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Community Resources and Assistance

Although the library is closed for the foreseeable future, we want to provide Deerfield residents with as much support as possible during this time. Below are a list of resources in case you need assistance (financial, transportation, food pantry, etc.) Village of Deerfield Information and Assistance: Village Hall: 847-945-5000 Police Department (non-emergency): 847-945-8636 Village of… Read More

Congressman Brad Schneider on the DPL Podcast

On this month’s episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we had the honor of interviewing U.S. Representative Brad Schneider. Rep. Schneider has a special connection to Deerfield. Not only does he represent our village as part of Illinois’ 10th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, but he also lives here in Deerfield. In… Read More

The Fight to Integrate Deerfield: 60 Year Reflection

Announcing our new, unique program series related to Deerfield’s history: The Fight to Integrate Deerfield: 60 Year Reflection. Continuing a community tradition, the Library is inviting residents, historians, and experts to offer new insights into the fight over an integrated housing development that was planned for the village in 1959. The series runs January 21… Read More

Local Art Comes to Life on the DPL Podcast

McHenry County by Lars-Birger Sponberg On this special episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we have two interviews with local fine artists who have artwork in our community. I talk to Lars-Birger Sponberg, the 98-year-old painter of Midwest landscapes, who’s lived in Deerfield with his wife, Dallas, for over 60 years. Then I talk… Read More

Three Reasons to Use Our Water Bottle Filling Station

We are pleased to announce the installation of a water bottle filling station at the water fountain on our upper level, just outside the restrooms located at the Library's entrance. We hope you'll use this new filling station because... You Can Save the Environment! Using a refillable water bottle is better for the environment, as… 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

Behind the Scenes: Making the Deerfield Cemetery Audio Tours

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 be adding a special military history tour,… Read More

DPL’s Top Circulating Multimedia Items of 2015!

Something we like to do at the Deerfield Public Library is run the stats at the end of the year and see which items circulated the most. We like to think of it as the most popular picks of the people of Deerfield! Here are some lists of the the top circulating items in Multimedia… Read More

5 Tips to Make Your Home Marvelous

Whether you're planning to buy or sell your home soon, there is a lot to know and do to prepare for these big real estate ventures. Be sure to join us for Real Estate 60015: Top Tips for Buyers and Sellers to learn everything you need to know on how to get started, up-to-date information… Read More

Genealogy: Digging Up Your Roots

If you’re anything like me, history has always fascinated you. And I’ve found that there’s no better way to put history into context than to find out what your ancestors were up to! Genealogy, the study of family history, is a fun way to delve into the past and learn more about where you come… Read More

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