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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

10 02, 2017

2017 Guess the Oscars Contest!

February is our favorite month of the year at the Multimedia Desk... because in February we get to watch both the Grammy Awards and the Oscars! 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

31 01, 2017

The True Story of an Orphan Train Rider

Emily looked around frantically. She couldn’t find her family anywhere. The church meeting they were attending was small, so they couldn’t have gone far. After some time, a fellow churchgoer approached Emily and said her family had already left. Why would they leave without her? She thought this foster family

9 01, 2017

New Year, New You: Setting & Achieving Your Resolutions

As we kick off 2017, we know many people are making their New Year's Resolutions. With the help of Jennie Michalik, Sachs Recreation Center’s Wellness Services Coordinator, we are excited to offer a special program to help you set meaningful goals and achieve them. Below, Jennie offers some helpful advice to get you started, but

3 01, 2017

2017 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 correct answers. First and second place prizes will be awarded. Entries will be accepted until

27 12, 2016

Who Do You Think You Are? Telling Your Family’s Story

Family history and genealogical research is one of my passions, and I’m lucky enough to say that I come from a grand familial tradition of writing down my family’s stories. My great-aunt, an incredibly interesting woman in her own right who was a stenographer at the Nuremberg Trials, spent years