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The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center is proud to be the title sponsor for The Gaithersburg Book Festival, a partnership that resonates deeply with a commitment to creating a culturally rich environment for the residents.

“At The Carnegie, we believe the power of literature connects people of all ages and backgrounds, and The Festival represents this in action,” explains Jennifer Pastora, General Manager for The Carnegie. “Our sponsorship of The Gaithersburg Book Festival is more than just a partnership—it’s a reflection of our core values. The Festival’s commitment to offering programs for all ages aligns perfectly with our vision of intergenerational engagement.”

The Book Festival is a day-long celebration that brings together authors, readers, and literary enthusiasts nationwide. The annual festival features over 120 top authors and a rich array of literary experiences. The Festival was introduced to Gaithersburg in 2010 by current Mayor Jud Ashman when he was a city council member. It quickly became one of the nation’s top literary events and has become a popular addition to the many activities Gaithersburg hosts year-round. “The Festival is free to the public, so everyone is welcome,” adds Mayor Ashman. “We offer special programming for kids, book signings with top authors, poetry readings, and writing workshops. There is truly something for everyone, and we’re excited to offer a rich and diverse literary experience again this year.”

The Carnegie’s sponsorship of The Gaithersburg Book Festival extends beyond just the event itself, but also the ongoing commitment to fostering a community that values lifelong learning and positive social engagement. “We are proud to support an event that celebrates the beauty of literature and the joy of reading,” states Pastora. “We believe learning is a lifelong journey, and events like The Book Festival provide unique opportunities for our residents to continue their intellectual growth and connect with the broader community.” The Carnegie will host a booth at The Festival, where attendees can get information about the community and discover all that the amenities, intellectual programs, and the unique Art of Living Well® wellness philosophy designed to enrich the lives of their residents.

The Carnegie sales team posing at the Book Festival with Paddington Bear.

In addition to sponsoring The Gaithersburg Book Festival, The Carnegie is thrilled to announce their upcoming opening later this summer. The community will offer a variety of amenities and programs designed to deliver a lifestyle the modern retiree will enjoy. From state-of-the-art fitness classes to unique cultural programs, The Carnegie is committed to delivering a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle for their residents.

Mark your calendars and be sure to attend The Gaithersburg Book Festival on May 18 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at Bohrer Park, a day of fun for the whole family to enjoy. Be sure to stop by The Carnegie booth to learn more about the community and inspired retirement living.

The Carnegie has a Discovery Center in Downtown Crown at 129 Ellington Boulevard in Gaithersburg and hosts many signature events every month to provide a sample of what life at The Carnegie is all about. Schedule your personal tour to learn more about life at The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center.