Kensington Celebrates the International Day of the Book Festival Sunday April 26th 2015 * Howard Avenue, Old Town Kensington * 11am-4pm


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Literacy Council of Montgomery County | Facebook | Twitter
Our mission is to help adults living or working in the county who want to achieve functional levels of reading, writing, and speaking English so that they may improve the quality of their life and their ability to participate in the community. Copies of literacy student Milton Whitley's autobiography "Learning to Read at Age 52" will be available at the Literacy Council's table.

BookCrossing is all about sharing books. Our local BookCrossing club, BC in DC, hosts monthly meetups to exchange and wild release gently used books. All of our books have a special BCID (BookCrossing identification) number allowing them to be tracked online as they travel. Best of all is that BookCrossing books are FREE to interested readers!

Mystery Writers of America's Mid-Atlantic Chapter | Facebook
Mystery Writers of America, Inc. was established in 1945 by a dozen or so like-minded mystery writers for the purpose of promoting and protecting the interests and welfare of mystery writers and to increase the esteem and literary recognition given to the genre.

Montgomery County Public Libraries | Twitter | Facebook
Where the County Reads, Where the County Meets, Where the County Learns

Kensington Historical Society
The Kensington Historical Society (KHS) was founded in June 1977 to safeguard and promote the heritage of the Community of Kensington. The Society, furthers its mission by maintaining a library of publications, newspaper clippings and photographs at their Archives in the Town Hall. The Society also presents educational programs, community concerts, hosts semi-annual social events, and publishes a quarterly newsletter and yearly calendar honoring some feature of historic Kensington

Friends of the Library - Kensington Park Chapter | Facebook | Twitter
The mission of Friends of the Library (FOL) is to strengthen, promote, support, and advocate for the Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPLs). This mission complements the combined efforts of MCPLs, the Library Board, and the Library Advisory Committees, providing program support, matching funds, and specific materials and equipment to augment public monies and maintain a quality public library system. FOL was founded in 1982 and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1983. We are not part of the MCPL System or the County, and receive no government funds. Many library branches have FOL chapters, which allows for additional fund raising and advocacy for that local branch. The Friends of the Kensington Park Library recently formed to assist the library in various projects and to sponsor programs for the library patrons.

Noyes Children’s Library Foundation
The Noyes Children’s Library nestles among towering trees and Victorian homes in historic Kensington, Maryland, offering a book-filled haven for young children and their families. Founded in 1893, Noyes is at once the oldest public library in the Washington D.C. area – predating the current Library of Congress by four years – and a modern-day center for early literacy initiatives.
Despite its history and place in the fabric of the community, Noyes is vulnerable to the current county budget crisis, and was scheduled to be closed in July 2010. The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation – founded in 1991 during a similar crisis – responded to the community outcry and convinced the county to renew the partnership that had kept the Library open throughout the 1990’s

Dreamweavers INK of Howard County

We are an eclectic group of writers that love spending time together discussing the written word. Our genres include: romantic suspense, equines, young adult, mystery, thrillers, and steampunk.

Albert Einstein High School Literary Magazine

Albert Einstein High School Literary Magazine - Relativity
We are an extracurricular club that annually prints a literary magazine featuring students' artwork and writing.

Maryland Writers Association - Montgomery Chapter | Facebook
MWA-Montgomery is dedicated to the creation of a safe and supportive community where both published and unpublished writers come together in fellowship to learn from one another, grow, network, and realize their writing dreams. MWA-Montgomery is the Montgomery County chapter of the Maryland Writers' Association. With almost sixty writers on our mailing list, and growing, we are a newly formed chapter with lots of energy and enthusiasm. Come visit our table to learn more about our organization, meet some of our writers, and browse the great selection of books by our member authors.

Alpha Delta Kappa - Epsilon Chapter | | Facebook | Blog
Alpha Delta Kappa is an international honorary organization of women educators dedicated to educational excellence, altruism and world understanding. As their altruistic project, Montgomery County's Epsilon Chapter sells Little Pickle Press children's picture books to schools, families, libraries, doctors' offices, and other organizations. Proceeds go to St. Jude's Hospital, Komen, and two Maryland residential programs for at-risk children: Salem Trust and Sheriff's Boys Ranch.

Dahn Yoga - Bethesda
We offer effective stress management solutions through yoga classes, tai chi classes, self-help workshops, yoga and meditation retreats based on simple, holistic practices. Try it for yourself and experience total body and mind relaxation!

CASA - Department of Education
We are a group of passionate, community-conscious people working to organize, advocate for, and expand opportunities for Latino and immigrant people in the state of Maryland. We do this by providing employment placement; workforce development and training; health education; citizenship and legal services; and financial, language, and literacy training to Latino and immigrant communities throughout the state.

Kensington Book Festival | 3786 Howard Ave, Kensington MD 20895 | 301-949-9416 |

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