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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

8 02, 2018

Cartoonist & Author Jeffrey Brown on This Month’s Podcast Episode

In the latest episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we had the pleasure of talking to cartoonist and author Jeffrey Brown. Brown is probably best known for the bestselling Darth Vader & Son and its sequels as well as the Jedi Academy series of middle-grade graphic novels. Brown is

2 02, 2018

Register to Vote @ the Library, February 11

Maybe you’ve heard… there is an election coming up! Are you registered to vote at your current address? The League of Women Voters of Deerfield/Lincolnshire will be registering voters at the Library on Sunday, February 11, 1-4 p.m. Regular registration for the March 20 Primary Election ends on Tuesday, February

17 01, 2018

What Deerfield Read in 2017

Deerfield is definitely a community of readers! Our readers enjoy their stories in print, e-books, and audiobooks. They enjoy new and not-as-new titles. Both adult and youth love scanning Guinness world records. And youth continue to clamor for the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Looking for a wonderful winter

11 01, 2018

Photographer Art Shay Talks Deerfield History on the DPL Podcast

In this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we had the great pleasure of talking to photographer and writer Art Shay. Shay’s work has appeared in LIFE, Time, Sports Illustrated, and many other publications. Our conversation is full of first-hand accounts of some of the most famous people and

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

12 10, 2017

Learning About Deerfield Rotary in Latest Podcast Episode

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we sat down with Natalie Kirsch and Peter Fitzgerald, co-presidents of the Deerfield Rotary Club. Natalie and Peter tell some fascinating stories about the unique charities and projects our community supports through Rotary. Find out more about Deerfield’s Rotary Club and

10 10, 2017

Get Your Halloween Fix with Our Favorite Spooky Reads

It is definitely that time of year to pick up or listen to a book that may very well give you chills. Back in 2015, we put together a list of spooky reading recommendations for October, and now our spooky/mystery book-loving staff is at it again with an updated list

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