Local author Armand Lakner gave a passionate talk about his book "From Mauthausen to the Moon" on Sept. 15 at the Chevy Chase Library. The novel is based upon incidents in Lakner's life as a survivor of two and a half years in Nazi concentration camps who came to America to work for NASA. Copies of the book are available at the library. If you'd like us to hold a copy for you, call the Information Desk at 282-3118.
The Chevy Chase Library is pleased to announce that David Shaman, author of The World Bank Unveiled: Inside the Revolutionary Struggle for Transparancywill be giving an author talk at our branch on Monday, September 20th at 7 pm. Mr. Shaman will be reading from his book and answering questions from readers.
Forget what you used to know about Bogota, Colombia. Fifteen years ago it was considered one of the world's worst cities. Today, thanks to several remarkable mayors who thought way outside the box, Bogota is a city transformed. The changes have been dramatic and inspiring. Our library is featuring a display on this transformation through October 15.
Cooler days are coming, and what better time of year to sit and enjoy reading in the lush greenery of our Reading Garden? If you haven't tried it yet, give yourself a little treat. Come, sit and read a while!
This year the summer reading theme centered around water. Every month, when children reached their goals they got to design a "splasher" and put their name on it. Each month the shape of the "splasher changed; the three shapes were shell, starfish and fish. As you can see, we had a lot of people contribute to the wall, and the goals ranged from five books a month to 120 books per month! Well done everyone who made this a success.