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10 08, 2017

Local Art Comes to Life on the DPL Podcast

McHenry County by Lars-Birger Sponberg On this special episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we have two interviews with local fine artists who have artwork in our community. I talk to Lars-Birger Sponberg, the 98-year-old painter of Midwest landscapes, who’s lived in Deerfield with his wife, Dallas,

1 08, 2017

Mobile Hotspots Now Available for Checkout

No internet connection? No problem! Come check out one of our new mobile hotspots to access the internet anywhere* on any of your devices. Here’s how it works… Mobile hotspots allow you to share a wireless network connection with other devices so they can access the internet. Devices connect to

17 07, 2017

DPL Podcast: Journalist Charlie Meyerson Talks “Fake News” and More

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we talk with Charlie Meyerson, a longtime area “bringer of news.” Charlie is currently the proprietor of ChicagoPublicSquare.com, a free, daily email news roundup, with links relevant to Chicago-area news consumers. We had an illuminating conversation about the state of the media

11 07, 2017

Join the Community of Makers with Strawbees Discovery Kits

Did you hear? Our newest Discovery Kit is here – Strawbees! Strawbees? What’s that! Strawbees are a building tool used to connect straws to make 3D sculptures! They are yellow, plastic pieces that are comprised of 1, 2, 3, or 5 different “arms” to conjoin straws together. With Strawbees, you

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