19 05, 2022

Novelist: What the Librarians Use

By |May 19th, 2022|

Here’s a confession from behind the reference desk, none of our librarians have read every book in the library. We’re not even close (maybe one day!) But that doesn't stop us from recommending the perfect book for you. The secret is: NoveList. With NoveList, you can find recommendations, read-alikes, award

28 04, 2022

Podcast: LYNX Project’s New Album With Lyrics by Neurodiverse Writers

By |April 28th, 2022|

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we’re celebrating a new album, beautiful small things, from the LYNX Project, a Chicago-based non-profit that uses the form of contemporary classical art song to connect with diverse communities.  beautiful small things features songs from the LYNX Project’s Amplify Series, which takes

26 04, 2022

Music Recommendations: April

By |April 26th, 2022|

Mariel and I are back with four more album recommendations this month. For each musical recommendation, we will include a link to the album and a sample song from that album. We hope you enjoy and discover some new artists! If you feel so inclined, please email us at

14 04, 2022

Calling All Crafters: Find Your Next Project on Creativebug

By |April 14th, 2022|

I’ve always enjoyed crafting–I’ve been knitting for years and I recently took up painting (or trying to paint). But during the pandemic, I found that crafting can be a great way to take your mind off things. Immersing yourself in a craft project requires you to focus your thoughts

5 04, 2022

Birdwatching Kit: New in the Library of Things

By |April 5th, 2022|

One of the more beautiful things about springtime is the rejuvenation of outdoor life. Flowers begin to bloom, leaves regrow, and birds return to soak up northern Illinois weather. Don’t miss your opportunity to observe the birds in their natural habitat with our brand new Bird Watching Kit! If you

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

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

24 02, 2022

Podcast: Poet Richie Hofmann Talks “A Hundred Lovers”

By |February 24th, 2022|

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we are thrilled to welcome as our guest the poet Richie Hofmann, whose beautiful second collection A Hundred Lovers was just published by Knopf earlier this month. Hofmann is also the author of Second Empire (Alice James Books, 2015). He teaches at

22 02, 2022

Music Recommendations: February

By |February 22nd, 2022|

For each musical recommendation, we will include a link to the album and a sample song from that album. We hope you enjoy and discover some new artists! If you feel so inclined, please email us at [email protected] with your own recommendation. We’d love to hear them!  Sam’s Picks:

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