Our South Fletcher's Branch library will close Saturday, August 20 at 4:00 p.m. in preparation for a special event. Thanks for your understanding. 

Up for discussion

Join our virtual conversation about the book of the month and find common bonds through books. A variety of reading interests are represented in these clubs. Read and enjoy books you might never have chosen yourself!

 

Pride book club

All are welcome to join us for this virtual book club featuring titles written by 2SLGBTQ+ (2 spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) authors.

Brampton Library strives to contribute to a culture that recognizes diversity and fosters social inclusion. In this book club, ideas can be communicated while following our collective responsibility to uphold safer spaces for community members.

Please read our Diversity and Inclusion Policy for more information. 

Copies of the book can be picked up at the Chinguacousy branch or downloaded using our Cloud Library app. All are welcome.

This virtual book club takes place on the second Thursday of every month.

August: Little Blue Encyclopedia (for Vivian) by Hazel Plante (Thursday, August 11, 7 - 8:30 p.m.)

September: Deaf Utopia by Nyle DiMarco (Thursday, September 8, 7 - 8:30 p.m.)

 

PAMA: Connections Art + Book club

Literature and visual arts connect in this unique book club.
Join our librarian for a book club discussion 3 times a year. The discussion will be paired with a virtual of a Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archive exhibit.

Literature and visual arts connect in this distinctive book club. Join Brampton Library and PAMA for an in-person discussion about "In Your Face: Law, Justice, and Niqab-Wearing Women in Canada." This book by Natasha Bakht analyzes niqab bans in Canada and the violence niqab-wearing women have endured. Our discussion will expose the complexities of and motivations for wearing this and other headdresses while simultaneously touring PAMA’s "UN/COVERINGS: Mennonite & Muslim Women's Heads and Hearts" exhibition. The book club discussion and tour will take place at PAMA.

December:  In Your Face: Law, Justice, and Niqab-Wearing Women in Canada by Natasha Bakht. 

Accessible formats are available here. To learn more about registering for CELA, please see our Accessible collections.

STEM Book Club

This quarterly virtual book club is for adult readers who are interested in how science and technology impacts our society.  Our inaugural book selection is You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place. Join us over Zoom to discuss this accessible and entertaining book about artificial intelligence and machine learning from the author of the popular blog, AI Weirdness.

September 20: You Look Like a Thing and I Love You: How Artificial Intelligence Works and Why It's Making the World a Weirder Place by Janelle Shane (Tuesday, September 20, 7 - 8:30 p.m.)

Off the shelf book club sets

Off the shelf book sets (OTS) can be borrowed from Brampton Library for your own book club use. There are twelve (12) sets included in the OTS collection for you to choose from and each set contains up to ten (10) copies of one title in a library tote bag.

Search for "Off the shelf" from Brampton Library's online catalogue and retrieve a list of 12 OTS titles to choose from. Place the book club set on hold and pick it up at your desired branch for up to 6 weeks. 

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