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31 03, 2020

Community Resources and Assistance

By |March 31st, 2020|

Although the library is closed for the foreseeable future, we want to provide Deerfield residents with as much support as possible during this time. Below are a list of resources in case you need assistance (financial, transportation, food pantry, etc.) Village of Deerfield Information and Assistance: Village Hall: 847-945-5000 Police

23 05, 2019

Read Without Boundaries Summer Edition

By |May 23rd, 2019|

We are almost halfway through Vol. 2 of our popular reading program, Read Without Boundaries! We have explored themes such as mental health, women in history, Illinois history, and LGBTQ stories. If tackling a year-long reading challenge seems too daunting, our Read Without Boundaries Summer Edition is a great opportunity

27 12, 2018

Read Without Boundaries Vol. 2!

By |December 27th, 2018|

Read Without Boundaries is returning in 2019 with Volume 2! In 2018 we kicked off a new adult reading program, Read Without Boundaries, designed to challenge readers to read outside their comfort zones. Each month featured a different theme, encouraging readers to try new authors, genres and topics. Our

19 11, 2018

Staff Picks: “Educated”

By |November 19th, 2018|

How does someone who grew up with no education end up with a Ph.D. from Cambridge? Tara Westover’s memoir Educated recounts her incredible journey from an isolated life in the mountains of Idaho to a scholar at Harvard and Cambridge. Born to extremely conservative Mormon parents who did not believe

30 10, 2018

Which book did Deerfield choose as it’s most loved novel?

By |October 30th, 2018|

In May, PBS launched its Great American Read program to find America’s most loved novel. A list of 100 books was created and Americans were asked to vote for their favorite. After months of waiting, PBS finally announced the winner last week. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was named

4 10, 2018

Ready, Set, Vote!

By |October 4th, 2018|

Join us for Ready, Set, Vote on Wednesday, October 17, 7-8:30 p.m. to learn how to be a more informed voter! Raise your hand if you’ve ever gone to the voting booth and looked at all the candidates and thought “I don’t know who any of these people are!” OK, that’s

6 06, 2018

The Great American Read: Vote for your favorite book!

By |June 6th, 2018|

Vote to help choose America's and Deerfield's favorite book! What is the most loved novel in America? I can think of many, but it’s hard to pick just one, isn’t it? PBS has decided to find out which one is America’s favorite with their Great American Read program! In May,

23 02, 2018

Staff Picks: “River of Teeth”

By |February 23rd, 2018|

True story: In 1910, the United States was suffering from a meat shortage. In addition, an invasive plant, the water hyacinth, was choking U.S. waterways and hindering transportation. A bold idea was presented to Congress to import hippos from Africa and raise them in the bayous of Louisiana. The Hippos

8 05, 2017

Staff Picks: The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir

By |May 8th, 2017|

When I am helping patrons pick out a new book to read, I am often asked for something “light.” This can be tough, because one person’s “light” is not necessarily another’s. But I get it. Our lives are busy, complicated, and sometimes stressful. Sometimes we need to escape into a

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