Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

Mystery Book Club

March Selection

The March selection of the Chevy Chase Library Mystery Book Club is Last Car to Elysian Fields by James Lee Burke. The club will meet on Wednesday, March 21st at 7 p.m.

Under-appreciated Books Spotlight

"The Friendly Shakespeare"

The Friendly Shakespeare by Norrie Epstein is an often overlooked gem that introduces readers to the works of William Shakespeare.  Epstein has a light and funny voice and clearly has a passion for the material.

Book Club March April Selection

"Bleak House" by Charles Dickens

The Chevy Chase DC Library Book Club will be reading the Dickens' classic Bleak House in honor of the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth. The club will be reading the first half (chapters 1 through 25)  for the meeting March 5 and the second half (chapters 26 to 65) April 2.  Both meetings will be at 7 p.m.

Ethiopia Display

View Through the End of February

Ethiopia is so different in so many fascinating ways:The Ethiopian calendar has 13 months.The year is 2001 in Ethiopia now.Ethiopia's New Year is September 12.Christmas is Jan.

Women Who Are Funny

Chevy Chase D.C. Library Celebrates Female Humorists

2011 was a banner year for books by women humorists.  Bossypants by Tina Fey, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?

Fate or Free Will: "Odyssey" Book Discussion Questions

These questions will be a starting point for our discussion on Feb. 1.The passages are noted like this: 1.1-10, which means “Book 1. Lines 1-10.”-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1.    In 1.270-272, Telemachus confides his woes to the goddess Athena (and gives the audience a little back story!).  He says,“[O]nce this house was rich, no doubt, beyond reproachwhen the man you mentioned still lived here, at home.

Chevy Chase Library Offers Computer Classes

Register Now

The Chevy Chase Library is offering introductory computer classes every Friday at 9:30 a.m. We offer "Personal Computer Basics", "Introduction to Microsoft Word",  "Introduction to the Internet", and Introduction to E-Mail". The class schedules are available on the branch calender on this site. Registration is required. Please call 202-282-0021 to reserve your spot!

Fate or Free Will: Spring Discussion and Lecture Series

Do our lives seem governed by unseen forces or are we in control?  Many religions defer to “God’s will” for the good and bad experiences we have, and acknowledge that we don’t always know why God would allow us individually or collectively to suffer pain, disappointment, even early death.  Some religious thinkers say that God created us and the Earth and all it contains, but God does not reach down and “manage” our lives.  For the nonreligious, the unknowable hand that steers our paths is ascribed to Fate.

Meditation for Healthy Living

Expert Karin Silverman to Visit Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library

The Chevy Chase Library is proud to announce that it will be hosting a meditation workshop entitled “Meditation for Healthy Living” on January 11 at 1 p.m.  Karin Sliverman will be teaching meditation techniques that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation and promote inner growth.  No registration is required.

Marvelous Movie Mondays: Winter Schedule

Our Marvelous Movie Monday afternoon films are geared towards the mature viewer and are shown with subtitles.  After each screening, you are invited to stay for a discussion of the film. This winter's films are:January 9:  The White Balloon  (Iran, 1996, not rated, 81 minutes)January 23: Before the Rain (Macedonia, 1995, rated R, 115 mins.)January 30:  Unstrung Heroes (US, 2003, rated PG, 93 mins.)Feb. 27:  The Social Network (US, 2010, Rated PG-13, 2 hours)