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Swerve by Steven Greenblatt

Published on Tuesday, May 1, 2012


The SwerveThe May selection of the Chevy Chase Library's History Book Club is the National Book Award Finalist The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, by Steven Greenblatt.

The book club will meet on Tuesday, May 8 at 1 p.m.

Hope to see you there! 

May Selection is "Before I Go To Sleep" by S.J. Watson

Published on Monday, April 30, 2012

Before I Go To Sleep, by S.J. WatsonThe May selection of the Chevy Chase Library Mystery Book Club is Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson.

The story follows 47-year-old Christine Lucas, who wakes up with no memory past being a single 20-something.

The club will meet on Wednesday May 16th at 7 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

"The Blind Assassin" by Margaret Atwood

Published on Monday, April 30, 2012

Blind Assassin
The June meeting of the Chevy Chase Library Book Club will be on Monday, June 4 at 7 p.m.

We will be discussing The Booker Prize winning novel The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood, which .

Copies of the book will be available at the information desk at the library.

Hope to see you there!

Published on Sunday, April 29, 2012

AdeleDC Library is proud to announce the introduction of Freegal, a free and legal music download service. It’s like iTunes without all that “paying money” nonsense. 

Every week you can legally download 3 free songs from Sony’s vast catalog. 

Adele’s Grammy winning 21?  We’ve got that. Whitney Houston? Yep. Usher? Bruce Springsteen? Every song ever performed on Glee? Yes, yes and yes.

Craft Program with the National Geographic Museum

Published on Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fish PrintIn conjunction with the exhibit Samurai: The Warrior Transformed (at the National Geographic Museum through September 3), Chevy Chase Library hosts  Gyotaku: The Art of Japanese Fish Printing.

Gyotaku is the traditional form of Japanese fish printmaking; gyo means “fish” and taku means “rubbing” in Japanese.

"Manhunt: The Twelve-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer"

Published on Saturday, April 7, 2012

ManhuntpictureThe next meeting of the Chevy Chase Library Book Club will be Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m. We will discuss Manhunt: The Twelve-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James Swanson. Copies of the book are available at the information desk at the library. 

You can also download the ebook here.

Hope to see you there!

April Selection is "Jass" by David Fulmer

Published on Saturday, March 31, 2012

JassThe April selection of the Chevy Chase Library Mystery Book Club is Jass by David Fulmer. The club will meet on Wednesday April 18 at 7 p.m.

Hope to see you there! 

"A History of the World in Six Glasses," by Tom Standage

Published on Saturday, March 31, 2012

Six GlassesThe April selection of the Chevy Chase Library's History Book Club is A History of the World in Six Glasses, by Tom Standage. The book club will meet on Tuesday, April 10 at 1 p.m.

Hope to see you there!

Published on Monday, March 19, 2012
Fate and Free Will in Charlotte Bronte’s "Jane Eyre"
(Meeting on March 28 at 7 p.m.)

For this session, read the passages below.  Consider Jane’s story in terms of the elements that determine human personality and destiny.  How does the interplay between the elements of Jane’s strong character, her upbringing, and her close relationships shape the course of her life?  Can we view Bertha (the madwoman in the attic) as an alternate view of Jane’s fate? How do we read Jane’s “good fortune” when she receives her windfall inheritance?
 

Relevant passages:

Grab a book and read in the sunshine!

Published on Friday, March 16, 2012

The unseasonably warm days we've had lately may make you want to stay outside to enjoy the fresh air and blossoms. That doesn't have to stop you from reading! Come enjoy a reading break in our library's Reading Garden. Take a look!

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