What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
November 2017
  child-playing-leaves.jpg All four Chandler Public Libraries will be closed on Friday, November 10 in observance of Veteran's Day, as well as on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, the 24th , for the Thanksgiving holiday. All online resources will be available on those days.
For Thanksgiving cooking and entertaining ideas, take a look at one of our many current online magazines, available on RB Digital for FREE with your Chandler Public Library card. They can be viewed on your computer, tablet, or mobile device!
Book Bonanza : Happening Now!

  • Tuesday - Thursday (Oct 31 - Nov 2) - General Public Sale
  • All books will be 50% off the marked price.
  • Thousands of items for sale: Children's and adult books, bestsellers to classics, hardback and paperback!
  • Sales at Downtown, Sunset, and Hamilton Libraries during normal business hours
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.
Book Match
Need help finding your next great read?

Need help finding your next great read?
Share your reading preferences and we'll send you a list of books selected just for you! 
Did you read the latest Lee Child book and want to read more fast-paced thrillers? We can select authors and titles that are similar to Lee Child that we think you will love.
Starting this month, BookMatch will be a free service available to CPL cardholders via our website.  You'll fill out a form and our librarians will respond to you within 5 days with a list of recommendations.
Click here to get your own personalized reading list!

Staff Picks
This month on cloudLibrary , we're featuring the literary favorites of new staff member, Abigail, from our Downtown location. In addition to her picks, here are a few things about her we thought we'd share with you.

What was a formative book for you as a teenager?
After years of reading required books such as The Scarlet Letter and My Antonia our teacher said we would be selecting our own books. She did have one caveat; we had to read a book that challenged us and was unlike books we would typically read. I chose The Forbidden Woman by Malika Mokeddem. The story was like one I had never read before and the main character's struggles really changed my perspective. Set in a country and culture different from my own, I gained knowledge that not everyone enjoys the same freedoms that I do. In regards to the relationships in the story, it was my first inkling that choices are often more gray than black and white, and not everything gets resolved or ends happily.  For a suburban 17 year old girl it was an eye-opening experience and a realization that a book really can change you.

Where is your favorite place to read?
One of my favorite places to read is over an extended weekend breakfast at my kitchen table. I usually won't read a novel during this time, but rather magazines and things I've collected over the week that I want to spend some time enjoying. I'm a big fan of well narrated audiobooks and also try to take advantage of any rainy day to read in my little home library.

Do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?
I prefer print, especially if it is a book by one of my favorite authors, or a book I want to savor, read slowly, or annotate. My Kindle has also earned a place in my heart by being so travel friendly. In recent years most of my "reading" has actually been done through listening. Many of the books I listen to are narrated by British stage and screen actors. I'm always amazed at their talents with accents, tone, and inflection. A well-produced audiobook will leave you hearing the characters voices long after you've left the car! One of my favorite narrated books is Longbourn by Jo Baker. The narrator, Emma Fielding, delivers such a worthy performance of Jo Baker's work. Listeners will feel like they are hearing a friend relate the goings on of the downstairs staff that attend to Elizabeth Bennett and her family.

For more reading recommendations or assistance with downloading e-books from our cloudLibrary, please visit one of our four library locations or call 480-782-2800.
Volunteer Spotlight
Each month we spotlight one of our awesome volunteers and the area in which they give their time. We truly appreciate all of the assistance our volunteers provide!
Name:  Ginny Clayton           
Which Library/workarea do you volunteer in:
I volunteer at the Chandler Hamilton Library in the Circulation department.
What types of things do you do for CPL:
I'm given a "holds" list - ­ these books are items patrons have reserved and need to be pulled  from the shelves.  I process the "holds".
How long have you volunteered for CPL:
I've been volunteering since 2008.
What inspired you to volunteer at CPL:
I am close to home, it is a convenient location for me, and I appreciate the Library. I love reading.  Volunteering at the Library is a small way to help out in the community.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering at CPL:
I like the camaraderie, everyone here is kind to me.  I also get to see the new books that come through the library.
What would you share about CPL with someone new to the area:
The Chandler Public Library offers a variety of curriculum, which is impressive.   Just to name a few of the programs: English instruction and computer classes for adults, tax services for the public, and Lego's for the children and many more programs and activities.
What did you do before you started volunteering for CPL:
I was in real estate sales for thirty years here in the valley. I dealt with home builders, helping people fulfill their dreams with ownership.
What book(s) are you reading now:
I belong to a book club and I am the facilitator this week.  I am reading Light Between the Oceans".  I read it before, but I am reading it again to refresh my memory.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Chandler Public Library, visit our website or call 480-782-2800.
Late Night Recess: Nerds Night Out

