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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

31 03, 2017

Who Will Be Your Champion? Voting Closes April 4!

After a week in which we saw almost 1,500 votes cast, we are down to two titles! Your favorite book in the fiction/graphic novel bracket was (drum roll, please) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! That will face the winner in the picture book/early reader bracket, which was...We Are in

30 03, 2017

Spring Music Discussion – Taylor Swift “Red”

For our Spring Music Discussion coming up on Saturday, April 8 at 1:00 p.m. we'll be listening to and talking about Red by Taylor Swift. Swift has become one of the biggest stars in country and pop music over the last decade and is now considered one of the most

28 03, 2017

Programming for Patrons with Special Needs: Working with the Deerfield Coalition

This past January, we at the Deerfield Public Library were thrilled to introduce our new quarterly program series, P.L.A.C.E. (Public Library Access and Community for Everyone), geared specifically towards our adult patrons with intellectual, cognitive, and developmental disabilities, as well as their parents and caregivers. This new program series is

22 03, 2017

From Chicago’s West Side to Haute Couture

What do haute couture and Chicago’s west side have in common? Mainbocher. You would not be the first person surprised to learn that Main Rousseau Bocher from East Garfield Park became one of only two American couturiers in history. While Mainbocher ended up in 1930s Paris and then spent decades

7 03, 2017

Spring Movie Discussion: Oscar Best Picture Nominees

This Spring for our Movie Discussion series we'll be watching three of the films that were nominated for the Best Picture award at this year's Oscars, including the Best Picture winner, Moonlight. Each of these films are interesting and powerful in their own way and are well worth watching. Before