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02/22/2017 - 6:19pm
Spend the day with a stellar line-up of YA authors at the NoVa TEEN Book Festival on Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington, VA. Registration for the event is FREE and open to the public. The full day includes panels, book signings, food, and fun with talented authors such as Nina LaCour, Ibi Zoboi, M-E Girard, Brendan Kiely, and many more. A complete schedule and registration information can be found at
02/22/2017 - 3:49pm
The Washington Children's Book Guild will present Ann Bausum with its non-fiction award on Sat. April 29 at Clydes' Restaurant of Gallery Place. From 12 to 3 p.m. tickets are $35. Check out the Guild website for information on how to purchase
02/16/2017 - 2:10pm
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01/20/2017 - 11:32am
Join Capitol Choices this year! We have confirmed meeting dates for 2017: March 24 April 21 May 19 June 16* July 21 September 15 October 20* November 17 December 15 Those dates with an * indicate that a Board meeting will follow the regular discussion. All meetings will take place starting at 9:30 in the Auditorium at Arlington Central Library.
01/12/2017 - 8:55pm
Help Celebrate the new Saturday Hours of the Young Reader's Center at the Library of Congress on Sat. January 28 between 9:30 and 4:30. Meg Medina and Dr. Hayden will present at 10, Erica Perl at 1. There will be lots of other activities and a surprise parade at 4.
01/06/2017 - 10:12am


12/30/2016 - 3:48pm

Final nominations for the 2017 list will be due at 11:59 PM on Thursday, January 5. The titles will be discussed at the January 13 meeting and be eligible to be included on the List of Noteworthy Titles even though they were not on the ballot.

12/29/2016 - 2:01pm

The Capitol Choices Winter Ballot is under way!  Members should have received the ballot via e-mail and have until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3 to complete the ballot.  Members should access the ballot as soon as possible and email with any problems.

12/09/2016 - 1:07pm


12/15/2016 - 7:45pm

Meeting notes for November 18

In attendance: Kit Ballenger, Edie Ching, Melanie Donovan, Yukari Matsuyama, Sondy Eklund, Craig Graziano, Christine Carlson, Teresa Cain, Darcie Caswell, Bridget Harvey, Julie Dietzel-Glair, Ruth Anne Champion, Kathleen Weil, Meaghan McKeron, Katie Troch, Jamequa Summerall, Melisa Bailey, Megan Crews, Jamie Watson, Sarah Butler, Mary Alice Garder, Lynda Adamson, Maria Gentle, Ruth Compton, Lisa Cosgrove-Davies, Kathie Weinberg, Jackie Gropman, Alicia Blowers, Wendy Lockart, Jane Dorfman, Kathie Meizner, Kathy Isaacs, Julie Kulikowsky