• One Book One Brampton Winner
    OBOB Winner 2018

    Feeding My Mother by Jann Arden

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    Based on her hugely popular Facebook posts and Instagram photos, Feeding My Mother is a frank, funny, inspirational and piercingly honest account of the transformation in Jann Arden's life that has turned her into the primary "parent" to her mom, who is in the grip of Alzheimer's.Jann Arden moved in to a house just across the way from her parents in rural Alberta to be close to them but also so they could be her refuge from the demands of the music business and a performing career. Since her dad died in 2015, Jann cooks for her mom five or six times a week. Her mom finds comfort in her daughter's kitchen, and Jann finds some peace in caring for her mom. Along with some of her favourite recipes, this book is filled with inspiration and strength and her take on the upside-down world of a daughter mothering her mother.

    Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez

    Photograph of author Catherine Hernandez

    Scarborough is a low-income, culturally diverse neighbourhood east of Toronto, the fourth largest city in North America; like many inner-city communities, it suffers under the weight of poverty, drugs, crime, and urban blight. Scarborough the novel employs a multitude of voices to tell the story of a tight-knit neighbourhood under fire. Long after finishing this novel, the characters and their stories stay with you— in your conscience and in your world view. This book offers a raw yet empathetic glimpse into a troubled community that locates its dignity in unexpected places: a neighbourhood that refuses to be undone.

    Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City

    by Tanya Talaga

    Photograph of author Tanya Talaga

    From 2000 to 2011, seven Indigenous high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The seven were hundreds of miles away from their families, forced to leave home and live in a foreign and unwelcoming city. Five were found dead in the rivers surrounding Lake Superior, below a sacred Indigenous site. Using a sweeping narrative focusing on the lives of the students, award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of this small northern city that has come to manifest Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.

    The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron

    Photograph of author Claire Cameron

    Forty thousand years in the past, the last family of Neanderthals roams the earth. After a crushingly hard winter, their numbers are low, but Girl, the oldest daughter, is just coming of age and her family is determined to travel to the annual meeting place and find her a mate.
    In the modern day, archaeologist Rosamund Gale works well into her pregnancy, racing to excavate newly found Neanderthal artifacts before her baby comes. Linked across the ages by the shared experience of early motherhood, both stories examine the often taboo corners of women's lives. 
    Haunting, suspenseful, and profoundly moving, THE LAST NEANDERTHAL asks us to reconsider all we think we know about what it means to be human.

    The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline

    Photograph of author Cherie Dimaline

    Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. In this dark world, Frenchie and his companions struggle to survive as they make their way up north to the old lands.

    It is a timely and necessary read referencing pipelines, melting northern territories, rising water levels, and the consequences of government policies that don’t protect the environment. Powerful and endlessly smart, it’s a crucial work of fiction for people of all ages.

    Voting is now closed. The winner will be announced on August 17th at the After Hours Book Bash.

  • Brampton Brain Game. Read. Play. Explore. June 1 to September 2, 2018. Click here for details
    Brain Game

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    About Brampton Brain Game

    Children 0-12 years are invited to join our free summer learning program — Brampton Brain Game. By participating, children complete challenges that encourage them to foster a love of READing, engage in learning through PLAY, and EXPLORE their community. Our goal is to offer opportunities and incentives that motivate children’s learning throughout the summer months.

    How It Works

    Here’s how it works:

    • Sign up between June 1 – September 2 at any Brampton Library branch or online at bramptonlibrary.ca
    • Once registered, visit any Brampton Library location to pick-up your Brampton Brain Game Booklet and a free registration prize (while supplies last).
    • Start participating!
      • A Bingo Card is available for Baby Brainiacs (Birth-12m), Jr. Brainiacs (1-5y), and Brainiacs (6-12y). Choose the Bingo Card from your Brampton Brain Game Booklet that best matches your child’s age to start. For more information on how the Bingo Cards work, visit here
      • 3 Online Adventures are available for Brainiacs (6-12y). For more information on how the Online Adventures work, visit here.
    • Complete challenges anywhere you go this summer & visit the library report on your progress. When you complete all challenges on your Bingo Card or Online Adventure, you will be entered into a Grand Prize Draw of your choice.

