What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
April 2019
This spring, each of the four Chandler Public Libraries will debut redesigned public spaces that are ideal destinations for parents and caregivers to bring their children (ages 0-5) to learn early literacy skills they will need to succeed in school. Read more...

National Library Week

April 7-13, 2019 is National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. Libraries are at the heart of their cities, towns, schools and campuses. They have public spaces where people of all backgrounds can come together and connect.

Library programs encourage community members to meet to discuss civic issues, work together using new technologies like 3D printing or learn alongside one another in English language classes. Library staff also partner with other civic and service organizations to actively engage with the people they serve, always striving to make sure their community's core needs are being met.

"Libraries are essential in promoting the free exchange of information and ideas for all," said Dan Lee, Chandler Public Library manager. "They also foster civic engagement by keeping people informed and aware of community events, information resources, and issues." In observance of National Library Week, the Chandler Public Library encourages community members to:
  • Attend a library program. Check out the Library's online calendar for free programs and events for every age and every interest.
  • Use a database. Do you need a car repair manual for your 1974 Dodge truck? Chilton Auto repair provides information on thousands of domestic and imported models of cars and light trucks from 1940 onward. Looking for new appliance reviews? Use Consumer Reports Online to access that information for free.
  • Check out a Library Read "LibraryReads" are books recommended by librarians. Titles are chosen by people who love reading and include a diverse range of genres.
  • Stream a movie. Kanopy has one of the largest and most unique collections of film on the planet, ranging from blockbuster movies, thought-provoking documentaries, indie and foreign films, and must-see classics, with new films being added every week. Kanopy Kids has educational and enriching videos with developmentally appropriate, age-based ratings from Common Sense Media, as well as additional parental controls to keep kids safe.
  • Ask a staff member for a reading recommendation online or in person. BookMatch is a free service available to CPL cardholders. You'll fill out a form and our librarians will respond to you within 5 days with a list of recommendations.
  • Download music with your library card. With your current library card, you can download and keep up to 5 MP3 songs per week and listen from a computer or portable device.
  • Download an ebook or audiobook. With cloudLibrary, you can check out eBooks and eAudiobooks on your tablet, smartphone, or PC with your library card number and PIN.
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.
For more information, visit one of the four the Chandler Public Library locations, call 480-782-2800, or see the library's website.


Library Events this month!

CPL ScotFest
Saturday, April 6,  10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Downtown Library, 22 S. Delaware Street

Join us for a day filled with all things Scottish on National Tartan Day! Travel Scotland, learn about whisky, set a proper tea, discover your heritage, and be entertained by Highland dancers!
For more information and registration links to specific programs,  click here.
One World Many Voices: Coyote in the Outer World with R. Carlos Nakai
Saturday, April 13 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Downtown Library, 22 S. Delaware Street

In a special presentation, R. Carlos Nakai will discuss how Native Americans form identity on their journey into the outer world beyond their cultural homes and how this journey applies to and can teach all of us about how we form identity. An 11-time Grammy nominee, Gold and Platinum Record winner, and recipient of the Governor's Arts Award, Nakai will open his cultural exploration with a performance of the Native American flute. Robert Doyle, President of Canyon Records, will moderate the presentation and lead the audience discussion opportunity. This program kicks off the exhibit and performance series, One World Many Voices.  Registration for this program is required. 

For more information on these, and other programs offered by the Chandler Public Library, please visit our website.

CPL Reads

Do you enjoy cooking, or want to learn more about cooking? Join us on our Facebook group, CPL Reads, this month when we discuss cookbooks. This is a great time to share your favorites, make recommendations, and ask questions!
Pop-Up Book Sale

April 3 - 17, spring into something new at our Downtown Library location! Plenty of topics to choose from to help you learn more about a new subject, start a fresh project for spring, or cook a new recipe for your family. Mark your calendar!

Don't forget, we also sell donated books online through Amazon all year-round. Support Chandler Public Library by purchasing used books here
What Are Librarians Reading?

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Free downloads of your favorite music?
Are you using Freegal? How can you call yourself a music fan and not be using this excellent service that gives you five songs per week - absolutely free that you can keep forever. There are thousands of songs from popular artists (AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis, Johnny Cash) and tons of new & upcoming bands and musicians to enjoy. Whether you want to bop along to Meghan Trainor's latest The Love Train, or check out the kinetic beats of G Herbo's newest Still Swervin', or blast Maren Morris's latest anthem "Girl", Freegal is perfect for any music fan.
To access Freegal, start at chandlerlibrary.org and hover your mouse over the purple Books & More tab. Choose Music, then Freegal. You'll need your library card and PIN to log in and download songs if you're signing in from home.
Can't make it in to the library to get a card? We now offer eCards that allow access to our online resources, including Freegal! If you're a Maricopa County resident, you can fill out the online form to register for your eCard. See more at our Get a Library Card page. eCard users can come in to the library at any time to upgrade to a full-access card that allows checkout of books and other physical materials.
Freegal is a service for libraries from Sony Music.

CPL Previews
Want to stay up to date with the popular new releases each month? Subscribe to CPL Previews! Each month we'll send you an email with a list of the next month's big book releases. We'll provide you with a short preview and a link directly to the library's catalog for each book title so you can place your holds. Never miss your favorite author's next bestseller!
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