Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, August 11, 2014

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

Set against the gorgeous backdrop of Rome, Tom Rachman's wry, vibrant debut follows the topsy-turvy private lives of the reporters, editors, and executives of an international English language newspaper as they struggle to keep it--and themselves--afloat.

The book club will meet on Tuesday, September 2 at 7 p.m. Copies of the book are available on a display near the information desk at the branch.   The eBook is available through or through the library catalog.  

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.

Published on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Middlesex coverThe July selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

This Pulitzer Prize-winning modern classic tells the epic story of Calliope Stephanides and her Greek-American immigrant family.  To understand why Calliope is not like other girls she has to uncover a guilty family secret and the astonishing genetic history that turns Callie into Cal, one of the most audacious and wondrous narrators in contemporary fiction.

Author of 'City of Trees'

Published on Friday, June 6, 2014

Choukas-BradleyMelanie Choukas-Bradley, author of City of Trees: The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C., will visit the Chevy Chase Neighborhood library on

Fizz! Boom! Read!

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

fizz boom readCalling all scientists! We are kicking off our Summer Reading program with some fun hands-on science activities!

Come learn about gravity, buoyancy, botany and more! We will be exploring these concepts through fun activities, such as making our own tornadoes, planting beans, creating catapults, splat painting, and more! 

We're starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, and we will have the activity stations available through 11:30 a.m. Don't forget to sign up for Summer Reading while you're here!

Spark a Reaction @ Chevy Chase Library

Published on Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Spark a Reaction graphicWe are kicking off our 2014 Summer Reading program with some hands-on science fun! We will be exploring the concepts of gravity and molecular bonds. You can create a catapult, make your own Flubber, and more! We are also holding our second Henna Workshop, where teens can learn about the cultural significance of henna as well as having a design applied to their hands.

Teens can earn both the Get Crafty and STEM badges at this event.