Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

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 

Published on Saturday, May 4, 2013

Don't miss the romantic drama The Time Traveler's Wife, starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams.

It's about a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage. 

It starts at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 6, and it runs 107 minutes.  The film is rated PG-13.

Thailand highlighted this month

Published on Friday, May 3, 2013

Did you know that these people all have Thai heritage?

May Mystery Book Club

Published on Friday, May 3, 2013

Say You're Sorry coverMay's Mystery Book Club selection is Say You’re Sorry by Michael Robotham.

This thriller (named by Stephen King as one of the best books of 2012) centers on a farmhouse that is the site of a series of murders.  Psychologist Joe O’Loughlin and ex-cop Vincent Ruiz are sent to investigate. 

The club will meet on May 15 at 7 p.m.

May Chevy Chase Library Book Club

Published on Thursday, May 2, 2013

Henry and Clara coverMay’s Chevy Chase Library Book Club selection is Henry and Clara by Thomas Mallon. 

Mallon’s historical novel chronicles the tragic real life story of Henry Rathbone and Clara Harris, the couple that was in the box with the Lincolns that fateful night in Ford’s Theater. It’s a gripping read, as well as a fascinatingly detailed look at Victorian era D.C.

DUPLO Playtime, Fridays in May

Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2013

DUPLO blocksCome join us every Friday in May from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for DUPLO playtime!

PLAY is one of the five activities identified as important to building early literacy skills by the Association of Library Services to Children. Through play, children can strengthen their imagination, creativity, storytelling and narrative skills, and fine motor skills -- all elements that are crucial to becoming strong readers and writers!

So please join us in the Children’s Room for DUPLO playtime! The blocks are safe for children of all ages. We will provide the blocks, a place to play, and a selection of books to take with you when you go.

Tuesday, May 14 at 1 p.m.

Published on Monday, April 15, 2013 Chevy Chase Branch Library's History Book Club will have the pleasure of discussing Jonathan Yardley's book Second Reading with the author himself, Jonathan Yardley.

Free film showings most Mondays at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Published on Sunday, April 14, 2013

This spring we have a great series of free film showings for you!  We show films at on Mondays at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.  The same film is shown at each time.

Our Monday films are geared toward a mature audience, and many are rated R.  All films are shown with subtitles or captions for the hearing impaired.

This Spring's schedule is: