Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

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.

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!