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Staff Picks: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

It is hard for me to accurately describe how much I adore space. Everything about it, from the vastness to the composition of stars, has always fascinated me. That has mainly manifested itself in a love for all things science fiction, but luckily for me and everyone else who loves space, Neil deGrasse Tyson has… Read More

PLACE Program: “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Film Discussion

Public Library Access and Community for Everyone At the Deerfield Public Library, we are committed to meeting the needs of ALL our patrons. With that in mind, we offer a program series geared specifically toward our adult and teen patrons with intellectual, cognitive, and developmental disabilities, as well as their parents and caregivers. The program… 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

Supt. Michael Lubelfeld Talks Education, Leadership, & More in Latest Podcast

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we sat down with Dr. Michael Lubelfeld, the superintendent of District 109, Deerfield’s elementary schools. We discussed the challenges of raising our young citizens in a changing world and how Deerfield is managing that task. Mike also talked about his recent book with co-author Nick Polyak,… Read More

Public Art Open House, September 19

The Deerfield Fine Arts Commission will host a community open house on Tuesday, September 19 to showcase the 24 pieces selected for the 2017 Deerfield Public Art Program before they are put on display throughout the Village. The event will be held in the Library from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Multiple media… Read More

Fabulous Foreign Movies!

The foreign movie collection is one of those oft-neglected gems of the library. Most titles are lucky to get checked out more than once or twice a year. This is a shame, because there’s so much cool stuff sitting on those shelves! Let me try to describe the scope of the foreign movie collection. Here… Read More

STEAM in the Kitchen

We’ve moved from the backyard to the kitchen, but we’re still celebrating science and math activities that you can do with your child. There are many activities to do in and around your kitchen to help your child develop math and science literacy.   Magic Milk is a fun experiment to do together, and it’s… Read More

Guess the Emmy Awards Contest!

For many years we've done contests here at the Deerfield Public Library to guess the winners of the Oscars and Grammy awards. They've always been a lot of fun. So this year we thought we would add in the Emmy awards. Our Emmy Awards contest will begin on September 1 and end when we close… Read More

Staff Picks: Grand Canyon

Children’s author and artist Jason Chin is best known for his innovative spins on nonfiction topics, and his newest project, “Grand Canyon”, does not disappoint. This engaging picture book highlights one of America’s most beloved landforms. The text begins with the basics: “Rivers carve canyons. When they cut down into the earth, canyons grow deeper.… Read More

Building Literacy through Singing

We clap and sing hello, we clap and sing hello! Did you know that singing is one of the five early literacy practices that you can engage in with your child? Along with reading, writing, talking, and playing – singing is a valuable (and fun!) way to help your child learn how to read, starting… Read More

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