3 08, 2021

True Crime Book Discussion: American Predator

By |August 3rd, 2021|

Join us for our new True Crime Book Discussion on Monday, August 16 from 7-8 p.m. What does it take to catch a serial killer?  I’ve always been fascinated by that question. Whether it’s watching Criminal Minds on repeat or devouring a book by John Douglas or Ann Rule, I’m drawn

30 06, 2021

From Miniskirt to Hijab: Program & Book Discussion

By |June 30th, 2021|

On July 13 at 7:00 PM, join us as the Deerfield Public Library invites award-winning author Jacqueline Saper for a riveting virtual program, From Miniskirt to Hijab. Jacqueline will share her personal stories about how a comfortable childhood and adolescence ended at eighteen with the 1979 Iranian Revolution. From Miniskirt

9 04, 2020

Online Book Discussion: “The Overcoat” by Nikolai Gogol

By |April 9th, 2020|

You are invited to join another Online Classics Book Discussion for adults! Join us Thursday, April 23rd, 7 - 8:15 p.m. to discuss Nikolai Gogol’s short story “The Overcoat.” We hope this discussion will be a fun way to connect with the community while many of us are stuck at

31 01, 2020

NEW! Teen/Adult Book Discussion on Little Women

By |January 31st, 2020|

Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated film adaptation of Little Women has inspired lots of dialogue about Louisa May Alcott’s famed story. Now is your chance to join in on these conversations at the Library! On Wednesday, February 26 from 7-8 p.m. the Library will host its first-ever Teen/Adult book discussion. The program

10 07, 2018

Classics Book Discussion: Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley

By |July 10th, 2018|

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

By |July 6th, 2018|

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

4 04, 2018

Celebrate American poetry at our Classics Book Discussion

By |April 4th, 2018|

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

8 01, 2018

New Program: Classic Book Discussions at the Deerfield Public Library

By |January 8th, 2018|

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

25 01, 2016

Shakespeare’s First Folio Comes to Illinois

By |January 25th, 2016|

Shakespeare enthusiasts all over the country are rejoicing as "Shakespeare's First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare" makes its way around the nation with exhibits in all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico! As if that news wasn't enough to make you celebrate, the First Folio exhibit in Illinois is much

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