The Chevy Chase DC Library's book club selection for September is Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. This humorous memoir follows the author through his North Carolina childhood, through his adult life in New York City, to his recent move to France, where he struggles to learn the language.
Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Help Your Child Get Ready to Read
Published on Friday, August 20, 2010
How we read to children is as important as how frequently we read to them. With school beginning very soon, here are some helpful suggestions to use with pre-schoolers as well as even younger children, as we begin to reinforce those early literacy skills.
Children learn most from picture books when they are actively involved with the reader and the book. “Dialogic Reading is an interactive shared reading technique designed to enhance early literacy skills and language development.” It is the child and adult having a conversation about the pictures and the text that is most important. Research from the U.S. Department of Education shows that dialogic reading is based on three main strategies:
Published on Sunday, August 15, 2010
Purple and black origami cranes mark the new entrance to the expanded Teen Zone at the Chevy Chase Library. Within the new space, one of the additions is a study table and chairs. Just to the right of the new burgundy curtain, there is a cork board for Teens to post reviews, make recommendations or even post a poem. The space is warm and cozy, but has a large window so it still feels open. We invite you to come on in and see how your library is changing.
Battle of the Wizards!
Published on Thursday, August 12, 2010
It’s All About the Water and Stayin’ Cool
Published on Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Come join us in the Children’s Room for a four week series of children’s films appropriate for ages three and up. All movies are free and will be shown on Wednesday afternoons beginning at 1:30.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010 – The Little Mermaid
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 – Finding Nemo
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 – Atlantis: the Lost Empire
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 – The Magic School Bus Catches A Wave
The Cool Place to Be...Literally!
Published on Monday, July 26, 2010
On July 26, at 1 p.m. when the doors opened to the Chevy Chase Library, people poured in to escape the heat. Even though the temperature had not hit the 100 mark, much of the community had suffered power outage from the weekend's storm. As time passed, more and more new faces were seen, and these first-time users learned how to get a library card, access the computer and even check out materials.
Laptop and computer seekers filled every chair, table and outlet. The phone was ringing off the hook with inquires about our hours, air, and wi-fi access. The library became a hub where neighbors greeted each other, and commiserated while waiting for their turn to check their e-mail. Laptop users could be found hunkered down near any available outlet savoring the library’s free wi-fi.
The City of Summertime Festivals
Published on Friday, July 16, 2010
It's summer! And while some people head south for vacations this time of year, many have found a surprising destination: Milwaukee. Milwaukee hosts festivals all summer, including the world's largest music festival, Summerfest.
Published on Sunday, July 11, 2010
Join us for a special event on July 22 at 10:30 AM. Meet Clara the bomb sniffing dog, pet therapy dogs, and find out what a day in the life of a Vet is like.
Published on Thursday, July 8, 2010
The library will be hosting a free meditation workshop entitled "Staying Sane in an Insane World"
on Monday, July 12, at 7 p.m. The workshop will be led by Zelma Chamberlain, a meditation lecturer and practitioner.
Everyone is welcome!
Published on Wednesday, July 7, 2010
The Chevy Chase Library is proud to welcome Grammy-nominated performer Christylez Bacon as part of its "Make Waves at Your Library" teen summer reading program.
Make musical waves through poetry and hip-hop while learning the techniques of poetic self-expression with the West African Djembe drum, acoustic guitar and rhythmic sounds from a human beat box.
Bacon will be performing on Monday, July 12, at 4 p.m. Patrons 18 and younger are welcome.