Author Talk - Oct. 5, 2 p.m.
Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013
A thrilling debut novel of World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist)
Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn't really believe in.
Sing, Talk & Read
Published on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Nursery Rhymes have enormous educational value. They help with phonological awareness which is hearing smaller sounds contained in words. Singing is a much clearer way of hearing those smaller sounds in words which gives infants and toddlers a head start for when they start school.
"Music and music experiences also support the formation of important brain connections that are being established over the first three years of life." (Carlton 2000). Songs that include animal noises are great for this skill, like "Old McDonald Had a Farm."
Nursery Rhymes are great fun. They provide bonding time between parent and child. Children love them. The rhymes develop vocabulary; children hear rhythms of language, pitch, volume, and voice inflection. Nursery rhymes tell stories with a beginning, middle, and ending. Share these rhymes and songs which tell stories.
Join Andres and his program Unos, Dos, Tres
Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Join us for an interactive singing and dancing program in English and Spanish.
Nos vemos pronto.
No children's programs from Aug. 26 through Sept. 9
Published on Saturday, August 24, 2013
Now that summer is coming to a close, and children are getting ready to return to school, the Chevy Chase Children's Room is going to be taking a two week break from weekly programs. That means Baby Lap Time, Toddler Time, and Craft Night will all resume the second week of September - the week beginning Sept. 9. This doesn't mean that you can't come to the children's room; we would love to see you, help you find some books, hear about your summer vacations, and help you finish your summer reading!
During the break, if you'd like to keep reading, here are some books that we recommend!
Great books for babies:
Last day to enter raffle is Saturday, Aug. 24
Published on Friday, August 23, 2013
There’s only a few days left to complete your Summer Reading and win some awesome prizes!
Once you bring in your completed game board, you not only get to choose a fabulous book to keep, you'll also be entered in a raffle to win some cool prizes!
So don’t forget to bring it in, or call if you’re out of town, by Saturday the Aug. 24!
History Book Club selection for September
Published on Thursday, August 22, 2013
A Quiet Revolution by Leila Ahmed is the Chevy Chase Library History Book Club selection for the Sept. 10 meeting.
Christine Stansell of The New Republic called the book "a discerning account of feminists, veiled and unveiled, and their creation of what [Ahmed] sees as a new space within American Islam."
Copies of the book are available at the library's Information Desk.
Thursday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m.
Published on Wednesday, August 21, 2013
In need of legal help?
Alice Thompson of the DC Office of Aging will be at the Chevy Chase Branch Library to answer your questions on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m.
The meeting will take place in the library's Meeting Room on the second floor. Everyone is welcome to come learn about the Office on Aging's services and resources.
The program will run from 60 to 90 minutes.
Published on Thursday, August 8, 2013
Our Teen Summer Reading Program "Beneath the Surface" concludes Wed., Aug. 14 with a free movie (and free popcorn and drinks, too!).
Legally we’re not allowed to advertise the name of the movie but it's a 2012 superhero movie with a guy in a bat suit. Bane’s in it.
We’re just going to call it The Man in the Bat Suit Ascends. Know which movie we mean? Cool.
If not, give us a call at 202-282-0193 and we’ll give you more info. The movie starts at 6 p.m.
Published on Thursday, August 8, 2013
September’s Chevy Chase Library Book Club selection is the Pulitzer Prize winner The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, by Siddhartha Mukherjee.
The club will meet on Sept. 9, 7 p.m. Copies of the book are available for check out near the reference desk.