Upcoming Events at Chevy Chase Library
8005 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
On Friday, 09/01, 8, 15,22 and 29 at 3:30 PM Lego Play: Drop in for an open session of Lego play on Fridays between 3:30 and 5:00 pm. Elementary age with an adult. We will provide the Legos and space, you provide the imagination. No registration needed….
On Saturday, 09/02, 9, 16, 23 and 30 at 10:30 AM English Conversation Group: Every Saturday from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. Open to all non-native English speakers interested in practicing English in a friendly, informal and fun setting. Join us! For more information, please call 240-773-9590.
On Saturday, 09/02/17 at 2:00 PM Foreign Film Series: Rust and Bone (2012) France. A homeless father and street boxer struggling to support his son and a horribly injured killer whale trainer’s lives intersect and form an intensifying bond that fractures the considerable defensive armor each is accustomed to wearing. Join us for screenings of a variety of films from around the world. Film is typically shown on the first Saturday of each month. All movies have English subtitles. Screenings will begin at 2:00 p.m.
On Tuesday, 09/05, 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30 AM English Conversation Group: Every Tuesday from 10:30 am to 12 Noon. Open to all non-native English speakers interested in practicing English in a friendly, informal and fun setting. Join us! For more information, please call 240-773-9590. Free. No reservations needed.
On Tuesday, 09/05, 12 and 19 at 10:30 AM Toddler Storytime: Get up and get moving at storytime! These 20-30 minute programs are full of a diverse collection of books, songs and fun activities. They are designed to introduce your child to the culture of reading and help develop your child’s language skills. Children are encouraged to engage with the stories and activities, and their grownups to participate in the program along with the children. No registration needed.
On Thursday, 09/07/17 at 10:30 AM Toddler Arts and Crafts: Drop by between 10:30 am and 11:30 am for simple toddler crafts. No registration needed
On Thursday, 09/07/17 at 12:00 PM Elibrary Help: Confused about accessing the library’s eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines? Want to know more about the apps we offer? Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session with a staff member. Call the branch at 240-773-9590 to register. Please bring your device, library card and Amazon account information if you have a Kindle.
On Saturday, 09/09/17 at 2:00 PM Martha Doyle Trio: The Martha Doyle Trio consists of Tom Scullen (bass, vocals), Dennis Doyle (guitar, vocals), and Martha Doyle (flute, penny whistle, vocals). They perform at events and activities throughout Montgomery County including Brookside Gardens, the County Recreation Department and the Jewish Council for the Aging.
On Monday, 09/11/17 at 4:00 PM Read to a Dog: Chevy Chase Library is partnering with P.A.L. for a read to a dog program the first Monday of every month! Young readers will be able to share stories with a furry friend. Dogs will never judge or correct them, which allows them to really improve their reading skills. Drop in.
On Wednesday, 09/13/17 at 2:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Group: Join the group to discuss The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks. Copies of the book available one month before the session at the Information Desk. Registration is not required.
On Wednesday, 09/13/17 at 6:30 PM Meet Author Mike Lupica: Mike Lupica is the bestselling author of the middle grade novels Heat, Travel Team, and Fantasy League. He will discuss his newest book, Lone Stars, an uplifting story about role models, football, and tackling fear. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing through a special arrangement with Politics and Prose Bookstore with a percentage of the proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Library, Bethesda Chapter.
On Wednesday, 09/13/17 at 7:30 PM Great Books Group: This month’s selection is Personal Memoirs by Grant. Join us for an intellectually stimulating exploration of some of the greatest fiction and non-fiction works published through the ages. Registration is not required. Attendees are responsible for obtaining the material to read in advance of the discussion. Group meets the second Wednesday each month at 7:30 pm
On Thursday, 09/14, 21 and 28 at 10:30 AM Play Date at the Library: Come to the Chevy Chase Library on Thursday mornings from 10:30 -11:30 am to meet new friends and have fun with Duplos, blocks, matching and sorting games and other STEM/STEAM activities. Preschool age. No registration needed.
On Friday, 09/15/17 at 10:30 AM Jefferson Café: This month’s article is Liberalism by Daniel T. Rodgers; Democracy Journal, Winter 2017. We hope everyone will feel comfortable participating. The group is fairly small so that everyone can see and hear everyone else while seated around a table. Copies of the articles to be discussed will be available without charge on the holds shelf at the library.
On Thursday, 09/21/17 at 6:30 PM Patrick Ness and Adam Silvera: Patrick Ness, the author of nine novels including the New York Times bestselling The Rest of Us Just Live Here and A Monster Calls, will discuss his newest book, Release. Release is a new classic about teenage relationships, self-acceptance, and what happens when the walls we build start to come down.
On Tuesday, 09/26/17 at 10:30 AM Bilingual Storytime with Senora Lupe Marks: Please join us for a bilingual storytime just right for toddlers and preschoolers. Stories in English and Spanish, songs and rhymes, too! These 25-30 minute programs are designed to delight children of all ages. Filled with diverse stories and activities that promotes and develops language skills and imagination. These programs encourage children to develop a lifelong love of reading and learning, and introduce them to the culture of reading. No registration needed.
On Wednesday, 09/27/17 at 2:00 PM Fiction Memoir and Biography Book Group: Join the group to discuss The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri. Copies of the book are made available one month before the session, at the Information Desk. Registration is not required
Please consider joining the Friends of the Library – Chevy Chase to enhance and expand programming at our terrific local library. You can join at:
Don’t forget to check off Chevy Chase under “Designate Your Gift”. Or pick up an application in the back lobby of the library and turn it in to the front desk. THANKS!