Carpenter Film Is This Week's "Midnight Movie at 6"
Published on Thursday, May 13, 2010
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
Published on Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Cat Cafes! Mayonnaise restaurants! Capsule hotels! 35 million people!
Tokyo is a world unto itself. Wacky, surprising, massive, and vital to the world economy. Check out our display of this mammoth and fascinating city which will remain up through the end of May 2010.
Annual Summer Cult Film Series Begins May 10
Published on Monday, May 3, 2010
Chevy Chase Library will begin its annual summer cult film series, "Midnight Movies at Six," starting May 10. This series will features films that weren't always commercially or critically successful, but have developed a devoted following though word of mouth.
The summer schedule is as follows:
Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Our character death match displays have rapidly gained popularity. Last month, Captain Jack Sparrow of the Black Pearl solidly trounced Captain Han Solo of the Millennium Falcon. Captain Solo made a heroic attempt to come from behind, but he was still no match for swashbuckler Jack, who triumphed with 33 votes to Han's 20.
This month's match is between two remarkable young literary ladies. In one corner, we have Hermione Granger, Harry Potter's smartest friend. In that corner, we have Lyra Belacqua, the precocious heroine of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials Series. Whose moxie will win out? Only our customers' votes will tell.
Literacy Skill: Alphabet Letter Knowledge
Published on Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Alphabet letter knowledge is when children understand that letters look different from each other, that the letters have names, and that letters relate to specific units of sounds or phonemes. Research states that letter knowledge is the most important predictor of skills supporting reading success by linking sounds together to decode text.
Most children are ready to recognize letters by sight long before they are ready to translate them into sound.
DC Public Library Resources
Published on Saturday, April 10, 2010
All DC Public Libraries own several books on individual states for homework help (Call numbers JUV 972 - 979, and 996) , as well as various useful encyclopedias, atlases, and other reference sources (General US call number is JUV 973).
Is the book you need on the state you want checked out? You might want to try Student Resource Center Gold, available online from the library, free to all DC Public Library cardholders.
To get there:
Display Runs Throughout April
Published on Friday, April 2, 2010
- Did you know that Iranians work a 44-hour work week? (5 and a half days)
- Were you aware that females in Iran must "cover up" in public from age 8 up?
- Have you ever heard of ski resorts in Iran?
We hear so much about Iran. But how much do we really know about it?
If you feel like you could stand to learn a bit more about this important country, come see our display of wonderful photos and books about Iran. It will remain up through the end of April 2010.
Published on Thursday, March 18, 2010
Watch a short video to see what we have. Our DVD collection is relatively new, that is, we haven't been collecting them for very long, so it is not a huge collection yet ... but it is growing. You can check for DVD titles in the catalog exactly the same as you look for a book. Or you can call us at 202-282-0021 to ask if we have something in particular. Come see our selection soon!
Literacy Skill: Narrative Skills and Comprehension
Published on Thursday, March 11, 2010
Narrative skills are using expressive language, including describing things, putting events in order and retelling stories. These skills are important because they will help children understand what they are hearing and reading once they begin to read. An example of a narrative skill is the ability to tell what happens in a book either by listening to the text or “reading the pictures or visual art .” Telling and sequencing events about a zoo or store trip strengthens this skill.
Published on Monday, March 8, 2010
What our staff had to say about it:
From the same author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, this book is a blend of history and horror that picks you up by the throat and does not let go.