|Join Us September 26 for |
An Evening with Novelist
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
On September 26, internationally renowned novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will be in Montgomery County, Md., as part of the One Maryland One Book program produced by the Maryland Humanities Council – and it’s co-hosted by Montgomery College, Gaithersburg Book Festival, Montgomery County Public Libraries and Montgomery County Public Schools.
One Maryland One Book is designed to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. This year’s selection is Adichie’s debut novel, “Purple Hibiscus,” which is about the emotional turmoil of adolescence, the powerful bonds of family and the bright promise of freedom.
~ Event Details ~
WHEN: Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 7 p.m. (Doors Open at 6 p.m.)
WHERE: Gaithersburg High School Auditorium, 101 Education Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD 20877
REGISTER: Register here.
Please note:This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and will be available on a first-come/first-served basis. Registration does NOT guarantee a seat.
BOOK SALES/SIGNING: Ms. Adichie’s books will be on sale at the event and she will be available for signings following her presentation.
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|2017 Festival Winners Announced|
~ Survey Drawing ~
Ten-year-old Helen Rosenblum of Gaithersburg, Md., is the winner of a $100 Visa Gift Card in the 2017 Gaithersburg Book Festival survey prize drawing. Helena's survey was randomly selected from among hundreds of survey entries. This past year's Festival is the first Helena has attended. When asked what she enjoyed most, she said she really liked the presentation on "I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark" by Debbie Levy and was excited about buying "The Day I Brought a Blue Alien to Homeroom" by exhibiting author Brian Bichy. She also liked spinning a prize-wheel to win temporary book tattoos at a vendor booth. Helena told us that “the night before [the Book Festival organizers] emailed me that I was the winner, I went out to dinner at a Chinese restaurant. After dinner I got a fortune cookie, and the fortune said 'luck is coming your way.'"
~ School with the Most Students Visiting the Festival ~
Rosemont Elementary School in Gaithersburg, Md., won a basket of books by having the most students visit the Festival and the Love of Language and Reading booth, which was coordinated by the Gaithersburg Educational Enrichment Committee, the Judy Center, Montgomery County Public Schools, Spanish Catholic Center, Gaithersburg Rotary and Montgomery Coalition for Adult English Literacy (MCAEL). Here Gaithersburg Book Festival Founder and Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman presents books to Rosemont Principal Keely Cooke, while students leading the morning announcements look on.
~ Where's Waldo Gift Basket ~
Where’s Waldo celebrated his 30th anniversary at the Gaithersburg Book Festival. Candlewick Press sponsored a Where’s Waldo Scavenger Hunt and provided a selfie station and a prize pack full of books, stickers and activities. Twelve-year-old Jasmine Truong from Clarksburg, Md., found the three hidden Waldos, completed the registration card and was the lucky winner of the prize pack out of more than 250 children who participated in the Scavenger Hunt.
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Olde Towne Gaithersburg, Md.
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