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.
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 ..
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)
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!
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.
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.
Panel Discussion Includes Authors John and Maud Casey
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.