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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.

Winter Film Series

Monday Afternoons at 2 p.m.

Jan. 4, October Sky, U.S., 1999. 1 hour, 48 minutes. Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the true story of Homer Hickam, a boy who overcame hardships in West Virginia coal country to grow up to be a NASA aerospace engineer.  Co-starring Chris Cooper and Laura Dern. Won the Critics Choice Award for Best Family Film in 2000.

Bella vs. Buffy

Character Death Match!

A new feature to the Young Adult section is the “Character Death Match” in which patrons vote for their favorite character literary or movie/TV.  This month the Heroine of the Twilight series Bella and The graphic novel Vampire Slayer Buffy were pitted against each other. 94 people stopped by to register their option, and the Winner is ..

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Author Spotlight

The movie Sherlock Holmes, directed by Guy Richie and starring Robert Downey Jr.  and Jude Law, opens soon, but if you just can’t wait, why not explore the original!Clue #1 : Investigate the Call Number: Fiction Doyle (Call numbers will be very useful to you in your investigation) And you might find: Sherlock Holmes novels (read the first two before you start on the short stories)

Holiday Party!

Come and Celebrate December 17th 3:30 PM

The Chevy Chase children's room will be hosting a merry holiday party for children, ages four to 10 on December 17. The merriment begins at 3:30 pm, with stories, crafts, treats and good cheer! Come make your holiday bright with us!

Early Closure Today, Friday, Oct. 16, 2009

Chevy Chase Neighborhood Library will be closed for the rest of the day today (Friday, October 16, 2009).

Check Out Biography/Autobiography Pulitzer Prize Winners

The Pulitzer Prize has been honoring excellence in journalism and the arts since 1917.Read these prize winners: American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham (2009) Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father by John Matteson (W.W. Norton) (2008) The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher by Debby Applegate (2007) American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin (2006)

Find Out What the Country Is Reading

Like popular fiction? The New York Times best seller list will tell you what the country is reading, including both hardback books and paperback books. Prefer nonfiction? The list covers that, too. The list gives you titles, authors, publishers and prices.  Sometimes the list offers short excerpts, too.

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