Fiction Readers Make Better Friends

stack-of-booksIf you need another excuse to read more, check out this article by Gabe Bergado about how fiction readers literally have different brain activity versus those who don’t read fiction.

When you’re reading your favorite books or one of the Mayor Buddy’s Book Club selections, keep in mind how exploring character’s lives helps us understand the world around us and the people we interact with on a daily basis.

Happy Reading!

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The Maze Runner End of Book Party

You’re Invited to Mayor Buddy’s Book Club End of Book Party!

Wednesday, December 3rd

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Orlando Public Library (101 E. Central Blvd.)

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

It’s that time again to celebrate finishing another great book! There will be crafts, cupcakes and prizes for our trivia winners!

Public Parking is available at the following location including street parking:

  • Library Garage – 112 E. Central Blvd.
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Exciting News Ahead

Are you ready to join us for the Mayor Buddy’s Book Club at Barnes & Noble on E. Colonial Dr. this Saturday?

We are very excited to showcase this leisure time reading program to the community and raise money to buy new books for our members! The event starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Be sure to stick around at around 11:00 to hear from Orlando City Mayor Buddy Dyer as he meets and greets with members and volunteers who have been dedicated to reading through the book club.

There will be plenty of games, arts & crafts and a trivia game to enjoy. Our next book selection will b revealed as well!  Hope to see you there!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Save the date – Mayor Buddy’s Book Club Bookfair at Barnes & Noble

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Saturday, November 22

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Barnes & Noble

2418 E. Colonial Dr.

Orlando, FL 32803

Join us for these activities:

  • Raffle
  • Book Trivia
  • Games

Can’t Attend?

Visit to support us online from November 22 until November 27, 2014 by entering Bookfair ID 11456076 at checkout.

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Revisiting The Maze Runner by James Dashner

Hi book club members,

We are excited for the new month of October bringing slightly cooler weather for us Floridians, making it the perfect time to snuggle up in your favorite blanket and read the next Mayor Buddy’s Book Club selection. Recently, The Maze Runner movie version hit theaters and we thought now would be a great time to revisit this MBBC classic!

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We have about six weeks to finish reading this book (not including Thanksgiving Break) before our next End of Book Party on December 3rd. Come back to the blog periodically for activities related to The Maze Runner.

Happy reading!

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Upcoming End of Book Party

Our next End of Book Party for the City of Ember is coming soon! We hope you can join us as we celebrate finishing our 25th book.

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When: October 8th from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Where: The Orlando Public Library

(101 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801)

Test your knowledge about The City of Ember in a trivia game with your friends. There will also be crafts, games, food and prizes!

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The City of Ember Venn Diagram

The City of Ember’s fate depends on the teamwork between Lina and Doon and their ability to come up with a plan to save their friends and family!

This week’s activity is to compare and contrast Lina and Doon’s character traits using a Venn Diagram

Click here for Venn Diagram

When you’re doing the Venn Diagram, reflect on these differences and similarities and ask yourself why their personalities work together to help the City find a solution to their problems.

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Frozen director, Jennifer Lee is going to adapt “A Wrinkle in Time”

Did you hear the news?

A Wrinkle in Time is  in the works to be on the big screen in the near future. Check out the article below for more information and comment below if you are excited about the Frozen director taking on this Mayor Buddy’s Book Club selection.

Time Magazine: Frozen director to adapt A Wrinkle in Time



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Write a letter to the Mayor of Ember!

Hey Mayor Buddy’s Book Club members,

We hope you’re enjoying The City of Ember so far! As you’ve probably read, the children in the City of Ember get their job titles on Assignment Day. This is the day a citizen in the City of Ember learns their destiny for the next three years – good or bad.

Imagine you are in class with Lina and Doon on Assignment Day and had to pick a job from Mayor Cole’s bag.

Step 1: Choose a job title from the following

  • Pipeworks Laborer
  • Supply Depot clerk
  • Electrician’s helper
  • Greenhouse helper
  • Timekeeper’s assistant
  • Messenger
  • Trash Sifter
  • Mold Scraper
  • Building Repair assistant

Step 2: Write a letter to Mayor Cole explaining if you like your job assignment or not.

Step 3: Mail it to us!

Have your parents help you mail it to our office and the best five letters will be featured in our upcoming blog posts!

Attention: Office of Community Affairs, Mayor Buddy’s Book Club                                             P.O. Box 4990                                                                                                                         Orlando, FL 32802

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Orlando Public Library Meeting Change

As we start reading The City of Ember next week, we are changing the meeting time for our Orlando Public Library branch to 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

We hope to see you there as we introduce our new Reading Coach, Paul!

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