Chevy Chase
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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.

Published on Friday, August 26, 2011

Hurricane displayWhen the Levees Broke movie posterLet's go over the list:

  • Milk. Check!
  • Water. Check!
  • Batteries. Check!

What about books or DVDs in case you don't lose power?

We've got you covered at the library! (...and with none of the super long lines you see at the grocery store.)

Published on Thursday, August 4, 2011

Egypt looms large in the news this month, with former President Hosni Mubarak on trial and important Egyptian presidential elections coming this October or November, so the Chevy Chase Branch Library is featuring a display to help you get to know Egypt's capital city better.  Come by during the month of August to learn a little more about the sprawling metropolis of Cairo.  View a video preview of the display.

Photo by Tracy Myers

Published on Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Book Cover of Promise Me Myron Bolitar is a sports agent with a knack for being in the wrong place. Now, a young woman is in trouble, and it's up to Myron to help her. 

“Swift pacing, strong lead characters. . . . Coben can write thrillers that lift readers off their seats.” -Publisher's Weekly

View the book trailer.

Published on Friday, July 29, 2011

Due to an air conditioning breakdown, this workshop, originally scheduled for Friday, will be held on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Published on Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Chevy Chase Branch Library will be showing all three of the Three Colors Trilogy films by Polish film director Krzysztof Kieslowski in July. 

The three films represent the three colors of the French flag: blue, white and red.   The story of each film is loosely based upon one of the political ideals of the motto of the French republic: liberty, equality, fraternity.