What is civic engagement? According to the New York Times, civic engagement is “working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities… [and] promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.” In September, our library is providing opportunities for you to participate in civic engagement. Join us for voter registration drives and an engaging discussion about current controversies.
FRANK Talks: Talking to Each Other About Controversies Now
Current social controversies reflect our nation’s complex history, politics and values. Our views can differ sharply on whether or not America has changed for the better or for the worse. Media can shape our sense of inclusion and exclusion, what is true and false, what connects us and divides us. But democracy is based on hope - the hope that we might solve our problems by talking to each other. How should we approach each other today? How do we balance respect for the people around us, and our common humanity, against suspicion and fear in the face of ideological differences? How do we keep the conversation going about difficult political and social events? How can we listen to, and learn from, experiences and opinions different from our own? Join us for a FRANK Talk exploring the skills and attitudes of citizenship and conversability.
Sunday, September 16 at 3 p.m.
Chandler Downtown Library, Copper Room South
2018 National Voter Registration Day
Would you like to vote in the upcoming November elections, but you need to register? Come to the Sunset or Downtown Library on National Voter Registration Day and get assistance from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office. Please bring any of the following: Arizona Driver’s license or State issued ID, Tribal ID card, Naturalization Certificate, or a photocopy of your birth certificate or passport.
Tuesday, September 25
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Chandler Sunset Library
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Chandler Downtown Library
Rock the Vote @ Basha Library!
Create custom guitar picks and buttons in a Rock the Vote program! While supplies last, express your artistic side in a patriotic stenciling project, too! Works created in this program will be exhibited in Basha Library during late September and October. Since September 25 is also National Voter Registration Day, you may register to vote if you qualify and have not already registered. Deputy Registrars and Junior Registrars will be available to answer any questions you may have. This program is open to teens and adults.
Tuesday, September 25 at 2:30 p.m.
Chandler Basha Library
Your Chandler Public Library also promotes civic engagement by providing access to information to members of our community, as well as classes, children’s programs, e-books, streaming movies, downloadable music, and much more! Visit your library to learn more and to get a library card, or get an eCard online to get access to our online resources.