The Chevy Chase DC Library will begin its yearly lecture/discussion series on September 20, 2016. The theme for the 2016-2017 series will be "Crime and Punishment." In this series, we will be reading 10 works of fiction from different eras and genres that explore humankind's struggle for systems of justice that work for all.
Experience the culture of the Pacific Islands through music and dance. See traditional dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Cook Islands and Samoa performed with authentic costumes and learn some Polynesian dances.
Imagine making a painting using with glowing lights, by moving in space and time! Participants explore LED’s, batteries and conductive materials to invent glowing light brushes, and use their creations in long exposure photos that capture light, color and motion!
Through September 5, 2016, the National Building Museum is a one-of-a-kind destination with ICEBERGS, designed by James Corner Field Operations. Representing a beautiful, underwater world of glacial ice fields spanning the Museum’s enormous Great Hall, the immersive installation emphasizes current themes of landscape representation, geometry, and construction.
The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized computer that just needs a monitor, SD card and keyboard to operate. It is very inexpensive (the most expensive model is $35).
Learn the basics about how to buy, set up and operate this fun, unique computer at our workshop on July 19 at 7 pm.
Have you ever thought about your digital afterlife?
Learn what happens to your digital photos, files, and accounts after death, and how you can create and protect the priceless memories on your computer, phone, social media accounts, and email.
The class will be held on July 14 at 7 p.m.
Please bring devices or examples of digital assets you'd like to pass on.
So the 2016 Tony nominations are out. You may not be able to get to NYC to see these shows, but you have a library, a computer, and an imagination and sometimes that’s enough. (Trust me, the version of Rent I pictured in my head was way better than the one I eventual saw.) Here are some of the nominees and some resources to help you out.Best MusicalHamilton
Fiction and nonfiction books to explore the presidential election
The 2016 Presidential primary season is in full swing and culminates in the parties' national conventions in July. With the nominees selected, general election campaigning continues right up to the voting in November. Here are some great resources to discuss the presidency and the American election process with school age children.Fictional Picture Books: