Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

On Dupont Circle

History Book Club

2:00 p.m. book discussion

Come chat about On Dupont Circle by James Srodes this March 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Branch Library.   Copies of the book are available for check-out at the library's Circulation Desk. The book provides a portrait of twelve young men and women who came together on the eve of World War I determined to remake America.  

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

'The Witches: Salem, 1692'

The April selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff. We will meet on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m., upstairs in the meeting room.

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Fiction With Science, Not Science Fiction

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.    

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Maybe You Are Better Off

Anti-Valentine's Day Books

I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.   -Tennyson  

The Sandman Volume 1: Preludes and Nocturnes

Graphic Novels for Urban Fantasy Readers

It’s Not All Superheroes and Saving the World

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.

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

The Tiger's Wife

The March selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht.We will meet on Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m., upstairs in the meeting room. 

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Celebrate African-American Women Filmmakers

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

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

Our Kind of People

The February selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class by Lawrence Otis Graham. We will meet on Tuesday, February 2 at 7 p.m. We will be meeting upstairs in the meeting room.  

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Lowbrow Throw Down

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

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.

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years

The January selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years by 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.)

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