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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.

A New Book Club at Chevy Chase -- Just for Kids

Published on Monday, February 6, 2012

When You Reach MeChildren ages 8 through 11 are invited to join a new book club just for kids at Chevy Chase Public Library. They will meet with a children's librarian every first Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. for a book talk, fun activities and pizza!

Our focus will be on Newbery Award and Honor books, and the kids will choose the next month's book at the end of each meeting.

We will start Thursday, March 1, with When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (Newbery Award winner, 2010).

Multiple copies of the book and audio book are available in the children's room.

We hope you will join us!

View Through the End of February

Published on Thursday, February 2, 2012

CCH Ethiopia displayEthiopia is so different in so many fascinating ways:

Chevy Chase D.C. Library Celebrates Female Humorists

Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bossypants2011 was a banner year for books by women humorists.  Bossypants by Tina Fey, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Published on Thursday, January 26, 2012

These questions will be a starting point for our discussion on Feb. 1.

The passages are noted like this: 1.1-10, which means “Book 1. Lines 1-10.”


1.    In 1.270-272, Telemachus confides his woes to the goddess Athena (and gives the audience a little back story!).  He says,

“[O]nce this house was rich, no doubt, beyond reproach
when the man you mentioned still lived here, at home.
Now the gods have reversed our fortunes with a vengeance --
wiped that man from the earth like no one else before.”

Earlier, while speaking to the other gods about another famous son, Aegisthus, Zeus says,

Register Now

Published on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Chevy Chase Library is offering introductory computer classes every Friday at 9:30 a.m. 

We offer "Personal Computer Basics", "Introduction to Microsoft Word",  "Introduction to the Internet", and Introduction to E-Mail". The class schedules are available on the branch calender on this site. 

Registration is required. Please call 202-282-0021 to reserve your spot!