Join us the first Tuesday of every month at 12:15 for a lively lunchtime discussion. May is 'Selection Box' in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the birth of Russell Stover, read a book that includes chocolate or something sweet!
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" - 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 they have used and abused those powers. 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.
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...
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...
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!
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.
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.
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