Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

Holiday Crafts for All Ages

Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2013

holiday giftsJoin us for a holiday program for kids of all ages!

We will share holiday stories, decorate holiday cookies cookies, make gift boxes and bags, play dreidel and more!

Please join us to celebrate the winter holidays!

Published on Monday, December 2, 2013

Bill GourgeyOn Dec. 12 at 7 p.m., the Chevy Chase Library welcomes local sci-fi author Bill Gourgey, who will discuss Nu Logic, the second book in his acclaimed Glide Trilogy.

Published on Friday, November 15, 2013

The Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library will continue its popular book discussion series this November, the theme of which will be “Classics Revisited.”  Italo Calvino once wrote that a classic “is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.”  Therefore, whether you are reading the books on this list for the first time or rereading them we should all come away from the experience having discovered something new.   
We will be looking at these classics through the lens of authors and scholars who have an intense and passionate interest in a particular classic work.   In addition to reading classic texts, we will be reading works that argue for the work’s importance and its continued resonance in modern life.  We will also be hearing from local experts who have personal connections to the work we will be examining. 

Author of 'MAD Cats: The Story of VP-63'

Published on Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Mad CatsAt the outbreak of World War II, German U-boats were stalking Mid-Atlantic and Caribbean waters, disrupting vital shipments to England. This threatened to starve the British people and deprive England of crucial war supplies. Smoke from burning ships could be seen from coastal cities. Something had to be done. 

Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ComewriteinHave you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world? 
Come Write in at The Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month.
Write a novel and win prizes!
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What do they speak in Éire?

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Irish FlagDo you know what languages they speak in Ireland? Join us on Wednesday night to find out!

This Wednesday at 7 p.m., come to Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library to learn about Ireland! In addition to making Irish art, and sharing some books about Ireland, we will also learn some Irish words.

Kids of all ages and their families are invited to come learn about Éire (that’s Irish for “Ireland”).

Haunted History comes alive Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

Published on Monday, October 21, 2013
Book Cover Art

Have you been Watching American Horror Story this season, and been wondering about some of the historical characters? Truth sometimes is much stranger than fiction.

Come hear an illustrated talk with Carolyn Morrow Long on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Author Talk - Oct. 5, 2 p.m.

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013
Cover of Paris Architect

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.