21 10, 2021

Podcast: Poet Lisa Hiton Discusses New Book “Afterfeast”

By |October 21st, 2021|

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, I am thrilled to present a conversation with Lisa Hiton on the occasion of the publication of her debut full-length poetry collection, Afterfeast. Selected by the poet Mary Jo Bang as the winner of the Dorset Prize for Poetry, Afterfeast is published

22 09, 2021

Sam’s Music Reviews: Concept Albums

By |September 22nd, 2021|

One of my favorite elements to listen for in an album is a conceptual framework that ties the songs together. A concept album allows musicians to exercise creativity during the writing/instrumental/recording process. Whether the album has an intricate fictional storyline, explores different themes, or comments on current issues, the

19 08, 2021

Sam’s Music Reviews: Native and Indigenous Artists

By |August 19th, 2021|

Music is a mode of communication and education about lifestyles and cultures. Artists write lyrics about their identity and create beats that are a continuation of centuries-long traditions and customs. A group of people known for having such a rich cultural identity around music and dance are the indigenous

21 07, 2021

Sam’s Music Reviews: Chicago Suburban Roots

By |July 21st, 2021|

Happy July, everyone! For this month, I’m recommending four albums from artists/bands that have originated in the Northern/Northwestern suburbs of Chicago. Listening to artists that grew up where we live can bolster a sense of pride and accomplishment for our community and even enhance our listening experience.  For each

16 06, 2021

Sam’s Music Reviews: Queer Music

By |June 16th, 2021|

I hope everyone has been keeping up with Queer Poem-a-Day this Pride Month! Just like there are many styles, voices, and topics that go into queer poems, the same goes for music performed by queer musical artists. It should not come as a surprise that queer music does not

11 06, 2021

Personalized Picks: Find Your Next Great Read or Watch

By |June 11th, 2021|

So you’re at home, in the car, on vacation, or taking a break from work and the one thing you want is the perfect book or movie that draws you in immediately. We get it. Which is why we are thrilled to offer a brand new service at the Deerfield

20 05, 2021

New Podcast Series: Queer Poem-a-Day

By |May 20th, 2021|

I’m very excited to announce a new daily podcast series launching this June from our library: Queer Poem-a-Day. For Pride Month, we're reinventing our regular podcast interview series as a daily poetry podcast featuring poems written and read by contemporary LGBTQIA+ poets. Our participating poets include established award-winners and emerging

18 05, 2021

Sam’s Music Reviews: Movie Soundtracks

By |May 18th, 2021|

Last month, the Oscars took place a little later than usual, but that didn’t make it any less (or more) exciting. In the spirit of movies and the award season, I dedicate this blog post to the music that has accompanied great movies of the past. Music enhances the

11 05, 2021

Backyard Movie Bundle: New in Library of Things

By |May 11th, 2021|

With summer coming and warmer weather, everyone is thinking of fun outdoor activities that you can do with your family and friends. Did you know that you could check out a big inflatable movie screen and a LED video projector from the Deerfield Public Library’s Library of Things Collection? These

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