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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.

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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.  

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Celebrate African-American Women Filmmakers

This February, the Chevy Chase Library will screen four films as part of its month-long series of films by African-American women filmmakers.  All movies begin at 6 p.m. 2/1 Selma directed by Ava DuVernay

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

Our Kind of People

The February selection for the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class by Lawrence Otis Graham. We will meet on Tuesday, February 2 at 7 p.m. We will be meeting upstairs in the meeting room.  

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Lowbrow Throw Down

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Okay, so we heard a rumor that the YA fantasy bestseller City of Bones is largely repurposed Harry Potter fanfiction.  This rumor is very, very difficult to verify (at least to the satisfaction of a librarian) but it's enough for us to choose it as our January selection.

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years

The January selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Years by Thomas Mallon. We will meet on Tuesday, January 5 at 7 p.m. Since the branch will likely be closed at the beginning of January, we will be meeting at the Subway restaurant across the street. (5616 Connecticut Ave NW.)

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Chevy Chase Library Book Club

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

The December selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast. We will meet on Tuesday, December 1 at 7 p.m.

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Lowbrow Throw Down

'Disclosure' by Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton did a lot of good work in his life.  We all love Jurassic Park, ER was good, we hear good things about Westworld.  However, we have a feeling that Crichton's 1994

Chevy Chase Library Refresh

Library to undergo upgrades and improvements

The Chevy Chase Library will close for a two-month makeover at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2015. The nearest library is the Tenley-Friendship Library at 4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Holds will be routed there while the Chevy Chase Library is closed. 

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