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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

31 03, 2017

Who Will Be Your Champion? Voting Closes April 4!

After a week in which we saw almost 1,500 votes cast, we are down to two titles! Your favorite book in the fiction/graphic novel bracket was (drum roll, please) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! That will face the winner in the picture book/early reader bracket, which was...We Are in

28 03, 2017

Programming for Patrons with Special Needs: Working with the Deerfield Coalition

This past January, we at the Deerfield Public Library were thrilled to introduce our new quarterly program series, P.L.A.C.E. (Public Library Access and Community for Everyone), geared specifically towards our adult patrons with intellectual, cognitive, and developmental disabilities, as well as their parents and caregivers. This new program series is

14 03, 2017

Can’t Find Your Item on the Hold Shelf? Try This!

Placing a hold on an in-demand item is a great way to access a book, movie, or any other item that is currently checked out at the Library. (For more information on how to place a hold on an item, please see our video tutorial.) When an item you’ve placed