Upcoming Events at Chevy Chase Library
8005 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
On Thursday, 06/01/17 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? Please bring your device, library card and Amazon account information if you have a Kindle.Sign up for a 30 minute one-on-one session with a staff member. Call the branch at 240-773-9590 to register.
On Friday, 06/02, 9, 16, 23 and 30 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, 06/03, 10, 17 and 24 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, 06/03/17 at 2:00 PM Foreign Film Series: Saturday, June 3: Life Above All (2010) South African drama directed by Oliver Schmitz. Just after the death of her newly born sister, 12-year-old Chanda learns of a rumor that spreads like wildfire through her dust-ridden village near Johannesburg. It destroys her family and forces her mother to flee. Sensing that the gossip stems from prejudice and superstition, Chanda leaves home and school in search of her mother and the truth. 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 Monday, 06/05/17 at 4:30 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 Tuesday, 06/06,13, 20 and 27 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, 06/06, 13 and 20 at 10:30 AM Toddler Time: Please join us for fun learning activities. We’ll read, sing, dance, explore and learn finger plays just right for two and three year olds.
On Friday, 06/09/17 at 7:00 PM Teen After Hours: Mini Golf: Come play a round of put-put after hours at the Chevy Chase Library! We will set up a course in the stacks where you can play with your friends. There will be other games and snacks as well. This program is for middle and high school students ONLY. Doors will be locked during the program.
On Saturday, 06/10/17 at 10:30 AM Summer Read and Learn Kick-off: Are you ready to Build a Better World during the MCPL Summer Read and Learn Program? Join us for an open house to kick off the summer where you can sign up for summer reading and more.
On Wednesday, 06/14/17 at 2:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Group: Join the group to discuss Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron. Copies of the book available one month before the session at the Information Desk. Registration is not required.
On Wednesday, 06/14/17 at 6:30 PM Ready to Serve – Storytelling by Ellouise Schoettler: Join us as Ellouise Schoettler, a national known storyteller and spoken-word artist, tells the forgotten story of WWI Nurses from Johns Hopkins Hospital who served in France. When called they answered “I am ready to serve.” Hear the story created from their letters exactly 100 years after these brave nurses set sail for France. A resident of Chevy Chase, MD, Ellouise Schoettler is a North Carolina native and 24 year professional storytelling veteran. She calls herself an “old-time Southern teller,” just like the family storytellers she grew up listening to on the front porch and around the dinner table. “The story is fascinating and worthwhile, a little slice of history that hasn’t received the attention it deserves. Schoettler embodies her character completely, and before long it’s easy to forget that she’s playing a character at all.” DCist
On Friday, 06/16/17 at 10:30 AM Jefferson Café: This month’s article is Populism on the March by Fareed Zakaria; Foreign Affairs, Nov/Dec 2016. 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 Saturday, 06/17/17 at 10:30 AM Under the Sea: Gives an overview of life in our oceans, including a variety of LIVE SEA ANIMALS, such as a clam, a hermit crab, a spider crab, one large and one small sea snail, a seastar or urchin, a clown fish, and even a baby shark! Real marine artifacts are shown, such as whale baleen, a preserved sea turtle, a sea turtle rib, and others. All presentations include a discussion of ecology, habitat, and conservation. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter. This is a summertime program for children of all ages and their families.
On Thursday, 06/22/17 at 3:00 PM Harry Potter Open House: Attention Witches and Wizards: celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone at an open house at Chevy Chase Library from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm! We will have games and activities for all ages. Feel free to come dressed in your house colors or as your favorite character. No registration needed.
On Saturday, 06/24/17 at 10:30 AM Saturday Family Storytime: Please join us from for fun learning activities. We’ll read, sing, dance, explore and learn finger plays for the whole family. No registration needed. This is a repeat of the Thursday evening program.
On Tuesday, 06/27/17 at 10:30 AM Rainforest Reptiles Alive: Discover the dynamic world of tropical rainforests while you meet beautiful jungle animals. Live animals from each layer of the forest will be featured along with stories of survival in this fascinating and endangered environment. Featured animals may include an iguana, boa constrictor, tegu lizard, and other rainforest creatures. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County, Inc. This is a summertime program for children of all ages and their families.
On Wednesday, 06/28/17 at 2:00 PM Fiction Memoir and Biography Book Group: Join the group to discuss Cleopatra: A Life by Stacey Schiff. Copies of the book are made available one month before the session, at the Information Desk. Registration is not required.
On Thursday, 06/29/17 at 7:00 PM Pajama Story Time: Please join us from 7:00-7:30pm for fun learning activities. We’ll read, sing, dance, explore and learn finger plays for the whole family. No registration needed.
Upcoming Events at Chevy Chase Library