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Halloween Storytime

We had a fun Halloween storytime and trick or treat at the library. Due to an unusual set of circumstances, I did my first storytime and it went well. I read Mouse's First Halloween by Lauren Thompson. To see the rest of the Halloween pictures, click here.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month organization is celebrating 25 years of awareness, education and empowerment. They have a great deal of information on their website.

Here at the library, we have many books to provide information on treatment, diet and nutrition and personal stories and inspiration. Some of the books I have on display are:

Banned Book Week September 26 - October 3


This is the twenty-eighth annual celebration of Banned Book Week and of the freedom to read. Many books have been challenged and pulled from library shelves. The American Library Association has lists and information on books that have been controversial. Some of the books that have been challenged are:

Hurricane Preparedness Workshop


The library will be hosting A Hurricane Preparedness Workshop: Ask The Experts on Monday, September 28 at 6 pm. We've been without any storms so far this years, so now is the time to get ready. The workshop is presented by the Harris County Homeland Security & Emergency Management office and will provide information on evacuation routes, supplies to have on hand, and to answer questions you might have. Come join us for information. Refreshments will be provided.



Register for upcoming PBS workshop

The Crosby Branch Library will be hosting a FREE PBS workshop for adults on Saturday, October 17, from 10 am - 2 pm. This workshop is based on the daily television series, A Place of Our Own and Sid, The Science Kid. It is for adults and will focus on developing children's language and literacy skills with the theme of Conflict Resolution. You MUST register to attend and space is limited. If interested, please call Ann Crider at 713-743-8414 or email her at These programs are always informative and fun.

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month

Things you can do at the library:

Use the computers to look & apply for jobs online, make a resume.

Check out books on interviewing and making resumes.

Check out a laptop if you are  12 or older & have had your card for 30 days.

Get wireless access for your own laptop.

Find books & databases to help with homework.

Work on genealogy.

Borrow audiobooks or find out how to download audiobooks at home.

Or even . . . read a good book.


Just a Reminder - Book Sale

Just a reminder, the Crosby Friends of the Library will be having a book sale on Friday, September 11 from 1 to 6 pm and on Saturday September 12, from 10 am to 5 pm. New and used books for adults and children, magazines, movies and other items with the money raised helping to support summer programs and other special needs for our library.

National Sewing Month

September is National Sewing Month. I have a book display of sewing books for beginners, those more advanced and crafters. There are also ideas for Halloween costumes and Christmas gifts and projects. Both holidays will be here before you know it and it's good to start early with projects. If you can't find what you want at our library, we can try to request it from another branch.

Lobby Book Sale

Our Friends of the Library keep books and magazines for sale in our lobby. Money raised by the sales comes back to the library for summer programs and items for the library. Be sure and stop by to see what is for sale. The Friends will be having a big sale on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12 during library hours. Lots of things will be on sale. Hope to see you there.

Summer Reading Program Winner


Congratulations to Melinda Arwine, Crosby Branch's winner of the 2009 Adult Summer Reading program. Her name was drawn at random from Crosby participants who had read or listened to at least four books. She won a gift card to The prizes were provided by the Harris County Public Library Friends Council and a winner was chosen from each branch library.

Check back next summer for the 2010 Summer Reading Program to sign up and have a chance to win a prize.

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