gaithersburg book festival

May 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Influential Authors Stop By 10th Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival

The 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival featured 140 authors who are celebrated at the local and national level. “This year is the one that I think matches the City of Gaithersburg the most in terms of its diversity,” Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman said. Some in attendance include Sarah McCoy, author of “Marilla of Green Gables”; […]

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May 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Officials Excited to Meet Authors at Gaithersburg Book Fest

Some of the biggest authors are coming from around the world to attend the 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The night before the big event, authors are invited to mingle with one another at a VIP Authors Reception. Local politicians came up for the pre-festival celebration, including Gaithersburg […]

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May 17, 2019 | Staff Writer

Books And Burgers: Laytonsville Class Earns Lunch With Mayor Ashman

As winners of the 10th annual Mayor’s Book Club Contest, students from Laytonsville Elementary will eat hamburgers with Gaithersburg mayor Jud Ashman at the end of the school year. The students, from teacher Diane Hudson’s class, won the lunchtime treat by reading at least 30  minutes a day for one month. This is the second […]

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May 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Why Gaithersburg’s Mayor is Pumped for Book Fest

There’s no one more excited for the 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival than the city’s mayor, Jud Ashman. More than 140 authors will be at the festival — here’s what Ashman had to say about these authors: Some of the biggest names at the festival, according to Ashman, include Kwame Onwuachi, author of “Notes From […]

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May 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

We Love Weekends: Montgomery County Planner for May 17-May 19

Here’s our guide to arts and entertainment in Montgomery County, May 17-May 19. Jeff Dwyer Benefit Concert: This concert benefits The After Dark Fund, a non-profit to help musicians who fall on hard times as well as promote local music with funds distributed to musicians to assist them with a range of expenses including medical […]

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May 15, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Gaithersburg Book Festival Returns Saturday, Plan Your Visit

Looking for some good reading material for the summer and to do something fun this weekend? Gaithersburg’s popular book festival might just be the answer. Now in its 10th year, the festival will feature authors, workshops for aspiring writers, exhibits, a Children’s Village, onsite sales of new and used books, food, drink, ice cream and […]

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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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