Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

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:

  • Magazine articles
  • Some scholarly journal articles & citations
  • Health information
  • and more!

All you need is your DC Public Library card!

Drop by at one of the times listed below and we'll be glad you show you how to explore some of these databases:

              Wednesday, July 16 - 1 to 2 p.m.
              Wednesday, July 23 - 1 to 2 p.m.

Be sure to bring your DC Library card when you come!

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.

Published on Monday, May 19, 2014

Swann's Way Norton EditionChevy Chase Library's "Classics Revisited" discussion series will continue June with Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust.

Published on Monday, May 19, 2014

dancing girlWe're kicking off an exciting new program! Every Friday morning at 11 a.m., children ages 1 to 5 are invited to join us to sing and dance along with some great music. 

It's going to be a great time, and we hope you'll join us!

For more information, visit the Children's Room information desk or call 202-282-0021.