On Monday, 10/01/18 at 4:30 PM Read to a Dog: Chevy Chase Library is partnering with P.A.L.s (People Animals Love) to provide a read to a dog program on 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, 10/02, 9 16, 22 and 30 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, 10/02, 9 and 16 at 10:30 AM Toddler Storytime: ** NOTE: ** We will be handing out tickets at the Information Desk 30 minutes before storytime– starting at 10:00 AM– first come, first served. Space is limited. 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. NEW! Free-play time after storytime for 30 minutes, from 11:00-11:30 AM. No tickets needed for free-play time.
On Wednesday, 10/03 and 17 at 10:30 AM Baby Storytime: ** NOTE: ** We will be handing out tickets at the Information Desk 30 minutes before storytime– starting at 10:00 AM– first come, first served. Space is limited. A storytime experience for our youngest library users and their caregivers. These 20-30 minute storytimes introduce a diverse collection of books, songs, rhymes and bounces developmentally appropriate for children from birth to when they start walking. This is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the joys and culture of reading in a positive and fun atmosphere. This storytime is designed so the baby will be in their caregiver’s lap and the grownup is actively involved in the program. Free-play time after storytime for 30 minutes, from 11:00-11:30 AM. No tickets needed for free-play time.
On Wednesday, 10/03, 10, 17 and 31 at 12:00 PM Gentle Hatha Yoga: Gentle yoga is perfect for seniors, those who are just starting out with yoga, are less mobile or simply want a more relaxed yoga experience. Each class will be taught by Carolyn Ericson, a certified yoga instructor. Register here or by calling the library at (240) 773-9590. Please bring your own yoga mat and bath towel.
On Wednesday, 10/03 amd 24 at 6:00 PM Teen Writers’ Club: The Teen Writers’ Clubs of the Maryland Writers’ Association, a growing network of after-school writing programs for aspiring writers ages 11-17, is launching a new club at the Chevy Chase Library. The purpose of the Teen Writers’ Clubs is to provide young writers with a safe and supportive meeting place where they can improve their skills under the guidance of writing mentors, get inspired by meeting guest authors, and make new friends with fellow young writers. The club will meet twice a month and will include a wide range of creative activities such as critiques, writing exercises, and talks by guest authors. The Maryland Writers’ Association intends to publish an anthology of work from the teen writing clubs in 2019. Shelby Settles Harper will lead the Chevy Chase Library Teen Writers’ Club. Shelby is a lawyer and citizen of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma. She is an award-winning fiction author who has practiced law at both for-profit and non-profit entities, representing Indian tribes, individual Indians, women’s rights issues, and other progressive causes. Her work can be found in Gargoyle Magazine #61, aaduna, Defying Gravity: An Anthology of Washington, DC Area Women, Divergent Voices Literary Magazine, Bethesda Magazine – First Place Fiction Winner, Outside In Literary and Travel Magazine, Tinhouse (online blog), and So to Speak: a feminist journal of language and art. Shelby serves on the National Council for the Smithsonian Museum of American Indian. She lives with her family in Chevy Chase Town.
On Thursday, 10/04, 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 AM Handcrafters’ Meetup: Chevy Chase Library is pleased to announce a new program for anyone interested in learning a new handcraft or just gathering with other hand crafters for sharing ideas, patterns and good company! Sarah Stout, a lifetime artisan, will lead the gathering and share her extensive knowledge of all types of handcrafts. Light refreshments will be served. No registration necessary.
On Thursday, 10/04/18 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, 10/04/18 at 6:30 PM Medicare Essentials: Join us to learn the “alphabet soup” of Medicare, costs/benefits of Parts A, B, C, D and supplemental coverage, important deadlines and timetables and coordination of Medicare with Health Savings Accounts. Who should attend? – Anyone approaching age 65 – Those considering changes to existing Medicare coverage – Those considering changes to existing Medicare coverage – Prospective retirees with current group coverage – HR and benefits personnel (1.5 SHRM PDCs available) Hosted by Jeffrey Wheeler, MA, CRPC, CFP® No registration required.
