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Adult Services’ Favorite Picks of 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, the Adult Services department would like to share our favorite reads and tv/movies that have gotten us through this year. You can find these titles and more in our library catalog (*access to Netflix is available on the library’s Roku device).  Books Death in Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh… Read More

What are we reading?

Although the physical Library is closed during these uncertain times, we are still working (and reading!) behind the scenes. And while we miss interacting with all of you on a day-to-day basis, we are still here to offer remote reading recommendations and are checking emails daily. We’d like to open a little window into what… Read More

Virtual Resources for Adults

While the library building may be closed, our virtual library is always open! The library has a number of great online resources for education, business, and entertainment. Here are a few of our favorite library resources, as well as a few free online resources. As always, if you have any questions or need assistance, please… Read More

Library Resources: Books for Adults of All Reading Levels

Like many avid readers, I got my love of reading from my family. My parents and grandparents were all big readers, my grandmother especially. She was always reading the latest thriller or political book. But when she got older and developed dementia, reading became more difficult for her. She had difficulty staying focused and following… Read More

In Honor of Jewish American Heritage Month

"Shortly after my father died, his brother, my uncle, gave me a photograph and for the first time in my life I learned that I had family that had perished during the Holocaust.  ...the man in the center, who was obviously the father, looked just like my father, my grandfather, and to be truthful, I… Read More

Read of the Week: The Girl on the Train

Ever since the explosion of Gone Girl in 2012, people have been searching for the next big thing- the next wild ride that will suck them in and keep them on their toes. Gillian Flynn introduced an unreliable narrator and a story that kept you guessing until the end. Each page was exciting and nerve… Read More

Let’s Talk Money!

Are you—or your spouse or your teen or your parents—among the financially illiterate? There’s no time like the present to become better educated about your finances than by attending one of the upcoming financial programs at the Library during Money Smart Week--a public awareness campaign created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to help consumers… Read More

Bob Dylan “The Basement Tapes” Music Discussion

Bob Dylan The Complete Basement Tapes Music Discussion Wednesday, April 8, 7:00pm. Last year "The Complete Basement Tapes" was picked by many critics as the most important and best reissue of 2014. In the program, we'll listen to and talk about this landmark recording. Although it was recorded in the summer of 1967 many of… Read More

Read of the Week: The Martian

If you are turned off by The Martian because you have heard it has science-fiction tendencies, I urge you to reconsider. The Martian by Andy Weir is an amazing novel; I could not put it down and already have plans to re-read it. The story is pretty simple: Mark Watney, astronaut, botanist, and mechanical engineer,… Read More

What is the Hoopla About?!

It’s about movies, music, TV, and audiobooks- anywhere, anytime. The Deerfield Public library is excited to introduce Hoopla to our community.  Hoopla is a service that brings hundreds of thousands of movies, TV shows, music, and audiobooks right to your computer or device.  No holds necessary!  Everything on Hoopla is available all the time.  Just… Read More

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