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10 01, 2019

Writer Graham Ambrose talks 1959 Deerfield integration on DPL Podcast

By |January 10th, 2019|

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we talk with writer Graham Ambrose. Graham has written for The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. A graduate of Deerfield High School, Graham wrote a recent history thesis at Yale about his hometown’s history and the housing integration crisis that

8 01, 2019

Art Shay Photography Unveiling, January 21

By |January 8th, 2019|

New Photographs of Local History The Library is happy to announce the addition of two stunning new photographs to our permanent art collection, due to a generous donation from the Friends of the Deerfield Library. Join us on Monday, January 21, 5-6:30 p.m., for a reception and unveiling event celebrating

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 12, 2018

Visit the best (and only) used bookstore in Deerfield

By |December 19th, 2018|

Deerfield has a used bookstore? Sure does! This cozy, easy to browse spot with a wide variety of offerings is kind of a hidden gem. Hint: it’s in the Library! The Friends of the Deerfield Public Library Bookstore! Next time you come into the library continue straight ahead and you

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

15 11, 2018

The Fight to Integrate Deerfield: 60 Year Reflection

By |November 15th, 2018|

Announcing our new, unique program series related to Deerfield’s history: The Fight to Integrate Deerfield: 60 Year Reflection. Continuing a community tradition, the Library is inviting residents, historians, and experts to offer new insights into the fight over an integrated housing development that was planned for the village in 1959.

8 11, 2018

Introducing our NEW mobile app and events calendar

By |November 8th, 2018|

Our new DPL mobile app and our new event calendar have arrived! These tools are here to make your experience with the Library even better. About the mobile app The new Deerfield Public Library mobile app allows you to access the Library anytime, anywhere! You can download the new app from the App Store

8 11, 2018

Author William Hazelgrove on the DPL Podcast

By |November 8th, 2018|

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, Claire Steiner, our head of Adult Services, fills in to interview William Hazelgrove. William is a Chicago author of many novels and nonfiction books and is a frequent and popular speaker here at the Library. William is currently working on a