7 02, 2019

Cartoonist Ken Krimstein discusses new book on DPL Podcast

By |February 7th, 2019|

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we had the pleasure of talking to cartoonist Ken Krimstein. He’s the author of the recent book, The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt, a comics biography of the Jewish-German philosopher. Ken is also a frequent cartoonist for The New Yorker and

17 08, 2018

Staff Picks: “All the Answers”

By |August 17th, 2018|

Long before Jeopardy!, there was Quiz Kids, a trivia program for children that debuted on the radio in the 1940s. One of its stars was Chicago’s Joel Kupperman, who became a regular contestant at age six and charmed listeners with his precocious math skills. He received thousands of fan letters

2 08, 2018

Comics Corner: Digital Comics on Hoopla

By |August 2nd, 2018|

Still reeling from Avengers: Infinity Wars? Can’t wait for the Justice League movie? I have good news for you! You can keep up with your favorite Marvel and DC characters as well as discover new favorites through Hoopla. Hoopla has an amazing collection of comic books with everything from Neil

26 04, 2018

Staff Pick: “I am Alfonso Jones”

By |April 26th, 2018|

Alfonso Jones is shot and killed by an off-duty cop while shopping in a store for his first suit. He’s 15 years old. Thus begins his journey as a ghost through the NYC subway system, interacting with other spirits who were also murdered through gun violence. In Tony Medina’s I

8 10, 2015

Read of the Week: Baba Yaga’s Assistant

By |October 8th, 2015|

In Baba Yaga’s Assistant, a middle grade graphic novel by Marika McCoola, everyone tells horrible stories about the evil and terrifying witch, Baba Yaga. Parents threaten their children with visits from Baba Yaga to get their children to behave. Masha knows there is more to Baba Yaga than what the

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