Our Spring Book Bonanza begins tomorrow, Saturday, April 22, at 9 am. We will continue until our stock is gone. Come and find an old favorite or a new read. The bonanza will continue Monday – Friday, April 24-28 during regular library hours, 9 am – 6 pm.
A come-and-go retirement celebration hosted by the City of Chandler for Sandy Helm, assistant/children’s librarian, will be on Friday, January 20 beginning at 2 pm. Come and thank her for her years of service!
Bring Your Child to the Library Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of February every year. On February 4 during library hours, 9 – 12 am, you can make a craft, get a special gift for completing our Library Scavenger Hunt, grab a snack, add a block to our tower for every book you check out, and receive a sticker for being part of our first Bring Your Child to the Library Day. You can also sign up for the 1KB4K (1000 Books Before Kindergarten) early literacy challenge!
If you have been using Overdrive for the Oklahoma Virtual Library eBooks, please be aware that it is being phased and replaced by Libby by the end of April. You should download the Libby app and log in. If you need help, of course, you can come by and we will help.
Oh, and of course – the new books in this month! We have the new Brad Meltzer non-fiction, Nazi Conspiracy, two new Danielle Steel books, The Whittiers and Without a Trace, or check out Wrong Place, Wrong Time, by Gillian McAlister. Also in this week: Clive Cussler: The Sea Wolves, Jack Du Brul, Daughter of Dr. Moreau¸ Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Forbidden, T. Davis Bunn, House Across the Lake, Riley Sager, Now is Not the Time to Panic, Kevin Wilson, Sleep No More, Jayne Ann Krentz, Wyoming Homecoming, Diana Palmer, and One Italian Summer, Rebecca Serle.
We also have three new children’s Easy Reader books: I Love You Like Yellow, Andrea Beaty, Knight Owl, Christopher Denise, and My Parents Won’t Stop Talking by Emma Hunsinger.
We’d love to see you at the library!
Chandler Public Library now has these books on the shelf!!
Come in and check out Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine, or Going Rogue: by popular author, Janet Evanovich; or try Triple Cross: The Greatest Alex Cross, by the ever-popular, James Patterson; You might also want to read Twist of a Knife, by Anthony Horowitz. This is the first adult novel we have in our stacks written by Horowitz.
Other great new fiction: Choice: The Dragon Heart Legacy, Book 3, Nora Roberts; Desert Star, Michael Connelly; Hunting Time, Jeffrey Deaver; Letter Keeper, Charles Martin; Record Keeper, Charles Martin; Water Keeper, Charles Martin; Night Shift, Robin Cook; Our Missing Hearts, Celeste Ng; Passenger, Cormac McCarthy; Stella Maris, Cormac McCarthy; Racing the Light, Robert Crais Tom Clancy Red Winter, Marc Cameron; World of Curiosities, Louise Penny; In the Light of Day, Sandra Wilkins; In the Glimmer of Dawn, Sandra Wilkins.
New titles donated to the library (Yes Virginia, you CAN donate used books in great condition to the library): If you liked Where the Crawdads Sing, try If the Creek Don’t Rise: A Novel, by Leah Weiss. We also have a new book bypopular Oklahoma author, Carolyn Brown, Riverbend Reunion. Interested in books set in libraries – or murder mysteries in general? You might enjoy reading, The Woman in the Library: A Novel, Sulari Gentill.
Other new donations: Cold Snap, Marc Cameron; A Dangerous Business; Jane Smiley; The Day He Left : A Violent Crim Investigations Team Mystery, Frederick Weisel; Drunk on Love, Jasmine Guillory; The It Girl, Ruth Ware; The Jane Austen Society, Natalie Jenner; Lilac Girls : A Novel, Martha Hall Kelly; Out of the Clear Blue Sky, Kristan Higgins: Saltwater Memories, Amelia Addler; Saltwater Promises, Amelia Addler; Sunset Secrets, Amelia Addler; Sugar and Salt : A Novel, Susan Wiggs.
New in Young Adult fiction is, The Quest for Quantra, by Riannon Elayne Dennis, a local author.
We have several new Non-Fiction titles by local and “used to be local” authors: The Whiskey Towns of Oklahoma 1889-1907, Wayne Pounds; Desegregation and the Fate of Black Teachers in Oklahoma, Wayne Pounds; Benjamin J. Myers non-fiction work, A Poetics of Orthodoxy: Christian Truth as Aesthetic Foundation; and poetry work, Black Sunday.
The Library purchased over a dozen new books this week including Captive by Iris Johansen, Dreamland by Nicholas Sparks, Falling Stars and Tick Tock by Fern Michaels, Girl Forgotten by Karin Slaughter, Girl from Guernica by Karen Robards, Hell & Back by Craig Johnson, The Hunt by Faye Kellerman, Lucy By the Sea by Elizabeth Strout, Next in Line by Jeffery Archer, Vince Flynn’s Oath of Loyalty by Kyle Mills, Rising Tiger by Brad Thor, Robert Parker’s Fallout by Mike Lupica, The Suspect by Scott Turow, Suzanne’s Surrender by Nora Roberts, Help is Here by Max Lucado and in young adult books we have the eighth book in the Michael Vey series, Parasite by Richard Paul Evans
The library now has Brainfuse – on demand, anytime, anywhere eLearning for all ages and levels.
