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'Pym' by Mat Johnson

Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pym coverThe February selection of the Chevy Chase Book Club is Pym by Mat Johnson.  It is a hilarious and insightful book about race, obsession and literature that uses Edgar Allan Poe's bizarre novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym as a jumping off point. 

'In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson'

Published on Monday, January 28, 2013

In the Year of the Boar and Jackie RobinsonIn 1947, the year of the Boar in the Chinese calendar, Shirley Temple Wong (an American name she chose for herself) leaves with her mother from China to come to America.  They are coming to live with Mr. Wong, who has been working and preparing a home for them. Everything is unfamiliar in coming to a new country.  Shirley is anxious to prove to her parents -- and to herself -- that she can adapt.  She doesn't speak English very well and is just beginning to learn about many American customs.  She wants to maintain her Chinese traditions, yet accept her new American culture.

Published on Monday, January 28, 2013

Cover of On Saudi ArabiaJoin us for a special History Book Club session on Tuesday, Feb. 12.  We will be discussing the book On Saudi Arabia by Karen Elliott House at the Smithsonian Sackler Museum.

Join us for great films most Mondays at 2 p.m.

Published on Monday, January 21, 2013

Upcoming films in our Marvelous Movie Monday film series include some classics you might enjoy seeing again:

Published on Monday, December 31, 2012
Bossypants cover Finding George Orwell in Burma No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency cover

Free film showing on Jan. 7

Published on Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hachi: A Dog's TaleIf you're in the mood for a heart-warming tale, you won't want to miss Hachi: A Dog's Tale, which will be shown at Chevy Chase Library on Monday, Jan. 7 at 2 p.m.  The film is based on a true story.  It is rated G and it runs approximately 93 minutes.

Published on Monday, December 10, 2012

"Arrival of portable full color touch screen devices is game-changing technology."  

You can sit on a sofa with a young child and experience a digital version of cozy co-reading.  eBooks are not brand new.  As early as 1997, Living Books published some titles such as Stellaluna, a baby bat named after the stars and moon. 

TumbleBook Library
DC Public Libraries offers access to TumbleBooks and

Scholastics' Book Flix
Scholastics' BookFLIX. 

The Library Card by Jerry Spinelli

Published on Monday, December 10, 2012

The Library Card

Published on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chevy Chase offers three different book clubs! Check one or more of them out:

Free film showing Dec. 10

Published on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Shattered GlassYou may recall the events that surprised all of D.C. in the 1990s, when a writer at The New Republic was revealed to have made up details in many of his stories. That writer, Stephen Glass, is the subject of an acclaimed film (Shattered Glass), which will be shown at the Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10.