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"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!

Child Hunger is NOT a Game

Published on Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Kids Book Club Book for April

Published on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Moon Over ManifestChildren ages 8 through 11 are invited to join a new book club just for kids at Chevy Chase Library. The club meets on the first Thursday of every month from 4 to 5 p.m. with a children's librarian for a book talk, fun activities and pizza!

Our focus is on Newbery Award and Honor books. The club chose its book for April at our first meeting. We will discuss Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool (2011 Newbery Award winner) on Thursday, April 5 at 4 p.m. in the Children's Room.

If You Always Wanted to Have Your Book, and Eat It, Too

Published on Monday, March 5, 2012

Hungry Caterpillar Edible book cakeAn edible book contest is a fun and creative way to celebrate reading. Express yourself through a literary culinary creation: whether it's an edible version of your favorite book’s cover, a yummy pun on its title, or a reference to a scene or character.

What are the contest guidelines?
1. Your edible book creation is...edible!
2. Your edible book is family-friendly.
3. Your creation has something to do with a book.
4. You disclose the ingredients of your edible book.

To register, sign up at the library. Or call 202-282-0193.

"And the Show Went On" by Alan Riding

Published on Monday, February 27, 2012

And the Show Went OnThe March selection of the Chevy Chase Library's History Book Club is And the Show Went On by Alan Riding. The meeting will be on Tuesday March 20th at 1 p.m.

Riding's book is a fascinating look at the cultural life of Nazi occupied Paris, and should provoke a lot of discussion. Copies of the book can be picked up at the information desk at the Chevy Chase Library. Hope to see you there!

March Selection

Published on Monday, February 27, 2012

Last CarThe March selection of the Chevy Chase Library Mystery Book Club is Last Car to Elysian Fields by James Lee Burke. The club will meet on Wednesday, March 21st at 7 p.m.

Last Car to Elysian Fields features Burke's popular detective Dave Robicheaux and his return to New Orleans. Copies of the book or the audio book can be picked up at the information desk at the Chevy Chase Library. 

Hope to see you there!

"The Friendly Shakespeare"

Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Friendly ShakespeareThe Friendly Shakespeare by Norrie Epstein is an often overlooked gem that introduces readers to the works of William Shakespeare.  Epstein has a light and funny voice and clearly has a passion for the material. This book is essential for teachers, students and anyone looking for cocktail party tidbits.

"Bleak House" by Charles Dickens

Published on Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Chevy Chase DC Library Book Club will be reading the Dickens' classic Bleak House in honor of the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth. 

The club will be reading the first half (chapters 1 through 25)  for the meeting March 5 and the second half (chapters 26 to 65) April 2.  Both meetings will be at 7 p.m.