Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

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
Cover of Home
Cover of Dorian Gray Cover of Wait I want to tell you a story

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!

From Pam at the Circulation Desk

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013
DVD displayWe have DVDs and Books on Disc!
Not only will you find fantastic books of fiction and nonfiction to read by your favorite authors, you will find books on disc that contain great stories you can listen to instead of read. You will also find a wonderful selection of DVDs of your favorite movies and tv series too to watch. Not to mention you will find a fabulous selection of CDs containing all sorts of great music from jazz to classical. 
I can have it for how long?

Starring William Hurt, Harvey Keitel and Forest Whitaker

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

SmokeIf you missed the 1995 film Smoke, you are in for a treat. An extraordinary cast and a wonderful story are in store for you.

Harvey Keitel, William Hurt, Forest Whitaker, Stockard Channing, Ashley Judd and Harold Perrineau play a diverse group of characters whose lives all intersect at a tobacco shop in Brooklyn. Paul Auster, who wrote the story, won an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay for this delightful and heart-warming movie.

The movie starts at 2 p.m. on June 3 and we show it a second time at 6:30 p.m.  It is rated R and runs just a bit under 2 hours. 

All movies are shown in our Meeting Room on the second floor.

History Book Club selection for June 11 meeting

Published on Monday, May 20, 2013

"How did marriage, considered a religious duty in medieval Europe, become a venue for personal fulfillment in contemporary America? How did the notion of romantic love, a novelty in the Middle Ages, become a prerequisite for marriage today? And, if the original purpose of marriage was procreation, what exactly is the purpose of marriage for women now?

Combining 'a scholar's rigor and a storyteller's craft' (San Jose Mercury News), historian Marilyn Yalom charts the evolution of marriage in the Judeo Christian world through the centuries and shows how radically our ideas about marriage have changed."

-- book description