Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

Published on Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Children's Room hosted a holiday season party on December 17, supported by the Friends of the Chevy Chase Library and with goodies provided by Bread & Chocolate at 5542 Connecticut Avenue.  The crowd of about 40 revelers listened to stories, sang songs, jingled bells, and created cards, ornaments and gift boxes.  It was a jolly occasion, and it took place under a very beautiful tree decorated by Children's Librarian Annie Thacher. Below, Susan Keren reads a story for the children at the party.

Meditation Workshop Can Help

Published on Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Chevy Chase Library will be hosting a meditation workshop on January 11 at 7 p.m.  William Smith, a retired lieutenant colonel and meditation expert will lead the workshop and teach attendees simple and effective meditation techniques.  

The workshop will be open to adults 18 and older.   

For more information please email Adult Librarian Emily Menchal.

Monday Afternoons at 2 p.m.

Published on Sunday, December 27, 2009

Jan. 4, October Sky, U.S., 1999. 1 hour, 48 minutes.
Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the true story of Homer Hickam, a boy who overcame hardships in West Virginia coal country to grow up to be a NASA aerospace engineer.  Co-starring Chris Cooper and Laura Dern. Won the Critics Choice Award for Best Family Film in 2000.

Jan. 11, The Night Listener, U.S., 2006.  1 hour, 31 minutes.
Toni Collette and Robin Williams give powerful performances in this chilling story of a radio talk show host who tries to help an abused boy who calls him, based on a true story. Also starring Sandra Oh and Bobby Cannavale.

Character Death Match!

Published on Sunday, December 27, 2009

A new feature to the Young Adult section is the “Character Death Match” in which patrons vote for their favorite character literary or movie/TV. 

This month the Heroine of the Twilight series Bella and The graphic novel Vampire Slayer Buffy were pitted against each other. 94 people stopped by to register their option, and the Winner is ..

Bella VS Buffy

.. BUFFY!

Buffy won by 5 votes, and was the only one to get comments like
“Buffy, Accept no Substitutes” 
“Buffy! R U Kidding me?”
“Buffy X 100”.

There was even one entry that read "Go Jacob"

Author Spotlight

Published on Sunday, December 27, 2009

The movie Sherlock Holmes, directed by Guy Richie and starring Robert Downey Jr.  and Jude Law, opens soon, but if you just can’t wait, why not explore the original!

Clue #1 : Investigate the Call Number: Fiction Doyle (Call numbers will be very useful to you in your investigation)

And you might find: Sherlock Holmes novels (read the first two before you start on the short stories)

  • Study in Scarlet, a (1887) (read where it all began!)
  • Sign of Four (1890)
  • Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)
  • The Return of Sherlock Holmes (1905)
  • Valley of Fear (1915)
  • The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893)

Sherlock Holmes Short Stories

Display Up Throughout December

Published on Saturday, December 5, 2009

Come and Celebrate December 17th 3:30 PM

Published on Friday, December 4, 2009

The Chevy Chase children's room will be hosting a merry holiday party for children, ages four to 10 on December 17. The merriment begins at 3:30 pm, with stories, crafts, treats and good cheer! Come make your holiday bright with us!

Chevy Chase Book Club's December Selection

Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Chevy Chase Library Book Club selection for their Dec. 7th meeting is Phillip Pullman's The Golden Compass.  Come at 7:00 pm and be ready to discuss the book!   The book club meets in the meeting room on the 2nd floor of the library.

Published on Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Washington DC is the home of many people with North Carolina roots, so we are celebrating the North Carolinians amongst us with a special display on North Carolina this November.  Come see books by North Carolina authors on display, as well as a gallery of famous North Carolinians and photos of NC today!  Watch a video of our North Carolina display here.
IMG_1949 by DC Chelovek.North Carolina display by DC Chelovek.

Panel Discussion Includes Authors John and Maud Casey

Published on Monday, November 9, 2009

Author Elizabeth Benedict presented her newest literary project at the Chevy Chase Library on November 9.  A capacity crowd of 65 attendees heard Benedict, Maud Casey and John Casey read from their entries in the book Mentors, Muses & Monsters: 30 Writers on the People Who Changed Their Lives, edited by Elizabeth Benedict.  Watch a brief clip of Benedict introducing the new book.

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