Free film showing of "Ridicule", winner of the 1997 BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language.
To get royal backing on a needed drainage project, a poor French lord must learn to play the delicate games of wit at court at Versailles. Starring Fanny Ardant & Charles Berling.
France, 1996, rated R, 1 hour & 42 minutes. In French with English subtitles.
Showing at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
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.
Even those of you who may question the existence of atoms live by the laws of science. The laws of science apply universally, even in fiction. Some literary worlds use those laws to solve mysteries, explore individual lives, or test scientific limits. Others use them to speculate what might have been or may be. Let’s leave the “What If?” questions for another day--here are some books that incorporate scientific knowledge without falling into science fiction.
I'm pretty new to the world of adult graphic novels. In all honesty,until late 2015 I hadn't read a graphic novel since I was a kid reading Archie. But a couple of fellow DC Public Library staff members turned me on to some really great series that appeal to the urban fantasy reader in me. So if you've shied away from graphic novels because you think they are for kids, these may just be the entry you need into a whole new and exciting area of reading.
This February, the Chevy Chase Library will screen four films as part of its month-long series of films by African-American women filmmakers. All movies begin at 6 p.m.
2/1 Selma directed by Ava DuVernay
Okay, so we heard a rumor that the YA fantasy bestseller City of Bones is largely repurposed Harry Potter fanfiction. This rumor is very, very difficult to verify (at least to the satisfaction of a librarian) but it's enough for us to choose it as our January selection.
The January selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Yearsby Thomas Mallon. We will meet on Tuesday, January 5 at 7 p.m. Since the branch will likely be closed at the beginning of January, we will be meeting at the Subway restaurant across the street. (5616 Connecticut Ave NW.)