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Molly Page & Masala Sapphire, recent program presenters on the DPL Podcast

On this episode of the Deerfield Public Library Podcast, we’re featuring presenters from two of our most popular recent Library programs! First up is Molly Page, author of 100 Things to Do in Chicago Before You Die. She fills us in on some of her favorite things to do in the city, including some hidden… Read More

The True Story of an Orphan Train Rider

Emily looked around frantically. She couldn’t find her family anywhere. The church meeting they were attending was small, so they couldn’t have gone far. After some time, a fellow churchgoer approached Emily and said her family had already left. Why would they leave without her? She thought this foster family liked her. She slumped down… 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

NEW Crime Time Series: Chicago

A facade of skyscrapers facing a lake and behind the facade, every type of dubiousness. - E.M. Forster Amateur sleuths look no further! The Deerfield Public Library’s new series, Crime Time, starts this fall and will feature a diverse blend of lectures, discussions, and book talks. On October 20, we will kick everything off by… Read More

The Homeschool-Library Connection

The Deerfield Public Library is the place to be if you’re a homeschooling family! Of course we offer great resources for supplementing your child’s education. Think books, music, movies, online resources, friendly librarians, and the newest addition to our magazine collection: Practical Homeschooling. I am also excited about the fantastic year of specially designed activities… Read More

Real People, Real Stories: Helping the Court Case Dogs of Chicago

Hope. Love. Opportunity. Partnership. These are just a few of the many amazing things to come from the success of Safe Humane Chicago, an organization that connects youth, military veterans, and at-risk dogs with community volunteers in interactive, educational programming to create safer, more humane communities. The organization's Court Case Dogs program, created in 2010, is the… Read More

Money Smart Week: Managing Your Personal Finances

Managing your personal finances can often seem like the most daunting of tasks. Even after putting in lots of time and effort, there may still be things you don't quite understand, especially when new financial circumstances arise due to age, marital status, kids going to college, etc. Money Smart Week, created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago… Read More

“Go Green” at the Library

Calling All Tree-huggers! It’s easy being green in Deerfield and Lake County thanks to the expansive resources available from SWALCO (aka the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County).  We’re excited to partner with our friends at SWALCO to present Green Day @ the Library on Saturday, April 9.  The day’s events will provide you with… Read More

Becoming a Therapy Dog/K-9 Reading Buddy Team

Stress relief. Comfort. Smiles. Joy. These are just a few of the things therapy dogs and K-9 Reading Buddy teams bring to the people they interact with. If you've ever considered becoming a therapy dog or K-9 Reading Buddy team, there are a few requirements before you can begin: Registered therapy dogs must be at least… Read More

Real People, Real Stories: Last Chance Mustang

Listening to stories is often one of the things we remember most from childhood. A good story can change how we think and act. It can help us navigate the ups and downs of life. A good story can captivate us for years to come. And yet, storytime is mostly considered a kids activity. Well not anymore! We're bringing… Read More

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