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'A Week in the Woods' by Andrew Clements

Published on Monday, August 13, 2012
Week in the woods
Eleven-year-old Mark Chelmsley transfers to rural New Hampshire's Hardy Elementary School with just weeks left of the school year, a temporary stay while his family gets settled.

As Mark slowly makes friends, he starts to look forward to the annual fifth-grade camping trip. But on the trip's first night, Mark gets into trouble and is told he will have to go home. Mark runs away and the science teacher, Mr. Maxwell, goes after him.

Minutes turn into hours and both teacher and student become lost.  How will they survive in the cold mountains? What does each character discover about themselves?

Published on Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Join us for an evening of fun, treats and listening to Park Ranger Tony discuss nocturnal animals living in Rock Creek Park.  

Summer Reading poster
We will roast marshmallows and celebrate all of your great summer reading within the Dream Big theme. 
See you at Chevy Chase Library at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August  22.

Published on Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cold moon CoverThe August selection of the Chevy Chase Library Mystery Book Club is Cold Moon by Jeffery Deaver.

Published on Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Amazing Grace coverThe August selection of the Chevy Chase History Book Club is Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas.

Amazing Grace is the biography of William Wilberforce, a British statesman and reformer from the early part of the 19th century.  It chronicles his extraordinary contributions to the world, primarily his 20-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, which he won in 1807.

This Friday: Beetlejuice

Published on Monday, July 30, 2012

At 2 p.m. this Friday, Aug. 3, we will be screening the Tim Burton comedy Beetlejuice as part of "Own the Night" our teen summer reading program. 

This movie is PG and is open to teens 11 and older.

Hope to see you there!

This Saturday: Braided Bracelets

Published on Monday, July 30, 2012

braceletThis Saturday, Aug. 4, we will be making stylish, colorful braided bracelets.

The program starts at 1 p.m. in the Teen Space.  Hope to see you there!

Published on Monday, July 30, 2012

self-defense pictureThe Chevy Chase Library will be hosting a teen self defense workshop as part of our "Own the Night" teen summer reading program.  The workshop will be on Aug. 22 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  Our guest instructor from the self-defense organization Defend Yourself will teach:

Comedies, Dramas, Thrillers and more

Published on Friday, July 27, 2012
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Published on Thursday, July 26, 2012

Camp graphicWork on your novel or other writing project, meet other local writers and enjoy refreshments at the Chevy Chase Library!  We will be holding write-ins every Wednesday in August from 6-9 p.m. in the meeting room.

These write-ins are part of Camp NaNoWriMo, but you don't need to be committed to writing an entire novel in a month to join us!  All current and aspiring writers of any genre or form are welcome to join our write-ins, which will provide a quiet, productive and encouraging atmosphere in which to write, edit or brainstorm.

Great books available to add to your Olympic fun!

Published on Thursday, July 26, 2012
"Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford."
— Samuel Johnson

LondonThe 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London may put you in a mind to read about that great city which has been so influential in the modern world.  We have a great selection of books about London, nonfiction and fiction, to add to your fun as you watch the Olympics: