September 20 - 26 is Science Literacy Week, in partnership with hundreds of libraries and other organizations across Canada. Here at Brampton Library, we are excited to share this year’s theme, C is for Climate, with programs for all ages and wonderful resources recommended by our staff. 


Avid gardeners, and those interested in becoming gardeners, are sure to be intrigued by Gardening in a Changing Climate presented by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) for participants aged 19+. This webinar examines how climate change is rapidly impacting natural spaces on a global and local scale, including our own gardens. Learn how to build resiliency, and your own understanding of our changing landscape, on September 23 from 2:00 -- 3:00 pm. 

We are thrilled to welcome Indus Space to present their virtual program  Marsbound: Mission to the Red Planet, a 3-part game and workshop. A team of space educators will lead tweens and teens on a simulated mission to Mars! They will be challenged to design a technical solution to a science question.  

Your Brampton Library card gives you a free all-access pass to a wide range of eResources and video streaming options (sign up today!). Consider Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture; Here you will find millions of articles focusing on the practical and scientific aspects of horticultural studies, aimed at gardening enthusiasts at all levels of experience. Or, watch some thought-provoking films for Science Literacy week from Kanopy’s wide selection on Science, Nature and Technology. Discover IMAX: Hubble, Intelligent Trees, 2040 and more! 

To register for these programs and many others, head over to the Calendar of Events on our website and select the dates that interest you.

To learn more about Science Literacy Week, click here.

Links to reading lists:

C is For Climate Change | Adults 

C is For Climate Change | Kids

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