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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

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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.

Meditation for Healthy Living

Expert Karin Silverman to Visit Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library

The Chevy Chase Library is proud to announce that it will be hosting a meditation workshop entitled “Meditation for Healthy Living” on January 11 at 1 p.m.  Karin Sliverman will be teaching meditation techniques that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth.  No registration is required.

Marvelous Movie Mondays: Winter Schedule

Our Marvelous Movie Monday afternoon films are geared towards the mature viewer and are shown with subtitles.  After each screening, you are invited to stay for a discussion of the film. This winter's films are:January 9:  The White Balloon  (Iran, 1996, not rated, 81 minutes)January 23: Before the Rain (Macedonia, 1995, rated R, 115 mins.)January 30:  Unstrung Heroes (US, 2003, rated PG, 93 mins.)Feb. 27:  The Social Network (US, 2010, Rated PG-13, 2 hours)

"De Madrid al Cielo" (Crazy about Madrid)

Chevy Chase Display Runs Through January 31

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.

Classic Film night at the Library

Start 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.

"Aftertaste" Author Meredith Mileti to Speak

Meredith 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. 

Remember the Borscht Belt?

Display on View Through the End of November

"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.

Time to Write Your Novel

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.

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