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Chandler Public Library
November 2019
All four Chandler Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veteran's Day, as well as on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please make sure to checkout and/or download your books so you'll have plenty to read..
For Thanksgiving cooking and entertaining ideas, take a look at one of our many current online magazines, available on Flipster for FREE with your Chandler Public Library card, or the many cookbooks and entertaining guides.
Gratitude Scavenger Hunt!

Fall is time for cooler weather, leaves changing, getting ready for the holidays. For many, it is also a time to pause and practice gratitude.
There may be times in our lives when a book can have a strong effect on our lives, whether it is a self-help book, or a collection of humorous essays that pulled us out of a blue funk. Maybe a book provided a brief respite from a busy day. Or, perhaps some of us learned a new skill from a book which helped us secure a promotion or new job? Regardless of the situation, we'd like to take a moment to show our gratitude for books and would like your assistance.

Click here and enter the information about the book for you're grateful. We'll fill out a bookmark for you and place it in that book for someone to discover it in the future. We hope it will have some impact on them as well.
You can also visit one of our four library locations, fill out your own bookmark, and place it in the book yourself! Kids and teens can also participate.
Library staff will also be participating and these are some of the reasons they are grateful for books:
  • Books keep you sane during your awful rush-hour commute.
  • Books have the remarkable power to put the rowdiest of children to sleep.
  • Books teach you to empathize with people you've never met and help you tolerate the people you have.
  • When you need to put the world on a time out, books are there for you.
  • Books allow us to vicariously experience a range emotions, from heartbreak to terror to despair to jealousy.
  • Reading is one of the few things you can do in sweatpants on the couch that qualifies as "constructive."
"We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures." - Thornton Wilder

Our Program Picks!

Do you experience stress in your life? Are you looking for ways to help cope with stress? Positive management of stress is one of the primary ways people live happy and healthy lives. Stress reduction is about finding positive techniques that identify and address both the physical and mental stress and the identification of the cause. Join Kara Boley wellness coordinator as she speaks about mindfulness, meditation and few other methods for stress reduction. 

Saturday, November 30
10:30am - 12:00pm

When we gather with family at Thanksgiving or other family celebrations, we often relish in all the family stories that get told. They are the stories that make us laugh, cry, and learn new things about our family. These stories are part of our family history, but how do we record them, remember them, or continue to pass them down? This presentation will give you the tools to capture your family history through all those stories shared around the table. Presented by Arizona State University faculty member Denise Ann Bodman, PhD, from the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics.  This program takes place at the Chandler Museum, 300 S. Chandler Village Drive
Long waits for ebooks? This may explain why.
In this digital age, a critical way that we fulfill our mission of providing access to information and ideas is through ebooks. In fiscal year 2018/19, Chandler Public Library circulated over 250,000 ebooks and audio ebooks, representing over 15% of our overall circulation. Recently, one of the nation's biggest publishers, Macmillan, announced a new lending policy that may affect the ability of borrowers to check out ebooks.  Beginning November 1, a library may purchase only one copy of a newly released Macmillan title in ebook format, and won't be able to buy additional copies for eight weeks. Busy library systems such as Chandler's will be especially affected, since the new policy is the same for all libraries - no matter their size.

Some background: While it may seem like ebooks are cheap to publish, they're expensive for public libraries to buy. Major publishers already charge libraries at least twice as much for ebooks and audio ebooks than for their physical counterparts (four or more times what consumers pay). Increasingly, they require licenses that expire after a certain number of circulations or period of time. Macmillan's policy is among the most restrictive and is indicative of a growing trend.

We understand that publishers need to think about their bottom line in a rapidly changing publishing landscape. That's why public libraries have been willing to pay higher prices for digital formats. But limiting access to new titles for libraries means limiting access for patrons most dependent on libraries. We also respectfully point out that public libraries contribute an incalculable amount each year to promoting authors, books and a rich reading culture. We add thousands of books and materials in multiple formats, host book-related programs and provide online lists and personal recommendations further connecting readers to books.  Patrons use libraries not just to borrow books, but also to discover books they may promote to friends and decide to purchase.

We want you to be aware of the potential of long waiting lists for some of your favorite authors in the cloudLibrary.  We also wanted you to have the opportunity learn more about this issue and how you can support libraries' ability to provide equal access to information through #eBooksForAll. 

To learn more, click here.

Friends Book Sale
Picture Book Month

November is Picture Book Month, a great time to share the love of reading - and gorgeous illustrations - with your children. The promotion was started in 2011 by Dianne de Las Casas and several other children's book authors to encourage reading picture books. 

Learn more here.
What Are Librarians Reading?

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Encyclopedia articles without a paywall? 
Maybe you remember using encyclopedias for research. Maybe you don't, but you're still frustrated by how hard it can be to find good introductory articles about a variety of subjects online - without running into the paywalls that some of the best websites have. Your library can help! Use your library card to access the classic resource Encyclopedia Britannica, and read as many articles as you like for free.
Britannica Online offers three ways to search the encyclopedia. Search for Children's articles on animals, states, biographies and more, selected for beginner reading levels. A Young Adults search offers resources for reports on history, science and other subjects, including primary sources like the Gettysburg Address. The Reference Center gives you full access to Britannica's articles, both short overviews and in-depth information.
To access Britannica Online 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 Britannica Online. You'll need your library card and PIN if you're signing in from home. Then you can choose your reading level and start searching.
Can't make it in to the library to get a card? We now offer eCards that allow access to our online resources, including Britannica Online! 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.

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