Join the Capitol Choices discussions in person
Capitol Choices meets at the Arlington County (Virginia) Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy Street (directions). We are only a few blocks from the Virginia Square Metro Station and we have plenty of parking if you drive (don't forget to pick up your parking permit at the circulation desk).
Meetings are scheduled from 9:30 - 12:30 at the Central Library. Several of us bring coffee and chat from 9-9:30, and there's occasionally a group that goes off to lunch afterwards.
The schedule for 2013 is:
June 14 (revised date as of January 10, 2013)
The schedule for 2014 is:
March 21, 2014
April 25, 2014
May 16, 2014
June 20, 2014
July 18, 2014
September 26, 2014
October 17, 2014
November 21, 2014
December 19, 2014
January 16, 2015
Join the Capitol Choices discussion remotely
Capitol Choices welcomes your participation in our monthly book discussions (see the schedule). If you are unable to meet with us in person, reading group members can add comments on books under discussion via our web site. Everyone can check our blog for updates (RSS feed and Feed My Inbox available), and/or follow us on Facebook and Twitter; just click on the links in the left-hand navigation on this page. The Capitol Choices listserv is no longer in use.
Become a reading group member
Capitol Choices offers various ways for you to take part in our discussions. Casual participants can drop in on meetings as they wish, and are welcome to discuss any book on the agenda that they have read. But if you're interested in taking a more active role, you may become a reading group member.
Reading group members are expected to:
* read widely and nominate any eligible book they think worthy for the list;
* read every book nominated in their reading group;
* participate actively by joining the discussion either at meetings or via comments on the web site, or both; and
* vote. Only reading group members are eligible to vote.
Each reading group has a facilitator who acts as a resource for reading group members. They do their best to get books to people in their groups who can't get hold of them and let reading group members know when they have copies to lend. They lead the discussion after the ballots twice a year to discuss the results.
To join a reading group, email Rebecca Purdy (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the facilitator below whose reading group you would like to join by July 31. You will receive an email from email@example.com with information on how to log in and change your password. While logged in, click on Members List. Find your name and click on it; click on Edit. Add your contact information and make any changes. Click Save.
Submit Books for Consideration
The Capitol Choices committee considers books and audio books that are published for readers up through age sixteen during the current calendar year. We welcome submissions of books that publishers would like us to consider.
Books may be sent to:
Capitol Choices c/o Lynda Adamson
Arlington County Department of Libraries
1015 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, VA 22201