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04/05/2017 - 1:14pm
Nominations for the April 21 meeting will close at Midnight on Thursday, April 6.
03/28/2017 - 3:29pm

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!

03/25/2017 - 1:50pm
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.
03/15/2017 - 11:05am
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.
03/17/2017 - 9:33am



03/07/2017 - 10:46am

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.

03/06/2017 - 12:55pm
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.
02/25/2017 - 6:57pm
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.
02/22/2017 - 6:19pm
Spend the day with a stellar line-up of YA authors at the NoVa TEEN Book Festival on Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School, 1301 N. Stafford St., Arlington, VA. Registration for the event is FREE and open to the public. The full day includes panels, book signings, food, and fun with talented authors such as Nina LaCour, Ibi Zoboi, M-E Girard, Brendan Kiely, and many more. A complete schedule and registration information can be found at
02/22/2017 - 3:49pm
The Washington Children's Book Guild will present Ann Bausum with its non-fiction award on Sat. April 29 at Clydes' Restaurant of Gallery Place. From 12 to 3 p.m. tickets are $35. Check out the Guild website for information on how to purchase