Due to an air conditioning breakdown, this workshop, originally scheduled for Friday, will be held on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Published on Friday, July 29, 2011
Published on Saturday, June 25, 2011
The Chevy Chase Branch Library will be showing all three of the Three Colors Trilogy films by Polish film director Krzysztof Kieslowski in July.
The three films represent the three colors of the French flag: blue, white and red. The story of each film is loosely based upon one of the political ideals of the motto of the French republic: liberty, equality, fraternity.
Published on Tuesday, June 14, 2011
This Friday, June 17, at 1 p.m., read Kami and the Yaks by Andrea Stenn Stryer. Told in American Sign Language for the hearing impaired, this story follows Kami, a deaf Sherpa boy, and his family as they carve out a life for themselves guiding families up the mountain on yaks.
When the yaks go missing one day, Kami sets out to find them and is confronted by storms and separation from his family. Kami, however, finds the courage to bring the yaks home.
Published on Thursday, June 2, 2011
Join Chevy Chase Library for the kick-off of our 2011 Summer Reading program, One World, Many Stories, on Saturday, June 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dance to the music of D.C. Mariachi, listen to the Salsa Stories of Lulu Delacre, famed bilingual author and illustrator of children's books, and register for DC Public Library's Summer Reading program.
All ages are welcome!
Published on Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Chevy Chase Library is pleased to welcome back medititaton expert William Smith on Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m.
Smith will be running a free workshop covering easy and effective meditation techniques.
Open to teens and adults. Hope to see you there!
Published on Monday, May 9, 2011
Don't miss this event!
LeRoy A. “Boots” Battle Sr. will be speaking about his experiences as one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, his life in Jazz, and his two books Easier Said and And The Beat Goes On.
Join us Saturday, May 14, at 2 p.m.
Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2011
May is the month when we celebrate the many contributions of Asian-Pacific Americans, and the library is now featuring a display that attempts to show the broad range of those contributions. The display will remain up through the end of May. It includes such people as:
- Yo-Yo Ma
- Fareed Zakaria
- B.D. Wong
- Kiran Desai
- Ha Jin
- Amy Tan
- I.M. Pei
- George Takei
- Ang Lee
- Sanjay Gupta and so many more!
Here's a little video to give you a taste of the display. Come see it in person!
Published on Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Celebrate Children's Book Week by creating a “My Favorite Book” Poster.
Children's Book Week is the national celebration of books and reading for youth.
Come make a poster of your favorite book, have a snack and talk about books with other readers!
Friday, May 6
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Pre-K to 5th grade
Published on Monday, April 18, 2011
Join the children’s librarians for a pajama story time! Wear your PJs, and bring your favorite stuffed animal to listen to stories, songs and eat a nighttime snack.
Children ages 4 to 9 are welcome. Join us Monday, April 25, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Published on Saturday, April 9, 2011
Reviewing a favorite book helps children’s reading comprehension, and gives them an opportunity to express an opinion through writing. At this hands-on workshop, which is especially useful for children participating in the 2011 Sheila Robertson Prize for Children’s Book Reviews, children will learn about book reviews and have an opportunity to select and write their own reviews.
Open to kindergarteners through grade 8. Wednesday, April 13, from 7 to 8 p.m.