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Free film showing Dec. 10

Published on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Shattered GlassYou may recall the events that surprised all of D.C. in the 1990s, when a writer at The New Republic was revealed to have made up details in many of his stories. That writer, Stephen Glass, is the subject of an acclaimed film (Shattered Glass), which will be shown at the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10.

Published on Monday, November 5, 2012

Our very popular “Marvelous Movie Mondays” series continues this month.  This series features foreign and lesser-known American and English films. The series is hosted by one of our adult librarians, David Gantt, and it usually features a short pre-film lecture and a post-film discussion.

Films in this series are often of a mature nature and are generally intended for adults.  All films are shown with subtitles or captions.

Published on Monday, November 5, 2012

Black Echo coverNovember's Mystery Book Club selection is Black Echo by Michael Connelly.

For maverick LAPD homicide detective Harry Bosch, the body in the drainpipe at Mulholland Dam is more than an anonymous statistic.  This one is personal ... because the murdered man was a fellow Vietnam vet.  Pitted against enemies inside his own department and forced to make the agonizing choice between justice and vengence, Bosch goes on the hunt for a killer whose true face will shock him. 

Published on Monday, November 5, 2012

Nanowrimo graphicNovember is National Novel Writing Month and the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library will be hosting 4 "write-ins” . Come on in to write, get together with fellow writers and use all the library resources you need to write your masterpiece!  (There will also be refreshments.)

Our write-ins will take place every Wednesday in November from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

To register, simply follow this link

Hope to see you there!

Published on Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Readin Lolita in Tehran cover The DC Public Library is sponsoring DC Reads 2012 showcasing Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi.  DC Reads will run from October 15 - November 15, 2012 and the Chevy Chase Library will have several programs dedicated to Reading Lolita in T

Published on Tuesday, October 2, 2012

to_catch_a_thiefOur “Classics on Film” series continues this month with some spectacular films.  Hope to see you there!

Oct. 1 - To Catch a Thief
Oct. 15 – Cleopatra (1931)
Oct. 22 – Arabian Nights (1942)
Oct. 29 – Dracula (1931)

All films begin at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room. 

Published on Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Unknown MatisseMatisse the MasterThe Chevy Chase History/Biography Book Club selection is The Unknown Matisse and/or Matisse the Master, both by Hilary Spurling.  Read one (or both!) biographies and come and discuss the li

Published on Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Coroner's LunchThe October selection for the Chevy Chase Mystery Book Club is The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill. 

The book takes place in Laos in 1975.  The Communist Pathet Lao has taken over this former French colony.  Dr. Siri Paiboun, a 72-year-old Paris-trained doctor, is appointed national coroner.  Although he has no training for the job, there is no one else; the rest of the educated class has fled.

Published on Monday, September 10, 2012

Swindle"At the back of the drawer, a flash of color caught Griffin's eye.  He reached in and pulled out an old faded card.  On one side of the card was a message: Top Dog Bakery Products - For the Sandwich of Champions, on the other side there was a colored drawing of a baseball player shouldering a bat.  Griffin read the name at the bottom of the card: George Herman (Babe) Ruth."

Griffin wants to help his family, who are in need of money. He sells the card to a man named Swindle and later finds out the card is worth $1 million. He was swindled!

Griffin's plan: Steal the card back.

Published on Monday, September 10, 2012

Dead Even CoverThe September selection of the Chevy Chase Mystery Book Club is Dead Even by Brad Meltzer.

Sara Tate starts her job as a New York City assistant district attorney the day before massive budget cuts.  To keep her job, she grabs a case slated for one of the DA office's hot shots, thinking it will be the kind of showpiece that  will make her a hero.  The next day, she learns that the defense attorney on the case is her husband, Jared Lynch.