Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

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!

Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Children's Book Week PosterCelebrate Children's Book Week by creating a “My Favorite Book” Poster.

Children's Book Week is the national celebration of books and reading for youth.

Come make a poster of your favorite book, have a snack and talk about books with other readers!

Friday, May 6
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Pre-K to 5th grade

Published on Monday, April 18, 2011

Picture of a teddy bear with rabbit slippersJoin the children’s librarians for a pajama story time! Wear your PJs, and bring your favorite stuffed animal to listen to stories, songs and eat a nighttime snack.

Children ages 4 to 9 are welcome. Join us Monday, April 25, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Published on Saturday, April 9, 2011

Children WritingReviewing a favorite book helps children’s reading comprehension, and gives them an opportunity to express an opinion through writing. At this hands-on workshop, which is especially useful for children participating in the 2011 Sheila Robertson Prize for Children’s Book Reviews, children will learn about book reviews and have an opportunity to select and write their own reviews.

Open to kindergarteners through grade 8. Wednesday, April 13, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2011

O Brother, Where Art Thou? DVD cover

This month's Coen Brothers series will continue this Monday, April 11, with the 2000 musical comedy O Brother, Where Art Thou? starring George Clooney.

The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Save room for popcorn!

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2011


The CCHDC Book Club will meet on May 2 at 7 p.m. to discuss the book Bright-Sided by Barbara Eherenreich.  Copies of the book will be available at the information desk.

Watch a clip of Ehrenreich discussing the book on The Daily Show.

Published on Sunday, April 3, 2011

 It Happened on Connecticut AvenueYes, 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!