Open House at the Chevy Chase Fire Station on October 14

On Saturday, October 14, the Chevy Chase Fireboard will host an Open House at the Chevy Chase Fire Station from 10 am to 3 pm. We have free hot dogs, sodas, balloons, and a bouncy slide for your children. See the BCC Rescue Squad tear apart a car and take a ride in a firetruck. Come enjoy, while supporting your Chevy Chase Fire Station. Donations are not necessary, but are gratefully accepted.

Family Fun Day on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Chevy Chase Library

Please bring the whole family to Family Fun Day this Saturday, October 14, at the Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave.  It is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter.

10:30-11. Kaydee Puppets:
“Goldilocks and the Three Bears” and “Stone Soup.”
Preschool and Kindergarten, Elementary School Age will enjoy two puppet shows.

11-1. Children’s Crafts
Creative crafts will be in the Chevy Chase Library’s Children’s Room

10-3. Fire Station Open-House

A fire vehicle and fire fighter will at the fire station next door to show their machinery, talk about fire safety, and answer questions.

11-3. Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners will be available on the back lawn to answer gardening questions and assist children in planting seeds

10-3. FOLCC membership table.

Membership costs only $15 for an individual and $25 for a family but it supports great programs like Family Fun Day. Please come and join or renew your membership or just stop by for a chat.

We can still use a few volunteers! Eligible for Service Learning Credits. Contact us at [email protected] if you can help out!

Judy McGuire
Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase

Village Curbside Leaf Collection Scheduled to Begin the Week of Oct. 15

Curbside leaf collection is scheduled to begin the week of October 15th and will continue until approximately January 15th.
Leaf collection is scheduled for Monday’s, weather permitting. (It takes almost two full days per pass to collect all the Village leaves)
Please place leaves at the curb, do not shred the leaves.
Sticks, rocks and other debris are not collectable and should not be mixed into leaf piles.

Please place other yard debris, sticks, grass, branches in regular Monday yard waste pick up. Yard waste should be put into paper bags or reusable trash cans. Plastic bags are illegal for yard waste and will not be picked up.
Branches should be cut to 4 feet or less and bundles with twine.


Free Concert on Sunday, October 15, at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church

Do you enjoy the sound of brass instruments? If so, the seven-member “Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble” will perform for free at 4 pm on Sunday, October 15, at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church, One Chevy Chase Circle NW, Washington.

The ensemble, which specializes in early music, is celebrating its 20th season. They have entitled this program “Divisioni e passaggi: Renaissance and Baroque Improvisations and Other Diversions.”

This will be the first concert in the 47th Season of Chevy Chase Concerts. A reception to meet the artists will follow the concert.

Sunday, October 15 at 4:00 p.m.
Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church
One Chevy Chase Circle, Washington, DC

Reception to follow
Free (Donations are gratefully accepted)

Pet of the Month – Miss Olive

Miss Olive, this sweet little girl, found her forever home five years ago here in North Chevy Chase and has been charming everyone in the neighborhood (two- and four-leggeds alike) ever since.  Always ready to give paw and look adorable for a treat, she is also an accomplished backyard agility puppy extraordinaire.

Bulk Trash Pickup Reminder for Sept. 16

This is a reminder that the next Village Bulk Trash Pickup is scheduled for this coming Saturday, September 16, 2017.   Please have items for pickup curbside by 7:00 a.m. that morning.

Capital Crescent Trail From Silver Spring to Bethesda to Close on Sept. 5 for 4 to 5 Years

This is to advise you that earlier today, Purple Line Transit Partners, the public private partnership entity that will construct the Purple Line, issued a formal Trail Closure Notice dated August 29, 2017, announcing that the Capital Crescent Trail running from Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda to Talbot Avenue in Silver Spring will close on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, for four to five years because of construction of the Purple Line.  A copy of that notice is attached here FINAL GTB Trail Notice SS.

If you have any concerns about this precipitous action, with essentially just one week advance notice, you may want to consider contacting Roger Berliner, who is the Montgomery County Council representative serving the North Chevy Chase area and is also currently the President of the County Council.  He can be reached at the following phone number or email address:


Email  [email protected]

Upcoming Events at Chevy Chase Library

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!