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Jane Austen, with Alterations

The DC Library now offers the first two books in the popular "Quirk Classic" series: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.  Both books are "mash-ups" that add supernatural elements (namely zombies and sea monsters) to Austen's original text (and they blend together surprisingly well).

City Year Volunteers at Chevy Chase

On Saturday February 20th the Chevy Chase Library was pleased to host the City Year Volunteers. What is City Year?"City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them skills and opportunities to change the world." - from City Year's Homepage

Happy Mardi Gras!

On Saturday the library celebrated Mardi Gras with floats (bookcarts), arts & crafts, bead tossing and refreshments!Here are a couple of happy parton's celbrating Mardi Gras in the library on Saturday!

Help Your Child Get Ready to Read

Part Two: Vocabulary Development

Literacy SkillVocabulary development is knowing the names of things, feelings concepts and ideas. The best practices for early literacy programming in libraries have been established based on current brain and educational research.  When these strategies are implemented with story times at your library, children's foundations for reading success are enhanced.   

Mardi Gras Fun Facts!

The term Mardi Gras is a French expression meaning "Fat Tuesday" and possibly refers to the last chance people can indulge before Lent.The official colors for Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold. These colors were chosen in 1872 by the King of Carnival, Rex. The colors represent the following:  purple -- justice green -- faith gold -- power

Mardi Gras Madness in February!

"Samedi Gras" Fat Saturday

Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday”, but on Saturday February 13 we will be bringing a taste of this New Orleans celebration to the library. The festivities start at 1:00 PM with arts and crafts, mask making, float decorating, and refreshments such as mini king cakes. We conclude our festivities with the parade of floats and tossing of beads. Stay tuned for fun Mardi Gras Facts! and as they say in New Orleans "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez" (Let the Good Times Roll)

Chevy Chase Celebrates Black History Month

Feature Films by African-American Women!

The Chevy Chase Library, in celebration of Black History Month, will feature four screenings of films directed by African-American women: February 3: Eve's Bayou, directed by Kasi Lemmons, rated R

Help Your Child Get Ready to Read

Children prepare to read long before they go to school - early literacy is everything children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write. Early literacy is not the teaching of reading. It is a set of skills that helps children become successful readers. The American Library Association has identified six early literacy skills that foster reading and writing:

Title Tidbits from the Children’s Room

What’s the Best Book You Read in 2009?

As we round the bend to a New Year, we asked some of our Children’s Room readers and staff:  What’s the BEST book you read in 2009?   Here’s a sampling of the answers:GM, age 2:  The Nutshell Library by Maurice Sendak . She loves little, little, little books.  (Parent coached!)PM and SA, age 4:  All the Madeleine books by Ludwig Bemelmans because all the girls stand in a line, wear the same dresses, and do the same thing all together. And these books rhyme!  “And we remember the rhymes!”

Feeling Stressed Out?

Meditation Workshop Can Help

The Chevy Chase Library will be hosting a meditation workshop on January 11 at 7 p.m.  William Smith, a retired lieutenant colonel and meditation expert will lead the workshop and teach attendees simple and effective meditation techniques.   The workshop will be open to adults 18 and older.   For more information please email Adult Librarian Emily Menchal.

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