Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

Published on Monday, April 18, 2011

Picture of a teddy bear with rabbit slippersJoin the children’s librarians for a pajama story time! Wear your PJs, and bring your favorite stuffed animal to listen to stories, songs and eat a nighttime snack.

Children ages 4 to 9 are welcome. Join us Monday, April 25, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Published on Saturday, April 9, 2011

Children WritingReviewing a favorite book helps children’s reading comprehension, and gives them an opportunity to express an opinion through writing. At this hands-on workshop, which is especially useful for children participating in the 2011 Sheila Robertson Prize for Children’s Book Reviews, children will learn about book reviews and have an opportunity to select and write their own reviews.

Open to kindergarteners through grade 8. Wednesday, April 13, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2011

O Brother, Where Art Thou? DVD cover

This month's Coen Brothers series will continue this Monday, April 11, with the 2000 musical comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou? starring George Clooney.

The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Save room for popcorn!

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Brigh-Sided

The CCHDC Book Club will meet on May 2 at 7 p.m. to discuss the book Bright-Sided by Barbara Eherenreich.  Copies of the book will be available at the information desk.

Watch a clip of Ehrenreich discussing the book on The Daily Show.

Published on Sunday, April 3, 2011

 It Happened on Connecticut AvenueYes, many important things have happened on Connecticut Avenue! 

FDR dictated that famous line "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself" at the Mayflower Hotel on Connecticut Avenue. 

And Langston Hughes was "discovered" by Vachel Lindsay when Hughes was working as a busboy at the Wardman Park Marriott at Connecticut and Woodley. 

You may be surprised to learn how many historically interesting things have happened on Connecticut Avenue.  Come to the library during the month of April to see more such stories!

Published on Friday, April 1, 2011

This month’s Second Look Film Filmfest will feature the work of the Coen Brothers, the acclaimed directing/producing team.   On Monday, April 4, we will be screening Fargo, the Oscar-winning dark comedy starring Frances McDormand and William H. Macy.

The rest of the schedule is as follows:

4/11  O Brother Where Art Thou?

4/18  The Man Who Wasn’t There

4/25   A Serious Man

Screenings will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Save room for popcorn!

Published on Friday, March 25, 2011
William SmithChevy Chase Library is excited to welcome back meditation expert William Smith on Monday, March 28, at 7 p.m.
Smith will be running a free workshop covering easy and effective meditation techniques.

Open to teens and adults.  Hope to see you there!

Published on Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chevy Chase has three!

Take a peek at the upcoming titles:

Cover of the book LolitaCover of A History of the World in Six Glasses

Published on Saturday, March 12, 2011

Book cover of Live and Let DieMonday, March 14, The Second Look Filmfest will continue with its series of James Bond films.

This week we are screening Live and Let Die starring Roger Moore, based on the novel with the same name by Ian Fleming.

Also, don't forget to vote for your "Best Bond" when you stop by the library.

Published on Tuesday, March 8, 2011

On Saturday the Children's room celebrated Mardi Gras. Children and their parents started arriving at 1 p.m., and naturally the first thing to do was to make masks and crowns (heavy on the glitter!).

While waiting for the glitter and glue to dry, the people feasted on a special treat called a king cake. A king cake is a type of coffee cake with cinnamon and often has a filling, which can include such items as cream cheese, jam, nuts and  raisins. Once the tummies were full, it was time to create "floats" out of book carts. Check out the pictures below, and watch the YouTube video.

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