    Grand Prizes

    Read, play and explore this summer for chances to win awesome prizes!

    Grand Prizes

    Grand Prizes for the Brampton Brain Game 2018 have been generously donated by

    the Brampton Real Estate Board.

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    Thank you to our Community Partners who generously donated prizes to our summer programs.

  • Teen Summer Reading Club. June 1 to September 2, 2018. Click for details

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    Read, Play, Explore, Win!

    Earn points for a chance to win weekly and grand prizes by doing all kinds of stuff over the summer — reading, making things, going to library events, and exploring your community.

    How does it work?

    The more points you earn, the more chances to win!

    Sign up and collect points to be automatically entered into the weekly draws for a $25 Bramalea City Centre gift card and bonus prizes from local Brampton businesses.

    Log the books you read between June 1 and September 2. Each book you read will earn you 10 points. Add a review to your log to share the books you've read with other participants. Each week, one review will be selected as the best of the week and the author will receive 50 bonus points!

    Complete challenges online or by visiting the library for a shot at winning one of 3 Grand Prizes:

    • An Samsung Galaxy Tab E
    • Beats by Dre Headphones
    • An Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera + Accessories

    Plus, the club member who accumulates the most points at the end of the summer will win a $200 gift card to Chapters/Indigo.

    Join before July 1 to be automatically entered into our Early Bird Draw for two tickets to Wet ‘n’ Wild Toronto or two tickets to Canada’s Wonderland!

    Winners' accounts will be reviewed by library staff to ensure that challenges and book logging has been completed legitimately. Club members who complete challenges fraudulently will be disqualified from winning any prizes. Full rules and regulations can be found here.

    Grand Prizes for the Teen Summer Reading Club 2018 have been generously donated by

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     Thank you to our Community Partners who generously donated prizes to our summer programs.

  • Labour Day All branches will be closed on Monday September 3rd 2018
    Labour Day 2018
  • Now streaming free for Brampton Library members. Click for details.

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    Download and keep music tracks and videos from a vast selection of popular releases. Enjoy tens of thousands of popular artists in hundreds of musical genres. Sign in with your library card today and download directly to your computer or mobile device. Each Brampton Library cardholder can download up to 5 music tracks per week. (Note: Each music video counts as 2 downloads)
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    Stream Movies and TV, including kid friendly films through the Kanopy Kids portal. Sign in with your library card today and access over 30,000 Popular Movies, Documentaries, Indie Flicks, World Cinema, Classic Films, TV Series, and more on your computer or mobile device. Note: Each Brampton Library cardholder can stream up to 10 videos per month with 3 day (72 hour) viewing access for each streamed video. 
  • Adult Summer Reading Club. June 1 to September 2, 2018. Click for details
    Adult Summer

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    Don’t let the kids have all the fun this summer!

    Explore new reads and interests with Adult Summer Reading Club 2018.

    Ebooks, audiobooks, non-fiction and fiction books read June 1- September 2, 2018 will count towards your total number of points. The more points you earn by reading and participating in programs, the more chances you will have at winning prizes. Prizes include: Bi- weekly draws, Book Bash door prizes and our three grand prizes of $250 each

    Participating in the Adult Summer Reading Club is super simple, here's how:

    1. Register: Click here to register online or visit any library branch to register in person. 

    2. Fill out your log with books you read this summer: Pick up a physical reading log at any branch or use the online log to keep track of the books you read. If you log your book on paper, please call 905-793-4636 to submit your log entries for a chance to win a prize. If you run out of space, you are welcome to a second log.

    3. Explore our Summer Reading Club programs: From painting to gardening, writing workshops and Bollywood singing games, we’ve got lots going on for adults! Head to our Calendar of Events to discover them all.

    4. Come to The After Hours Book Bash: For a chance to win some terrific door prizes, come to the Book Bash on August 17th (6-9pm). Refreshments and entertainment will be provided. 


    How many books do I have to read to win a prize?

    There are no minimum (or maximum) reading requirements. We just want you to have fun reading this summer!

