Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

The Cool Place to Be...Literally!

Published on Monday, July 26, 2010

On July 26, at 1 p.m. when the doors opened to the Chevy Chase Library, people poured in to escape the heat. Even though the temperature had not hit the 100 mark, much of the community had suffered power outage from the weekend's storm. As time passed, more and more new faces were seen, and these first-time users learned how to get a library card, access the computer and even check out materials.
 
Laptop and computer seekers filled every chair, table and outlet. The phone was ringing off the hook with inquires about our hours, air, and wi-fi access. The library became a hub where neighbors greeted each other, and commiserated while waiting for their turn to check their e-mail. Laptop users could be found hunkered down near any available outlet savoring the library’s free wi-fi.

The City of Summertime Festivals

Published on Friday, July 16, 2010

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It's summer!   And while some people head south for vacations this time of year, many have found a surprising destination: Milwaukee.  Milwaukee hosts festivals all summer, including the world's largest music festival, Summerfest. 

Published on Sunday, July 11, 2010

Join us for a special event on July 22 at 10:30 AM. Meet Clara the bomb sniffing dog, pet therapy dogs, and find out what a day in the life of a Vet is like.

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Published on Thursday, July 8, 2010

The library will be hosting a free meditation workshop entitled "Staying Sane in an Insane World"
on Monday, July 12, at 7 p.m.  The workshop will be led by Zelma Chamberlain, a meditation lecturer and practitioner.

Everyone is welcome!

Published on Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Chevy Chase Library is proud to welcome Grammy-nominated performer Christylez Bacon as part of its "Make Waves at Your Library" teen summer reading program.
 
Make musical waves through poetry and hip-hop while learning the techniques of poetic self-expression with the West African Djembe drum, acoustic guitar and rhythmic sounds from a human beat box.
 
Bacon will be performing on Monday, July 12, at 4 p.m.  Patrons 18 and younger are welcome.
 
 

Summer 2010 Schedule

Published on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Most Mondays at 2 p.m., the library offers free film showings in the meeting room.  These films are for mature audiences, and many are rated R.  Captions or subtitles are always used, so people with hearing problems can enjoy these films.  After the film, you are invited to stay for a discussion of the film if you like.  Here's this summer's schedule:

June 28: Autumn Spring - Czech Rep., 2001, 95 mins.

July 12: Tulpan - Kazakhstan, 2008, 100 mins.

July 19: Troubled Water - Norway, 2008, 115 mins.

July 26: 84, Charing Cross Road - UK/US, 1987, 100 mins.

Film for Mature Audiences

Published on Monday, June 14, 2010

After you've honored your father on Father's Day this Sunday, come to the library on Monday to see a beautiful story of a father and son relationship unlike any you may have seen on film before:  The Sum of Us.

The Sum of Us is a 1994 Australian import starring two of Australia's biggest stars, Russell Crowe and Jack Thompson.  Thompson plays the father of a gay son who is looking for a mate.  This film was the most popular film in Australia the year it came out, and it won many film awards there.  It's a comedy, but it has many poignant moments, and it is rated R.   A discussion will follow the film, which runs one hour and 40 minutes.

Watch a trailer of the movie.

Monday, June 14 at 2:00 PM

Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Have you ever wondered what films Rock Hudson showed to his friends at home?

Ever wondered what Audrey Hepburn & Shirley MacLaine discussed while filming The Children's Hour together?

Do you know when Hollywood made the first film that depicted gay persons as something other than murderers and insane people?

    Lily Tomlin

    Published on Wednesday, June 9, 2010

    The Chevy Chase Library will host a book-making workshop Monday June 14, at 7 p.m. as part of the "Make Waves at Your Library" summer teen reading program. 

    Artist Karen Brown will teach various book construction techniques using recycled materials. 

    Patrons 18 and under are invited to participate.
      

    Published on Saturday, June 5, 2010

    Summer Reading Kickoff Party Duck PoolSummer Reading Kickoff Party, Kids in Ball PoolSummer Reading Kickoff Party, girl with duck poolOn Saturday, June 5, Chevy Chase Library had its Summer Reading Kickoff! 31 children registered for the summer reading program, and 94 parents and children joined in the festivities.

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