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Chevy Chase Display Runs Through January 31

Published on Thursday, January 5, 2012
  • What city in Europe has the highest number of trees and green surface per inhabitant? 
  • What city has the third best subway system in the world?

Madrid! Yes, Madrid, Spain, is the answer to both of the above questions. It was chosen one of the 10 most livable cities on earth by Monocle magazine, and it is now the third richest city in Europe (after London and Paris). It also has one of the highest concentrations of bars and restaurants per capita in the world. It's quite a surprising, fun and cultural city.

Come by, and see our display on Madrid this January 1 - 31.  Watch a video preview of the display.

Published on Saturday, December 31, 2011

Movie ticket and popcornStart the New Year with a new film series at the Chevy Chase Library!

Classic films will be screened every Monday Night at 6:30 p.m.

But what is a classic? That term can have a lot of meanings, so while you are in the library vote for what your favorite 'classic' film would be.

Can't pick just one? That's okay! Vote early, and often. Results may be used to plan for future films in this series.

Current Schedule:

Published on Thursday, November 3, 2011

MeredithMeredith Mileti, author of the new book Aftertaste: A Novel in Five Courses, will be speaking at the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library on November 12 at 2 p.m. 

Display on View Through the End of November

Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2011

"The Borscht Belt" refers to the resort hotels of New York's Catskill Mountains, which acted as an incubator to many of America's best-known comics and entertainers through much of the 20th century.  Most of these resorts closed down in the 1980s or '90's, so they are virtually "gone with the wind," but they left a huge influence on American culture.

Come by the library to remember these amazing resorts and the talented entertainers who were nurtured there.  Here's a little video preview.  We have a selection of books about the Borscht Belt and the people associated with it.

Published on Tuesday, November 1, 2011

November is National Novel Writing Month and we’ll be hosting three “write-ins” at our branch.  Come on in to write, get together with fellow writers, and use all the library resources you need to write your masterpiece!   (There will also be refreshments.)

Our write-ins will take place on November 16, 23 and 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

To register for National Novel Writing Month, visit the NaNoWriMo website.

Hope to see you there!

Published on Thursday, September 29, 2011

william smith

The Chevy Chase Library is proud to announce that it will be hosting a meditation workshop on October 5 at 7 p.m.  William Smith, a retired lieutenant colonel and mediation expert, will lead the workshop and teach attendees simple and effective meditation techniques.   The workshop will be open to adults 18 and up.  

For more information please e-mail Adult Librarian Emily Menchal at

Published on Saturday, September 17, 2011

Ecuador is full of surprises! That's why it is the subject of our National Hispanic Heritage Month display at the Chevy Chase Library this month.  Did you know...

  • Ecuador's currency is the U.S. dollar?
  • Cuenca, Ecuador, is one of the best retirement places for your dollar?
  • The weather is close to perfect all year round in the mountains of Ecuador?
  • Ecuador has some of the best bird-watching in the world?
  • Panama hats are made in Ecuador, not Panama?

Come learn a little about surprising Ecuador.  The display will stay up through October 15.  Watch a video preview of the display. 

Published on Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Alfred HitchcockFor the next two months, we will be screening some of Alfred Hitchcock's best work Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

9/12 – Spellbound (1945) 111 Min.

9/19 – Strangers on a Train (1951) 101 Min. PG

Published on Thursday, September 8, 2011

Remember Me movie PosterOn Saturday, September 10, we will be screening two film in memory of the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

At 11:30 a.m. Remember Me, starring Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin 

Published on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Biloxi Blues is a movie based on Neil Simon's play of the same name, a semi-autobiographical story of Army boot camp recruits during World War II. 

The play is part two of Neil Simon's Eugene Trilogy, which also includes Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound. The role of Eugene was played by Matthew Broderick on Broadway, and Broderick also stars in the movie version, which was directed by Mike Nichols.

Eugene learns to cope with soldiers from all walks of life, falls in love and loses his virginity while having to navigate the eccentricities of his drill sergeant (played by Christopher Walken).

The movie runs 106 minutes and is rated PG-13.  Join us for the free showing on Monday, September 19, at 2 p.m., in the library's meeting room.