

For many years we've done contests here at the Deerfield Public Library to guess the winners of the Oscars and Grammy awards. They've always been a lot of fun. So this year we thought we would add in the Emmy awards. Our Emmy Awards contest will begin on September 1

19 07, 2017

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Music Discussion

Please join us for our upcoming music discussion on Tuesday, July 25th at 7 p.m. We'll be talking about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and this year's inductees. We'll discuss each band and artist elected, and listen to their greatest hits. Was each band worthy? Were there

20 06, 2017

Local History: A Tour of Deerfield’s Public Art

Who are the artists and art collectors whose work shapes the Deerfield community? Find out on our Deerfield Public Art Tour. Register here and join me on June 24 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. for a guided walking tour through the Library and downtown Deerfield. We’ll meet in the

16 06, 2017

Learning to Spot Fake News and Evaluate Sources for Accuracy

We live in a unique era of news consumption. Long gone are the days of relying on the evening news or the morning paper as the primary source of information. We are subject to a non-stop stream of information through 24-hour news channels, social media, emails, and text messages. Links

31 05, 2017

Summer Reading Program 2017: Reading by Design

It's the time of year we've all been waiting for... our Summer Reading Program for kids, teens, and adults kicks off on Saturday, June 10! From architecture and engineering to graffiti and street art, this year's Summer Reading theme, Reading by Design, is meant to inspire readers to explore their own creativity.

11 04, 2017

Podcasts: What They Are, Why They’re Popular, How to Start Your Own

Podcasts are becoming more and more popular. One recent study said that over 20% of U.S. residents age 12 and older listen to podcasts regularly, and around 36% had listened to a podcast at some point. While those numbers keep growing, there are still many people who hear the word

4 04, 2017

And the winners are…

The winners of the fourth annual Deerfield Public Library Tournament of Books have been determined! As you know, the winning fiction/graphic novel was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The boy-wizard-all-grown-up was battling your favorite Early Reader duo, Elephant & Piggie, in We Are in a Book! No buzzer beater