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Book Clubs and Bundles

Don't you agree that the next best thing to reading a good book is talking about it? The Library offers several options for you to share favorite books with friends.

Read This!


Read This! is an ongoing video series where Orange County Library System librarians and staff members give you a look at what they're reading and what they think about it.

Book Clubs at the Library

Browse the list below to find a book club meeting or author event, or make a selection using the location and date range options.

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Tertulia Cuatro Gatos/ Spanish Book Club

Wednesday, May 07, 2014 at South Creek Branch

Spanish Book Club about Latin American culture, literature, music, art. Everyone is wellcome!

6:00
PM

Tertulia Cuatro Gatos/Spanish Book Club

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Spanish Book Club

6:30
PM

Tertulia Cuatro Gatos / Spanish Book Club.

Thursday, May 08, 2014 at Southeast Branch

Tertulia en espanol "Cuatro gatos" Spanish Book Club. Meets every Thurday from 6:60pm to 8:30pm at Southeast Library.

11:00
AM

Meet the Author - Rick Foglesong and "Married to the Mouse"

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Orlando Public Library

Richard E. Foglesong is an expert on Florida and U.S. politics, the politics of urban development, Hispanic politics, and the history of Walt Disney World. He will discuss his book: "Married to the Mouse: Walt Disney World and Orlando," covering topics such as the economic development "marriage" between Walt Disney World and the political jurisdictions that surround it, explaining why Disney came to Florida, how they acquired their unique government powers, and how those powers have impacted the area. The book was published by Yale University Press and funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It drew praise in the New York Times and New Yorker, among other publications. Rick Foglesong is also the author of "Immigrant Prince: Mel Martinez and the American Dream" and "Planning the Capitalist City". Dr. Foglesong holds the George and Harriet Cornell Chair in Politics at Rollins College, where he teaches in the college's undergraduate program in Political Science and its masters program in Planning in Civic Urbanism. He has also taught at UCLA, where he was the Harvey Perloff Professor of Urban Planning; at Hong Kong University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar; and at Amherst College in Massachusetts, where he began his teaching career. He is frequently quoted in print sources and interviewed on radio and television on topics ranging from Walt Disney World to healthcare reform to local, state, and national elections. He has served on a long list of local boards and commissions as well. Currently he is vice-chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee for Metroplan, the transportation planning agency for the three-county Orlando metropolitan area.

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Southeast Book Club

Monday, May 12, 2014 at Southeast Branch

Join the Southeast Book Club to discuss this month's book selection. We meet on the second Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Southeast Branch. Find our selections on Pinterest.

6:30
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Tertulia Cuatro Gatos/ Spanish Book Club

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Windermere Branch

This Spanish-language book club converses about literature, music, art and more! Join the group to learn about Latin american culture.

6:35
PM

Tertulia Cuatro Gatos/ Spanish Book Club

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at South Creek Branch

Spanish Book Club about Latin American culture, literature, music, art. Everyone is wellcome!

6:30
PM

Tertulia Cuatro Gatos / Spanish Book Club.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Southeast Branch

Tertulia en espanol "Cuatro gatos" Spanish Book Club. Meets every Thurday from 6:60pm to 8:30pm at Southeast Library.

3:30
PM

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at West Oaks Branch

Join us for free comics, prizes, trivia, and a day filled with superhero fun at the West Oaks Library. #tween

6:30
PM

Hiawassee Book Club

Monday, May 19, 2014 at Hiawassee Branch

Join us spirited discussion as we discuss "Invention of Wings" by Sue Monk Kidd.

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OCLS in Goodreads

What We're Reading, Reviewing, and Rating

Wicked Autumn
4 of 5 stars
Fantastic and witty cozy murder mystery, will appeal to fans of Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Gamache series. Available from OCLS in print and large print http://www.ocls.info/shortlink/?FEH627S1
Before I Go to Sleep
4 of 5 stars
What if you wake up every day and don't remember the day before? What if the person you think is your husband may not be who he says? With no memory, how do you know who to trust? This is a terrific psychological thriller with all this a...
Nightwoods
4 of 5 stars
Group verdict: a love story that grows into you. Definitely worth the read, terrific lyrical language. Read this one slowly and savor the way Frazier crafts the story and descriptions. Available at OCLS in print, large print, and audio b...

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Book Club Resources

Book Bundles

Browse through the Book Bundles titles to find the right book for your group. We've provided a brief synopsis of each title for your convenience. Where available, we've also provided links to the author's website, reading group material or Novelist Plus.

We have set aside copies of these titles for your book club. You will find the total number of copies available next to the title. You may check out as many of these as you need for your group. Just use this form to request the books for your group!

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Freading

The Freading eBook collection is a great option for book club selections. The titles are always available, so every member can check the same book out at once!

New Book Alerts

Read descriptions and reviews of the latest books added to the OCLS collection. Subscribe via email or RSS to receive a weekly alert on what's new!

Novelist Plus

Get great ideas on the books to read in your club from NoveList Plus!

What Our Leaders Read

Discover recommended books from leaders in our community.

LitLovers

Not sure how to create a book club? Explore ideas for a successful book club with LitLovers.

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Get Connected!

Mayor Buddy's Book Club

Each book, a new horizon! Mayor Buddy’s Book Club brings books to life for 5th-8th grade students in the City of Orlando. By encouraging leisure time reading and creative expression, this initiative will improve literacy throughout our community by making reading fun and increasing leisure reading.

Join Our Email Book Clubs

Each day we'll email you a 5-minute portion of a book. During the week you can read 2-3 chapters and decide if you want to check the book out of the library. Every Monday we start new books. Sign up and start reading.

LibraryThing

LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth.

Shelfari

An interactive social media site for book lovers! Using Shelfari, you can create a personal shelf of your books, see what your friends are reading, get and give recommendations for what to read next, create book lists, and even share your opinion on a book with friends or the growing Shelfari community.

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