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Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 17 as a special edition of Capital Book Fest, pops up outdoors on Wilson Plaza at Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (RRB/ITC). Coinciding with the Juneteenth Weekend celebrations, the Children’s Book Festival will offer a family-friendly day filled with engaging, educational activities and an exciting lineup of local, award-winning authors.
Children and their families will be able to enjoy a variety of activities including author readings, book-making and illustration workshops, a STEAM station presented by the National Children’s Museum, thrilling rounds of Double Dutch led by DC Retro Jumpers and DC Public Library’s Discover Summer Program featuring book giveaways, bookmark making and more. Plus, thousands of gently-used books (for all ages) will be on sale for $6 or less provided by Carpe Librum, benefitting Turning the Page.
A concession stand serving lunch and refreshments, prepared by RRB/ITC’s culinary team, will be available onsite and the eight participating authors will sell and sign books at the event.