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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

15 12, 2016

This is your P.L.A.C.E.: Film Discussion “The Princess Bride”

Public Library Access and Community for Everyone. Are you looking for your place? Look no further! At the Deerfield Public Library, we are committed to meeting the needs of ALL our patrons. With that in mind, we are very excited to announce that we are introducing a new program series

5 12, 2016

Winter Movie/TV Discussion – BritTV Favorites

About a year ago we introduced a new section in our Media area: BritTV. The BritTV section, a very successful part of our media collection, includes TV series that originally aired in England. British TV shows are a little different than most TV shows from the US in that most episodes are,

25 10, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Making the Deerfield Cemetery Audio Tours

Librarian guides Anne and Ted from our Fall 2015 cemetery tours. The Deerfield Public Library is proud to present recorded tours of the Deerfield Historical Cemetery! Right now you can take a tour through Deerfield’s history via the residents buried in the cemetery, and on Veterans Day we’ll