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.
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.
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.
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!
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.