gaithersburg book festival

June 13, 2018 | Staff Writer

City of Gaithersburg Receives Award for Annual Book Festival

The City of Gaithersburg was presented with a 2018 LEAD Achievement Award by the Maryland Municipal League for the city’s annual book festival. The award recognizes jurisdictions that are addressing community challenges and enhancing the quality of life.  Organizers with the Gaithersburg Book Festival, created by Mayor Jud Ashman, were recognized with giving the community […]

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June 5, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Gaithersburg Book Festival Brings in Thousands Despite Rain, Organizers Say

Despite this year’s rain, Gaithersburg Book Festival organizers said they are pleased with this year’s turnout.  According to Mayor Jud Ashman,  more than 14,000 people attended the book festival this year. And while numbers are down compared to last year’s record high of 22,000 people, Ashman said he’s pleased with attendance numbers due to the […]

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May 19, 2018 | Staff Writer

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Gaithersburg Book Festival

More than 100 best-selling authors and thousands of bibliophiles came to Montgomery County on Saturday for the ninth Gaithersburg Book Festival. The event also included workshops and a Children’s Village, as well as food and fun.

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April 30, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

A Guide to 2018’s Spring Festivals, Concerts, and More

Updated: Flowers, art, music and more, here’s a list of some activities this spring: Kenwood Cherry Blossoms and Spring Flowers, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 10 at the Shops at Sumner Place, 4611 Sangamore Road in Bethesda.  Residents have the chance to view cherry blossoms and spring flowers on  the streets through the Kenwood neighborhood. There […]

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April 4, 2018 | Staff Writer

146-year-old Reward to be Paid 146 Years Later at Gaithersburg Book Festival

The descendants of a man who solved a 183-year-old assassination will be presented with a 1,000-euro reward at this year’s Gaithersburg Book Festival, the city announced Wednesday. Two of the descendants live in Gaithersburg, and all four will be attending the May 19 event. In 1835 Bönnigheim Mayor Johann Heinrich Rieber was assassinated by Gottlob […]

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December 9, 2017 | Michelle Queen

County Council Presents Proclamation Recognizing NEA Big Read Grant (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner recognized Montgomery Community Media, Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL), Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC), and the Gaithersburg Book Festival at the Council session Tuesday, Dec. 5. The organizations were awarded a Big Read grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The goal of the Big Read program […]

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August 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery College Joins County Partners to Host Internationally Renowned Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Montgomery College is teaming up with the Gaithersburg Book Festival, Montgomery County Public Libraries and Montgomery County Public Schools to host “A Conversation with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie,” according to a news release. The event is part of the “One Maryland, One Book” program of Maryland Humanities to help bring diverse people in communities together through […]

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June 16, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

A Night to Shine: Montgomery Community Media Hosts Inaugural EPIC Awards (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

It was night to shine for local content creators and media industry experts. Dozens gathered at the Fillmore Music Center in Silver Spring Thursday evening for Montgomery Community Media’s first annual Excellence in Programming and Innovative Content (EPIC) Awards to highlight and honor those who are at the forefront of creating innovative multimedia content on […]

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May 22, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Authors Leave Gaithersburg Book Festival Impressed (VIDEO)

About 130 authors attended the 8th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival at the grounds of City Hall on May 20th, and their reviews of this literary event are glowing. “I think the Gaithersburg Book Festival is fantastic,” said author Mark Shriver, who was at the festival to discuss his latest book, Pilgrimage: My Search for the […]

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May 18, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Many Local, Elected Officials Plan to Attend Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday (VIDEO)

You may see a lot of politicians at the Gaithersburg Book Festival this Saturday. Several of them are introducing featured authors at the literary event. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is the founder of the Gaithersburg Book Festival, an event that takes place at the grounds of City Hall. Ashman said he is not introducing an […]

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