Are you a know-it-all ? A real smarty-pants ? A wise-guy ? Prove it! by registering for Late Night Recess on Saturday, November 18, 7:00pm - 9:00pm, at the Chandler Hamilton Library .

Bring your team of 2 to 6 (or join a team here) and strut your stuff for all to see. There will be four rounds of play: Star Wars, Star Trek, Comics, & Walking Dead.

Prizes awarded to the winning team. Snacks provided.

The Chandler Public Library and the City's Economic Development Division are partnering to host a series of free workshops to help small business owners start or grow their business. The workshops will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, and Nov. 15, at the Chandler Sunset Library, 4930 W. Ray Road.
Part 1 - Wednesday, Nov. 1: City resources to help build your business
Have a business idea and not sure where to start? Or do you have an existing business that you want to grow? Learn about assistance available through Chandler Library and the City's Economic Development and Tax & Licensing divisions. Also, discover resources available within Chandler, such as NACET (Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology), TechShop and Infinity Coworking, that can help your business.
The Small Business Development Center will discuss business plans and structures to help take your business idea to the next level. The Chandler Chamber of Commerce will discuss their resources to help you start or grow your business, including networking and events. Also, social media tips for business owners will be discussed by Out of the Box Marketing. 
Discover the nuts and bolts of financing your business with the Small Business Administration. Attendees also will learn about recent labor laws and human resource issues to consider before hiring your first employee.
Attendees may attend one or all of the workshops offered in the series. Space is limited, and registration is required. For more information, call 782-2800, or visit bit.ly/ChandlerBiz to reserve your spot.
What Are Librarians Reading?

Looking for:
School Report Resources 
Students need reliable resources for their reports. Ordinary websites might not be trustworthy (and teachers often limit the number of websites students can use), the best articles are copyrighted and not available for free online and the library might not have enough books for every student when they all have the same assignment. What to do? Check out our online research resources! They reprint articles from magazines, newspapers and encyclopedias, they're free with your library card and they're available from home even when the library's closed.

Some of our best research resources are Academic OneFile, Biography in Context and InfoTrac Newsstand. InfoTrac Newsstand features articles on a wide range of general topics from worldwide newspapers and newswires. If teachers specify that articles from "scholarly journals" are needed, try Academic OneFile and its collection of scholarly titles in fields like science and business. Biography in Context is your best bet for biography reports, with articles from magazines, academic journals and books all listed together under the name of the person being researched.

To access any of these resources from home, start at chandlerlibrary.org and hover your mouse over the purple Research & Learning tab. Then click A-Z List of Resources, and scroll down to choose Academic OneFile, Biography in Context, InfoTrac Newsstand or one of our many other resources. You'll need your library card and PIN if you're signing in from home. Then search for your subject. If you need to know how to write citations for your bibliography or works cited page, look for the "Citation Tools" link on the right side of each article.
CPL Reads
Our online Facebook group, " CPL Reads" is up and running.  Each week we pose a few questions for our members to comment on and share their thoughts.  
This month we are discussing " Woman Enters Left "  by Jessica Brockmole.
A touching story where a woman sets out on a cross-country road trip, unknowingly tracing in reverse the path her mother traveled thirty years before.
To join the group, logon to Facebook, search for " CPL Reads" and request to join.Happy reading!  
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