Programs

The FOL-KP sponsors JAZZ (& other  music) SERIES and an AUTHOR SERIES.

Both series are free and occur bi-monthly.

COMING SOON…

FOL-KP Author Talk Series (& related fun)

March 17 (all day) Writer’s Workshop with a professional facilitator
Agenda & registration details coming soon!

April 10 (6:30 PM)  Author Talk on Russia. Details TBA.

April 22 (11 am to 4 PM) Kensington Day of the Book Festival
off campus on Howard Ave, Kensington.
Volunteers needed to cover the FOL-KP membership & info table.

 

FOL-KP Jazz (& other music) Series

December 6 (6:30 to 7:30 PM)  Keyboards with Scott Camillo
In the Main Library – Enjoy background music that will add a bit of spirit to regular library activity.

December 13 (6:30 to 7:30 PM) Keyboards with Scott Camillo & Bass with Scott Douglas
In the Main Library – Enjoy background music that will add a bit of spirit to regular library activity.


READING RAVES

Have you read a great book lately? Tell us what you liked and why. We’ll feature your Reading Rave in an upcoming newsletter (anonymously). Email your summary to (or request for a little writing support) to kensingtonpark@folmc.org.


TEEN WRITERS’ CLUB – 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:15 until 7:45 PM

With writer Carolee Noury and co-sponsored by Maryland Writers Association

  • Discover techniques for creative writing
  • Experiment with writing exercises
  • Get constructive feedback on your writing
  • Learn how to revise your work
  • Meet others who share your love of writing

For more information, contact Alessandro Russo (alessandro.russo@montgomerycountymd.gov)


SUMMER READING

Full details from the county are updated annually here.
– Check at the library end of the school year for this year’s program details!


PAST EVENTS

We sponsor many community activities. So far in 2017, we’ve invited everyone to enjoy:

Keith Fentonmiller 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH at 6:30-8 PM

KENSINGTON PARK LIBRARY MEETING ROOM

Join us for a special evening with local author and Kensington resident, Keith Fentonmiller. Keith will discuss his debut novel, Kasper Mutzenmacher’s Cursed Hat. Kasper is a hatmaker in prewar Berlin who must face down an evil Nazi and rescue his girlfriend using a magical wishing hat stolen from the god Hermes.

 

FOL-KP Jazz Series Classical Spotlight

Why? SEPTEMBER IS CLASSICAL MUSIC MONTH!

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd, 4:30 PM

KENSINGTON PARK LIBRARY MEETING ROOM

Come celebrate with a classical guitar concert presented by the International Conservatory of Music. Some of the winners and finalists of the Beatty Music Competition will be playing for our community at this event. The John and Susie Beatty Music Scholarship Competition encourages young musicians in the Washington metropolitan area to achieve their educational goals through their own musical talents

 

Kensington Labor Day Parade Festival
September 4th, 10-2 – Meet & greet with community members. Such a nice crowd!

Solar Eclipse Event

August 21st, 1-2:00 – Safe glasses to share. Pinhole boxes & more, too! 200+ attendees!

 

Harry Potter Book Publication Anniversary Party

June 22nd, 1:30-3 – Scavenger Hunt, Trivia Game, Prizes & Cake! 100+ attendees!

 

 

 

JUNE Author Talk: Peter Cozzens
author or editor of 17 books on the American Civil War and the American West

Tuesday, June 13, 6:30 PM

Peter’s newest book is The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of Indian Wars for the American West.

More info:  http://www.petercozzens.net/

 

MAY Performance:  Christiana Drapkin and Harry Appelman

Saturday, May 20, 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Golden Standards from the Great American Song Book! Vocalist Christiana Drapkin and pianist Harry Appelman celebrate the beautiful songs written by Johnny Mercer. As a lyricist, he worked with composers Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Jerome Kern, Henry Mancini. The list of hit tunes seems endless. And they all speak to the heart. Come spend a beautiful hour with us.

APRIL brings us ‘showers of authors’ at The Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 23  11 AM – 4 PM, Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD

More details:  https://dayofthebook.com/

 

Jazz Performance:  B-CC High School Jazz Band

Saturday, March 18, 3:00 PM, Kensington Park Library

Come enjoy this highly talented group! The B-CC Music Department has earned 2 Grammy Foundation awards and offers seven instrumental ensembles. Nearly 500 students are enrolled in a music class each semester.

Author Talk: Debbie Levy author of I Dissent

Tuesday, February 21, 6:30PM

Join us and children’s fiction, non-fiction, and poetry author Debbie Levy as she talks about her latest book about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, titled I Dissent. The book highlights the voice of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the determination of standing up for what is right. This is a children’s non-fiction book, that can also catch the aspirations of adults who are looking to stand up for justice for all. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library—Kensington Park Chapter. This program is in honor of Kathie Meizner, who is an advocate of early childhood literacy.

jazz2-161024_1280Jazz Concert

Saturday, January 28, 3:30 to 5 pm

 The Scott Douglass Quartet

Join us for the concert in the library’s lower level room.

chess-145184_1280AUTHOR TALK: The Place of Chess in Culture with AUTHOR AND CHESS MASTER, Allan Savage

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 6:30 PM
Kensington Park Library, Lower Level, 4201 Knowles Avenue

More than just a game or sport, chess plays a significant part in many aspects of artistic and intellectual achievement. The role of chess in books, education, art, and movies will be examined, and the talk will include some hands-on examples.

Allan Savage is a professional chess coach and international master. He is the author of several books and many articles on all aspects of chess. See his website for more info:  www.savagechess.com. Please join us to hear more about this ancient game that still fascinates many.

AUTHOR TALK:  HERO ORIGINS – THE CREATORS OF BATMAN AND SUPERMANImage result for batman and superman

Tuesday, January 10th, 7:00 PM
Marc Tyler Nobleman, Author of Boys of Steel:  The Creators of Superman and Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman will discuss the origins of these iconic American comic book heroes.
Event sponsored by the Kensington Park Chapter, Friends of the Library.
This is a lead-off event for MOCOMCON(http://montgomerycountymd.gov/library/programs/mocomcon/

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