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The Deerfield Public Library Podcast

The Deerfield Public Library Podcast features interviews with dynamic Deerfield leaders, including business owners, elected officials, artists, educators, and volunteers. Also, we'll tip listeners off on hot library news, and share a quick review of our favorite books and videos. A great way to discover Deerfield.
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Jul 17, 2017

Charlie Meyerson, proprietor of ChicagoPublicSquare.com, a free email news roundup. We talk “fake news” and the state of the media today. Charlie visited us in June as a panelist on our program The Real Story Behind Fake News, you can watch it here.

Library News: a new resource for our patrons in the market for a car: Auto Finance Resource. With this resource you can get the inside information on low rates for car loans that car dealers get.

Staff Picks segment: I take over for this month, recommending the new novel by Percival Everett, So Much Blue.

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Jun 14, 2017

Chef Gale Gand, James Beard Award-winner, co-founder of the restaurant TRU, cookbook author, Food Network star on Sweet Dreams (and a whole lot more) is our guest this month. We talk about her long and fascinating career with a local spin--Gale grew up in Deerfield and has many connections to the area.

Library News: Summer Reading has started! Check at Youth or Adult desk or online for more info.

One of Gale’s favorite books: The Whip by Karen Kondazian. 

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May 11, 2017

Bestseller Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl, Pretty Baby, and Don’t You Cry is our guest this month! We discuss the themes that run through her books, the local Chicago and suburban settings in her novels, and her love of libraries. Mary also shares some info about her new book, Every Last Lie, coming out this June.

Other segments in this episode—

Library News: we learn about the new Baby Garden in Youth Services from head of Youth Services, Meg Anthony.

Local History Corner: we answer the question “What does Charlton Heston have to do with Deerfield?”

Staff Pick: Readers Services Librarian Melissa recommends recent Pulitzer-Prize winner, The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

 

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Apr 13, 2017

State Senator Julie Morrison of Illinois’s 29th District is our guest this month. Julie discusses her career path, how best to get involved in local government, and how she gets some of her ideas for legislation (hint: visit her office!).

Other segments on our April show include information from youth librarian Julia Frederick about the library’s new Discovery Kits available for checkout. Then, in our brand new segment, our “Local History Corner,” librarian Anne Jamieson shares two hilarious spring-time animal stories from Deerfield’s past. The animal theme continues with our staff picks segment: Acquisitions Assistant Tom Walsh recommends The Heart of a Lion: A Lone Cat’s Walk Across America by William Stolzenburg.

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Music in Local History Corner: https://archive.org/details/1950sJazzTrumpetGreats

Mar 5, 2017

Deputy Chief Ray Larson of the Deerfield Bannockburn Fire District is our guest this month. He discusses the path to becoming a firefighter, specific fire and life safety tips, when to call 911, and some of the unusual situations they’ve responded to. Follow the Fire Dept. on Facebook for more safety tips and news updates.


Bookending the conversation, Library Director Amy Falasz-Peterson tells us about the new Giving Tree project the Library Board has been working on. A reception honoring the first group of honorees will be held on Thursday, March 9 from 5-6:30 p.m. in the library’s front lobby and is open to the public. Finally, Multimedia Librarian Ted Gray recommends two TV shows, American Crime Story: The People v. O. J. Simpson and recent Oscar winner for Best Documentary, O. J.: Made in America.

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Feb 8, 2017

Executive Director of the Deerfield Bannockburn Riverwoods Chamber of Commerce, Vicki Street, is our feature interviewee this month. We discuss the Chamber’s role in the community, growing up in Deerfield, and the Chamber’s recent trip to Cuba! Bookending the conversation, Outreach Coordinator Judy Hoffman tells us about the food drive for the Deerfield Township Food Pantry (donate in the library lobby March 1st - 22nd) and Teen librarian Nina Michael recommends the memoir Ugly by Robert Hoge. 

Read the transcript of a speech a Deerfield librarian gave to the local Woman's club in 1939 here.

