Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Published on Sunday, April 3, 2011
Yes, 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
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:
Published on Saturday, March 12, 2011
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.
Published on Friday, March 4, 2011
Come and experience a taste of New Orleans at the Chevy Chase Library.
The festivities start with mask-making and refreshments that include King Cake!
This will be followed by float (library cart) decorating and a parade with bead tossing. Also, if the weather is good, the parade will go outside. Kids of all ages welcome!
Published on Wednesday, March 2, 2011
To commemorate Women's History Month, a display on the Women of Dance will be at the Chevy Chase Library throughout March. It is full of unexpected tidbits. For example:
Published on Monday, February 28, 2011
On Sunday Hollywood voted for its top picks, but what about Chevy Chase? If they were the voters, who would they choose? We installed a ballot box to see who was "Chevy Chase's Choice."
The ballots have been counted and here are the results: