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'Go Set a Watchman'- Opposing Viewpoints

Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee’s long-awaited second (but technically first) novel is one of the most talked-about books of the summer. It’s also one of the most controversial. For some reason, if you are a reader, you are required to have an opinion on it (even if you haven’t read it.) Don’t worry. DC Public Library can help.

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

'The Hare with the Amber Eyes'

The September selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal. We will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. In The Hare with the Amber Eyes, Edmund De Waal explores the story behind a collection of heirlooms and discovers a tragic and fascinating family history. 

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'Wild Seed'

Metamorphosis lecture series

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series will continue on Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. We will be discussing Wild Seed by Octavia Butler.

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'Orlando'

Metamorphosis lecture series

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series will continue on July 21 at 6 p.m.  We will be discussing Orlando by Virginia Woolf. Our guest lecturer for this session will be Roberta Rubenstein, professor of literature at American University. 

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Movie Screening

'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Sure, you could go see The Avengers: Age of Ultron, or you could come watch the Marvel movie with the space raccoon.  Space adventurer Peter Quill joins forces with tree creature Groot, mysterious Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and Rocket Raccoon as they fight to save the universe in Guardians of the Galaxy.  Rated PG-13.    

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Lowbrow Throwdown

'Jaws'

Sure, you could go to the beach this summer, but you just know they have shark attacks. The mayor of the charming resort town is probably just covering them up. Better come to our book club and talk about Jaws instead. 

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'Metamorphosis'

"Metamorphosis" lecture series

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series will continue on June 16 at 6 p.m.  We will be discussing the novella Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. 

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

'An Untamed State'

The June selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is An Untamed State by Roxane Gay. We will meet on Tuesday, June 2 at 7 p.m.

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'The Picture of Dorian Gray'

'Metamorphosis' lecture series

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series will continue on May 19 at 6 p.m.  We will be discussing The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde.  Our guest lecturer for this session will be Patrick O’Malley from Georgetown University.

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Fiction for the Road

Books on disc that make rush hour fly

Here in D.C., we know traffic. Consistently ranking in the top 10 cities for worst traffic congestion, it is not uncommon for Washingtonians to sit in their cars for hours on end just to get to work every day.   My commute is no different, but nothing makes me forget that I'm going 5 miles per hour on I-66 along with hundreds of other cranky commuters quite as fast as a good story. So I have compiled a list of some of the more entertaining, fast-moving, dazzling plotlines that might just have you looking forward to that morning grind.  

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