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Art Without Boundaries

April 1-30 A pause on our normal daily routines, fortunately, does not have to mean an end to creativity, so to celebrate April’s RWB theme: Arts and Crafts, we have an additional challenge for you: Art without Boundaries! While the Library is closed, Read without Boundaries is still moving forward, and we encourage you to… Read More

Get making with Creativebug

If you can't wait for the opening of MakerSpace to start making, you can get a head start using our new online resource, Creativebug! Creativebug gives you unlimited access to thousands of award-winning art & craft video classes taught by recognized design experts and artists. All you need is your Deerfield Public Library card to start… Read More

Elizabeth Rynecki, “Chasing Portraits” Author, Sits Down with Us in the Podcast Studio

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we had the great pleasure of talking to Elizabeth Rynecki, author of Chasing Portraits: A Great-Granddaughter’s Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy. We discussed her amazing, decades-long project to find the missing paintings of her great-grandfather, Moshe Rynecki, who painted scenes of Polish-Jewish life in the… Read More

Finding Her Lost Art Legacy: Elizabeth Rynecki’s Journey

Sometimes when I need ideas or inspiration for adult Library programs, I head over to the Library’s nonfiction display and see what’s new. (Remember the program Last Chance Mustang? Yup, I found that book during one of my perusals.) As luck would have it, I happened upon a fascinating book called Chasing Portraits: A Great-Granddaughter’s… Read More

A STEAMy Summer

Even though our Summer Reading Program is over and school is right around the corner, there is still plenty of time, and many ways, to celebrate all things STEAM! Science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities are easy to accomplish right in your house and also in your backyard. Your yard is a classroom full… Read More

Local History: A Tour of Deerfield’s Public Art

Who are the artists and art collectors whose work shapes the Deerfield community? Find out on our Deerfield Public Art Tour. Register here and join me on June 24 from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. for a guided walking tour through the Library and downtown Deerfield. We’ll meet in the Library’s front lobby and explore… Read More

The ‘Art’ of Programming

There are as many reasons why people love art as there are books in a library. To many, art is a form of communication that to some feeds the senses and others is a form of self-expression and interpretation. Whatever the reason, the Library’s art programs are some of the most well-received adult programs we… Read More

“Paris Street;Rainy Day”:Transformation of an Impressionist Icon

Lately, I find that when I read, see or hear about something interesting, I've gotten into the habit of wondering whether or not it would make for a great program at the Library. Such was the case recently when I received an email from the Chicago Art Institute announcing an upcoming lecture on the restoration… Read More

Public Art Open House, September 18

After you’ve checked out the Magritte show at the Art Institute, and the David Bowie exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art, there is one more hot art show this fall you will not want to miss. Mark your calendar because it is one night only and, no kidding, it is in Deerfield! The Deerfield… Read More

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