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.
April: Skye Falling by Mia McKenzie (Thursday, April 13, 7- 8:30 p.m.)
May: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (Thursday, May 11, 7- 8:30 p.m.)
June: Making Love with the Land by Joshua Whitehead (Thursday, June 8, 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 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.
In honour of the upcoming International Day of Transgender Visibility, join Brampton Library and PAMA for a book discussion of I'm Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya paired with a tour of the exhibition Facing Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore.\
March: I'm Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya (Thursday, March 30, 7 - 8:30 p.m.)
Join us at Peel Art Gallery, Museum + Archives (PAMA) for an in-person book discussion and gallery tour about women in the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. We will be reading Lessons in Chemistry, Bonnie Garmus’ novel about a female chemist in the1960s whose approach to domesticity changes the status quo for women and viewing the exhibit "Iron Willed: Women in STEM." The exhibition considers the barriers women have faced within STEM and celebrates their successes.
June: Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus (Thursday, June 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m.)
Ongoing book clubs
Off the shelf book club sets
Planning your next book club? Our Off the shelf book sets (OTS) can be borrowed from Brampton Library for your own book club use. There are twelve (12) sets to choose from in the OTS collection. 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.
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.
April: The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager (Monday, April 24, 2 - 3:30 p.m.) (Thursday, April 27, 7 - 8:30 p.m.)
May: Rehearsals for Living by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Robyn Maynar (Tuesday, May 23, 2 - 3:30 p.m.) (Thursday, May 26, 7 - 8:30 p.m.)
June: Hunting by Stars by Cherie Dimaline (Monday, June 19, 2 - 3:30 p.m.) (Thursday, June 22, 7 - 8:30 p.m.)
In person at Cyril Clark branch
April: Astra by Cedar Bowers (Monday, April 3, 2-3:30 p.m.)
May: Son of Elsewhere by Elamin Abdelmahmoud (Monday, May 1, 2-3:30 p.m.)
June: The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Monday, June 5, 2-3:30 p.m.)
In person at Chinguacousy branch
April: Home Body by Rupi Kaur (Thursday, April 27, 10-11:30 a.m.)
May: The Centaur's Wife by Amanda Leduc (Thursday, May 25, 10-11:30 a.m.)
June: Rehearsals for Living by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Robyn Maynar (Thursday, June 29, 10-11:30 a.m.)
In person at Four Corners branch
April: Hunting by Stars by Cherie Dimaline (Wednesday, April 19, 2-4 p.m.)
May: Astra by Cedar Bowers (Wednesday, May 17, 2-4 p.m.)
June: Son of Elsewhere by Elamin Abdelmahmoud (Wednesday, June 21, 2-4 p.m.)
In person at South Fletcher's branch
May: Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez (Monday, May 8, 7-8:30 p.m.)
June: The Maid by Nita Prose (Monday, June 12, 7-8:30 p.m.)