31 01, 2017

The True Story of an Orphan Train Rider

By |January 31st, 2017|

Emily looked around frantically. She couldn’t find her family anywhere. The church meeting they were attending was small, so they couldn’t have gone far. After some time, a fellow churchgoer approached Emily and said her family had already left. Why would they leave without her? She thought this foster family

25 10, 2016

Behind the Scenes: Making the Deerfield Cemetery Audio Tours

By |October 25th, 2016|

Librarian guides Anne and Ted from our Fall 2015 cemetery tours. The Deerfield Public Library is proud to present recorded tours of the Deerfield Historical Cemetery! Right now you can take a tour through Deerfield’s history via the residents buried in the cemetery, and on Veterans Day we’ll

4 10, 2016

NEW Crime Time Series: Chicago

By |October 4th, 2016|

A facade of skyscrapers facing a lake and behind the facade, every type of dubiousness. - E.M. Forster Amateur sleuths look no further! The Deerfield Public Library’s new series, Crime Time, starts this fall and will feature a diverse blend of lectures, discussions, and book talks. On October 20, we

30 08, 2016

The Homeschool-Library Connection

By |August 30th, 2016|

The Deerfield Public Library is the place to be if you’re a homeschooling family! Of course we offer great resources for supplementing your child’s education. Think books, music, movies, online resources, friendly librarians, and the newest addition to our magazine collection: Practical Homeschooling. I am also excited about the fantastic

5 07, 2016

Real People, Real Stories: Helping the Court Case Dogs of Chicago

By |July 5th, 2016|

Hope. Love. Opportunity. Partnership. These are just a few of the many amazing things to come from the success of Safe Humane Chicago, an organization that connects youth, military veterans, and at-risk dogs with community volunteers in interactive, educational programming to create safer, more humane communities. The organization's Court Case Dogs program,

19 04, 2016

Money Smart Week: Managing Your Personal Finances

By |April 19th, 2016|

Managing your personal finances can often seem like the most daunting of tasks. Even after putting in lots of time and effort, there may still be things you don't quite understand, especially when new financial circumstances arise due to age, marital status, kids going to college, etc. Money Smart Week, created by the

5 04, 2016

Presenting…Your 3rd Annual Tournament of Books Champions!

By |April 5th, 2016|

Over 6,300 votes were cast, and the final buzzer has sounded!  The confetti is floating through the air!  Your 3rd Annual Tournament of Books Champions are The Lightning Thief series by Rick Riordan, and on the Teen side, the Legend trilogy by Marie Lu!  The voting on the Juvenile side

29 03, 2016

“Go Green” at the Library

By |March 29th, 2016|

Calling All Tree-huggers! It’s easy being green in Deerfield and Lake County thanks to the expansive resources available from SWALCO (aka the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County).  We’re excited to partner with our friends at SWALCO to present Green Day @ the Library on Saturday, April 9.  The day’s

23 03, 2016

Becoming a Therapy Dog/K-9 Reading Buddy Team

By |March 23rd, 2016|

Stress relief. Comfort. Smiles. Joy. These are just a few of the things therapy dogs and K-9 Reading Buddy teams bring to the people they interact with. If you've ever considered becoming a therapy dog or K-9 Reading Buddy team, there are a few requirements before you can begin: Registered therapy

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