Chevy Chase
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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!

Published on Friday, March 25, 2011
William SmithChevy Chase Library is excited to welcome back meditation expert William Smith on Monday, March 28, at 7 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 Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Chevy Chase has three!

Take a peek at the upcoming titles:

Cover of the book LolitaCover of A History of the World in Six Glasses

Published on Saturday, March 12, 2011

Book cover of Live and Let DieMonday, March 14, The Second Look Filmfest will continue with its series of James Bond films.

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

Child on Mardi Gras FloatCome 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

Women of Dance displayTo 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, Oscar and Roywho 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:

Published on Friday, February 25, 2011

Wednesday night children and parents of the Chevy Chase area had the chance to meet the new children's Librarian, Lisa Clarke. The night started off with the children finding out about Lisa with a question and answer session where they shared their favorite books, colors, and other trivia.Then came time for some stories and songs which included Library Lion. Afterwards everyone then made "Lion Hair" masks, and ate lots of juice and cookies!Library Lion Book CoverLisa Clarke