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14 09, 2017

Supt. Michael Lubelfeld Talks Education, Leadership, & More in Latest Podcast

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we sat down with Dr. Michael Lubelfeld, the superintendent of District 109, Deerfield’s elementary schools. We discussed the challenges of raising our young citizens in a changing world and how Deerfield is managing that task. Mike also talked about his recent

12 09, 2017

Fabulous Foreign Movies!

The foreign movie collection is one of those oft-neglected gems of the library. Most titles are lucky to get checked out more than once or twice a year. This is a shame, because there’s so much cool stuff sitting on those shelves! Let me try to describe the scope of

1 09, 2017

Guess the Emmy Awards Contest!

For many years we've done contests here at the Deerfield Public Library to guess the winners of the Oscars and Grammy awards. They've always been a lot of fun. So this year we thought we would add in the Emmy awards. Our Emmy Awards contest will begin on September 1

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