What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
August 2018
On Tuesday, July 24, Arizona Secretary of State visited the Chandler Public Library to present a check for $78,000  to provide interactive early literacy and learning spaces that promote family engagement and encourage children's development and early literacy skills. 

Also in attendance: Council member Jeremy McClymonds, CUSD board member Bob Rice, Council member Terry Roe, Library Manager Dan Lee, staff member Debe Moreno, Council member Mark Stewart, and staff member Michelle Clark. For more information, click here .
Citizenship Resources & Workshops

Each year, thousands of people from a wide array of countries apply for U.S. citizenship through naturalization. Many of those who submit naturalization applications are living in Arizona. The Chandler Public Library wants applicants and their family members to know that educational materials and resources are available through the Library to assist those preparing to take the citizenship exams.

In addition to free public access to computers and the internet, all four Chandler Library locations offer books and other materials that can help with preparations for the citizenship exam and the interview process. The books can be checked out for three weeks at a time with a valid Chandler Public Library card.

Outside of the library, electronic and online resources can be accessed from any computer or mobile device through Chandler Public Library with a valid library card. LearningExpress and the Testing and Education Reference Center are both online resources offering citizenship test practice and e-books. Users can create an online account with their library card to track and monitor their progress.

The Sunset and Downtown library locations also offer volunteer-led classes that discuss U.S. history and government, review the citizenship exam and cover how to complete the citizenship forms. The classes are free, no registration is required and participants may drop in to any or all of the class meetings. However, class participants must be 18 years or older and able to read, write and speak basic English.

The next class will be held at the Sunset Library from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Thursday for 10 weeks, Aug. 2 through Oct. 4, 2018. The Sunset Library is located at 4930 W. Ray Road.
Then, beginning Sept. 4, the Downtown Library will conduct classes from 6-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday for 10 weeks, through Nov. 6. The Downtown Library is located at 22 S. Delaware St.

"The Chandler Public Library prides itself in serving our community by recognizing the services and resources needed by our diverse population. By making preparation materials and classes readily available for those wanting to be citizens through naturalization, we are encouraging lifelong learning and providing a warm and welcoming environment for all," said Library Manager Dan Lee.
This Month @ CPL

Build Your Business: Resources to Build Your Business - Have an idea and not sure where to start? Learn about resources available through the City of Chandler's Economic Development and Tax & Licensing divisions along with the Library. Also, discover resources available within your community that can help you launch and grow your startup.

Health Break: Reduce Stress with Mindfulness - Do you experience chronic stress? Do you struggle to enjoy your life because of an exhausting, frantic pace? Do you find yourself living in survival mode? Chronic stress is not only bad for your mental health, but it can create diseases in your body that could be preventable.

Sunset Seed Swap - Fall planting season is here! Come share seeds and seed starts, meet local gardeners and exchange gardening tips.

For these and all of our other programs, please visit www.chandlerlibrary.org.
CPL Previews
Would you like to know which books will be released in the coming week so you can place a hold on them? Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and every Friday or Saturday we'll post a video letting you know some of the new releases on the following Tuesday.

If you'd like to know about new releases for the coming month, subscribe to our CPL Previews newsletter. Go to our homepage and at the bottom of the page enter your email address and click on the "Sign Up" button. This will direct you to a page where you'll need to enter your name and choose "CPL Previews." We'll add you to our mailing list and update you each month!
CPL Reads
Join us on our online Facebook group, " CPL Reads " where each week we pose a few questions for our members to comment on and share their thoughts.  
This month we are discussing " News of the World" by Paulette Jiles.  "In the aftermath of the Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this exquisitely rendered, morally complex, multilayered novel of historical fiction from the author of Enemy Women that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.In the wake of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd travels through northern Texas, giving live readings from newspapers to paying audiences hungry for news of the world."

In September we will discuss "The Bridge Ladies: A Memoir" by Betsy Lerner. "A fifty-year-old Bridge game provides an unexpected way to cross the generational divide between a daughter and her mother. Betsy Lerner takes us on a powerfully personal literary journey, where we learn a little about Bridge and a lot about life.After a lifetime defining herself in contrast to her mother's "don't ask, don't tell" generation, Lerner finds herself back in her childhood home, not five miles from the mother she spent decades avoiding. 
To join the group, logon to Facebook, search for " CPL Reads" and request to join.Happy reading!  
What Are Librarians Reading?

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School Report Resources 
Students need reliable resources for their reports. Ordinary websites might not be trustworthy (and teachers often limit the number of websites students can use), the best articles are copyrighted and not available for free online and the library might not have enough books for every student when they all have the same assignment. What to do? Check out our online research resources! They reprint articles from magazines, newspapers and encyclopedias, they're free with your library card and they're available from home even when the library's closed.

Some of our best research resources are Academic OneFile, Biography in Context and InfoTrac Newsstand. InfoTrac Newsstand features articles on a wide range of general topics from worldwide newspapers and newswires. If teachers specify that articles from "scholarly journals" are needed, try Academic OneFile and its collection of scholarly titles in fields like science and business. Biography in Context is your best bet for biography reports, with articles from magazines, academic journals and books all listed together under the name of the person being researched.

To access any of these resources from home, start at chandlerlibrary.org and hover your mouse over the purple Research & Learning tab. Then click A-Z List of Resources, and scroll down to choose Academic OneFile, Biography in Context, InfoTrac Newsstand or one of our many other resources. You'll need your library card and PIN if you're signing in from home. Then search for your subject. If you need to know how to write citations for your bibliography or works cited page, look for the "Citation Tools" link on the right side of each article.
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Chandler, AZ 85249

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4930 W Ray Road
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