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14 06, 2017

Chef Gale Gand Joins Us on the DPL Podcast

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we’re featuring an amazing conversation with Chef Gale Gand. You may know her as the James Beard Award-winning pastry chef behind the Chicago restaurant TRU, as a cookbook author, a Food Network personality, or as your neighbor here in Deerfield! We

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.

16 05, 2017

Inspired by C2E2: Great Graphic Novels

A few weeks ago, I attended C2E2, the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo. Beyond the costumed fans and celebrity photo-ops, it’s a fantastic place to discover things to read! I went to several panels led by comics creators, critics, historians, and educators, who discussed their favorite graphic novels. Luckily, our

11 05, 2017

Bestselling Author Mary Kubica on the DPL Podcast this Month

In this episode of the Deerfield Library Podcast, we had the great pleasure of interviewing Mary Kubica, bestselling author of The Good Girl, Pretty Baby, and Don’t You Cry. Our patrons and staff were so excited to have her speak at the Library back in April. Before her program we

9 05, 2017

Borrow a Telescope from the Library!

If you have an aspiring astronomer in your house, take note! Beginning on Monday, May 15, Deerfield Public Library cardholders will be able to check out an Orion Star Blast telescope. A gift to the Library from the Lake County Astronomical Society’s LoanStar Program, the telescope comes with everything needed

24 04, 2017

Introducing Our New Baby Garden

Many adults rediscover the public library when they become parents. Visiting the library quickly becomes part of their new routine, and they find that it offers much more than they remember from their own childhood, including: lapsit storytimes and family programs, a comfortable play area, a space to gather with

18 04, 2017

What’s New in Media? Come Browse Our CD Box Set Collection

Thanks to the new CD Box Set Collection we recently added in our Multimedia area,  we now have a great selection of CD Box Sets available for our patrons to check out. Some highlights from the collection include both the Stereo and Mono versions of the Complete Beatles, The Complete 1966

13 04, 2017

New Podcast Episode: A Conversation with State Senator Julie Morrison

In episode four of the Deerfield Library Podcast, we had the great pleasure of interviewing State Senator of Illinois’s 29th District, Julie Morrison. Formerly the West Deerfield Township Supervisor, Julie has served the Deerfield community for years and discusses her career path, how best to get involved in local government,

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

4 04, 2017

Celebrate Earth Month: It’s EASY being Green!

I remember the first Earth Day celebration in 1970! It was my freshman year of high school and our Social Studies teacher incorporated it into the curriculum. I don’t think many of us understood the scope of the issues, but what I learned in class, and in the news, stuck