Chevy Chase
Neighborhood Library

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

Children's Programming Break

No children's programs from Sept. 6 through Sept. 20

Now that summer is over, and children are back in school, the Chevy Chase Children's Room is taking a two week break from weekly programs. That means Baby Lap Time, Wonderful Ones, Tales for Twos and Threes, Toddler Time, Craft Night, Multilingual PJ Story Time, and Music Time will all resume the fourth week of September - the week beginning Sept. 21. Please still come to the Children's Room! We would love to see you, help you find some books, hear about your summer vacations, and help you start your homework.

The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

Lowbrow Throwdown

'The Exorcist'

When we looked at our calendar, we realized our next meeting is in late September.

'Go Set a Watchman'- Opposing Viewpoints

Go Set a Watchman, Harper Lee’s long-awaited second (but technically first) novel is one of the most talked-about books of the summer. It’s also one of the most controversial. For some reason, if you are a reader, you are required to have an opinion on it (even if you haven’t read it.) Don’t worry. DC Public Library can help.

Hare with the Amber Eyes cover

Chevy Chase Library Book Club

'The Hare with the Amber Eyes'

The September selection of the Chevy Chase Library's Book Club is The Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal. We will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. In The Hare with the Amber Eyes, Edmund De Waal explores the story behind a collection of heirlooms and discovers a tragic and fascinating family history. 

Wild Seed cover

'Wild Seed'

Metamorphosis lecture series

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series will continue on Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. We will be discussing Wild Seed by Octavia Butler.



Metamorphosis lecture series

Chevy Chase Library's "Metamorphosis" lecture and discussion series will continue on July 21 at 6 p.m.  We will be discussing Orlando by Virginia Woolf. Our guest lecturer for this session will be Roberta Rubenstein, professor of literature at American University. 

The Wordy Shipmates

'The Wordy Shipmates' by Sarah Vowell

History and Biography Book Club

The History & Biography Book Club is reading The Wordy Shipmates for its next meeting. Come discuss it at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14 at the Chevy Chase Branch. To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation. Sarah Vowell investigates what that means and what it should mean in The Wordy Shipmates. 

Guardians of the Galaxy poster

Movie Screening

'Guardians of the Galaxy'

Sure, you could go see The Avengers: Age of Ultron, or you could come watch the Marvel movie with the space raccoon.  Space adventurer Peter Quill joins forces with tree creature Groot, mysterious Gamora, Drax the Destroyer and Rocket Raccoon as they fight to save the universe in Guardians of the Galaxy.  Rated PG-13.    

color of paradise

Explore the World of Foreign Films!

Broaden your cinematic world

Have you ever wished you knew more about how to select a good foreign film? Come to the Chevy Chase Library meeting room on Tuesday, June 2, at 2 p.m. to learn a bit about the foreign films available to DC Public Library card holders free of charge.  DC Public Library offers some wonderful films from around the globe, and if you haven't seen any of them, you may be very pleased by the many jewels just waiting for you to discover them!  


Lowbrow Throwdown


Sure, you could go to the beach this summer, but you just know they have shark attacks. The mayor of the charming resort town is probably just covering them up. Better come to our book club and talk about Jaws instead.