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16 07, 2018

The WW2 Radio Hour!

Please join us on Sunday, July 29 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. as we present Nostalgia Entertainment's show, "The WW2 Radio Hour." The performers will be dressed in period costumes as they reenact a 1940s Radio Program that is fun for all ages. The radio "show" will feature favorite

10 07, 2018

Classics Book Discussion: Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley

Many of us have memories of summer road trips--even if we haven’t been on one! The romance of the open road is deeply embedded in our culture. The road trip itself is, in many ways, an American institution. In 1960, the novelist John Steinbeck, by then himself an American institution,

6 07, 2018

Meet the Author: Sonali Dev

Author Sonali Dev will be joining us for a special book discussion on her novel A Distant Heart on Thursday, July 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. A Distant Heart is set in contemporary Mumbai, which Dev has said makes this possibly her least cultural book. There are no weddings, and thus none of the traditional

6 06, 2018

The Great American Read: Vote for your favorite book!

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,

29 05, 2018

Summer Reading Program 2018: Reading Takes You Everywhere

It’s the time of year we’ve all been waiting for…our Summer Reading Program for kids, teens, and adults kicks off on Saturday, June 9! This year’s theme, Reading Takes You Everywhere, is meant to inspire readers to explore new worlds and learn about people, places, and things they might not

1 05, 2018

Come on our Veterans Tour of the Deerfield Historical Cemetery

In honor of Memorial Day, we will be hosting a tour of the Deerfield Historical Cemetery on May 12 at 10:30 a.m. that focuses on those buried here that served our country. I heard once that all history is ‘local.’ I’ve never felt that as strongly as when I put together

24 04, 2018

2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Music Discussion!

Please join us for our upcoming music discussion on Tuesday, May 1, 7 p.m. We’ll be talking about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and this year’s inductees. We’ll discuss each band and artist elected, and listen to their greatest hits. Was each band worthy? Were there bands that

16 04, 2018

Get money smart about retirement

Money Smart Week® was created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002 as a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Today, thousands of organizations focus on providing free financial topics for people from all walks of life. Here at the Library, we’ve

4 04, 2018

Celebrate American poetry at our Classics Book Discussion

Classics Book Discussion: American Poetry | Thursday, April 26, 7-8 p.m. When was the last time you read a really great poem? We have plenty of poetry fans in Deerfield, but I also talk to library patrons who feel like they never “got” poetry. Poetry, particularly classic poetry, can bring to

5 02, 2018

Fame or Infamy: Al Capone and Vladimir Putin

This February we’ll be offering not one, but two terrific programs on people we just can’t seem to get enough of: Al Capone and Vladimir Putin. Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair Our first program will focus on Alphonse Gabriel Capone or Al Capone.  As the crime czar of