Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

Published on Thursday, September 18, 2014

Beginning Sept. 22, all children's room programs will be on break for two weeks.

We still hope to see you in the library, and we're happy to suggest many great books to read during the break!

History & Biography Book Club meets Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.

Published on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cover image for The Oct. 14 meeting of the Chevy Chase Branch Library's History & Biography Book Club will take place at Bread & Chocolate at 5542 Connecticut Ave. NW.

We will discuss The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy. Newcomers are welcome. Copies of the book are available through any DC Public Library. Come join us at 2 p.m. on Oct. 14!

‘In the Heart of the Sea: the Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex'

Published on Monday, September 8, 2014

Heart of the Sea coverThe October selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is National Book Award winner In the Heart of the Sea: the Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick.

Published on Wednesday, September 3, 2014

sidewalk chalk cover artWe're having an End of Summer Party at Chevy Chase!

From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, we'll be making our own sidewalk chalk!

Chalk will also be available for decorating the Library's sidewalks in celebration of all things Summer. 

See you there!

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014

The September selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman.

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014

Did you know the Chevcover for Bangkok 8y Chase Library has three book clubs, and that one of them is one devoted just to mysteries?
The group meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m.

Next meeting is August 21, and the book takes place in Thailand:

Bangkok 8 by John Burdett

Drop-in sessions to learn about DCPL's online databases

Published on Friday, July 11, 2014

computer userDid you know that the DCPL web site ( has databases with information that you can't find by simply using Google or other online search engines? True!  You can find:

Published on Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Henna applicationHenna is a form of natural beautification which dates back to Quranic times in the Middle East. Henna is currently popular in cultures around the world from Africa to India, and now at Chevy Chase Library!

Led by our own Teen of Distinction Kareema, teens can learn about the traditional culture of henna as well as how to apply henna to their own hands. Henna is thought to bring joy, togetherness and natural beauty — the perfect way to celebrate your summer!

Published on Monday, June 30, 2014

We are turning the library into a candy-covered adventure! Teens and kids ages 8+ can travel through our life-sized Candyland board game. Players will pick up candy and other cool prizes at each of our candy "lands." Will you jump ahead to the Lollipop Woods, get stuck in the Chocolate Swamp, or sail right on through to the Candy Castle? Roll our many-colored dice to find out! 

Chevy Chase Summer Reading Book Club

Published on Friday, June 27, 2014

Read along with us this summer as we highlight our science collection and pick your poison, fact or fiction. Our science fiction selection is The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger and our non-fiction selection is The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum.