May 15, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Gaithesburg Book Festival Set for May 20 at City Hall (VIDEO)

The 8th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival returns to the grounds of City Hall on May 20th. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman is the founder of this literary festival and he tells MyMCMedia that this year’s lineup includes about 130 authors, and that’s a record. He is also hoping to see a record crowd in Olde Towne […]

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November 10, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Modern Montgomery Book Launch Focuses on County Architecture (VIDEO)

The Planning Department recently hosted a launch party for the new book, Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland, 1930-1979 at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. The 250-page, well-illustrated book is written by Clare Lise Kelly, a preservation planner and an architectural historian with the Planning Department’s Historic Preservation Office. Bridget Schwiesow has more. Visit our PEG partner […]

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June 15, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Rings for Reading at Gaithersburg Elementary (VIDEO)

The students and staff at Gaithersburg Elementary School are celebrating the number of books they read this school year. And even though school is now out, these students are expected to do a lot of reading this summer, too. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports.

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June 12, 2015 | Sonya Burke

A “Ring of Readers” at Gaithersburg Elementary (VIDEO)

Gaithersburg Elementary School students read over 37,000 books this school year. On June 12th, the nearly 900 students circled the school with a paper link representing all of the books they have read. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video:

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May 20, 2014 | Sonya Burke

photo of John Feinstein

Feinstein Likes it All at the Gaithersburg Book Festival (Video)

In this MyMCMedia extra, Sonya Burke asks author John Feinstein what he likes about the Gaithersburg Book Festival. Take a look:   Related:

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March 11, 2014 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Book Fest Announces Children’s Line Up

The Gaithersburg Book Festival isn’t just for adults. Featuring some of the top authors in children’s literature, hands-on activities and interactive workshops, the festival’s Children’s Village offers an incredible program for younger readers – from the newest book lovers to avid teen readers and writers.  The festival takes place Saturday, May 17  from 10 a.m. […]

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April 21, 2013 | Staff Writer

Bethesda Literary Festival (Photos)

The 14th annual Bethesda Literary Festival featured some well known authors, including Kate Alcott, Chris Bohjalian and award-winning author Alice McDermott. During her event, McDermott, a National Book Award winner and three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, read an excerpt from her new novel, Someone, due out in September. She also read a poem, referred […]

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