What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
April 2017
Happy Spring!! Just a reminder that the Chandler Libraries (Downtown and Sunset locations) will be closed on Sunday, April 1 for Easter. We wish you and your families a safe and happy holiday.
Our online Facebook group, " CPL Reads" is up and running.  Each week we pose a few questions for our members to comment on and share their thoughts.  You can be part of the conversation from the comfort of your couch and participate at any time!

Have you read The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women? Is it on your "To Be Read" list? If so, join us anytime during the month of April to discuss this emotion historical account of how these courageous women began a race-against-time fight for justice that would forever change US labor laws.

Have you read "A Wrinke in Time," the classic story by Madeleine L'Engle? Did you see the recent movie? Whether you've done both, or just one of the two, please join us during the month of May to discuss the adventures of Meg and Charles. 

To join the group, logon to Facebook, search for " CPL Reads" and request to join.Happy reading!  

Health & Wellness @Your Library!
At the Chandler Public Library, we believe that healthy bodies are just as important as healthy minds. So we have plenty of resources to help you with both!

Starting with our streaming video service, Kanopy, there are plenty of films and doumentaries for you to stream on your internet ready device, all for free with your valid library card. Choose from "Hungry for Change" or "Beyond Food" and learn about the connection between health and food choices.

RBdigital, our online, downloadable magazine service has many mainstream and holistic periodicals to choose from. Whether you're looking for workout tips, healthy recipes, or meditations, you can find just about anything in RBdigital's inventory.
This month we're offering the following programs:

Creating healthy and affordable snacks for yourself or your family can be challenging at times. It may seem easier to grab whatever is convenient when you're busy and on the go. Keep it simple with Kara Boley, Wellness Coordinator with the City of Chandler, as she provides some valuable information on how to create delicious and budget friendly snacks both you and your family will love.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Basha Library
Technological innovations in the early 21st century have promoted the development of genetically modified seeds and foods, as a potential solution to the crisis of world hunger.   Eighty percent of the corn, soy, and cotton cultivated in the U.S. today, is genetically modified. Is GMO seed and food production the best solution to address hunger and food shortages? What are the environmental and agricultural consequences of pervasive GMO seed cultivation in the U.S and abroad? Are GMO's dangerous? Do GMO's affect our health and welfare today? Join us for an exploration on the impact of technology on our food and future.
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:30am - 12:00pm, Sunset Library
How can one person influence change in the face of such a problem? Farmers who raise animals on a managed pasture provide a beacon of hope and a way in which your food choices can save the planet!
This program is provided by a Natural Grocers Nutritional Health Coach.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 6:30pm - 7:30pm, Sunset Library
Can you spot a stroke FAST? Join representatives from Mercy Gilbert's Stroke Team and learn the signs & symptoms of a stroke, what your risk factors are and what you can do to prevent a stroke from occurring. Feel free to bring along your questions. 
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 11:00am - 12:00pm, Basha Library

Some programs may require registration. Please click on each link for more information.
Volunteer Spotlight

April is National Volunteer Month and this month we wanted to shine the Volunteer Spotlight on all of the people that make Chandler Public Library's volunteer program so strong.  CPL Volunteers share their time and skills in many areas of our libraries and our community including the Learning Lab, computer classes, citizenship workshops, circulation, collection support, board involvement, used book sales, adult literacy, Read to Succeed, Job Center, homebound Book Buddies, special events and more.  Last year, 717 adult and teen volunteers contributed nearly 20,000 hours of volunteer time to the Library, a $464,895 value.  We are so thankful for the many hours of dedicated service these special people provide and are reminded daily that "a volunteer is a person who believes that people can make a difference - and is willing to prove it" - Mike Corbin
If you are in our libraries during the month of April and happen to see one of our wonderful volunteers with their purple lanyard on, please help us let them know how much their efforts mean to our community by saying "thanks!"   If you are interested in learning more about the Library's volunteer program please visit the volunteer webpage.
Call for Musicians
guitar_strum.jpg  Are you a musician look for a place to play? The Chandler Downtown Public Library is seeking local musicians to perform in our library - a great opportunity to share your talent with others in a welcoming environment.
We're looking for acoustic instruments and preferably enough material for a 45 minute to hour set. Our stage can accommodate up to 3 musicians comfortably. If interested,  click for more info!

What Are Librarians Reading?

Looking for:
Car Info
If it's April, it must be the Consumer Reports new car issue. 
Looking for: New Car Info?
The New Car issue of Consumer Reports is an April tradition. How to get it at home without paying a subscription? Log in to ConsumerReports.org through the library's website and get complete coverage from Consumer Reports online and print versions - all for free with your library card! Find ratings for new and used cars, buying & pricing tips, maintenance & repair advice, and more.
To access:
ConsumerReports.org, be sure to start at the library's website to get free access. Visit chandlerlibrary.org and hover your mouse over the purple Research & Learning tab. Then click A-Z List of Resources, and scroll down to choose ConsumerReports.org. You'll need your library card and PIN if you're signing in from home. Then you'll find the Cars category in the menu icon in the upper left corner.
Get even more new car information from RBdigital, an online collection of full-page magazines including Car and Driver and Road & Track. You can check out as many issues as you want and keep them for as long as you like - there are no due dates or late fines! From chandlerlibrary.org, choose the Books & More tab, then RBdigital. To check out, create a free account using your library card number.
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