Book clubs

Meet and connect in person and virtually with other book lovers, discuss your favourite books and discover your next great read.  All in person book clubs are drop in, no registration is required. For online book clubs registration is required.

Check our catalogue for print copies or visit our OverDrive site for eBook copies. You can also borrow eBooks from Hamilton Public Library, Burlington Public Library, London Public Library and Ottawa Public Library on OverDrive.

Book clubs

Online adult book club | last Thursday each month | 7 pm

Online Pride book club

A collaboration between Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga Public Libraries. It is a great way to meet readers from all three communities and talk about books you may not have discovered on your own.

All are welcome to join us for this virtual book club featuring titles written by 2SLGBTQ+ (2 spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) authors. Brampton, Caledon, and Mississauga Libraries strive to contribute to a culture that recognizes diversity and fosters social inclusion. In this book club, diverse ideas can be communicated while following our collective responsibility to uphold safer spaces for all community members.

Online cookbook club | second Tuesday each month | 7 pm

Connect with fellow foodies through our monthly cookbook club. Select a recipe (or two!) from the selected blog or book, cook the dish, and share your cooking experience. Open to all skill levels. Ages 13+

Each date choose a recipe from a blog or cookbook from the featured chef:

 

Burnhamthorpe Library
Last Monday of the month | 10 am

2022
July 25 l Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
August 22 | The Perfect Nanny by Leïla Slimani
September 26 | You are not alone by Greer Hendricks
October 31 | The forest of vanishing stars by Kristin Harmel
November 28 | To sleep in a sea of stars by Christopher Paolini
December 12 | Beautiful world, where are you? by Sally Rooney

2023
January 23 | The chosen maiden by Eva Stachniak
February 28 | The henna artist by Alka Joshi
March 20 | The last thing he told me by Laura Dave
April 17 | The dutch house by Ann Patchett
May 29 | The magic strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom
June 26 | Violeta by Isabel Allende
July 24 | Chosen ones by Veronica Roth
August 21 | First mistake by Sandie Jones

Clarkson Library
First Wednesday of the month | 7 pm

2022
September 7 | Such a fun age by Kiley Reid
October 5 | Operation Angus by Terry Fallis
November 2 | The marrow thieves by Cherie Dimaline

2023
January 4 | Caste: the origins of our discontents by Isabel Wilkerson
February 1 | The Thursday murder club by Richard Osman
March 1 | Beloved by Toni Morrison
April 5 | You are not alone by Greer Hendricks
May 3 | The Lincoln highway by Amor Towles
June 7 | The song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Cooksville Library
Third Wednesday of the month, except* | 7 pm
*Fourth Wednesday of the month

2022
July 27 | Let’s Talk Books*
August 24 | Let’s Talk Books*
September 21 | Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez
October 19 | The pull of the stars by Emma Donoghue
November 16 | Leave the world behind by Rumaan Alam

2023
January 18 | The shape of family by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
February 22 | The cold millions by Jess Walter
March 22 | The sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
April 19 | The deep by Rivers Solomon
May 17 | The dinner by Herman Koch
June 21 | Beach read by Emily Henry

Courtneypark Library
From September second Wednesday of the month | 6:30 pm

2022
August 8 | 2:30 pm | The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morto
September 14 | Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
October 12 | Anxious people by Fredrik Backman
November 9 | Saturday night ghost club by Craig Davidson
December 14 | Know my name by Chanel Miller

2023
January 11 | My lovely wife in the psych ward by Mark Lukach
February 8 | Indian horse by Richard Wagamese
March 8 | Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez
April 12 | The guernsey literary and potato peel society by Mary Ann Shaffer
May 10 | The dry by Jane Harper
June 14 | Sing, unburied, sing by Jesmyn Ward
July 12 | Educated by Tara Westover
August 9 | Every note played by Lisa Genova

