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13 02, 2018

5th Annual Tournament of Books: Game On!

Instead of basketballs bouncing or nets swishing, you’re going to hear pages turning! It’s our 5th annual Tournament of Books at the Deerfield Public Library, and this year’s tournament is filled with your favorite books from 2017. Vote every day if you want to help us set a new record

5 02, 2018

Fame or Infamy: Al Capone and Vladimir Putin

This February we’ll be offering not one, but two terrific programs on people we just can’t seem to get enough of: Al Capone and Vladimir Putin. Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair Our first program will focus on Alphonse Gabriel Capone or Al Capone.  As the crime czar of

29 01, 2018

2018 Guess The Oscars Contest!

This is our favorite time of the year at the Multimedia Desk… award show season! To celebrate the Academy Awards we’re having another ‘Guess the Oscars’ contest this year. Choose who you think will win the Oscar in 10 categories. A winner will be chosen from the entries with the

8 01, 2018

New Program: Classic Book Discussions at the Deerfield Public Library

Deerfield loves reading classics. Works by Shakespeare, Homer, and Tolstoy are always popular checkouts at the library, and maybe always will be. Occasionally, a title like Sinclair Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here will become newly relevant and shoot up our charts. In the past year, Deerfield patrons have also consistently

3 01, 2018

2018 Guess the Grammys Contest!

Join us for one of our most popular contests of the year! Choose who you think will win the Grammy Award in 11 different categories. A winner will be chosen from the entries with the most number of correct answers. First and second place prizes will be awarded. Entries will be

5 12, 2017

Winter Music Discussion: Magical Mystery Tour with Professor Moptop

Please join us at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 9 as Professor Moptop from WXRT's "Breakfast with The Beatles" visits us to talk about "The Magical Mystery Tour". "The Magical Mystery Tour" was released in the U.S. on November 29, 1967, making this year the 50th Anniversary of the album's

24 10, 2017

Getting Your Little One Ready for Kindergarten

We are often asked here at the Library, “How can I help my child learn to read?” Our answer is, “Read to your child...a lot!” Reading to your child gets them ready to read, exposes them to new vocabulary, helps them understand narrative, and, most importantly, teaches them that reading

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