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Capitol Choices Unmasked. Come to a discussion of book evaluation and a preview of what may be on the 2016 list.

On April 27 at 7 p.m. in the Bethesda Library members of Capitol Choices, a local organization that annually creates a list of best audios and books for the current year for ages 0-14 and up, will present a few materials from our 2015 list using our discussion criteria, preview a few materials that have been nominated for our 2016 list and hold small book group discussions.

Deborah Taylor, Winner of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

The winner of this year's Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamiltion Award for Lifetime Achievement, Deborah Tayor, is a long-time member of Capitol Choices, serving on its Executive Board and offering her wisdom during discussions of titles nominated for possible inclusion on the annual Capitol Choices List of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens. Members of Capitol Choices, delighted that she has received this most-deserved recognition, celebrated with her at today's meeting to start the new year.




Information on Members' Blog about March Agenda

Please see Members' blog for March agenda deadline. 

Diversity in Action Symposium at the Library of Congress

Using Books and Stories to Strengthen Families: A Multicultural Perspective with Kwame Alexander, Gigi Amateau, Meg Medina, Ellen Oh, Tim Tingle, Moderator: Deborah Taylor. The Young Readers Center and the Center for the Book of the Library of Congress convene a DIA symposium to explore how to use culturally diverse literature to support families and teen literacy.

Updated 2015 Stars List

An updated starred-titles list through February 26, 2015, is now posted on the website.

2015 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Featuring Brian Selznick

The DC Public Library is proud to be hosting the 2015 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture sponsored by the Association for Library Service to Children. Brian Selznick's presentation is entitled "Love Is a Dangerous Angel: Thoughts on Queerness and Family in Children's Books." The event is scheduled for Friday, May 8, at 7:00 pm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, DC. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Registration is free, but tickets are required. A reception with book sales and signing will follow.

Instructions for entering Central Library for March 20 meeting

As of February 9th, Central Library is a "secure building" which means the door you usually enter will be locked. Never fear! Someone will be standing by the glass doors to let you in.

2016 Membership Enrollment Begins March 20th

 We will begin accepting 2016 members on March 20th. Until that time:

  • if you were a 2015 member, you don't need to do anything. If you're at the March 20th meeting your re-enrollment willl happen then. If you're not, please email your reading group faciliator on that date; we won't be editing membership before then.. Feel free to nominate and comment in the meantime!
  • if you're joining for the first time, email the facilitator for the reading group you want to join between March 20th and July 31st. 

Website Ready for 2016 Nominations

Please begin nominating titles for the 2016 list. The website is now ready.

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