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12 04, 2018

Local expert Martin Clancy discusses the opioid epidemic on DPL Podcast

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we’re talking about the opioid abuse epidemic. Our guest is Martin Clancy, who serves as the Project Coordinator for Drug Overdose Prevention Programs at the Lake County Health Department. Martin tells us how this crisis came about and what we can

30 03, 2018

Recycle Your Shoes @ the Library, April 2-22

It IS easy being green (apologies to Kermit), and that starts at the ground level…your feet! Shoe Recycling April 2 - 22 Library Lobby Bring in (almost) any type of footwear, in (almost) any condition. Please keep pairs together: tie laces, or secure with rubber bands, or place in a

28 03, 2018

Champions of the 5th Annual Tournament of Books!

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE! You voted and voted and voted and voted...in fact, you all voted 8,643  times! That is a RECORD-SETTING number of votes in the Tournament of Books! Thank you for voting so often, and a special thank you to all of the wonderful DPS 109 school librarians for

15 03, 2018

J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader film critic on the DPL podcast

In the latest episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we had the pleasure of talking to J.R. Jones, a film critic at the Chicago Reader.  I always wondered what it’s like writing movie reviews, and Jones fills us in on the day-to-day of reviewing in the age of sites like

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