Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

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.

Published on Saturday, June 5, 2010

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.
Cover of book WenchAuthor Dolan Perkins-ValdezCritical praise for Wench:

Starring Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway

Published on Saturday, May 29, 2010

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. 

David Fincher Film Is This Week's "Midnight Movie at 6"

Published on Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chevy Chase Library will be screening the 2007 David Fincher film Zodiac Monday, May 24th at 6pm.  This film following the true story of the hunt for the late 60’s/early 70’s San Francisco area serial killer known as “The Zodiac” (a man who, to this day, has not been identified).  Robert Downey Jr. and Jake Gyllenhaal star as newspaper employees who become obsessed with the case.

Hope to see you there!

Print Awareness

Published on Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Print 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.

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:

April Showdown!

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.