Hi everyone!

Hello book club members,

My name is Pri Ekanayake and I’m really excited to lead the discussion groups for Mayor Buddy’s Book Club this spring. Growing up in Orlando, I loved spending Saturdays at the downtown library with my family. Now that I have moved back to town, working as a private tutor, it’s great spend Monday afternoons talking about wonderful books.

In our first meeting on Monday, we talked about the first three chapters. Here’s some of the discussion questions:

-How did Creel end up at the dragon cave? What did we think of her family (especially the aunt)?
-How did she get the slippers? What color were they?
-What did we think the slippers did?

Hope you can join us for next time. Please try to read to page 70. Thank you!

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Discussion Group is Back!

Why I Love Mayor Buddy's Book Club

Great news! The discussion group for Mayor Buddy’s Book Club is back. This informal group is open to any kids that would like to attend and discuss the current Mayor’s Book Club title, Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George .

The Mayor’s Book Club discussion group will meet on Monday, January 13, 3:30 p.m. at the Orlando Public Library in the Children’s Library on the porch tunnels gonflable.

Meet our new discussion leader Pri! For the first discussion try to read to chapter four. Also, check out Dragon Slippers on Goodreads.com.

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Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George

At our book club celebration this week, we announce our next title will be Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George.

Did you know that Mayor Buddy Dyer gives out 100 copies of each of the book club titles selected for the club? That’s right! Each child that attends a book club celebration can pick up a copy of the next book for free.

If you didn’t make it to the last celebration but would still like a free copy, stop by the Children’s Library at Orlando Public Library, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. We have a limited number of copies available so if you would like us to set one aside for you please call us at 407.835.7323 and ask for the Children’s Department.

Make sure to finish reading by our next celebration, Wednesday, March 19, 3:30 p.m. at Orlando Public Library.

 

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NEW BOOK!

We will be announcing the new book for Mayor Buddy’s Book Club and distributing a hard copy for FREE to the first 100 MBBC Members that come to the End of the Year Celebration! The Orlando Public Library will be hosting the End of the Year MBBC Party on December 18th, 2013 at 3:30PM. We will have trivia, games, snacks, and prizes!! Hope to see you there!

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End of Year Celebration!

Hide and Seek by Katy GrantWe will be having our final celebration of the year on Wednesday, December 18, 3:30 p.m. at the Orlando Public Library.

The title we will be reading leading up to the event is Hide & Seek by Katy Grant! We have a few more copies to give away, so stop by the Orlando Public Library and pick one up if you don’t have it.

We look forward to seeing you at the celebration for trivia, games, and prizes!

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November Mayor’s Book Club Celebration

We will be hosting a Mayor Buddy’s Book Club Celebration on Wednesday, November 6, 3:30 p.m. at the Orlando Public Library. Book Club celebrations are filled with active minute-to-win it games, cup cakes, crafts and trivia!

Bring a friend to this fun free after school program! RSVP on Facebook.

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Our Next Title: Lila & Ecco’s Do-It-Yourself Comics Club

We hope you are all having a fantastic summer! At our book club part on Wednesday, we announced the next Mayor Buddy’s Book Club title, we know that you all love graphic novels, so we think you’ll really enjoy, Lila & Ecco’s Do-It-Yourself Comics Club!

Check out the book’s Facebook Page and share your reviews of it.

If you weren’t at the party you can still get a copy of the book, while supplies last, if you come to one of our upcoming Teen Programs at the Orlando Public Library. Our next events are on Wednesday, July 24 at 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 31 at 3:00 p.m.

We hope to see you there!

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Book Party Photos!

Ms. Kara leading Jeopardy-style trivia based on the book. Check out more photos from our June 5th book club celebration on Facebook!

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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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