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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The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

EmberThe next Mayor Buddy’s Book Club selection is…

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

We hope you enjoy reading this book about a mysterious city trapped in the dark and how two brave people seek to find a solution.

Mark your calendars now for the End of Book party on October 8th at the Orlando Public Library from 3:30 – 5 p.m.! You have seven weeks to read at your own pace to be prepared for our games and trivia!

Keep posted for discussion questions and more as we start to read this new book!

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Today is the day!

Join us TODAY from 3:30 – 5 p.m. at the Orlando Public Library as we celebrate finishing A Wrinkle in Time! We are excited to celebrate with you all and hope you can make it.

Don’t forget! We hand out free copies of our next Mayor Buddy’s Book Club book for the first 100 members.

After the party, we will reveal our next book here on the blog  so you can start reading!

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A Wrinkle in Time End of Book Party

Hi all,

It’s almost that time again to celebrate finishing A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle! All MBBC members are welcome to join us as we play games, do crafts, eat snacks and play a trivia game.







When: Wednesday, August 13th from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Where: Orlando Public Library (101 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801)

Please RSVP by calling 407.246.3577 or email amanda.smiley@cityoforlando.net.

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Tesseracts Explained

For those of you who are trying to wrap your head around tesseracts and how the 4th dimension can be understood, watch this video from the Bryant Park project NPR.

Tesseracts and Madeleine L\’Engle

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A special message from our newest Reading Coach!

Dear Mayor Buddy’s Book Club Members,              

We hope you are enjoying our latest book club selection,  A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle! Members just like you are meeting at City of Orlando Community Centers and the Orlando Public Library to discuss chapters, play games and learn more about this exciting book.

Our newest Reading Coach, Treasure, has been enjoying her time with the members from the Orlando Public Library branch and has a special message for all of you!

“Hi readers!

My name is Treasure Leach and I am the new reading coach at the Downtown Library on Thursdays. I am excited to join this program and a group of awesome students who are enthusiastic about reading.

I am a student at the University of Central Florida and I will be graduating in August. That isn’t too far from now but it makes me happy to be spending my last weeks with you all as we read A Wrinkle in Time. What an awesome book!

Happy reading time travelers!”

Don’t forget, we always have End of Book Parties after every book we finish at the Orlando Public Library! Stay tuned for more details!

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