Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This Friday, June 17, at 1 p.m., read Kami and the Yaks by Andrea Stenn Stryer. Told in American Sign Language for the hearing impaired, this story follows Kami, a deaf Sherpa boy, and his family as they carve out a life for themselves guiding families up the mountain on yaks.

When the yaks go missing one day, Kami sets out to find them and is confronted by storms and separation from his family. Kami, however, finds the courage to bring the yaks home.

Published on Thursday, June 2, 2011

Girl reading on a birdJoin Chevy Chase Library for the kick-off of our 2011 Summer Reading program, One World, Many Stories, on Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dance to the music of D.C. Mariachi, listen to the Salsa Stories of Lulu Delacre, famed bilingual author and illustrator of children's books, and register for DC Public Library's Summer Reading program.

All ages are welcome!

Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

william smithChevy Chase Library is pleased to welcome back medititaton expert William Smith on Saturday, May 21, at 1 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 Monday, May 9, 2011

Book cover of "Easier Said" by LeRoy BattleDon't miss this event!

LeRoy A. “Boots” Battle Sr. will be speaking about his experiences as one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, his life in Jazz, and his two books Easier Said and And The Beat Goes On.

Join us Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m.

Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May is the month when we celebrate the many contributions of Asian-Pacific Americans, and the library is now featuring a display that attempts to show the broad range of those contributions. The display will remain up through the end of May.   It includes such people as:

  • Yo-Yo Ma
  • Fareed Zakaria
  • B.D. Wong
  • Kiran Desai
  • Ha Jin
  • Amy Tan
  • I.M. Pei
  • George Takei
  • Ang Lee
  • Sanjay Gupta and so many more!

Here's a little video to give you a taste of the display.  Come see it in person!