Now Reading: Close to Famous by Joan Bauer

Close to Famous by Joan BauerAt our most recent book party it was announced our first summer title will be Close to Famous by Joan Bauer!

If you didn’t make it to the part you can still get a copy by coming to any of the Teen Summer Reading events below at the Orlando Public Library, while supplies last!

Here is the schedule:

  • Wed, June 12, 3 p.m. – Welcome to the Underground
  • Wed, June 19, 3 p.m. – How to Survive a Gnome Attack
  • Wed, June 26, 3 p.m. – DIY: Terrariums
  • Wed, July 3, 3 p.m. – Beneath the Surface Movie and Craft
  • Wed, July 10, 3 p.m. – Painting Remix

Don’t forget you can always check out a copy from a library near you or request a copy be delivered to your home!


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Now Reading: Lost in the River of Grass

Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby is a Sunshine State Book grades 6-8 for 2012-2013. When two Florida teenagers become stranded on a tiny island in the Everglades, they attempt to walk ten miles through swampland to reach civilization.

If you would like to join a group to discuss the book with, come on down to the Orlando Public Library on Mondays at 3:30 p.m. The book club won’t meet on school or library holidays. Call 407.835.7323 if you have any questions.

Request a copy of the book from the library.

The celebration for this book will take place at the Orlando Public Library on Wednesday, blank black flip flopswholesale June 5th at 3:30 p.m. Here is the Facebook event!

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Book Club Party Tomorrow

Hello Book Club Members!

Join Mayor Buddy’s Book Club tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th for our Smile End of Book Party. As usual, the party will take place at the downtown library at 3:30pm with games and snacks, trivia and other activities sure to make you smile. Come celebrate with us and pick up your copy of our next book for Mayor Buddy’s Book Club.

Hope to see you there!

End of Book Club Party
Orlando Public Library
Wednesday, April 10th, 3:30 – 5pm

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Now Reading: Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Join us in reading our next graphic novel, Smile by Raina Telgemeier! From sixth grade through tenth, Raina copes with a variety of dental problems that affect her appearance and how she feels about herself.

Don’t forget you can get a copy delivered to your home, just request it online here.

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Join the discussion group at Orlando Public Library!

If you love Mayor’s Book Club but wish you had more time to talk to friends about it, join us at the Orlando Public Library most Monday at 3:30 p.m. This small group will meet to chat about the book, meet new friends, and have fun. Please let us know if you plan on coming by posting a comment below. You can call 407.835.7323 if you have any questions.

There will be no discussion group on Monday, March 25, because of Spring Break!

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Reading Schedule: Hide and Seek

Our newest book for Mayor Buddy’s Book Club is Hide and Seek by Katy Grant. If you didn’t receive a free copy at our End of Book party last week, we are still giving a few away. Just leave a comment right here on the blog telling us what you like about Mayor Buddy’s Book Club and we’ll have a copy waiting for you at the downtown library!

As always, feel free to read as fast or as slow as you would like; but below is a suggested reading schedule to have you ready for our next End of Book party!

Week 1 (by 1/5) Chapters 1-4, through page 36
Week 2 (by 1/12) Chapters 5-8, through page 74
Week 3 (by 1/19) Chapters 9-12, through page 110
Week 4 (by 1/26) Chapters 13-19, through page 146
Week 5 (by 2/2) Chapters 20-25, through page 183
Week 6 (by 2/9) Chapters 26- through end. You’ve finished!
End of book party: Wed 2/13

Get to reading and look out for our next Book Club survey and End of Book party on February 13th!

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New Book: Hide and Seek by Katy Grant

Hide and Seek by Katy Grant

In the remote mountains of Arizona where he lives with his mother, stepfather, and two sisters, fourteen-year-old Chase discovers two kidnapped boys and gets caught up in a dangerous adventure when he comes up with a plan to get them to safety.

Get a copy from the library.

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Get a Copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Our next book selection is a fantasy graphic novel based on the Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum! Check out this new version by Eric Shanower.

Have you seen the Wizard of Oz movie? What do you think about interpretations of classic stories?

Don’t forget you can always get your books delivered free to your home with your Orange County Library Card. Just call 407.835.7323 to request an item.

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

WELCOME and thank you for joining Mayor Buddy’s Book Club. We are very excited to have you on board! You’ve got just a few weeks to read our newest selection, a graphic novel adaptation of  “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young!

When Kansas farm girl Dorothy flies away to the magical Land of Oz, she fatally flattens a Wicked Witch, liberates a Scarecrow and is hailed by the Munchkin people as a great sorceress…but all she really wants to know is: how does she get home?

This graphic novel doesn’t have page numbers so we’re not giving a suggested schedule, but we think you’re going to love that this is written comic book style.

The Mayor Buddy’s Book Club web-page is updated regularly so check in often to learn about our current book selection, participate in quizzes and surveys and to learn about events!

Prizes will be given out to Book Club Members who participate regularly, so come back often to get involved! We will also be celebrating the end of the book parties together so look for that notice in December!

Happy Reading!

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