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Published on Tuesday, November 12, 2013

ComewriteinHave you ever dreamed of writing the Great American Novel? Do you have a torrid romance burning inside you? Do you know why the aliens are coming to get you, and you have to share the secret of their extra-dimensional technology with the world? 
Come Write in at The Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library! Bring your favorite notepad or laptop, or use one of the library's public computers to work on your original novel during National Novel Writing Month.
Write a novel and win prizes!
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What do they speak in Éire?

Published on Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Irish FlagDo you know what languages they speak in Ireland? Join us on Wednesday night to find out!

This Wednesday at 7 p.m., come to Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library to learn about Ireland! In addition to making Irish art, and sharing some books about Ireland, we will also learn some Irish words.

Kids of all ages and their families are invited to come learn about Éire (that’s Irish for “Ireland”).

Haunted History comes alive Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m.

Published on Monday, October 21, 2013
Book Cover Art

Have you been Watching American Horror Story this season, and been wondering about some of the historical characters? Truth sometimes is much stranger than fiction.

Come hear an illustrated talk with Carolyn Morrow Long on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m.

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Author Talk - Oct. 5, 2 p.m.

Published on Thursday, September 26, 2013
Cover of Paris Architect

A thrilling debut novel of World War II Paris, from an author who's been called "an up and coming Ken Follett." (Booklist)

Like most gentiles in Nazi-occupied Paris, architect Lucien Bernard has little empathy for the Jews. So when a wealthy industrialist offers him a large sum of money to devise secret hiding places for Jews, Lucien struggles with the choice of risking his life for a cause he doesn't really believe in.

Sing, Talk & Read

Published on Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Nursery Rhymes have enormous educational value.  They help with phonological awareness which is hearing smaller sounds contained in words.  Singing is a much clearer way of hearing those smaller sounds in words which gives infants and toddlers a head start for when they start school. 

"Music and music experiences also support the formation of important brain connections that are being established over the first three years of life." (Carlton 2000).  Songs that include animal noises are great for this skill, like "Old McDonald Had a Farm." 

Nursery Rhymes are great fun. They provide bonding time between parent and child. Children love them. The rhymes develop vocabulary; children hear rhythms of language, pitch, volume, and voice inflection. Nursery rhymes tell stories with a beginning, middle, and ending. Share these rhymes and songs which tell stories. 

Join Andres and his program Unos, Dos, Tres

Published on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
phot of andres
Come and celebrate Hispanic Heritage month at Chevy Chase Children's Room on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m.

Join us for an interactive singing and dancing program in English and Spanish.

Nos vemos pronto.

No children's programs from Aug. 26 through Sept. 9

Published on Saturday, August 24, 2013

Now that summer is coming to a close, and children are getting ready to return to school, the Chevy Chase Children's Room is going to be taking a two week break from weekly programs. That means Baby Lap Time, Toddler Time, and Craft Night will all resume the second week of September - the week beginning Sept. 9.  This doesn't mean that you can't come to the children's room; we would love to see you, help you find some books, hear about your summer vacations, and help you finish your summer reading!

During the break, if you'd like to keep reading, here are some books that we recommend!

Great books for babies:

Last day to enter raffle is Saturday, Aug. 24

Published on Friday, August 23, 2013

Dig Into Reading logoThere’s only a few days left to complete your Summer Reading and win some awesome prizes!

Once you bring in your completed game board, you not only get to choose a fabulous book to keep, you'll also be entered in a raffle to win some cool prizes!

So don’t forget to bring it in, or call if you’re out of town, by Saturday the Aug. 24!

History Book Club selection for September

Published on Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Quiet Revolution by Leila Ahmed is the Chevy Chase Library History Book Club selection for the Sept. 10 meeting. 

Christine Stansell of The New Republic called the book "a discerning account of feminists, veiled and unveiled, and their creation of what [Ahmed] sees as a new space within American Islam."

Copies of the book are available at the library's Information Desk.