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Jan 11, 2017

Deerfield’s current Mayor, Harriet Rosenthal is our feature interviewee this month. Mayor Rosenthal discusses her path from community volunteer to the Mayor's seat and what makes her job particularly fulfilling. Bookending the conversation, librarian John Phillips fills us in on the details of our new board game collection, available for checkout now, and librarian Anne Jamieson recommends The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell.

Mayor Rosenthal also shares some information on an upcoming volunteer project, Give Where You Live--Deerfield. Info on Jan. 16th event: http://www.deerfield.il.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=56

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Dec 26, 2016

Use this audio walking tour to explore Deerfield-area veterans (and other related people) in the historic cemetery in Deerfield Illinois. Narrator Dylan Zavagno will introduce the tour and guide you to the graves and librarian Anne Jamieson will detail the lives of those buried there. Along the way we’ll learn about veterans from nearly all of our country’s wars, with a special focus on the Civil War, World War I and II and the home front. The cemetery is located on Waukegan Rd. at the corner of Central Ave..

A .pdf map of the tour can be found here: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Veterans-Day-Cemetery-Tour-Route.pdf

A detailed guide, with map, pictures of graves, and written histories here: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CemeteryGuide_VeteransDay.pdf

And more info on this and our regular cemetery tour (which covers different people and different stories about some of the same people) can be found here: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/cemeterytours/

Sources for the research and featured music: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gMeywv1ws4wN4BaOyzDD1YRyTrU78lkdL6XTkAuU7ws/edit

The Deerfield Cemetery Commission's website (where you can electronically search the cemetery) is here: http://www.gisconsortium.org/WebApps/StoryMaps/VDF/DeerfieldCF/s2.html

Additional information can be found at the Deerfield Area Historical Society: http://www.deerfieldhistoricalsociety.org/ or explore our local history collection at the library: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/.

Allow approximately one (1) hour to complete the tour, and please remember to observe the following guidelines:

  • The cemetery closes at sundown, so please plan accordingly and make sure if you start the tour in the evening, you have enough time to complete it.
  • Do not take the tour at night.
  • Watch your step, the ground may be uneven. There are gravestones flush with the ground, so please be careful where you walk.
  • Do not lean on the gravestones, touch the gravestones, or attempt to clean the gravestones.
  • Be respectful – the persons buried in the cemetery do have living relatives who visit their graves.

Produced by the Deerfield Public Library. Special thanks to the Deerfield Cemetery Commission and the Deerfield Area Historical Society.



Dec 26, 2016

Use this audio walking tour to explore the historic cemetery in Deerfield Illinois. Narrator Dylan Zavagno will introduce the tour and guide you to the graves and librarians Ted Gray and Anne Jamieson will detail the lives of those buried there. Along the way we’ll learn about early settlers, German immigrant families, abolitionists and veterans. We’ll get to know PTA and church members, famous local names, and a local historian, Marie Ward Reichelt. The cemetery is located on Waukegan Rd. at the corner of Central Ave..

A .pdf map of the tour can be found here: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Cemetery-Tour-Route.pdf

A detailed guide, with map, pictures of graves, and written histories here: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CemeteryGuide_Regular-Tour.pdf

And more info on this and our Veteran's Day cemetery can be found here: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/cemeterytours/

The Deerfield Cemetery Commission's website (where you can electronically search the cemetery) is here: http://www.gisconsortium.org/WebApps/StoryMaps/VDF/DeerfieldCF/s2.html

Additional information can be found at the Deerfield Area Historical Society: http://www.deerfieldhistoricalsociety.org/ or explore our local history collection at the library: http://deerfieldlibrary.org/.

Allow approximately one (1) hour to complete the tour, and please remember to observe the following guidelines:

  • The cemetery closes at sundown, so please plan accordingly and make sure if you start the tour in the evening, you have enough time to complete it.
  • Do not take the tour at night.
  • Watch your step, the ground may be uneven. There are gravestones flush with the ground, so please be careful where you walk.
  • Do not lean on the gravestones, touch the gravestones, or attempt to clean the gravestones.
  • Be respectful – the persons buried in the cemetery do have living relatives who visit their graves.

Produced by the Deerfield Public Library. Special thanks to the Deerfield Cemetery Commission, The Deerfield Area Historical Society and pianist Daniel Baer.

 

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