Join Capitol Choices this year! We have confirmed meeting dates for 2017:
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.
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.
A simple rhyming text that scans naturally, about a young girl's affection for a baby duckling she nurses for a while and then sends on its way. The illustrations are all about the girl and the duck, going through life in a close and loving way. There's not a lot of background to distract. The statements about love are true on many levels, in many circumstances. It is simple and lovely. Edie Ching (up to 7)
Violet Markey meets Theodore Finch at the top of their school’s bell tower the day they were both planning on jumping off in this heartbreaking story about love, friendship and the powerful effects of mental illness.
At sixteen, formerly inseparable twins Noah and Jude have stopped speaking to each other after a horrific accident. Their alternating voices tell how they begin to heal by sharing their lives and art again. A powerful story of sibling love and rivalry.
Tim is a 17 year old albino, who is a senior year transfer to a co-ed prep school. He meets the school's "it" girl Vanessa on his travels to this school, setting up a love triangle with the school's alpha male. Tim is doomed to be an outsider because of his appearance, but this relationship only makes things harder for him. 14 and Up. Kathie Weinberg
Prep-school senior Duncan discovers CDs that Tim, the previous occupant of his room, had recorded about his senior-year love triangle. In a dual narrative, Duncan tries to adapt Tim’s story for his senior paper on the nature of tragedy.
Teens Hazel and Augustus meet in a cancer support group, each attracted to the other’s sharp wit and intelligence. Their poignant love story, filled with humor and pathos, reveals how much they care for life, family, and friends.In the audio, narrator Kate Rudd gives each character a unique voice that elevates the text.
Vibrant pages of colorful animals created with heart shapes illustrate a playful rhyme that imagines how love can be many different things: eager as a beaver, steady as a yak, or silly as a seal. A preschool story time gem.
Henry's normal school day becomes extraordinary when the teacher reassigns him to a seat right next to Chloe, “the loveliest girl in his class.” Charming ink and watercolor illustrations set the tone in this anthropomorphic tale of young love.