Feature book clubs
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: My Government Means to Kill Me by Rasheed Newson (Thursday, August 10, 7- 8:30 p.m.)
September: Hijab Butch Blues by Lamya H (Thursday, September 14, 7- 8:30 p.m.)
- Accessible formats are available here. To learn more about registering for CELA, please see our Accessible collections.
PAMA: Connections Art + Book club
Literature and visual arts connect in this distinctive book club. Join Brampton Library and PAMA for a discussion of the book Chemical Valley by David Huebert. From city-dwelling preppers to long term care nurses, dishwashers to professional hockey enforcers to refinery workers, Chemical Valley’s caring and carefully-wrought stories cultivate rich human emotional worlds in all the dankness of our bio-chemical animacy. Plus – take a tour of the exhibition In Her Garden: Amanda McCavour and Jannick Deslauriers, a two-in-one exhibition of immersive art installations. One is a botanical garden and the other, a dystopian world.
The program will take place at PAMA. Free. Registration with Brampton Library is required.
November: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Thursday, November 23, 7 - 8:30 p.m.)
Ongoing book clubs
Off the shelf book club sets
Planning your next book club? The Off-the-Shelf (OTS) collection includes book sets that each contain up to 10 copies of one title in a library tote bag. The OTS collection includes 14 adult and young adult fiction and nonfiction titles.
We now offer a Kids-Off-the-Shelf (KOTS) collection, too! These sets each contain 20 copies of one children’s title in a library tote bag. The collection includes eight children’s fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, and early reader titles.
Up for Discussion book club
These popular virtual and in-person programs fill up very quickly and appeal to a variety of interests. Read along with us and ask staff about opportunities to join.
In person at Cyril Clark branch
September: Half-Bads in White Regalia: A Memoir by Cody Caetano (Monday, September 11, 2-3:30 p.m.)
October: Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton (Monday, October 2, 2-3:30 p.m.)
November: Hold My Girl by Charlene Carr (Monday, November 6, 2-3:30 p.m.)
December: Story of Us by Catherines Hernandez (Monday, December 4, 2-3:30 p.m.)
In person at Chinguacousy branch
October: Violeta by Isabel Allende (Thursday, October 5, 10-11:30 a.m.)
November: Word Problems by Ian Williams (Thursday, November 2, 10-11:30 a.m.)
December: Time Shelter by Georgi Gospodinov (Thursday, December 7, 10-11:30 a.m)
In person at Four Corners branch
September: Word Problems by Ian Williams (Wednesday, September 20, 2-4 p.m.)
October: Half-Bads in White Regalia: A Memoir by Cody Caetano (Wednesday, October 18, 2-4 p.m.)
November: Story of Us by Catherines Hernandez (Wednesday, November 15, 2-4 p.m.)
December: Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton (Wednesday, December 20, 2-4 p.m.)
In person at South Fletcher's branch
September: Miss Benson's Beetle by Rachel Joyce (Friday, September 15, 2 - 3:30 p.m.)
October: Run Towards the Danger: Confrontations with a Body of Memory by Sarah Polley (Friday, October 13, 2 - 3:30 p.m.)
November: Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton (Friday, November 10, 2 - 3:30 p.m.)
December: Violeta by Isabel Allende (Friday, December 8, 2 - 3:30 p.m.)