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14 04, 2022

Calling All Crafters: Find Your Next Project on Creativebug

By |April 14th, 2022|

I’ve always enjoyed crafting–I’ve been knitting for years and I recently took up painting (or trying to paint). But during the pandemic, I found that crafting can be a great way to take your mind off things. Immersing yourself in a craft project requires you to focus your thoughts

8 03, 2022

New Collection: Memory Kits

By |March 8th, 2022|

As part of the Library’s commitment to the Dementia Friendly Community initiative of West Deerfield Township, we have added another new feature to our collection: Memory Kits. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, an estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form

16 02, 2022

Exercise your mind with BrainHQ!

By |February 16th, 2022|

BrainHQ is your personal gym for brain training! We’ve all heard that keeping your brain sharp may help delay the onset of memory loss and that crossword puzzles and sudoku are great ways to do that. However, the scientific evidence doesn’t totally support that. Crossword puzzles flex only one

29 01, 2021

Digital Magazines Through Libby/Overdrive Now Available

By |January 29th, 2021|

The RBDigital app for digital magazines has been discontinued. But don’t despair! You still have access to great digital magazines through Libby/Overdrive. If you are not familiar with Overdrive, it is one of our providers of e-books and e-audiobooks. They now offer over 3,000 digital magazines in their collection as

12 01, 2021

New Online Resource: Check Illinois

By |January 12th, 2021|

Oftentimes just because something is considered a public record, doesn't always mean it's easy to access. In fact, it's not always clear where you should look, or even what you need to be looking for. This is something we are well aware of at the Deerfield Public Library, and it's

16 12, 2020

Adult Services’ Favorite Picks of 2020

By |December 16th, 2020|

As 2020 comes to a close, the Adult Services department would like to share our favorite reads and tv/movies that have gotten us through this year. You can find these titles and more in our library catalog (*access to Netflix is available on the library’s Roku device).  Books Death in

9 10, 2020

Ready, Set, Vote! Get Information on Voting

By |October 9th, 2020|

Less than a month away, the election is right around the corner. Voting can be confusing--from the different ways to vote to understanding what’s on your ballot. That’s why we have created a special voting resource page with all the information you need to make sure voting goes as smoothly

17 04, 2020

I Finished “Tiger King.” Now What?

By |April 17th, 2020|

Did you spend an entire weekend watching Tiger King like the rest of the country? During this time when we all need a little distraction, Netflix’s hottest show has captivated our attention and given us something to talk about besides COVID-19. If you watched the entire series in a few

7 04, 2020

Virtual Resources for Adults

By |April 7th, 2020|

While the library building may be closed, our virtual library is always open! The library has a number of great online resources for education, business, and entertainment. Here are a few of our favorite library resources, as well as a few free online resources. As always, if you have any

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