Erin Meadows Library
Second Thursday of the month | 7 pm

2022
September 8 | The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
October 13 | Akin by Emma Donoghue
November 10 | Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
December 8 | From the ashes: my story of being Metis, homeless, and finding my way by Jesse Thistle

2023
January 12 | The deep by Rivers Solomon
February 9 | The guest list by Lucy Foley
March 9 | American dirt by Jeanine Cummins
April 13 | Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
May 11 | A town called Solace by Mary Lawson
June 8 | Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez

Frank McKechnie
Second Tuesday of the month | 7 pm

2022
September 13 | Ayesha at last by Uzma Jalaluddin
October 11 | The night circus by Erin Morgenstern
November 8 | The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
December 13 | How to pronounce knife: stories by Souvankham Thammavongsa

2023
January 10 | Station eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
February 14 | Malibu rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
March 14 | Nine perfect strangers by Liane Moriarty
April 11 | The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
May 9 | Catch and kill: lies, spies, and a conspiracy to protect protectors by Ronan Farrow
June 13 | People we meet on vacation by Emily Henry
July 11 | The house in the cerulean sea by TJ Klune
August 8 | The Thursday murder club by Richard Osman

Lakeview Library
The first Thursday of the month unless otherwise posted | 2 pm

2022
September 8 (second Thursday) | 1984 by George Orwell
October 6 | Beloved by Toni Morrison
November 3 | Born a crime by Trevor Noah
December 8 (second Thursday) | The Dutch house by Ann Patchett

2023
January 5 | Educated by Tara Westover
February 2 | The four winds by Kristin Hannah
March 2 | The handmaid’s tale by Margaret Atwood
April 6 | Radium girls: the dark story of America’s shining women by Kate Moore
May 4 | Woman with the blue star by Pam Jenoff
June 1 | Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens

Living Arts Pop Up Library
Third Tuesday of the month | 7 pm

2022
September 20 | Pretty little wife by Darby Kane
October 18 | The Thursday murder club by Richard Osman
November 15 | Empire of wild by Cherie Dimaline
December 20 | Velvet was the night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

2023
January 17 | Chosen ones by Veronica Roth
February 21 | Not a happy family by Shari Lapena
March 21 | Sex and vanity by Kevin Kwan
April 18 | Agent Sonya: Moscow’s most daring wartime spy by Ben Macintyre
May 16 | The last thing he told me by Laura Dave
June 20 | What we don’t talk about when we talk about fat by Aubrey Gordon

Lorne Park Library
Second Thursday of the month | 7 pm

2022
September 8 | August into winter by Guy Vanderhaeghe
October 13 | Talking to strangers: what we should know about the people we don’t know by Malcolm Gladwell
November 10 | What strange paradise by Omar El Akkad
December 8 | Christmas at the Vinyl Café by Stuart McLean

2023
January 12 | The Lincoln highway by Amor Towles
February 9 | The fisherman by Chigozie Obioma
March 9 | The winemaker’s wife by Kristin Harmel
April 13 | Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
May 11 | Machines like me by Ian McEwan
June 8 | Looking for Jane by Heather Marshall

Malton Library

2022
September 20 | They both die at the end by Adam Silvera
October 18 | Parable of the sower by Octavia E. Butler
November 15 | Bridge of clay by Markus Zusak
December 20 | Cemetery boys by Aiden Thomas

2023
January 17 | Children of blood and bone by Tomi Adeyemi
February 21 | The marrow thieves by Cherie Dimaline
March 21 |Maus: a survivor’s tale by Art Spiegelman
April 18 | One of us is lying by Karen McManus
May 16 | Firekeeper’s daughter by Angeline Boulley
June 20 | Ace of Spades by Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé

Meadowvale Library
Adult Book Club
Third Thursday of the month unless otherwise posted | 7pm

