"How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a novelty in the Middle Ages, become a prerequisite for marriage today? And, if the original purpose of marriage was procreation, what exactly is the purpose of marriage for women now?
Don't miss the romantic drama The Time Traveler's Wife, starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams.It's about a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage.
Did you know that these people all have Thai heritage?Tiger Woods (his middle name, Tont, is a traditional Thai name)Johnny Damon (pro baseball player, he also played for the Thailand national baseball team)Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (the first member of the US Congress to be born in Thailand)During the month of May, we have a large selection of books relating to Thailand on display. You may check them all out, too! They cover a wide variety of topics. Come by and see them today!
Come join us every Friday in May from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for DUPLO playtime!PLAY is one of the five activities identified as important to building early literacy skills by the Association of Library Services to Children. Through play, children can strengthen their imagination, creativity, storytelling and narrative skills, and fine motor skills -- all elements that are crucial to becoming strong readers and writers!
Free film showings most Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
This spring we have a great series of free film showings for you! We show films at on Mondays at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. The same film is shown at each time.Our Monday films are geared toward a mature audience, and many are rated R. All films are shown with subtitles or captions for the hearing impaired.This Spring's schedule is:
Chevy Chase is proud to announce that we have added the "Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys" to our collection. It is a collection of books, films and other resources whose aim is to familiarize the American public with Islam and the culture and history of Islamic civilizations.