Happy TeenTober! According to the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), TeenTober is a celebration in October that “aims to celebrate teens, promote year-round teen services and the innovative ways teen services help teens learn new skills, and fuel their passions in and outside the library.” This year, we would like to celebrate youth and their active participation in our community. Check out these events and collections for teens:

  1. TeenTalk: TeenTober edition video series 

Listen to Brampton Library Youth Volunteers discuss topics they are passionate about in this TED Talk-style series of videos. Topics will vary, from dance and culture to reflections on space travel,  each discussing a unique angle on technology that will be noted as an underlying theme.

  1. TeenTalks Event

Join us November 3 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at our Chinguacousy branch to meet the Brampton Library Youth Volunteers behind the TeenTalk presentations. We will discuss their videos and share ideas. Questions related to each presentation will be asked to inspire a group conversation. Please help us celebrate the dedication and hard work of these talented students.

  1. Teen Social Justice League

On the second Tuesday of every month, we will be hosting Teen Social Justice League conversation from 6–7:30 p.m. on Zoom. The purpose of the league is to open important conversations about social justice issues in our community. We know that teens in Brampton have so much to contribute, especially when given the right platform. For more information check out the Brampton Library blog

  1. Teen Pop Carts

These carts are loaded with board games, zine kits and unexpected activities for you to discover. To find one, ask staff or view the Pop Cart schedule on our calendar of events

  1. At Home Trivia

Calling all trivia lovers! Join us online once a month for themed trivia nights that will put your knowledge to the test. This month’s theme is superheroes.

  1. Seasonal Activity Kits

Seasonal Activity Kits are here to get your body and mind active, in any season! Kits include everything you need to play. Games are easy to learn and can be adapted to any skill level. 

  1. Haunted Ghost Walk

On October 27 from 7:00-8:30pm, join Steve Collie from After Dark Tours for a ghostly walk through Brampton's downtown core. Find out about its concentration of paranormal activity, the dark side lurking under Brampton’s familiar façade.

For those interested, we are holding copies of Grady Hendrix’s spooky novel “My Best Friend’s Exorcism” exclusively for ghost walk participants. To read the novel before joining us on the walk, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This offering is open while supplies last. You are also welcome to source your own copy of the book and join in the discussion.

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