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.
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
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.
The January selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is Finale: A Novel of the Reagan Yearsby 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.)
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.