What's New @ Your 
Chandler Public Library
November 2018
child-playing-leaves.jpg All four Chandler Public Libraries will be closed on Monday, November 12 in observance of Veteran's Day, as well as on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please make sure and checkout and/or download your books accordingly.

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!
You Gotta Have Friends!

The Friends of the Chandler Public Library are kicking off their end of year giving campaign - Your Library is Better Because of You!!!
Why is the campaign important? We need our Friends more than ever! Annual support of the Friends has enabled us to:
  • Partner with area schools to support the Read to Succeed tutoring program to ensure first graders have the literacy skills needed for school success;
  • Provide the Library with funds needed for small-group tutoring sessions and large-group conversation classes to those who speak or read other languages besides English;
  • Engage school age children, teens, and the maker community with STEAM programming;
  • Continue strong annual support of the Summer Reading Challenge, children's events, and adult cultural programming.
The Chandler Public Library exists to serve our library cardholders and our community, but we can't do it alone. Community financial support is absolutely essential to the services we are able to offer and this annual appeal is the Friends' biggest fund-raiser of the year. All donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated!
This Month @ CPL
Mark your calendars for some exciting events this month. Don't forget to check our calendar on our  website for all programs and events offered at all four of our library locations!

11/10 Late Night Recess: TV Trivia - This month test your knowledge of iconic TV shows such as Seinfeld, The Office and I Love Lucy as we do TV Trivia. Bring a team, or form one here. Prizes will be awarded, and fun is pretty well guaranteed. Snacks, of course! 18 and over only, please.

11/14 Roses in Arizona - November is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can grow and care for roses in your desert garden. Join Master Rosarian, Steve Sheard as he presents an overview on rose gardening, selection, planting, maintenance, and much more! Bring along your note-taking materials and your questions. A free rose bush will be given away to one lucky participant. Free program; registration is encouraged. Presented by Steve Sheard with the Mesa-East Valley Rose Society.

11/27 Chords & Coffee - A monthly acoustic music performance series in the Cup O' Karma common area. This month features Taylor Cohen (aka BreakingBones) who is an independent recording artist who plays indie/acoustic music. If you would like to be considered for a musical performance at our library, please fill out our form.

November is Picture Book Month

While November is officially "Picture Book Month," it really should be celebrated every day, all year long!
Picture books have a particular way of developing a child's critical thinking skills. Their format allows even the youngest child to participate in reading.

Picture books are important for building reading comprehension and developing vocabulary, enabling children to explore the world within their own imagination and make connections to characters and events they see depicted in books.

In a picture book, the illustrations are as important as the text, and both work together to tell the story. They help young children understand that words convey meaning, well before they are aware of the text. Pictures can help increase vocabulary, an important building block for reading. Books can help young children identify colors, shapes, numbers, and letters, as well as names of people, places, animals, and everyday objects.

Visit our "0-5"  Kids page for book lists and suggestions from our large collection of picture books found in our four locations. You can also access TumbleBooks for online animated picture books that are read aloud to your child in English and Spanish.

Follow us on Instagram as well to see which picture books are our staff's favorites too!

Chandler Public Library receives grant to support Native American Performance Series in 2019, in partnership with Canyon Records
The Arizona Humanities has awarded the Chandler Public Library a $3,500 grant to host a free performance series beginning April 2019. The Library will host performances by Native American musicians, dancers, and storytellers in conjunction with One World, Many Voices, a photographic exhibition featuring the artists of Canyon Records. Grammy Award winning Canyon Records is an Arizona-based record label specializing in Native American music for 67 years and will produce the concerts.
The five performances of the series are an opportunity for all ages to experience, enjoy and learn from Native American artists through music, stories, poetry and dance. Canyon artists will provide a diverse look at some of the many communities and cultures of Native America and how their artistry influences and is influenced by the worlds they live in. Each performance includes an opportunity for audience discussion with the artists.
The five performances will be held at different Chandler Library branches and include: 
R. Carlos Nakai presents Coyote in the Outer World, a discussion of Native American identity, as well as flute music, Saturday, April 13, Chandler Downtown Library; Tony Duncan presents Hoop Dance 101 and flute music, Wednesday, May 15, Basha Library; Joel, Roman and Tahj Orona present Sons and Fathers, Apache music, stories and poetry, June 1, Hamilton Library, Xavier Quijas Yxayotl presents Our People of the South, Aztec-inspired music and Mexic√° stories in a bilingual presentation, Saturday, June 15, Sunset Library. 

Read more here...  

What Are Librarians Reading?

Looking for:
School Report Resources 
You already know that Consumer Reports is one of the leading sources of reliable product ratings and consumer information. You may also know that you can ask at your library Information Desk to read issues of the magazine in print. But if you've visited Consumer Reports' website, you'll know that much of their online content is behind a paywall. Your Chandler Public Library can help you access that content - for free with your library card and even from home!
Log in to ConsumerReports from the library's website and you can access their full online content: articles from the magazine, product reviews, special web-only features and more. 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 ConsumerReports. You'll need your library card and PIN if you're signing in from home. Then you can search for a product to view ratings and buying guides, or read the featured articles and special reports.
Can't make it in to the library to get a card? We now offer eCards that allow access to our online resources, including Consumer Reports! 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
October's discussion of horror novels was a lot of fun. We'll be switching it up to "Nonfiction November." Do you have a favorite theme within nonfiction? Do you prefer historical books to DIY? Crafts and cooking or biographies? Join us this month and explore writings based on facts, function, real events, and more! 
To join the group, logon to Facebook, search for " CPL Reads" and request to join.Happy reading!  

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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

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3700 S Arizona Avenue
Chandler, AZ 85248

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4930 W Ray Road
Chandler AZ 85226