29 03, 2022

Dr. Debbie Reese on Native Children’s Literature

By |March 29th, 2022|

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are honored to welcome Dr. Debbie Reese, a tribally enrolled Nambé Pueblo author and scholar. Dr. Reese is best known for her popular blog American Indians in Children’s Literature which “provides critical analysis of Indigenous peoples in children's and young adult

23 03, 2022

Music Recommendations: Around the World

By |March 23rd, 2022|

This month, we’ll be featuring music from other parts of the world. “World music” is often used as a catch-all term for music that isn’t Westernized, but music is made in dozens of styles and languages in dozens of countries—for example, the Tuareg style of music from Mali is

16 03, 2022

Tournament of Books 2022 Champions

By |March 16th, 2022|

The 9th annual Tournament of Books is over, and we are ready to crown these books champions! Picture Book Champion: The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak Early Reader Champion: the Elephant & Piggie books by Mo Willems Chapter Book Champion: the Wings of Fire series by Tui

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

2 03, 2022

Guess the Oscars and Guess the Grammys Contests

By |March 2nd, 2022|

This year, our annual Grammys and Oscars contests will are being held side by side! The Oscars are being held on March 27. Coincidentally, that’s a week before the Grammys, which will be held on April 3. These are both popular contests at the Library, so the competition should be

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

2 02, 2022

9th Annual Tournament of Books

By |February 2nd, 2022|

Welcome to the 9th annual Tournament of Books!  Let’s do some math together:  6 brackets, with 32 books in each bracket, equals……..drum roll please….192 books! Out of those 192 books, there can only be six winners. Will your favorite titles make it to the Championship Round? You can vote for

27 01, 2022

Household Goods Drive

By |January 27th, 2022|

Household Goods Drive benefiting the West Deerfield Township Food Pantry runs from February 1-28. The West Deerfield Township Food Pantry serves approximately 375 township residents each month who find themselves in need, either on a long-term or temporary basis. One of the great challenges for the Pantry is supplying clients

25 01, 2022

Music Recommendations: New Year, New Music Blog

By |January 25th, 2022|

Happy 2022! This year we will be making small changes to our music blog. First, from now on, this blog post series will be a collaboration between teen librarian, Mariel Fechik, and myself (Sam Rosen). We think that this collaboration will provide the community with a wider range of

11 01, 2022

Introducing Text4Literacy

By |January 11th, 2022|

Want to get early literacy tips straight to your phone? Sign up for Text4Literacy, a new service the Deerfield Public Library now offers in partnership with the Bay Area Discovery Museum. You can get three text messages per week for nine weeks that are focused on helping your child develop

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