What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
 
October 2018
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Reminder - During Fall Break, October 2 - October 16,
Basha and Hamilton libraries will open at 9:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.
Visit our website for more information on hours and library locations.
Volunteer for our Library!
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This year's Read to Succeed program is off to a wonderful start with tutoring sessions being held at the Downtown and Basha Libraries and the Housing Youth Center. Read To Succeed is a free program which matches first graders who are at risk of falling behind in reading with trained volunteer tutors. Classes meet twice a week for one hour in a small group format with no more than four students per tutor. Classes use traditional teaching methods plus iPads to reinforce learning. With consistent attendance students demonstrate huge improvements in their reading levels.

To learn more about becoming a volunteer Read to Succeed tutor or assisting in other areas of the library as a volunteer, please plan to attend the next volunteer orientation on Friday, October 19, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm at the Chandler Downtown Public Library.
October Book Sale - Vintage Books

Vintage books are great for gifts, crafts, décor, and of course, to read and treasure.
               
Beginning October 1, at our Downtown location, during business hours, while supplies last.

Priced as marked.

Our Stories
Hear the story behind one of Arizona's most iconic names in modern sports history. California native Pat Tillman entered the spotlight playing for Arizona State Sun Devils Football Team in the late 1990s, where he excelled in the defensive backfield and as a high performing student. In 1998 he joined the Arizona Cardinals football team and soon set a team record. In 2002 Tillman put aside the celebrity and riches of a NFL career to enlist in the U.S. Army with his younger brother. They joined the 75th Ranger Regiment and served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Two years later, Tillman was killed in action in eastern Afghanistan. His post 9/11 patriotic actions and his death gained immediate national attention, overshadowing his personal story. 
Join us on October 27 at the Chandler Downtown Library at 10:30 a.m. to learn how Tillman's actions and character have inspired a legacy of service impacting Arizonans and beyond. 
CPL Reads
Hey CPL Reads members, we're shaking things up a bit on our Facebook group. In this past year we have held online book discussions. While we have enjoyed doing so, and hope that you have as well, we'd like to broaden our perspective and include more interaction from our members. 

Starting October 1st, we will be using our Facebook group to:
  • ask questions such as, "What are you favorite books?" or "What types of genre do you enjoy?"
  • taking polls
  • recommend books
  • and much more!
We certainly hope you enjoy this new format and look forward to having online conversations with you about our favorite thing, BOOKS!!
What Are Librarians Reading?

Looking for:
Viewpoints on Current Issues?
Business & Economics. Law & Politics. Science & Ethics. Current issues like these can be hard to research if you want all sides of the story. Students needing resources for a pro-and-con report, or anyone looking for information on hot topics, will find it in Opposing Viewpoints. Each topic is represented with articles from a wide variety of newspapers and magazines, reference books such as the Encyclopedia of American law, and opinion articles from the popular Opposing Viewpoints series of books.
 
To access Opposing Viewpoints 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 Opposing Viewpoints in Context. You'll need your library card and PIN if you're signing in from home. Then you can choose from featured news items and topics, or search for your topic using the search bar at the top of the 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 Opposing Viewpoints! 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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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