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12 07, 2018

Local poets share their poems on the DPL Podcast

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we have the great pleasure of presenting the voices of three local poets: Herb Berman, MJ Gabrielsen, and Jacqueline Nicole Harris. They are all members of the Library Poets group, which meets every Tuesday evening at the Library for a poetry

26 06, 2018

Telescopes available to check out at the Library!

Reading Takes You Everywhere! And if you have a Deerfield Public Library card, you can also visit the moon this summer—well, kind of! Deerfield Public Library card-holders are able to check out one of three Orion StarBlast telescopes, which were gifted to the Library from the Lake County Astronomical Society’s

14 06, 2018

Professional wrestler Colt Cabana on the DPL Podcast

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we had the pleasure of talking to a very unique guest, wrestler Colt Cabana. Colt Cabana—real name Scott Colton—grew up in Deerfield dreaming of one day becoming a professional wrestler. Colt now wrestles around the world and has amassed a huge

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

10 05, 2018

Cybersecurity educator Kyla Guru on the DPL Podcast

This month on the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we’re talking all things cybersecurity with the inspiring Kyla Guru. Kyla is the founder of Bits N’ Bytes Cybersecurity Education, an educational and advocacy organization focused on spreading cybersecurity awareness and best practices to our community and beyond. Bits N’ Bytes has

12 04, 2018

Local expert Martin Clancy discusses the opioid epidemic on DPL Podcast

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we’re talking about the opioid abuse epidemic. Our guest is Martin Clancy, who serves as the Project Coordinator for Drug Overdose Prevention Programs at the Lake County Health Department. Martin tells us how this crisis came about and what we can

30 03, 2018

Recycle Your Shoes @ the Library, April 2-22

It IS easy being green (apologies to Kermit), and that starts at the ground level…your feet! Shoe Recycling April 2 - 22 Library Lobby Bring in (almost) any type of footwear, in (almost) any condition. Please keep pairs together: tie laces, or secure with rubber bands, or place in a

28 03, 2018

Champions of the 5th Annual Tournament of Books!

DRUM ROLL, PLEASE! You voted and voted and voted and voted...in fact, you all voted 8,643  times! That is a RECORD-SETTING number of votes in the Tournament of Books! Thank you for voting so often, and a special thank you to all of the wonderful DPS 109 school librarians for

15 03, 2018

J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader film critic on the DPL podcast

In the latest episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we had the pleasure of talking to J.R. Jones, a film critic at the Chicago Reader.  I always wondered what it’s like writing movie reviews, and Jones fills us in on the day-to-day of reviewing in the age of sites like

8 02, 2018

Cartoonist & Author Jeffrey Brown on This Month’s Podcast Episode

In the latest episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we had the pleasure of talking to cartoonist and author Jeffrey Brown. Brown is probably best known for the bestselling Darth Vader & Son and its sequels as well as the Jedi Academy series of middle-grade graphic novels. Brown is