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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

29 01, 2018

2018 Guess The Oscars Contest!

This is our favorite time of the year at the Multimedia Desk… award show season! To celebrate the Academy Awards we’re having another ‘Guess the Oscars’ contest this year. Choose who you think will win the Oscar in 10 categories. A winner will be chosen from the entries with the

8 01, 2018

New Program: Classic Book Discussions at the Deerfield Public Library

Deerfield loves reading classics. Works by Shakespeare, Homer, and Tolstoy are always popular checkouts at the library, and maybe always will be. Occasionally, a title like Sinclair Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here will become newly relevant and shoot up our charts. In the past year, Deerfield patrons have also consistently

3 01, 2018

2018 Guess the Grammys Contest!

Join us for one of our most popular contests of the year! Choose who you think will win the Grammy Award in 11 different categories. A winner will be chosen from the entries with the most number of correct answers. First and second place prizes will be awarded. Entries will be