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.
After you've honored your father on Father's Day this Sunday, come to the library on Monday to see a beautiful story of a father and son relationship unlike any you may have seen on film before: The Sum of Us.
Have you ever wondered what films Rock Hudson showed to his friends at home?Ever wondered what Audrey Hepburn & Shirley MacLaine discussed while filming The Children's Hour together?
Do you know when Hollywood made the first film that depicted gay persons as something other than murderers and insane people?
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.