2022
Thu Jul 21| Let’s Talk Books
Thu Aug 18 | Let’s Talk Books
September 22 | The Boy, the mole, the fox, and the horse by Charlie Mackesy
October 20 | Indians on vacation by Thomas King
November 17 | Maybe you should talk to someone: a therapist, her therapist and our lives revealed by Lori Gottlieb
December 22 | Parable of the sower by Octavia E. Butler

2023
January 19 | The house in the cerulean sea by TJ Klune
February 16 | Born a crime by Trevor Noah
March 23 | The Woo-Woo: how I survived ice hockey, drug raids, demon, and my crazy Chinese family by Lindsay Wong
April 20 | Erotic stories for Punjabi widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal
May 18 | Ayesha at last by Uzma Jalaluddin
June 22 | Son of a trickster by Eden Robinson
July 20 | The skin we’re in: a year of black resistance and power by Desmond Cole
August 24 | We have always been here: a queer Muslim memoirby Samira Habib

Teen Book Club
Second Thursday of the month | 7 pm

2022
Thu Aug 11 | 7 pm | Register
September 8 | Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli
October 13 | The raven boys by Maggie Stiefvater
November 10 | Cinder by Marissa Meyer
December 8 | Luna by Julie Anne Peters

2023
January 12 | Little brother by Corey Doctorow
February 9 | Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
March 9, 7pm | The hate u give  by Angie Thomas
April 13 | The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
May 11 | Six of crows by Leigh Bardugo
June 8 | The marrow thieves by Cherie Dimaline
July 13 | Children of blood and bone by Tomi Adeyemi
August 10 | A wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Guinn

Mississauga Valley Library
Last Tuesday of the month | 7 pm

2022
September 27 | Crazy rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
October 25 | A man called Ove by Fredrik Backman
November 29 | The clockmaker’s daughter by Kate Morton

2023
January 31 | Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
February 28 | And the mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini
March 28 | The glass castle by Jeannette Walls
April 25 | Klara and the sun by Ishiguro Kazuo
May 30 | Brother by David Chariandy
June 27 | Bellevue square by Michael Redhill
July 25 | At home: a short history of private life by Bill Bryson

Sheridan Library
First Wednesday of the month | 10 am

2022
August 3 | The last thing he told me by Laura Dave
September 7 | The guest book by Sarah Blake
October 5 |  The Paris library by Janet Skeslien Charles
November 2 | The lost apothecary by Sarah Penner
December 7 | The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

2023
January 4 | Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman
February 1 | The vanishing half by Brit Bennett
March 1 | The lying game by Ruth Ware
April 5 | Washington Black by Esi Edugyan
May 3 | The last bookshop in London: a novel of World War II by Madeline Martin
June 7 | How to pronounce knife: stories by Souvankham Thammavongsa
July 5 | Braiding sweetgrass: Indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer
August 2 | Beautiful world, where are you? By Sally Rooney

South Common Library
Last Tuesday of the month | 7 pm

2022
Tue Jul 26 | 7 pm | The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
Tue Aug 30 | 7 pm | Velvet Was the Night by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
September 27 | The house in the cerulean sea by TJ Klune
October 25 | The invisible life of Addie LaRue by Victoria Schwab
November 29 | Scarborough by Catherine Hernandez

2023
January 31 | Anxious people by Fredrik Backman
February 28 | The island of the sea women by Lisa See
March 28 | Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
April 25 | The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
May 30 | Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead
June 27 | Indians on vacation by Thomas King
July 25 | Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
August 29 | Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman

Streetsville Library
Last Thursday of the month | 1:30 pm

2022
September 29 | Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
October 27 | The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
November 24 | The rose code by Kate Quinn

2023
January | Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
February 23 | Precious cargo: my year of driving the kids on school bus 3077 by Craig Davidson
March 30 | Violeta by Isabel Allende
April 27 | Apples never fall by Liane Moriarty
May 25 | City of thieves by David Benioff
June 29 | The chosen maiden by Eva Stachniak