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Students work with live tutors using an interactive whiteboard to chat, write, draw, copy & paste text or images and graph homework problems. Use HelpNow for homework help, skills building and test prep.
The Writing Lab and the 24/7 Center
Users get the freedom to get help any time of the day without connecting with a live tutor. Users can submit papers through the Writing Lab for feedback. The 24/7 Center is for non-writing assignments like math or science.
Job-seekers can get live online help, powerful tools, and other resources.
Live Interview Coaching
Brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches. Job coaches and users chat live chat through the online classroom. Also get 24/7 access to interview tips and career resources.
Submit your resume and a job coach will send it back within 24 hours with detailed feedback and suggestions for improvement. You can also download resume templates or browse resources for making better resumes.
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Adult Learning Center
Get basic career-enhancing skills. ALC offers test preparation (including the GED and the USCIS citizenship test) and an academic skills center featuring live, online tutors.
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…and there’s new books at the Library. All fiction, by your favorite authors like Beautiful by Danielle Steel, The Baxters (the prequel) by Karen Kingsbury, By the Book (a Meant to Be novel) by Jasmine Guillory, Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn, Dream Town by David Baldacci, A Family Affair by Robyn Carr, Fear Thy Neighbor by Fern Michaels, The Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews, The Investigator by John Sandford, Kingdom of Bones by James Rollins, The Match by Harlan Coban, Recovery Agent by Janet Evanovich, The Sacred Bridge by Anne Hillerman, The Safe House by Stuart Woods, Summer Getaway by Susan Mallery, What Happened to the Bennet’s by Lisa Scottoline, When She Dreams by Amanda Quick, The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan and 22 Seconds (Women’s Murder Club) by James Patterson.
The Library finished 2021 by ordering new books which came in right after the new year. The Library received the nonfiction book Act Like You Got Some Sense by Jamie Foxx and a children’s graphic novel Cat Kid Comic Club Perspective by Dav Pilkey. New adult fiction books include Autopsy by Patricia Cornwell, The Becoming (Dragon Heart Legacy #2) by Nora Roberts, The Beginning by Beverly Lewis, Clive Cussler’s The Devil’s Sea by Dirk Cussler, Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doer, Criminal Mischief by Stuart Woods, Curse of Salem by Kay Hooper, Flying Angels by Danielle Steel, Forgiving Paris by Karen Kingsbury, Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles, Mercy by David Baldacci, The Midnight Lock by Jeffery Deaver, Sorority Murder by Allison Brennan, Tom Clancy Chain of Command by Marc Cameron, Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult and Fear No Evil by James Patterson.
New books were recently added to the Library collection including The Butler by Danielle Steel, Attic on Queen Street by Karen White, Better Off Dead by Lee Child, Dark Hours by Michael Connelly, Foul Play by Stuart Woods, Game On: Tempting 28 by Janet Evanovich, Judges List by John Grisham, Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles, Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honoree Fanonne Jeffers, Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead, Never by Ken Follett, Oh, William by Elizabeth Strout, Over My Dead Body by Jeffrey Archer, Party Crasher by Sophie Kinsella, Dear Santa by Debbie Macomber and Christmas Promise by Richard Paul Evans. New young adult books are Christmas Pig by J.K. Rowling and Daughter of the Deep by Rick Riordan and new children’s books include the graphic novels Narwhal, Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot by Jeff Kinney and Pony by R.J. Palacio.
The Library recently purchased over 20 new books for the library including a young adult book by Chandler alumnus Ginny Myers Sain called Dark and Shallow Lies.
We also have Another Kind of Eden by James Lee Burke, Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty, Burning by Jonathan Kellerman and his son Jesse, Cellist by Daniel Silva, Cul-de-Sac by Joy Fielding, Daughter of the Morning Star by Craig Johnson, Forgotten in Death by J.D. Robb, High Stakes by Iris Johansen, Jailhouse Lawyer and Noise both by James Patterson, Robert B. Parker’s Stone’s Throw by Mike Lupica, Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins, Viral by Robin Cook, Vortex by Catherine Coulter, Wish by Nicholas Sparks and 19 Yellow Moon Road by Fern Michaels.
Christmas books have started coming and we have three romances by your favorite authors, Christmas Wedding Guest by Susan Mallery, Santa Cruise by Fern Michaels, Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews.
We also purchased You Were Made for This Moment: Courage for today and hope for tomorrow by Max Lucado
- Frontier Follies by Ree Drummond
- Gates of Athens by Conn Iggulden
- The Russian by James Patterson
- Spin by Patricia Cornwell
- Beirut Protocol by Joel C. Rosenbert
- Dark Sky by C.J. Box
- Power Couple by Alex Berenson
- Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate
- Tell No Lies by Allison Brennan
- First Comes Marriage by Debbie Macomber
- No Way Out by Fern Michaels
- Distant Shore by Karen Kingsbury
- Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel
- Sooley by John Grisham
- Stargazer by Anne Hillerman
- When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain
- Jackpot by Stuart Woods
- Saboteurs, by Clive Cussler
- Unfinished Business by J.A. Jance
- Blind Tiger by Sandra Brown
- Ghost Blows a Kiss by Carolyn Hart
- Maidens by Alex Michaelides