What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
March 2018
Keep the kids busy over Spring break!
Spring Book Bonanza!


  • Monday, March 5 - Member/Volunteer Preview Sale
  • Best selection with early discounted pricing
  • Tuesday - Thursday (March 6 - 8) General Public Sale 
  • All books will be 50% off the marked price.

Used Book Sales available at our Downtown, Hamilton, and Sunset libraries during normal business hours.



The mission of the Friends of the Chandler Public Library is to raise awareness of library programs and services and provide financial and volunteer support to make our great Library even better! All proceeds from used book sales go directly in support of our libraries, literacy, and life-long learning.
Book Match
Need help finding your next great read?

Need help finding your next great read?
Share your reading preferences and we'll send you a list of books selected just for you! 
Did you read the latest Lee Child book and want to read more fast-paced thrillers? We can select authors and titles that are similar to Lee Child that we think you will love.
Starting this month, BookMatch will be a free service available to CPL cardholders via our website.  You'll fill out a form and our librarians will respond to you within 5 days with a list of recommendations.
Click here to get your own personalized reading list!

Volunteer Spotlight
We could not continue doing what we do without our volunteers. If you'd like to learn about volunteer opportunities at our libraries, please attend an information session on   Friday, March 2, 3:00 - 4:30pm at the Downtown Library.

Which Library/work area do you volunteer in: Chandler Downtown Library

What types of things do you do for CPL: I volunteer in the Learning Lab helping kids with homework, people who are studying for the GED and anyone else who walks in for advice, mostly help with computer issues like getting e-mail accounts and creating or editing resumes.

How long have you volunteered for CPL: About 2 years.

What inspired you to volunteer at CPL: I retired a little earlier than I had planned and wanted to make use of some of my knowledge helping people.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering at CPL: Meeting different people. I have made good friends with the other volunteers. We see a whole range of people wanting help, from first graders to seniors. I recently helped a 79-year old woman set-up a new e mail account.

What is your favorite thing about CPL: It's great to spend a session with someone who has a problem that you can really help with and shows appreciation by concentrating and asking questions. It's even better if they keep returning week after week. I don't like scaring people away. In addition I am often surprised that I can learn something new myself. Who knew what an "Oxford Comma" was?

What did you do before you started volunteering for CPL: For half my career I was in academia at the University of Pittsburgh doing research and some teaching in surface analytical chemistry. Thus I get to support decent sports teams! The latter half of my career was as an engineer at Intel in Chandler. My background is in Natural Sciences (math, chemistry, physics with a touch of biology).

Tell us something that will surprise us about you: I talk funny. My explanation is that I used to be English. I was raised and schooled in the county of Yorkshire in the north of England and came to the United States in 1981. I have now spent more time in the U.S. than in England, hence my uncertainty in what I really am. I became a US citizen in 1996.

What book(s) are you reading now: I don't read much today as I have a few issues with my eyes but the last book I read was War and Peace (Tolstoy). I only took this on after I saw the 1972 BBC TV adaptation with Anthony Hopkins that consisted of 20 episodes I think. You get to learn the characters so that when you read the book you are not overwhelmed. One of my favorite authors is Thomas Hardy.
Mark Your Calendar

1,000 Words: March 2 - April 14
To capture the diversity of Chandler, photographers made portraits of students who attend Chandler Public Library's Talk Time and English Tutoring programs. 

American Creed: March 7
Chandler Public Library and Arizona PBS invite you to a screening of highlights from the 2018 PBS documentary "American Creed," which explores the question, in a divided nation, what ideals do we share in common? 

Keep It Simple/Container Gardening: March 17
Discover how to grow your own food, flowers, bulbs, and succulents in containers. Learn about the best containers for each, potting mix recipes, along with preparation & care for your plants. 

Late Night Recess/Escape Game 2, Dr. Evilman's Revenge: March 31
Though arrested and jailed, Dr. Evilman is still dangerous. What will he think of next? And will you be able to solve the puzzles and find the clues to escape in time? Bring your friends or make some new ones. Are you clever enough to escape, or will you perish? The clock is ticking...

You can also see all of our other programs and events here!
What Are Librarians Reading?

Looking for:
Country Report Resources?
Where can you get information for state and country reports? Maybe you're just interested in learning about new places. Try CultureGrams - a great place for facts about countries and states, culture and customs, government and economy, and more. Get infographics about average populations and high-quality images of flags. Learn about people's food and recreation. You can even get a citation for your bibliography or works cited page, and there's a collection just for grade school students, too.
To access CultureGrams from home, start at chandlerlibrary.org and hover your mouse over the Research & Learning tab. Then click A-Z list of Resources, and scroll down to choose CultureGrams. You'll need your library card and PIN if you're signing in from home. Then you can choose World Edition for countries, States or Provinces (Canada) Edition, or the Kids Edition for grade school country reports.

CPL Reads
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.  
This month we are discussing "The Address: A Novel"  by Fiona Davis. Learn more about the book here.
To join the group, logon to Facebook, search for " CPL Reads" and request to join.Happy reading!  
Downtown Parking
During tax season, parking can get a little tight at our Downtown Library. The City does have additional free parking local garages. Learn more here.
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