Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

The DC Public Library will be closed on the following dates: Jan. 16 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Jan. 20 for Inauguration Day

March Book Club: ‘The Professor and the Madman’

The March selection of the Chevy Chase Book Club is The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester.  It’s a true story of murder, madness and the making of the Oxford English Dictionary.

February Book Club Selection

'Pym' by Mat Johnson

The 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

Children's Book Club

'In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson'

In 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.

History Book Club Special Event

Join 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.

Marvelous Movie Mondays!

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

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

Book Club Titles for January


'Hachi: A Dog's Tale'

Free film showing on Jan. 7

If 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.

How eBooks Can Help Young Readers

"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. 

Children's Book Club: Ages 8 - 11

The Library Card by Jerry Spinelli

The Library Card is about the changed lives of four young people when a blue library card mysteriously appears in each of their lives.