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Kensington Celebrates the International Day of the Book Festival Sunday, April 25th 2010 * Howard Avenue, Old Town Kensington * 11am-4pm


The Twinbrook Tellers are from Storytellers' Club which meets monthly during the school year at Twinbrook Library in Rockville, MD. At Storytellers' Club, children ages 5-14 are invited to tell stories (only if they want to), listen to stories and play storytelling games. Children who are comfortable telling tales for a more public audience are invited to join the Twinbrook Tellers in performances at area libraries, story swaps, and festivals. Over the past six years they have performed at the Glen Echo Folk Festival, Montgomery County Harvest Festival, Takoma Park MiniFest, and, of course, The Celebration of the Day of the Book Festival.

Scavenger Hunt for Kids of All Ages
Find the author with the red hat! Collect a bookmark from the store with the blue door! Get the secret word from Sherlock Holmes! Follow a list of clues to the final and win a prize! More details to come.
Play Chess against a Chess Master
Make a Little Book and Other Art Activities
More information soon!
Enjoy Readings from Children's Book Authors
More information soon!
Free Books from Bookcrossing!
BookCrossing members would like to share their passion for books and reading with you. How? By offering FREE used books to take home. Each book will have its own unique BCID (Bookcrossing identification number). If you log onto the BookCrossing website,, you'll be able to see where the book has been and later track where it will go long after you've read it. BookCrossing is FREE and FUN! Help make the whole world a library and share the joy of literacy.
Article: Giving Away Books in Kensington, Maryland

Watercolor Workshop
Make your own customized bookmarks or bookplates using watercolor techniques with the help of the
WMAS and coordinated by Firouzeh Sadeghi.
Free bookmarks for all!
The Healthy Children-Healthy Oceans Foundation's
Drawing Competition

Children and youth are invited to participate in this drawing competition based on the theme “What are healthy children and what are healthy oceans?”, sponsored by The Healthy Children-Healthy Oceans Foundation. Materials and cardboard will be provided. Three judges will select one drawing, and award prizes, for each category:
-Selected drawing by a child aged 3 to 6 - Prize: A Gift Ticket to the Baltimore Aquarium (admission, 4D + dolphin show)
-Selected drawing by a child aged 7 to 12Prize: A Voucher for $30 to the Gift Shop at Ocean Hall (
-Selected drawing by a youth aged 13 to 18Prize: A Gift Ticket to the American Museum of Natural History’s LeFrak IMAX Theater (includes admission to the Museum and the Rose Center for Earth and Space).
Photographs of all the drawings will be posted in the HCHOF website (currently under construction).
Kensington Book Festival | 3786 Howard Ave, Kensington MD 20895 | 301-949-9416 |

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