Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

On Wednesday, April 18, the Chevy Chase Library will open at 1 p.m.
Using the memory lab

The Memory Lab Delivers Digitized Content to Family in the UK

From analog to digital, and from filmstrip to .jpegs for our nonagenarian

Read about one satisfying journey from vintage audio cassette and color negative filmstrips to digital formats! Click here to read Michelle's blog!

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

'The Girl on the Train'

The May selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins.   We will meet on Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m., upstairs in the meeting room.  

Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek

Presidential Picture Books

Fiction and nonfiction books to explore the presidential election

The 2016 Presidential primary season is in full swing and culminates in the parties' national conventions in July.  With the nominees selected, general election campaigning continues right up to the voting in November.  Here are some great resources to discuss the presidency and the American election process with school age children. Fictional Picture Books:

On Dupont Circle

History Book Club

2:00 p.m. book discussion

Come chat about On Dupont Circle by James Srodes this March 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the Chevy Chase Branch Library.   Copies of the book are available for check-out at the library's Circulation Desk. The book provides a portrait of twelve young men and women who came together on the eve of World War I determined to remake America.  

The Witches Salem 1692 cover

Chevy Chase Library Book Club

'The Witches: Salem, 1692'

The April selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Witches: Salem, 1692 by Stacy Schiff. We will meet on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m., upstairs in the meeting room.

Man Without a Shadow book cover

Fiction With Science, Not Science Fiction

Even those of you who may question the existence of atoms live by the laws of science.  The laws of science apply universally, even in fiction.  Some literary worlds use those laws to solve mysteries, explore individual lives, or test scientific limits.  Others use them to speculate what might have been or may be.  Let’s leave the “What If?” questions for another day--here are some books that incorporate scientific knowledge without falling into science fiction.    

Revolutionary Road cover

Maybe You Are Better Off

Anti-Valentine's Day Books

I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.   -Tennyson  

The Sandman Volume 1: Preludes and Nocturnes

Graphic Novels for Urban Fantasy Readers

It’s Not All Superheroes and Saving the World

I'm pretty new to the world of adult graphic novels. In all honesty,until late 2015 I hadn't read a graphic novel since I was a kid reading Archie. But a couple of fellow DC Public Library staff members turned me on to some really great series that appeal to the urban fantasy reader in me. So if you've shied away from graphic novels because you think they are for kids, these may just be the entry you need into a whole new and exciting area of reading.

Tiger's Wife cover

Chevy Chase Library Book Club

The Tiger's Wife

The March selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht. We will meet on Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m., upstairs in the meeting room.