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, President, Kensington Park Friends of the Library

 

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The 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 a nonprofit organization open to all poets without regard to race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or political affiliation.  Members of The Federal Poets meet at the West End Public Library, 24th and L Sts. NW, Washington, DC, on the third Saturday of every month to read, analyze and discuss their poetry. Visitors are always welcome.


Lollipop Kid Foundation

Lollipop Kid Foundation
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Children with disabilities have the right to be given opportunities that allow them to live to their fullest potential. Too often, parents raising these children feel isolated socially and burdened financially, emotionally and physically. They are forced to make hard decisions and sacrifice substantially in areas that most could not imagine. The Lollipop Kids Foundation exists to combat social stigmas, ease the financial burden placed on these families, offer emotional support and provide a brief respite so that every child with a disability has access to a hope and a future.


Mystery Writers of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter

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.

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The Ink Masters

The Ink Masters

Honey Bee Ink Promotions presents The Ink Masters – a group of talented authors that come together to write anthologies and network as a team at book festivals and events. The Ink Masters consist of Honey Bee the Owner and Senior Promoter of Honey Bee Ink Promotions and Creator of The Urban Chronicles Magazine as well as author of Carolina Shot Caller, Aja Taylor author of Covered Deep, Fatima Munroe author of the Madam Cocaina Series, London Starr author of The Other Man Series and Ron Brown author of The Snitch Among Us. Our authors will have the following genres to offer: Urban Christian Romance, Urban Romance, Cont. Romance, Street Lit and Erotica. We will be debuting our anthology this April titled The Ink Masters’ Street Report, a series of Street Lit short stories.


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Winthuysen Foundation Inc
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The Winthuysen Foundation serves to showcase and promote the books and artwork of Javier Winthuysen y Losado (1874-1956), master painter, author, and landscape architect.  His works include Memorias de un Senorito Sevillano and El Paisaje en el Arte.

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North Chevy Chase Christian Church

North Chevy Chase Christian Church
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North Chevy Chase Christian Church will be hosting Special Guest speaker Col. Charles McGee (USAF Ret.). Col. McGee’s book Tuskegee Airman: The Biography of Charles E. McGee, Air Force Fighter Combat Record Holder will be available for sale, as well as The Fourth of July Encyclopedia by James R. Heintze and Low-Speed Wind Tunnel Testing by Jewell B. Barlow. Also, free balloon creations by Agnes Bike!


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Villages of Kensington
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The mission of the Villages of Kensington (VoK) is to build a supportive, diverse, and intergenerational network of neighbors helping neighbors to remain in their homes and to be engaged in their community.


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Montgomery County Public Libraries
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Where the County Reads, Where the County Meets, Where the County Learns

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Literacy Council of Montgomery County

Literacy Council of Montgomery County
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Our mission is to help adults living or working in the county who want to achieve functional levels of reading, writing, and speaking English so that they may improve the quality of their life and their ability to participate in the community.


Alpha Delta Kappa

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.


Maryland Insurance Administration

Maryland Insurance Administration
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Welcome to the Maryland Insurance Administration. The agency’s goal is to provide efficient, effective service to both the consumers of insurance products and the insurance industry. Th​e Maryland Insurance Administration best serves its core constituents by assuring fair treatment of consumers. This consumer protection begins by regulating the availability of insurance coverage at fair prices and extends to issues of solvency and fair sales, claims and settlement practices.


Pets on Wheels

Pets on Wheels
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Pets on Wheels is a nonprofit volunteer organization which provides friendly visits from volunteers and their pets to those requiring the support of an institutional setting. Visits are most often to nursing homes; however assisted living communities, hospitals, and facilities for the physically and mentally challenged are also recipients of our visits. More recently veterans’ hospitals, homeless and domestic violence shelters, teen diversion programs, substance abuse facilities, incarceration settings, programs for the homeless and children at risk of home out placement, stress free zones at local colleges during exam time, and libraries to help promote learning to read have also been added to our visits.


Spirit Club Foundation

Spirit Club Foundation
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Spirit Club Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization organized to ensure that people with disabilities and other health-related challenges have the opportunity to exercise and learn about fitness and nutrition in an integrated setting.