• Explore Kensington

    Kensington is a town with a rich, historic past and a vibrant present. The sound of a train whistle still permeates throughout the town, reminiscent of Kensington’s sleepier origins in 1873.

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Rick Campbell – 12:00 to 12:30 La Rambla Stage

RICK CAMPBELL, a retired Navy Commander, spent more than twenty years in the Navy, serving on four nuclear-powered submarines.  On his last submarine, he was one of the two men whose permission is required to launch its nuclear warhead-tipped missiles. Upon retirement, Rick was offered a two-book deal (which has been extended to a six-book deal) by Macmillan / St.

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Roye Okupe – 11:30 to 12:00 La Rambla Stage

Roye Okupe’s debut graphic novel “E.X.O. The Legend of Wale Williams Part One”, a superhero story set in a futuristic Nigeria, was received with critical acclaim and has been featured on CNN, Forbes, The New York Times, NBC, The Guardian, ABC7, BBC, The Huffington Post, Mashabe and more! The Journey to Living the Dream: Steps to achieving the impossible   “I dreamed of doing comics and animation all of my life

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Free Rare Book Evaluations

Performed by Dale A. Sorenson, Ph.D. Dr. Sorenson founded Waverly Auctions in 1978 and served as its President until 2004 when he sold the business to Quinn’s Auctions. Under their ownership, he served as Director of Waverly Auctions until 2009, and now provides expert consultation to Waverly in the cataloging of rare books, maps and atlases, fine prints, autographs and

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Chess Challenge!

Challenge the Chess Master! All ages and levels welcome! International Chess Master Allan Savage will simultaneously play six to eight games of chess at once! Prizes will be awarded to anyone who wins or draws. Allan is an International Master, Life Master in the United States Chess Federation, and chess author. He is a full-time chess coach for tournament players.

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Michael Dirda

Michael Dirda Sponsored by the Kensington Park Friends of the Library      Michael Dirda will talk about his new book, “Browsings: A Year of Reading, Collecting, and Living with Books.”  In these 50 light, personal essays, Dirda writes about subjects as various as  favorite book titles, science fiction conventions, cursive handwriting, scholars in old age, author’s pets and even

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