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05/29/2017 - 9:30pm
Nominations for the June 16 meeting will close at Midnight on Thursday, June 1.
05/23/2017 - 10:10am
The Montgomery County Public Libraries will host children’s author Hena Khan on Sunday, June 4 at 4 pm. Ms. Khan was a presenter at the MCPL Diversity in Children’s Literature Symposium earlier this spring. In case you were unable to attend that event, here is another opportunity to hear her speak on her experiences as a Muslim American writer who writes about her culture and religion. She grew up in Montgomery County and still lives here today. We hope you can join us for this conversation.
05/05/2017 - 5:15pm



05/02/2017 - 2:12pm
Nominations for the May 19 meeting will close at Midnight on Thursday, May 5. We will have the May agenda published two ways - the "original" way and as part of the nomination Google spreadsheet.
04/19/2017 - 3:40pm
Discussion of the above book with the author, illustrator and Georgetown Law Professor Emerita, moderated by our own Deborah Taylor. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, Mary 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. No RSVP needed unless you want to bring a group of children. Then please respond to: Monica Valentine,, 202-707-1950.
04/10/2017 - 9:15am

Arlington County Public Library

Number of readers required for discussion (first round/second and subsequent rounds)

Up to 7, 7-10, and 10-14 : 7/5 readers

14 & up : 5/3 readers

Audio : 3/2 listeners

9:30 Announcements


Thomas. The Hate you Give


Cohen-Scali. Max.
Elliott. Bull.
*Roe. A List of Cages.
Saenz. The Inexplicable Logic of my Life.
04/05/2017 - 1:14pm
Nominations for the April 21 meeting will close at Midnight on Thursday, April 6.
03/28/2017 - 3:29pm

Capitol Choices membership for 2017 is currently being updated. Whether this will be your first year in Capitol Choices or your fifteenth, you need to sign-up!  If you would like to be on the Capitol Choices membership list for 2017 (necessary to nominate and vote), please e-mail Darcie Caswell ( with your name, preferred e-mail, and reading group you will be part of.  Members from last year, if you find your Capitol Choices website login no longer works, that means you need to e-mail Darcie and re-new!

03/25/2017 - 1:50pm
Noted author Ann Bausum will receive the Children's Book Guild of Washington D.C.'s Non-Fiction Award on Saturday April 29 at a luncheon at Clyde's restaurant. There will be an opportunity to purchase her books and have them signed as well as hear Ann talk about her work. The event is at Clyde's Gallery Place from noon to 3 p.m. . Tickets are $35 and may be ordered through the Guild web site or by mail with a check to the guild c/o Terry Jennings, 1836 Post Oak Trail, Reston, Va. 20191.
03/15/2017 - 11:05am
Please note that three of our exceptional members are on the ALSC section of the American Library Association Ballot that should have been received by all ALA members. Kathie Meizer is on the ballot for ALSC Board, Theresa Cain is on the ballot for the Caldecott Committee and Sandra Eklund is on the ballot for the Newbery Committee.