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.
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.
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)
What city in Europe has the highest number of trees and green surface per inhabitant? What city has the third best subway system in the world?Madrid! Yes, Madrid, Spain, is the answer to both of the above questions. It was chosen one of the 10 most livable cities on earth by Monocle magazine, and it is now the third richest city in Europe (after London and Paris). It also has one of the highest concentrations of bars and restaurants per capita in the world. It's quite a surprising, fun and cultural city.
Start the New Year with a new film series at the Chevy Chase Library!Classic films will be screened every Monday Night at 6:30 p.m.But what is a classic? That term can have a lot of meanings, so while you are in the library vote for what your favorite 'classic' film would be.Can't pick just one? That's okay! Vote early, and often. Results may be used to plan for future films in this series.
"The Borscht Belt" refers to the resort hotels of New York's Catskill Mountains, which acted as an incubator to many of America's best-known comics and entertainers through much of the 20th century. Most of these resorts closed down in the 1980s or '90's, so they are virtually "gone with the wind," but they left a huge influence on American culture.
November is National Novel Writing Month and we’ll be hosting three “write-ins” at our branch. Come on in to write, get together with fellow writers, and use all the library resources you need to write your masterpiece! (There will also be refreshments.)Our write-ins will take place on November 16, 23 and 30 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.