On Friday, 10/05, 12,19 and 26 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. Free! No registration necessary.
On Saturday, 10/06, 13, 20 and 27 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, 10/06/18 at 2:00 PM Foreign Film Series: This month’s film is “Son of Saul,” Hungary – 2015. In this searing drama, a concentration camp inmate tasked with burning the dead discovers the body of his young son, and must choose between participating in the clandestine uprising being planned among the prisoners, or securing a proper Jewish burial for his child. Rated R (for disturbing violent content, and some graphic nudity). reenings 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. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Chevy Chase Chapter
On Wednesday, 10/10/18 at 2:00 PM Non-Fiction Book Group: Join the group to discuss Hillbilly Elegy by Vance. Copies of the book available one month before the session at the Information Desk. Registration is not required.
On Wednesday, 10/10/18 at 7:30 PM Great Books Group: This month’s selection is The Two Cultures by Snow. 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, 10/11, 18 and 25 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 Saturday, 10/13/18 at 10:00 AM Family Fun Day: Drop in between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm for Family Fun Day activities: children’s crafts, special used book sale, and Chevy Chase Fire Station Open House. Join Spencer “Spinny” Johnson from 10:30-11:30 am for some amazing basketball tricks. Free! No registration necessary.
On Saturday, 10/13/18 at 10:30 AM On the Ball, Spinny: Join Spencer “Spinny” Johnson for some amazing basketball tricks. This upbeat, dynamic program features fun and amazing basketball skills while teaching the importance of education, respect, goal setting, determination, and perseverance. Stay after the program for Family Fun Day, from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM: crafts, special used book sale, and Chevy Chase Fire Station Open House! Free! No registration necessary.
On Saturday, 10/13/18 at 2:00 PM Sisters in Crime Mystery Author Panel: Join us for an exciting author panel with mystery authors of all types! Authors Maya Corrigan, Kathryn Johnson, Rebecca York, Meg Opperman and Con Lehane will discuss their unique types of mysteries and how they write them. Books will be available for sale at the event. No registration necessary.
On Friday, 10/19/18 at 10:30 AM Jefferson Café: This month’s article is America Is Not A Democracy by Yascha Mounk. The Atlantic, March 2018. 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, 10/20/18 at 10:30 AM Halloween Stories for Preschoolers: Jane Dorfman, Storyteller, will share slightly scary stories for toddlers and preschoolers. Free! No registration necessary.
On Tuesday, 10/23/18 at 10:30 AM Bilingual Storytime with Senora Lupe Marks: ** NOTE: ** We will be handing out tickets at the Information Desk 30 minutes before storytime– starting at 10:00 AM– first come, first served. Space is limited. 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. NEW! Free-play time after storytime for 30 minutes, from 11:00-11:30 AM. No tickets needed for free-play time.
On Wednesday, 10/24/18 at 2:00 PM Fiction Memoir and Biography Book Group: Join the group to discuss Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope. Copies of the book are made available one month before the session, at the Information Desk. Registration is not required.
On Saturday, 10/27/18 at 10:30 AM Global Cardboard Challenge: Children and adults of all ages are invited to take the Global Cardboard Challenge and make something amazing out of cardboard. Make a crown, dog house, car, bridge, arcade game or anything else you can imagine! People all over the world will also be creating with cardboard in October. Go to the Global Cardboard Challenge website for more information and to see the short documentary ‘Caine’s Arcade’ that inspired this world-wide phenomenon. This program is a part of the Maryland STEM Festival 2018. Free! No registration.
On Tuesday, 10/30/18 at 10:30 AM Toddler Sports: Drop by between 10:30 and 11:30 am for toddler sports activities. Included will be basketball, bean bag toss, and bowling. Free! No registration needed.
On Wednesday, 10/31/18 at 12:00 PM Preschool Halloween Open House: Drop by between 12:00 and 3:00 pm for simple Halloween activities: flannelboard fun, bean bag toss, songs and crafts. Free! No registration needed.