What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
 
September 2019

All four Chandler Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. All online resources will be available on those days. Please visit our website or download our app to access electronic resources and materials.
Library Card Sign-up Month
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and it's the perfect time for students and adults alike to sign up for a Chandler Public Library card. Today's libraries are about more than books. They are creative educational spaces for learners from birth to high school and beyond. If you know of a Chandler resident who doesn't yet have a card, we've made it even easier for them to take advantage of Library Card Sign-up Month.
 
Chandler Public Library is pleased to offer eCards to our online users. Applicants who are Maricopa County Residents can complete an online registration form, available at www.chandlerlibrary.org/ecard, and receive an eCard number that allows access to online resources including research resources, ebooks, emagazines, Lynda.com and more. eCard users may upgrade to a full-access card (allowing checkout of physical items from the library) by visiting a library location and presenting a photo ID and proof of current address.
 
The Chandler Public Library, with more than 120,000 square feet of space combined in its four locations, is able to offer the above-mentioned services to the community, as well as many others. All library locations offer free wi-fi during business hours, as well as public computers with a variety of software. Library patrons can work on a school assignment, scan documents, or update their resume on one of the many computers available to the public. Offering a wide variety of resources and programs, the Chandler Public Library serves the community as a source of learning and entertainment for the whole family.
 
For more information, contact the Chandler Public Library at 480-782-2800 or online at www.chandlerlibrary.org.
Summer Reading Challenge 2019
Congratulations to all participants of our 2019  Summer Reading Challenge ! Thank you for making this year's challenge one of the best ever. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did,.

Upcoming Events
There are always plenty of exciting, educational, and entertaining programs and events at all of our library locations. Please visit our event calendar on our website to view them all! 

Some of our highlighted events this month include:


September 9th, 6:30-7:30 PM, Downtown Library
 
Join us for this special event featuring Chandler's craft breweries for a panel discussion and discover how these local businesses have developed their signature beers. Learn what goes into making these beers and the history of their origins. Panelists will be available to answer your questions.
 
September 16th, 6:30-7:30 PM, Downtown Library
 
Join us for this special event featuring the Arizona Society of Homebrewers as they walk through the process of homebrewing. Learn about different ingredients, tips and tricks, and the do's and don'ts of beer. Presenters will be available to answer your questions.
 
September 25, 6:00 - 8:00 PM, QuartHaus, 201 S Washington St, Chandler AZ 85225
 
Join us at the Quart Haus for a special event featuring Downtown Chandler's craft breweries; San Tan Brewery, Flix Brewhouse, Craft 64, and Quart Haus. A panel discussion will be moderated by Timothy J. Richards from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Discover how these local businesses are helping to spur Downtown Chandler's economic resurgence. Learn what it takes to be a successful start-up as the panelists will field your questions on tapping into local markets, cultivating community, and sustaining success over the long term.

 
September 18, 6:00 - 7:30PM, Sunset Library
 
Join us for a presentation and discussion on homelessness in Chandler. Learn about the factors that contribute to homelessness, as well as common myths and misconceptions. Get information on valuable and helpful resources should someone you care about need assistance, and learn about Chandler's Change Up campaign and how it's changing lives here in our community.
In "Let's Talk" programs, learn about and openly discuss important issues that are impacting us, our loved ones, and our communities as a whole. With more knowledge, we can end stigma and become a stronger source of support, welcoming, and understanding for those around us. These programs are facilitated and led by trained community partners that have a goal of helping people. All are welcome.
 
 
Non-Traditional Art Expo and Panel Discussion
September 21, noon - 4:00pm, Downtown Library
 
Take an gallery walk and discover new forms of art!  Stay for a panel discussion with some nonconventional artists - find out about their inspirations and techniques.
The gallery walk will take place from 12:00-3:00 pm followed by the artists panel from 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

Faster Internet Speeds

Looking for lightning-fast internet speeds? The Chandler Public Library has a newly upgraded internet connection with speeds of 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps)! That means super-fast internet access for both our guest Wi-Fi and public computers.

Browse, stream, play or work on the cutting edge at any of our four library locations.
Save the date!

Are you looking for ways to strengthen your ties to the community and enhance programs and services that improve the lives of your family, friends, neighbors, and Chandler residents? Please consider increasing your connection to the Library - an essential institution in our Chandler community - by joining the Friends of the Chandler Public Library.

Mark you calendar to attend the Friends Annual Meeting on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Downtown Library in the Copper Conference Room on the 2nd Floor. Please RSVP to folchandler@gmail.com.
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Streaming Video
What do the Oscar winning film Moonlight, the indie comedy What We Do in the Shadows, the foreign film A Man Called Ove and the documentary Super Size Me have in common? You can watch them all on Kanopy, free with your library card! Kanopy streams thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials by partnering with libraries, and signing in with your library card and PIN numbers gets you 10 free play credits per month.
 
Kanopy offers more than just movies. Boost your lifelong learning goals with The Great Courses. Teachers can get classroom support with the Teacher Education Development collection. There's also a section just for kids. You can browse the full list of subjects to pinpoint what you're looking for. Can't decide what to watch? Check out the Kanopy Pick of the Week on our Movies page.
 
Can't make it in to the library to get a card? We now offer eCards that allow access to our online resources, including Kanopy! 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.

Friends Clearance Sale
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September 1 - 15, Used books with a PINK price sticker are 50% off the marked price, at our Downtown and Sunset locations.  Stock up now!
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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

480-782-2800