What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
January 2019
All four Chandler Public Library locations will close at 5PM on Monday, December 31st and will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st for the New Year.

All four Chandler Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 21, 2019 in honor of the Martin Luther King/Civil Rights holiday. Regular hours will resume on the following day.
Ring in the New Year with Flipster!

We are excited to announce that Chandler cardholders now have access to a new collection of digital magazines using Flipster! This collection has over 55 popular titles including People Magazine, Time, Sports Illustrated, Bloomberg Businessweek and the Consumer Reports Buying Guide to name a few! 
We recognize that not all of the titles that were available on RBdigital are available on Flipster but we feel the selection of popular titles offers more of what our customers have been asking for. Flipster offers an easy, browse-able reading experience...both on your computer or mobile device. Read online or download the app for Android, iOS, or Kindle Fire. 
Download the app
Download the Flipster App from the  Apple App Store Google Play , or  Amazon App Store.
Log into our library on the app
Select Chandler Public Library, and enter your library card number. Click agree to terms and log in.
Browse, download, and read 
Now you are ready to browse, download for offline viewing and read digital magazines from your Chandler Public Library! Search by title or browse by category.
For more magazine resources from your library, please click here
Chandler Public Library strives to offer our customers a robust collection of materials and resources. We feel that the addition of Flipster Digital Magazines will meet our community's needs and the priorities of the library. While access to RBdigital will end on December 31, we hope you will give Flipster a try! We appreciate your patience during this transition and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 480-782-2800 or click here to contact us via email.
Check out our other digital resources!


What's Happening This Month?
Grow Your Own Orchid Workshop
Have you ever wanted to start your own orchid but didn't know how? This workshop is perfect for you! Experts from the Orchid Society of Arizona will be teaching us how to start an orchid and give instructions for care once you take it home. 
Supplies are provided except we ask participants to bring one empty, clean, plastic gallon jug (plastic milk or water gallon jug) to use as your starter greenhouse.
 Registration is required so we can assure we have enough supplies for everyone.

Saturday, January 12, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Downtown Library


The spread of fake news: Is there a vaccine for that?

Like a virus, fake news catches on erratically, intensely, and swiftly, and can leave the American public feeling dazed and confused. How can media producers and consumers cure the spread of this false-information outbreak? What steps are technology and media companies taking? How can we protect ourselves and maintain a healthy dose of democratic discourse and debate? Learn about the standard practices of journalism, and how to become a savvy news consumer. Join us for a FRANK Talk on how to find the right prescription for healthy media consumption.

Saturday, January 26, 2019
10:30am - 12:00pm
Basha Library

For more programs and events, please got to our online calendar!

Friends of Chandler Public Library Clearance sale,
Shop for used books at our Downtown and Sunset Library locations between January 1 - 15, 2019.
All books with red price stickers are 50%!
Resolution To Read More!
girl_pile_of_books.jpg It is once again that time of year when people make resolutions ranging from saving money to exercising more. How about this year you make a resolution to read more? Reading has many benefits, including, but not limited to:
  • improved focus and concentration,
  • preserve brain health and lower the risk of Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • alleviating stress, anxiety and depression
  • boosting happiness and overall life satisfaction, and
  • vocabulary expansion.
Reading accomplishes all of this by activating your mind, providing an escape from day-to-day life, and offering refreshed perspective for life's challenges.
By using your Chandler Public Library card, we have many resources to help you find the right books to help you make a successful and attainable resolution to read more in 2019!

Bookmatch - 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. Click here to get your own personalized reading list!

Novelist - a resource you can use to find book recommendations based on appeal factors, curated lists, and read-alikes for titles you enjoy. Learn how to use it here.

Books & Authors - explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. The ideal convergence of science and serendipity, this online resource leverages the Internet's unique capacity to create, build, communicate and sustain communities of readers.

Book Page - a monthly book review publication, serves as a recommendation guide to the best new books published every month. Read it online or pick up a copy at one of our four library locations.

CPL Reads - Our library's own Facebook group, where each month we choose a genre to discuss. We'll pose questions throughout the month and you can comment with your thoughts.

Making a resolution to read more doesn't mean you have to pick up a copy of Moby Dick or War and Peace. Start out small, read five minutes a day, and after a few weeks, increase it by a few minutes more. If you need recommendations on finding exciting, interesting and fun reading material, please ask any of our staff for assistance. Happy New Year!
January's Book Discussion
Whether you're an old-pro at bettering yourself year-by-year or want to try harder in 2019, join us this month on our online book discussion group, CPL Reads, as we focus on the theme 
"New YEAR, New YOU!"

Each month we pose questions throughout the month and you can comment with your thoughts. Our goal is to bring book lovers together and provide an enjoyable and informative place to discuss book at your convenience, on your schedule. 
To join the group, logon to Facebook, search for " CPL Reads" and request to join. To learn about other book groups at our library locations, view our calendar. Happy reading! 

What Are Librarians Reading?

Looking for:
Online Learning with Lynda
What do college computer science students, technology and business professionals, self-publishers, hobby photographers and anyone looking to learn something computer-related have in common? They're all looking for Lynda.com. And your library can get you access to Lynda for free with your library card!
Lynda offers a wide range of video courses with an emphasis on technology and business, from four-minute productivity tips to multi-part courses in programming languages, Photoshop and other technology tools. Watch as much as you like and pause whenever you want - you have access to Lynda's entire catalog at any time through the library's website. To get started, visit chandlerlibrary.org, hover your mouse over the purple Research & Learning tab, then choose lyndaLibrary under Online Learning. You'll need your library card and PIN 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 Lynda! 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.

Teens and pre-teens from across the Valley will soon be gathering at the Chandler Hamilton Library together for all things sci-fi, fantasy, anime, cosplay, gaming. The Library's eight annual LibCon is a free teens-only convention for fans of comics, video games and all things pop culture and offers teens a supportive environment for teens to gather and connect over shared hobbies and interests.
LibCon began eight years ago as a program targeting young people ages 12-18 who wanted to have the "Con" experience - like the recent Phoenix Comic Fest - but without adults, traveling time to Phoenix and expenses. Today, Chandler Public Library's LibCon is an annual program that teens not only love to attend, but participate in as well. This is a well-attended, free convention where teens can be themselves in a safe environment.
In order to help teens prepare for the event, a "Cos'truction Workshop" will take place at the Chandler Basha Library, 5990 South Val Vista Drive, on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:15 pm. Participants can bring their material and designs to work on a costume during this drop-in workshop. Sewing machines, scissors, cutting boards and other tools of the costume construction trade will be available to use. Basic sewing and cutting guidance provided as needed.  Registration is required.
This year, LibCon will take place after regular library hours from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday, January 19, at the Chandler Hamilton Library, 3700 S Arizona Ave. Returning this year will be a cosplay fashion show as well as the K-Pop groups from both Hamilton and Basha. There will be aDJ playing music, as well as emceeing the event. Two food vendors will be available selling snacks and the Hamilton High Digital Arts Club will be showing teens how they make the digital art creations they come up with.
For more information, visit LibCon's website, official Facebook page, or call 480-782-2800.

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Chandler Basha Library
5990 S Val Vista Drive
Chandler, AZ 85249

Chandler Downtown Library
22 S Delaware Street
Chandler, AZ 85225

Chandler Hamilton Library
3700 S Arizona Avenue
Chandler, AZ 85248

Chandler Sunset Library
4930 W Ray Road
Chandler AZ 85226