Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

Author Event: Dolen Perkins-Valdez

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.

See "Little Big Man"

Starring Dustin Hoffman and Faye Dunaway

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. 

"Zodiac" Screening Monday Night

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

Chevy Chase Library will be screening the 2007 David Fincher film Zodiac Monday, May 24th at 6pm.  This film following the tru

Getting Ready to Read

Print Awareness

PRINT AWARENESSPrint 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.Suggestions to develop Print Awareness:

"They Live" Screening Monday Night

Carpenter Film Is This Week's "Midnight Movie at 6"

The Library Celebrates Tokyo

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

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.

Midnight Movies at Six

Annual Summer Cult Film Series Begins May 10

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:5/10 Bottle Rocket (1996) directed by Wes Anderson; Rated R

Character Death Match

April Showdown!

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.

Help Your Child Get Ready to Read

Literacy Skill: Alphabet Letter Knowledge

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.

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