Close to Famous

 

Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Our next Mayor Buddy’s Book Club selection will be one of Mayor Buddy’s Book Club’s favorites, Close to Famous. We hope you enjoy this selection!

We will begin book club the Week of July 27th.To best prepare you for the upcoming End of Book Party on August 19th, we suggest that each Book Club Buddy reads 17 pages per day.

The Orlando Public Library  (Downtown – 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801)  is hosting the book Club every Thursday 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Please join us and share your passion for reading.

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End of Book Party this Wednesday

Mayor Buddy’s Book Club members,

This Wednesday is The Strange Case of Origami Yoda End of Book Party at the Orlando Public Library (101 E. Central Blvd.). We hope you can join us and can’t wait to see you there!

Origami Yoda Image

 

When: July 22nd from 3-5 p.m.

Where: Orlando Public Library (101 E. Central Blvd.)

There will be plenty of snacks, fun games and great prizes!

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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Summer Locations

 

yoda

Happy Friday! We would like to update you on the current Summer Book Club sessions that we have.

Orlando Public Library- (Downtown Library): Thursday 4:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Northwest Community Center: Tuesday/Thursday 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Englewood Neighborhood Center: Monday 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Memorial Middle School: Tuesday 4:15 p.m.- 5:15 p.m.

Wadeview Community Center: Tuesday 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Carver Middle School: Wednesday 3 p.m.-4 p.m.

Dr. Smith Community Center: Tuesday 3:30-4:30 p.m.

I hope to see you at a book club soon!

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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

 

Origami Yoda Image

It’s summer time! We’re sure you’re excited about the summer break! Our next Mayor Buddy’s Book Club selection will be The Strange Case of Origami Yoda. We hope you enjoy this selection!

To best prepare you for the upcoming End of Book Party on July 22nd, we suggest the following reading schedule. We will begin book club the Week of June 8th.

Week 1: Chapters 1-3

Week 2: Chapters 4-7

Week 3: Chapters 8-11

Week 4: Chapters 12-15

Week 5: Chapters 16- 21

Week 6: Chapters 22-25

Wednesday, July 22nd: End of Book Party

(Each section has been counted as a chapter. Feel free to number the chapters throughout your book if you would like.)

Happy Reading!

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The Lost Hero Activity

Greetings Mayor Buddy’s Book Club Book Buddies,

We hope you are enjoying The Lost Hero as much as we are! Throughout this book, you will encounter many interesting characters – both mortal and immortal – who have various roles in the story.

Your task is to pick a main character from the book and fill in the blanks in the poem format below.

You can do this activity individually, but we recommend that you do this with your book buddies!

“I AM POEM”

FIRST STANZA:

I am (name the character)

I wonder (something the character is actually curious about)

I hear (an imaginary sound the character might hear)

I see (an imaginary sight the character might see)

I want (something the character truly desires)

SECOND STANZA:

I pretend (something the character actually pretends to do)

I feel (a feeling about something imaginary)

I touch (an imaginary touch)

I worry (something that really bothers the character)

I cry (something that makes the character very sad)

I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

THIRD STANZA:

I understand (something the character knows is true)

I say (something that the character believes in)

I dream (something the character might actually dream about)

I try (something the character really makes an effort to do)

I hope (something the character actually hopes for)

I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

Share with us! Comment below with your poem to share with the whole Mayor Buddy’s Book Club book buddy community.

 

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The Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero

Mayor Buddy’s Book Club’s next selection is…

 

lost hero

We have 6 whole weeks to read this book before the End of Book party on May 20th! In order to reach this goal you will need to read at least 13 pages per day (including weekends).

Happy reading!

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Lila and Ecco’s End of Book Party – April 1st

Mayor Buddy’s Book Club members,

At the next End of Book Party on April 1st, we want you to dress up in your favorite comic book character costume! We’ll have a competition at the end of the party and the winner will get an awesome prize! So come dressed to impress in your best outfits! We look forward to seeing you all there!

lila and ecco

The trivia will be based on the story of Lila and Ecco!

When: April 1st from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Where: Orlando Public Library (101 E. Central Blvd.)

There will be plenty of snacks, fun games and great prizes!

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Salt Water Taffy or Lila and Ecco’s Do-It-Yourself Comics Club

Our next Mayor Buddy’s Book Club selection is your choice between these two graphic novels. We only have three weeks before Spring Break so make sure you have read one of these books by our next End of Book Party on April 1st!

Happy Reading!

lila and ecco

salt water taffy

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End of Book Party this Wednesday

Mayor Buddy’s Book Club members,

This Wednesday is The Name of this Book is Secret End of Book Party at the Orlando Public Library (101 E. Central Blvd.). We hope you can join us and can’t wait to see you there!

name of this book is secret

When: February 25th from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Where: Orlando Public Library (101 E. Central Blvd.)

There will be plenty of snacks, fun games and great prizes!

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Do you have Synesthesia?

Several characters in The Name of this Book is Secret have a neurological trait known as synesthesia. People who have this “confusion of the senses” often link images or words with certain tastes or colors. However, synesthetes can have any combination of linking their senses together.

Below is a quick test that you can take to determine if you have synesthesia. Feel free to comment below with your results!

Synesthesia Experiment

  1. Read a list of random numbers between 0 and 9 at a rate of about one every 3 seconds. For example: 7, 9, 4, 0, 3, 8, 2, 5, 1, 6.
  2. After each number is read, ask people to write down the number and what COLOR that they associate with each number.
  3. Collect the answers. These will be called “Answers #1″.
  4. Two to three weeks later, repeat the experiment, but change the order of the numbers. For example: 3, 6, 5, 9, 4, 1, 7, 0, 5, 2, 8.
  5. Collect the answers. These will be called “Answers #2″.
  6. Compare Answers #1 with Answers #2. A person with synesthesia will have all or most of the same number-color pairs on both Answers #1 and Answers #2.This experiment can also be done using letters instead of numbers.

*Source: https://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/syne.html

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