Saturday, May 28, 2016


Gaithersburg Library’s Teen Writers’ Club will help kick off Summer Reading with another sidewalk publishing project. Club members will chalk original poems on the sidewalk in front of the library on Wednesday, June 1, starting at 6:30 pm.
Last summer the club took over the pavement outside the library and chalked an original children's story for library visitors. The group transcribed and illustrated the tale on the sidewalk outside the library’s entrance, and then performed a dramatic reading for onlookers. The event was covered by the Gaithersburg Town Courier.
Gaithersburg Teen Writers’ Club is open to writers aged 13-18 and meets in the teen room on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. The group is sponsored by the Maryland Writers’ Association and is led by MWA volunteers Lucinda Marshall and Peggy Ruppel. Because advance preparation was required, new club members cannot be admitted on June 1st, but are welcome to observe. New members are welcome at the club’s next regular meeting on June 15.

Come cheer on our teens and celebrate summer at the library!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Gaithersburg Book Festival 2016

We’re excited about the Gaithersburg Book Festival next Saturday, May 21st! Since 2010, the Gaithersburg Book Festival has fostered an interest in reading, writing and literary conversation in the Gaithersburg community with programs and visits by authors, poets and songwriters.

Featured programs this year include free writing workshops for adults and children, a children’s villageexhibitors and more.

Parking and admission to the festival is free. The Gaithersburg Book Festival will take place at Gaithersburg City Hall in Old Towne Gaithersburg from 10 AM to 6 PM.

To celebrate at Gaithersburg Library, we have a convenient book display with works by some of the authors who will be featured at the Gaithersburg Book Festival including Diane Rehm, Eric Ripert, Gennifer Choldenko, Tim Kurkjian, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor and more. Stop by the library to pick up a book or two in preparation!