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Meeting Notes for March 23


Rachel Wood, Michelle Miller, Brijin Boddy, Jane Dorfman, Jewel Stoddard, Kathy Isaacs, Julie Dietzel-Glair, Valerie Diamond, Ruth Anne Champion, Blair Christolon, Lena GonzalezBerrios, Teresa Cain, Rebecca Purdy, Wendy Lukehart, Carolyn LaChance, Tony Carmack, Annette Klause, Ginny Rawls, Lisa Cosgrove-Davies, Betsy Phelps, Ruth Compton, Kathie Meizner, Todd Krueger, Sylvie Shaffer, Jamie Watson, Paula Langsam, María Gentle, Sondy Eklund, April Pavis


Nominations for the Friday, April 13, Agenda

Nominations for the Friday, April 13, agenda will be due on Thursday, April 5, at 11:59 PM.

Printer-Friendly pdf of Capitol Choices 2012 Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens

The printer friendly pdf is now available under the "2012 List" link. If your printer supports duplex printing, use the short-edge binding. If it does not, you will have to turn over each page manually and print front to back.


Friday, March 23, 2012
Arlington Central Library
9:30 – 12:30

9:30    Announcements       

Reminder:  Titles will be placed on the agenda in or after the month of publication.

Number of readers required for discussion (first round/second and subsequent rounds): 
0-7, 7-10, and 10-14:    7 / 5 readers 
14 up and Audio:        5 / 3 readers

October Meeting Date Change

 The October meeting date is now the 19th to avoid a conflict with the Virginia Library Association's Annual Conference!

Ally Carter and Rachel Hawkins at the Bethesda Library on Tues. March 13th, 5pm

Authors Ally Carter and Rachel Hawkins will discuss their books. Book signing will follow the program. Copies of their books will be for sale through an arrangement with Politics and Prose. All are welcome to attend and hear Ally talk about Out of Sight Out of Mind, and Rachel discuss Spell Bound. The Bethesda Library is located at 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda MD 20814. The program is free of charge and there are no advance reservations.

Nominations for the March 23 Agenda

Nominations for the Friday, March 23, agenda will be due on Friday, March 16, at noon.

"Promoting Literature through Book Discussion: Capitol Choices"

The link above references Kathy Isaacs' article, "Promoting Literature through Book Discussion: Capitol Choices." It offers an excellent overview of the history and mission of Capitol Choices.

Authors Revis, Lu, Cremer and Spotswood at the Bethesda Library, Thursday Feb. 16, 5pm

Join us for the "Breathless" tour. Four new and popular authors of books for teens (Marie Lu, Beth Revis, Andrea Cremer and Jessica Spotswood) will take part in a panel discussion at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda MD 20814 at 5pm on Thursday Feb. 16th, 5pm. Annette Curtis Klause (author and librarian) will moderate the panel. All are invited.

It's Time to Join!

 Would you like to become or remain a reading group member for Capitol Choices?  Be sure to email the facilitator for whichever group you'd like to join.  We are welcoming four new facilitators this year, so be sure to check the Join Us page to see who they are!  As an added bonus you'll also find the 2012 meeting dates! 

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