Chevy Chase
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Chevy Chase Library will remain closed all day on Saturday, Nov. 22 due to low temperatures.

Edible Book Contest This Saturday

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

An 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.

History Book Club March Selection

"And the Show Went On" by Alan Riding

The 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.

Mystery Book Club

March Selection

The 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.

Under-appreciated Books Spotlight

"The Friendly Shakespeare"

The 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.

Book Club March April Selection

"Bleak House" by Charles Dickens

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.

Ethiopia Display

View Through the End of February

Ethiopia is so different in so many fascinating ways:The Ethiopian calendar has 13 months.The year is 2001 in Ethiopia now.Ethiopia's New Year is September 12.Christmas is Jan.

Women Who Are Funny

Chevy Chase D.C. Library Celebrates Female Humorists

2011 was a banner year for books by women humorists.  Bossypants by Tina Fey, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Fate or Free Will: "Odyssey" Book Discussion Questions

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 reproachwhen the man you mentioned still lived here, at home.

Chevy Chase Library Offers Computer Classes

Register Now

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!

Fate or Free Will: Spring Discussion and Lecture Series

Do our lives seem governed by unseen forces or are we in control?  Many religions defer to “God’s will” for the good and bad experiences we have, and acknowledge that we don’t always know why God would allow us individually or collectively to suffer pain, disappointment, even early death.  Some religious thinkers say that God created us and the Earth and all it contains, but God does not reach down and “manage” our lives.  For the nonreligious, the unknowable hand that steers our paths is ascribed to Fate.

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