September Events at the Chevy Chase Library

September 2012 Events at the Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD  *Sponsored by the Friends of the Library Chevy Chase.
 
Preschool
 
Preschool storytime—Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m., September 4, 11, and 18  (ages 2-6)
*Bilingual storytime—with Senora Lupe Marks, Tuesday, September 25, 10:30 a.m.  (ages 2-6)
Special Events
 
*Friends of the Library Chevy Chase–Annual Meeting—Wednesday, September 19, 6:30 p.m. business meeting; 7:00 p.m. presentation on the C&O Canal by Prof. Paul McDermott.  Come and find out how you can get involved with the Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter.  Enjoy light refreshments as guests of the FOLCC and get a chance at door prizes.
 
*Family Fun Day— Saturday, September 22, 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Puppet show, Trickster Tales with Witsend Puppets 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; facepainting 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; crafts 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; advice on plants from Master Gardeners and plant-a-seed activity for kids 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; Oreo the miniature horse, hear his story, feed him a carrot 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; book talk and slide show on Washington gardens–Capital Splendor– with Barbara Glickman and photographer Valerie Brown 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
 
*Film and Book Groups.  Please get copies of books from the MCPL library system, either directly or through holds.  Articles are at the reference desk.
 
*Foreign Film—Saturday, September 1, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Nueve Reinas (The Nine Queens).  This 2000 film from Argentina is a crime caper. Juan, a small time con-man, is observed bungling one of his schemes by Marcos, a more experienced con who helps Juan out of the mess he created and the two become partners.  They are recruited by a more experienced con to pull off a job with much higher stakes: selling a forged sheet of rare valuable stamps called the Nine Queens.  Other cons become involved in the situation, making it difficult to figure out exactly who is being conned.
 
*Teen Book Club – Saturday, September 8, from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.  The group will discuss The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros.  Registration required: please either call the library (240)-773-9590) or stop by the reference desk to sign up.  The reference desk will have a few copies of the book at the beginning of each month.  Once these are checked out, teens are responsible for placing a hold and getting a copy on their own (see or call a librarian for help).
 
*Non-fiction Book Group—Wednesday, September 12, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The group will discuss Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel.
 
*Jefferson Café – Friday, September 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  This month’s article is “Balancing the East, Upgrading the West” by Zbigniew Brzezinski.  Limited to 15 participants.  Copies of the articles to be discussed are available at the Library’s reference desk without charge.
 
*Fiction, Memoir, and Biography Book Group—Wednesday, September 26, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The group will discuss As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner.
Social Security
 
Social Security Update—Tuesday, September 11, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  This program is for individuals who are already receiving Social Security.  The seminar will explain your rights and responsibilities when you receive retirement or survivor’s benefits.  Updated information about Social Security benefits and services available at www.socialsecurity.gov will be provided.  Presented by Diana Varela of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
 
Tools to help you decide when to retire-Social Security—Thursday, September 13, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  This program is for individuals who are not yet receiving Social Security.  Social Security is part of the retirement plan of almost every American worker.  If you are among the 96 percent of workers who are covered under Social Security, you should know how the system works, what you should receive from Social Security when you retire, and the easy online application available atwww.socialsecurity.gov . Don’t miss the opportunity to have all your questions answered by a representative from the Social Security Administration.  Presented by Diana Varela of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
Montgomery County Community College Courses
Registration is required.  Find registration information at Montgomery College Registration Information http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/wdce/registerops.html or call Montgomery College Lifelong Learning Institute at 240-567-5188.  Tuition waiver applies; seniors age 60+ pay fee only.
The New World of the Media—Thursday, September 20, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Bob Levey, a prize-winning journalist, who for 23 years wrote a daily column, “Bob Levey’s Washington,” for The Washington Post, will lead this course, educating students about the huge shifts in today’s media landscape.  You will discuss the changing role of newspapers and the rise of the internet. What’s going on out there?  What are the implications for journalism?  What are the implications for the business of journalism?  What are the implications for the Washington metropolitan area? Learn the answers to these questions from a Washington journalism expert.
This is a four week class which will meet 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. for four Thursdays: September 20, September 27, October 4, and October 11, 2012.
All About the Weather—Tuesdays, September 25, 2012 through December 11, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Instructor Dr. Paul Brown will lead a wide-ranging discussion of the physical principles that underlie nearly every aspect of weather, from clouds to climate.  You will begin learning the fundamentals of wind, water, and heat and work your way into understanding their interactions to produce the major types of “bad” weather: frontal storms, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes.  Time permitting, you will learn how to interpret weather maps and forecast the weather, talk about the atmosphere light show—sky colors, rainbows, halos, auroras, and everyone’s favorite topic—global warming.  Students will receive an illustrated booklet that was custom-designed for the course and serves both as a guide to the lectures and future reference work.
This is a 12 week class that will meet 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays from September 25 through December 11, 2012.

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