How we read to children is as important as how frequently we read to them. With school beginning very soon, here are some helpful suggestions to use with pre-schoolers as well as even younger children, as we begin to reinforce those early literacy skills.
Purple and black origami cranes mark the new entrance to the expanded Teen Zone at the Chevy Chase Library. Within the new space, one of the additions is a study table and chairs. Just to the right of the new burgundy curtain, there is a cork board for Teens to post reviews, make recommendations or even post a poem. The space is warm and cozy, but has a large window so it still feels open. We invite you to come on in and see how your library is changing.
Come join us in the Children’s Room for a four week series of children’s films appropriate for ages three and up. All movies are free and will be shown on Wednesday afternoons beginning at 1:30.Wednesday, July 28, 2010 – The Little MermaidWednesday, August 4, 2010 – Finding NemoWednesday, August 11, 2010 – Atlantis: the Lost EmpireWednesday, August 18, 2010 – The Magic School Bus Catches A Wave
On July 26, at 1 p.m. when the doors opened to the Chevy Chase Library, people poured in to escape the heat. Even though the temperature had not hit the 100 mark, much of the community had suffered power outage from the weekend's storm. As time passed, more and more new faces were seen, and these first-time users learned how to get a library card, access the computer and even check out materials.
The library will be hosting a free meditation workshop entitled "Staying Sane in an Insane World"on Monday, July 12, at 7 p.m. The workshop will be led by Zelma Chamberlain, a meditation lecturer and practitioner. Everyone is welcome!
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.