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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:

Published on Saturday, March 23, 2013

Muslim Journeys DisplayChevy Chase is proud to announce that we have added the "Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys" to our collection.  It is a collection of books, films and other resources whose aim is to familiarize the American public with Islam and the culture and history of Islamic civilizations. These materials have been generously donated to us through the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

‘Crocodile on the Sandbank' by Elizabeth Peters

Published on Friday, March 22, 2013

Crocodile on the Sandbank coverApril's Mystery Book Club selection is Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters. This novel is the first book in the popular Amelia Peabody series. Crocodile on the Sandbank follows Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody to Egypt, where she discovers she has a knack for solving mysteries.

History Book Club selection for April

Published on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The History Book Club is reading Having Our Say by Sarah and Elizabeth Delaney, with Amy Hearth, for the April 9 meeting.

This is the fascinating story of two African American sisters who witnessed the changes in America over more than 100 years.  If you haven't read this book already, now would be a good time to do so.  Come discuss it at the Chevy Chase Library on April 9 at 1 p.m.