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Chandler Public Library
January 2020
All four Chandler Public Library locations will close at 5PM on Tuesday, December 31st and will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st for the New Year.

All four Chandler Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2019 in honor of the Martin Luther King/Civil Rights holiday.  Regular hours  will resume on the following day.
Staff Favorites of 2019

At the end of each year, Chandler Public Library staff submit a list of their favorite books. We've made the list available to you in our library catalog.

The favorites of our list of favorites, or books which received multiple submissions from staff are:
  • Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell and Faith Erin Hicks
  • Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
  • The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
  • Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
  • The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves
  • The Lost Man by Jane Harper
  • Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Happy Reading!  

Friends of Chandler Public Library BOOK SALE
Shop for used books at our Downtown and Sunset Library locations January 8 -12, 2020 during regular business hours.

All books are 75% off!

Plenty of items for sale, bestsellers, classics, hardbacks and paperback!

The mission of the Friends of the Chandler Public Library is to raise awareness of library programs and services and provide financial and volunteer support to make our great Library even better! All proceeds from used book sales go directly in support of our libraries, literacy, and life-long learning.
Chandler Public Library to celebrate 10 years of LibCon

The Chandler Public Library will hold its 10th Annual LibCon on Friday, January 17th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the Chandler Hamilton Library. This event is for teenage fans of comics, anime, video games, cosplay and other fantasy and science fiction entertainment. The 2020 LibCon is especially meaningful since it celebrates 10 years of providing a special and unique opportunity for teens who enjoy both popular culture and the library.

This year's event will feature tabletop gaming and video gaming, as well as a selfie station. There will be plenty of fun and engaging activities of many fandoms for first timers at LibCon 2020 including crafts, a cosplay fashion show, a raffle drawing where teens could win prizes donated by the vendors. DJ Jamal will be in attendance once again to host a dance party and playing favorite fandom music. The vendor hall, which is has been very popular with attendees at previous Libcon events, will be in full swing again with many new and returning vendors.

LibCon is a concept that started at Chandler Public Library and has spread to other public libraries in the Valley. The goal of the event is to encourage and support teens as they discover their creative talents, and meet like-minded individuals where they can feel like they belong. LibCon is a welcoming event for teens to be themselves in a safe environment.

LibCon is a free, "teens only" event with no registration required. More information about the 10th annual LibCon event can be found online or on Facebook. The Chandler Hamilton Library is located at 3700 S Arizona Avenue; Chandler, Arizona 85248.
Mark Your Calendars
In addition to all the programs and events found on our website, here are a couple that we'd like to highlight:

Librarians Melissa and Anbolyn are back to tell you all about their favorite 2020 books. Join us to hear about great titles, connect with other readers and to grow your TBR pile.  There will be book giveaways, a raffle and refreshments too
  • Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
  • Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • Location: Sunset Library

Author Marty Brounstein will present his book "Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust." He brings a true interfaith story of courage, compassion, and rescue about a couple in the Netherlands named Frans and Mien Wijnakker who, despite much risk and danger, saved the lives of over two dozen Jews during World War II. Marty also has a meaningful personal connection to this story and its heroes, which he reveals in his engaging storytelling presentation.
This program is made possible by a partnership between Chandler Public Library, City of Chandler Diversity Office and the East Valley Jewish Community Center (EVJCC).

  • Date: Sunday, January 26, 2020
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Location: Downtown Library

What Are Librarians Reading?

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Science and Science Fair Resources
Science fair season is coming up! Whether you or students at home need to get started on science projects, or if you just want to learn more about science, we've got resources for you! Science in Context features articles on science topics from aerodynamics to zoology, biographies of scientists, and an entire category for science projects and experiments.
To access Science in Context, visit chandlerlibrary.org, hover your mouse over the purple Research & Learning tab, then choose A-Z List of Resources and scroll down to Science in Context. You'll need your library card and PIN if you're signing in from home. Then you can do a basic search for your subject or scroll down to browse popular topics. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Browse All Topics" to view the entire list including Science Fair Projects and Experiments.
Can't make it in to the library to get a card? We now offer eCards that allow access to our online resources, including Science in Context! 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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