when she was white

History Book Club: When She Was White by Judith Stone

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 2:00 pm

The History Book Club will discuss the book When She Was White by Judith Stone, about a woman who was sometimes classified as white and sometimes classified as black in South Africa under Apartheid.   A true story.  Copies of the book are available at the Chevy Chase Library's circulation desk.

Palisades Library Renovation Community Meeting

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 7:00 pm

Come see how your library renovation is shaping up. The design team will share the latest floor plans and the updated project timeline.  visit for more info.  
hollywood on the potomac

Hollywood on the Potomac Talk

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 3:00 pm

Northwest Neighborhood Village, with DC Public Library, presents: Michael Canning will be talking about his book Hollywood on the Potomac.
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Book Hill Talks - France Alive: A History Told Through Great Works of Art

Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 7:00 pm

Lecture N° 4 19th Century Paintings Part Two: Impressionist Painters: Friendship, Landscapes and Modern Life. Guest Speaker - Vanessa Badré  
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Book Hill Talks - France Alive: A History Told Through Great Works of Art

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:00 pm

Lecture N° 5 From 17th to 19th Century:  Understanding French Political History, Royals, Revolution, and Republic Through One Enduring Symbol: The Woman. Guest Speaker - Vanessa Badré   The woman has long been a symbol of the French nation, but how have the representations of female figures throughout the centuries expressed the French ideas of nation, kingdom, and eventually liberty and republic  .
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Book Hill Talks - France Alive: A History Told Through Great Works of Art

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7:00 pm

Lecture N° 2 18th Century. Conversation, Love and Philosophy: 18th Century Fêtes galantes Guest SpeakerVanessa Badré  

Book Hill Talks - France Alive: A History Told Through Great Works of Art

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 7:00 pm

Lecture N° 3 19th Century. Paintings Part One: Realism: Representing the Real World, in Fragments or Totality.  Guest Speaker - Vanessa Badré'  
Book jacket for M. Waite

Sustainability at Work

Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00 pm

Marilyn Waite is an engineer and author with extensive international experience in the sustainability field. She will discuss careers that favorably impact the environment and also her book Sustainability at Work. Free & open to the public.
National Novel Writing Month

National Novel Writing Month Writing Clinics - Get Unblocked!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 6:30 pm

Meet your National Novel Writing Month goals with help from some writing games! Published author Hannah Sternberg leads a series of interactive, self-contained writing exercises designed to defeat writer's block and inspire you to keep writing. Come for as many sessions as you like; there's no homework, and each week has a different theme. Participants will be entered into a giveaway for a Kindle e-reader each session that they attend.
The Torches

Fringe Music in the Library :: The Torches

Friday, December 9, 2016, 12:00 pm

The Torches were cobbled together by Stephen Guidry in the late winter of 2009 as his other band, The Cassettes retreated into hibernation. Hoping to find a repository and hopefully fertile crescent for the music that had been shaking around behind his eyes for sometime, the net was cast wide and drew in both old friends and new to create a ramshackle group, including banjo, oboe, harmonica, several-part vocal harmonies and cacophony, as well as some hollaring and stomping.