Organizations & Groups

“The Kensington Community is so fortunate to have its very own celebration for books!  Every Spring we re-connect with our community to meet new authors, enjoy fabulous music and talk books!  The festival provides the Kensington Park Friends of the Library volunteers an opportunity to share library news with community book-lovers.”
– Liz Brennan, Former President, Kensington Park Friends of the Library

Stay tuned for our 2019 Organizations & Groups!

Here are our 2018 Organizations and Groups who made last year’s festival a great success…


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The Kensington Day of the Book Festival joins with members of the Casal Catala of Washington DC in celebrating the Catalan origins of the Day of the Book. Visit their tent on Howard Ave near Armory Ave.   Read a history of the “Day of the Book”  here

Location: Howard Avenue near Armory Avenue

fotl_kpKensington Park Friends of the Library
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Established in 2012 to support a public library that meets our community’s needs, KPFOL offers free literary talks and events. Member dues and donations provide support and materials for the library. FOL KP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Location: Howard Avenue


Get up! Takoma Radio 94.3 FM
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Clear the cobwebs with carefully cultivated words and music every Monday morning with Michael Causey + Deborah Jaffe.  Good songs, Good interviews, Good morning!

8-9:30 am every Monday morning    /   Deborah’s website   /   Michael’s website

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Maryland Writers Association – Montgomery County Chapter

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MWA-Montgomery is an affiliate of the Maryland Writers Association (MWA), a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art, business, and craft of writing. Our group strives to create a safe and supportive community where both published and unpublished writers can come together in fellowship to learn from one another, grow, network, and realize their writing dreams.


Alpha Delta Kappa – Epsilon Chapter
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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.


Mystery Writers of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter
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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.


Federal Poets  
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THE FEDERAL POETS is the oldest continuously active poetry group in the Washington D.C. area. First convened in 1944, it is open to everyone.
Members of the Federal Poets meet at the Tenley Public Library on the third Saturday of every month to read, analyze and discuss their poetry.  Visitors are always welcome. Please visit our website for more information.

Poets from the Federal Poets will be reading at the Poetry Stage from 2:05 to 2:30.  The Poetry Stage is on Howard Ave west of Fawcett St.  Don’t miss it!


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Girl Scout Troop 3664

(Kensington, MD)



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Every child deserves to know that they matter.  When Comfort Cases provides a case to a child in need, we not only offer them new items that they can keep during their journey, we also provide them with dignity and the notion that someone cares about what they are going through.