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Birdwatching Kit: New in the Library of Things

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 love being outside in nature,… Read More

Dr. Debbie Reese on Native Children’s Literature

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 books.”  Our conversation offers an… Read More

Music Recommendations: Around the World

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 entirely different from Chilean hip hop… Read More

Guess the Oscars and Guess the Grammys Contests

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 fierce! Guess the Oscars Contest… Read More

Podcast: Poet Richie Hofmann Talks “A Hundred Lovers”

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 Stanford University and lives in… Read More

Music Recommendations: February

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 reference@deerfieldlibrary.org with your own recommendation. We’d love to hear them!  Sam’s Picks: ARTIST: Noga Erez ALBUM TITLE: KIDS… Read More

Celebrating Black History Month and the Life of Dr. Eve Beverly

The Library mourns the passing of someone who made a difference in our community: Dr. Eve Beverly (seen right above.) Our local history archives hold many important materials related to Drs. Eve and Sherman Beverly, heads of the first Black family to make Deerfield home when they moved here in 1967. At the request of… Read More

Music Recommendations: New Year, New Music Blog

Happy 2022! This year we will be making small changes to our music blog. First, from now on, this blog post series will be a collaboration between teen librarian, Mariel Fechik, and myself (Sam Rosen). We think that this collaboration will provide the community with a wider range of musical selections and different perspectives. Also,… Read More

Sam’s Music Reviews: Music Reflection

We almost made it to 2022! For me, the end of each year is a time for reflection and striving for better in the future. This type of reflection can span across many aspects of one’s life, including music! We can look back at how our musical tastes looked or changed over the past year.… Read More

Sam’s Music Reviews: Side Projects

Hope everyone is keeping warm as we are approaching the winter months. This month, I chose 4 albums that fit around the theme of “side bands” or “side projects.” Upon researching for this blog post, it not only amazed me of the talent of some musicians, but also how they can fit all these projects… Read More

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