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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The Chevy Chase Library welcomes local author Dolen Perkins-Valdez on Saturday, May 12, at noon. Perkins-Valdez will read from and discuss her debut novel, Wench. The Friends of the Chevy Chase Library will provide summertime refreshments and have copies of the book available for purchase and for Perkins-Valdez to sign.
Free movie showing: "Little Big Man." Dustin Hoffman stars as the fictitious "last white survivor of the Battle of Little Big Horn" in this sometimes raucously hilarious, sometimes deadly serious tale. Here's a little clip from the film if you can't decide if you want to come. You are welcome to stay for a discussion after the film. It begins at 2:00pm and ends at approximately 4:30pm.
PRINT AWARENESSPrint Awareness is noticing print all around you, knowing how to hold a book, and how to follow the written words on a page. In English we read from left to right and from top to bottom. Children with print awareness skills begin to understand that print has different functions depending on the context i.e. recipes, menus, signs and labels, story books, and environmental signs. The purpose of reading is to gain meaning from the text and understand the ideas that words convey.Suggestions to develop Print Awareness: