December Events at the Chevy Chase Library

From Friends of the Chevy Chase Library . . .

December 2011 Events at the Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD.  Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Chevy Chase.

Foreign Film and Used Gift Book Sale–Saturday, December 3.–We invite you to view a special showing of the film Babette’s Feast from 1:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.  This 1987 film fromDenmark won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and remains a beloved classic.  It’s the story of a French chef who works in a small Danish religious community and spends her prize winnings on an incredible meal for the entire village. 

Used Gift Book Sale from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m., most priced around $20.  A wonderful opportunity to shop for the holidays.  A variety of books and media including New York Times Cookbook by Craig Claiborne, Complete National Geographic (on disc), The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957, Pre-Columbian Art by Michael Grey, Shorebirds of North America, Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy, The Definitive Kobbe’s Opera Book, and German Master Drawings: from the Wolfgang Ratjen Collection.  Explore titles from cooking, nature, the arts, history, and more.

Preschool storytime–Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., December 6 and 20  (ages 2-6)

Bilingual storytime— with Senora Lupe Marks, Tuesday, December 13 at 10:30 a.m. (ages 2-6)

         For events below, please get copies of the books from the Library System either directly or through holds.  Articles are at the reference desk.

Non-fiction Book Group  –  Wednesday, December 7, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The group will discuss The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan.

Chevy Chase Library—Clutter and What to Do About It – Thursday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m.  A program by Marcie Lovett, professional organizer and productivity consultant and author of the Clutter Book: When You Can’t Let Go,

For seniors and others moving or getting organized for the new tax year.

Teen Book Club — Saturday, December 17, from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.  Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.  Pizza for lunch.  Open to all readers grades 7 and up.  Registration required: please either call the library (240-773-9590) or stop by the Information Desk to sign up.  Information desk may have some copies of the book.     

Jefferson Café –  Friday, December 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The group will discuss the article “Globalization for Whom?” by Dani Rodrik, Kennedy School of Government.  Copies of the article are at the reference desk.

Fiction, Memoir, and Biography Book Group – Wednesday, December 28, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The group will discuss Master and Commander by Patrick O’Brian.

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