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Special Program at the Library of Congress on the 50th Annicersary of the Supreme Court's decision on interracial marriage

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.

Capitol Choices Agenda for Friday, April 21


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.


Nominations for the April 21 meeting will close at Midnight on Thursday, April 6.

Join (or Re-Join) Capitol Choices for 2017

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!

An inviation to a celebration of Ann Bausum and her work

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.

Members on the ALSC Ballot (part of the ALA Ballot)

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.

Capitol Choices Agenda for Friday, March 24



Agenda will close March 9

REMINDER : We are now closing the agenda TWO WEEKS before the meeting. Therefore, March 9 at midnight is the last day to nominate titles for the March 24 meeting. At the March meeting, all titles will be on the agenda that were published in January and February.


Thursday, March 9, 7:00 p.m. Join the conversation with historian Leonard Marcus and Golden Books editor Diane Muldrow as they provide insights into the Golden Books publishing phenomenon, past and present. The program will take place at the Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St., NW, Washington, DC. The library is a few blocks from the Columbia Heights metro stop on the yellow and green lines. The setting includes murals and other artwork by Golden Books' artist, Aurelius Battaglia. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Call 202.771.3125 for more information.


After an idea from the membership, the Board has decided to shift the deadline for meeting nominations back one week. Instead of closing on the Thursday before the meeting, they will close TWO Thursdays before the meeting. The agenda will be posted TWO WEEKS before the meeting dates, giving members more time to read the nominated titles that are up for discussion. Of course, nominations can be made at any time, but they will roll over to the next meeting. The nomination deadline for our first meeting is now March 9.
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