What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
December 2018
All Chandler Public Library locations will close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 24 (Christmas Eve) and will be closed on Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas Day). All four libraries will reopen on Wednesday, December 26. Please check our website for specific hours at each location.
Staff Picks of 2018

Each year our staff compiles a list of their favorites published in the current year. What were this year's picks? Did your favorites appear on the list?

During the month of December, we'll be discussing these books in our Facebook group, CPL Reads. Drop in, share your thoughts, and perhaps add a books to your list!
Instant Access to Popular Magazines!
Flipster is here!

Chandler Public Library cardholders can now access their favorite digital magazines using Flipster® from EBSCO Information Services. Flipster is a next-generation magazine service that allows people to browse digital versions of the latest issues of popular magazines, courtesy of the library. 

Flipster offers an easy, browseable reading experience. Users can search for magazines or browse by category. Back issues are also available - choose the current issue to view the menu of back issues.

You can read Flipster magazines online at the library's website, or you can download the free Flipster app for Android, iOS, or Kindle fire. Download the free Flipster app. Search the iTunes App Store or the Google Play Store for "Flipster - Digital. You can also use Flipster on your Kindle Fire by downloading  the app here.

'Tis the Season for Reading! 

The Used Book Shoppe at the Downtown Library has a wonderful display of holiday books, CD music, and DVDs for sale! What better way to get in the holiday spirit!
 Stop by and see what holiday treasures you can find.
Not able to make it to the library for the booksale? Support Chandler Public Library by purchasing used books online. 
Holiday Events
Whether you are looking for a way to get into the holiday season, or an activity to keep the kids busy, we've got you covered! You can find a full list of our programs and events on our  website, but we thought we'd share some highlights with you below:

Start Time
Age Group
12/1 7:00 PM Hamilton Adult (18+)
Holiday Krafts 4 Kidz 12/8 3:00 PM Sunset Children
December Movie: Rise of the Guardians 12/12 6:00 PM Downtown All Ages
East Valley Jewish Community Center Presents: Winter Wonderland of Stories! 12/12 4:30 PM Sunset All Ages
Polar Express 12/13 6:30PM Hamilton All Ages
Holiday Cookie Decorating for Adults 12/18 6:00 PM Sunset Adult (18+)
Last Minute Gifts! 12/19 5:00 PM Hamilton All Ages

Don't forget to download holiday music, ranging from classic to contemporary, for free with  Freegal!  If you're looking for some inspiring recipes, download an e-cookbook from  CloudLibrary !
As always, we recommend attending the City of Chandler's Tumbleweed Tree Lighting & Parade of Lights, 4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Dec. 1, 2018 in Downtown Chandler. See you there!
Our Stories
Prisoners and the Missing- Voices of the Korean War

Sixty-eight years after his capture on the battlefield by the North Korean Army, former prisoner of war and Arizona native Arden Rowley shares his story. Over 7,000 Americans were captured during the three years of the Korean War. These servicemen were sent to camps throughout North Korea and suffered from the cold, brutal treatment, and starvation. 

Arden began his captivity on December 1, 1950 and was freed in August of 1953. Joining him is Dr. Yuri McKee, a local doctor and former US Air force flight surgeon, who has a deep interest in the status of Korean War MIA soldiers. Drawing on insights as the medical director for the 35 th  Joint Recovery Operation in 2004,  Dr. McKee will describe the experience of negotiating with North Korean officials on the recovery of Korean War MIA servicemen, as well as the impact today on the families of those who have yet to come home.

Join us on Saturday, December 1 at the Chandler Sunset Library at 10:30a.m. to learn more!
What Are Librarians Reading?

Review the favorite 
Perhaps there is a title or two that you missed.

Looking for:
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, choose popular subjects from the front page, or click "Browse Topics" to view the entire list of subjects 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.

CPL Reads

What were your favorite books this year? Are you looking for some recommendations? Did you know that Chandler Public Library has a book discussion group on Facebook?

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.Happy reading!  
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