Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

Published on Tuesday, June 18, 2013
teen summer logoOur Teen Summer Reading Program "Beneath the Surface" kicks off on Wednesday, June 19 with a free movie (and free popcorn and drinks, too!).

Legally we’re not allowed to advertise the name of the movie but it's a 2012 movie about a college a capella group. Rebel Wilson is in it. It's funny. 

We're just going to call it Not Tone Deaf.

Got it?  Cool. 

Otherwise, give us a call at 202-282-0193 and we’ll give you more info. The movie starts at 6 p.m.

History Book Club selection for July 9 meeting

Published on Friday, June 14, 2013

If you are interested in learning further details of our country's history, you may wish to read the History Book Club's selection for July: Oh, What a Slaughter: Massacres in the American West: 1846-1890 by Larry McMurtry.  It is a brilliant and searing history of the bloody massacres that marked the settling of the American West in the 19th century.

Published on Thursday, June 6, 2013

meditation graphicStressed out from finals?  Then come to our teen meditation workshop for a well needed break!  

On Wednesday, June 12, meditation expert Karin Silverman will teach you simple meditation techniques that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth.

The program starts at 6 p.m.  Hope to see you there!

Published on Monday, June 3, 2013

Beneath the SurfaceOur Teen Summer Reading Program "Beneath the Surface" kicks off on Wednesday, June 4 with a free movie (and free popcorn and drinks, too.)

Legally we’re not allowed to advertise the name of the movie, so we’re just going to call it The Small Fantastical Creature: A Surprise Trip.

It’s a 2012 movie directed by Peter Jackson and starring Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman. It’s based on this book.

Got it?  Cool. 

'Mission Unstoppable' by Dan Gutman

Published on Monday, June 3, 2013

Mission Unstoppable by Dan GutmanJoin us for a lively discussion of Dan Gutman's latest book, Mission Unstoppable, Book #1 of the Genius Files. 

Preteen twins (Coke and Pepsi) are preparing for a family cross-country vacation when they unearth a government organization called "YAG," or Young American
Genius, to solve government secrets.  As they travel throughout the U.S., the conspiracy becomes evident to the twins.  Dan Gutman uses historical facts and

First and third Tuesdays of each month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Published on Sunday, June 2, 2013
  • Do you need help opening an email account?
  • Are you having difficulty searching for things on the internet?
  • Would you like to learn about the resources on DCPL's web site?

If you would like to ask for help with any kind of basic questions about computers, feel free to stop by the Chevy Chase Branch Library between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. on the first or third Tuesdays of each month. A librarian will be available to try to answer your questions.

There is no such thing as a "dumb question" and we will be thrilled if we can help!

This is a first-come, first served "drop-in." And it's free!

Kick off Summer Reading Club with a hands-on look at fossils!

Published on Saturday, June 1, 2013

Dig into Reading LogoCome learn about fossils, make some of your own, and sign up for this year's exciting Summer Reading Club!

Join us Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m. for our kick-off party, starring a special guest, Dr. John Pojeta. Dr. Pojeta is a scientist from the paleobiology department at the Smithsonian Institution. Children will be able to examine and handle real fossils, and Dr. Pojeta will talk to us about fossils found in rock and clay.

Dr. Pojeta’s presentation is intended for children ages 6 and older. There will be a story time for younger readers and their caregivers at 10:30 a.m.

Published on Friday, May 31, 2013

Defending Jacob coverThe June selection of the Chevy Chase Library Mystery Book Club is Defending Jacob by William Landay.

Defending Jacob follows Boston lawyer Andy Barber as he desperately tries to defend his son, a 14-year-old accused of murdering a classmate.   

Copies of the book can found at a display near the information desk at our branch.

From Pam at the Circulation Desk

Published on Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Published on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Original Hitchhiker's Guide coverSaturday, May 25 is “Towel Day”, a world-wide celebration of the life and works of Douglas Adams (best known for writing the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy  series).

Wear your towel (“the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have”) to the Chevy Chase Library on Saturday and get a special prize!