A lot is happening this summer at the Chevy Chase Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. The Summer Reading Program began June 1 and continues through August. Everyone who participates, from toddlers to adults, can win prizes from the Nationals, Chipotle and others. For more information and to register, visit dclibrary.org/summerreading.
New weekly children’s programs include Baby Lap Time for pre-walking babies, on Mondays at 2 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m. Toddler Story Time for children 18 to 36 months is held Tuesdays at 10, 10:45 and 11:30 a.m., and Wonderful Ones for 1-year-olds is on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. A drop-in program, Family Craft Night, is held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., and Preschool Story Time for ages 3 to 5 is on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Visit or call for more information on these programs. Tickets are required for Toddler Story Time and Preschool Story Time, available on a first-come basis the day of the program.
There is also a kids’ Chess Club, which meets on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Bilingual Family Story Time is held the first and third Thursdays of the month at 6 p.m. and includes English and Spanish stories, songs and more. At the Toddler Dance Party, held on Fridays at 11 a.m., there is music and dance for the whole family.
Marvelous Movie Mondays, with showings of each film at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., features “In & Out” (1997) on June 19; “Collateral Beauty” (2015) on June 26; “Bye Bye Birdie” (1963) on July 3; and “Fences” (2016) on July 10. The Around the World Book Club will hold a discussion on Tuesday, June 27, of Anne Garrels’ book “Putin Country: A Journey Into the Real Russia.” And on June 17 at 3:30 p.m., kids 8 and older can take part in “Living the American Indian Experience,” featuring Papitám (Algonquin for “Let’s Play”).
Activities for all ages include a 90-minute workshop starting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 11, with game experts from Labyrinth Games & Puzzles teaching popular new board games about city building. At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, FutureMakers will show how air pressure can be used to make your art move. We’ll be back in mid-summer to tell you about more library programs. In the meantime, visit dclibrary.org/chevychase.
— Barbara Elkus