    What are the prizes?

    This year we have decided to give adults what they really want-- gift certificates to local establishments.

    • Bi-weekly prizes ($25 gift certificates): Draw will be held bi-weekly and if you are a winner, you will be contacted to pick up your prize at the branch of your choice. Winner will be contacted using the phone and email address they provided when registering. If these do not work or if we do not receive a response within one week, another ballot will be drawn. Draw will include anyone who logged a book or program in the previous two weeks. Draw dates are: June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24.

    • Grand prizes (3 $250 gift cards): will be drawn at the end of the summer (September 3rd). Anyone who logged a book or program will be entered into the final draw. Winner will be contacted using the phone and email address they provided when registering. If these do not work or if we do not receive a response within one week, another ballot will be drawn. Grand prizes have been generously donated by the Brampton Real Estate Board (insert logo).

    • Book Bash prizes (2 $100 gift cards): anyone who enters the Book Bash (August 17) will be entered to win a door prize. If the winner is not present at the time of the draw, another ballot will be selected. The winner must attend the Book Bash and be present at the time of the draw to win.

    How will I get into the Book Bash?

    Please RSVP when you receive the invitation through email. If you do not use email, please call 905.793.4636 to RSVP by phone. To ensure your spot, please RSVP July 29-August 4.

    What is the Book Bash?

    It is an event that all readers will love. Attend the Book Bash to mingle with authors, win prizes and meet other readers.

    Can I win prizes without attending the Book Bash?

    Yes, if you log a book or a program, you will be entered into the bi-weekly and grand prize draws.

    How do I get secret codes?

    You receive a secret code every time you attend an ASRC program. The codes can then be entered online or on your reading log. They count as a book read.

    What happens if I am logging online and forget my password?

    Go to you login page and Click on Get it by email  

    Do I have to read the “Try Something New” challenges?

    No, these are just suggestions to keep things interesting during the summer.

    Need help that isn't covered in this FAQ? Please feel free to contact program lead:

    Katrina Doktor


    905-793-4636 ext. 74267

  • Coding Meetup. Meetup at the new springdale library. saturday 11 am - 1 pm. July 14, 28 and Aug 11, 25. Hosted by andrew Judd - career Software Developer.
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  • Innovation Zone, Please proceed with great ideas. Programs include 3D printing and modelling, robotics, coding, and other interactive and STEM learning for all ages with Special Events and Networking. Ask staff about taking a FREE orientation session, Link to Maker Space Brampton.

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    MakerSpace Brampton is a joint initiative of the City of Brampton Economic Development Office, Sheridan College Faculty of Applied Science and Technology’s Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Design Technologies (CAMDT), and Brampton Library to foster creativity, innovation, and exploration in a safe and accessible learning environment.

    What We Have:
    MakerSpaces at Four Corners, Chinguacousy, and Springdale library branches offer free access to maker and digital creation tools. Drop-in during library hours to access equipment with the assistance of staff. Users must complete a MakerSpace User Agreement form.

    Available equipment includes*:

    • MakerBot 3D Printer
    • Lulzbot Mini 3D Printer
    • Roland CAMM-1 GS-24 Vinyl Cutter
    • Silhouette Cameo 3 Electronic Cutting Machine
    • Canon 9000F Mark II Scanner (includes attachments for digitizing photo negatives and slides)
    • Elgato Video Capture Device (converts analog video from a VHS tape into a high quality digital file)
    • Wacom Intuos Drawing Tablet (for digital drawing, painting or sketching)
    • Akai Professional MPK Midi Keyboard (a compact keyboard and pad controller for creating beats and music tracks)
    • Desktop computers with software

    *Please note: not all equipment is available at all locations.

    Programs: MakerSpace Brampton programs offer hands-on and interactive learning in 3D printing and modelling, coding, web design, robotics, and other STEM and maker topics for all ages. We also host special events and meetups as well as Tech Talks and Repair Cafés.

    See our Program Calendar for program offerings, dates, locations, and registration details.

    For more information contact us at makerspace@bramptonlibrary.ca or 905-793-4636 x74260

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