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Early Voting Hours of Operation

Crosby Library Early Voting Hours of Operation are as follows:

October 22 - October 26           8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Saturday, October 27                7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 28                  1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

October 29 - November 2          7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Residents of Harris County may vote early at any of the 46 Early Voting locations.  If voting on Election Day, Tuesday November 6, voting must be done at the voter's precinct polling place.  The library will not be a polling place on Election Day.

Book Club Meets Friday, October 19 at 2 pm

Please join us on Friday, October 19 at 2 pm to discuss this year's Gulf Coast Reads selection: Bluebird, Bluebird by native Houstonian Attica Locke.  Set in rural east Texas, Locke's story about the intersection of race and justice is both suspenseful and timely.

The Gulf Coast Reads initiative encourages communities to share discussion about Bluebird, Bluebird.  To add historical context to the reading experience, click here to view an online exhibit of photos related to this year's Gulf Coast Reads title.

Free Comic Book and more for Teens at the Saturday Movie, October 13 at 2 pm

Are you in the mood for Halloween yet?  Crosby Branch Library is here to help!  Please join us in the meeting room on Saturday October 13 at 2 pm for the movie "Frankenstein".  Directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff as "the monster", this1931 classic masterpiece is THE Frankenstein movie for everyone to see.  We'll have free popcorn and drinks too.

October 13 also happens to be Walking Dead Day!  We will be giving away Walking Dead freebies to teens who attend.  Pick up an exclusive Walking Dead comic book, cool face bandana, 15th anniversary button, and bookmark.  While supplies last.

Image courtesy Vital Imagery Ltd.

History of the Blues, Saturday October 6 at 2 pm

The public is invited to learn about the history of the Blues by listening to recorded and live music, with guest speaker William Hunn.  Enjoy a sampling of Southern-style desserts and sweet tea, too.  This Gulf Coast Reads event will take place Saturday, October 6 at 2 pm in the meeting room. 

Adult Craft, Wednesday, October 10 at 3 pm

Adults age 18+ are invited to attend a free craft program on Wednesday, October 10, at 3 pm in the meeting room.  We will be creating a decorative fall charger.  Supplies are provided by The Friends of Crosby Branch Library.  Class size is limited.  Please click on the link to register and reserve your spot.  For more information, stop by the library or call 281-328-3535.

Register to Vote by Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Texas Voter Registration Applications are available for pick up at the library.  The last day to register to vote in the mid-term elections is Tuesday, October 9

Mid-term elections will take place Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Crosby Library will be an early voting location.  Click here for Early Voting hours of operation.

Book Club Meets Friday, September 21 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, September 21 at 2 pm.  In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will discuss The Devil's Highway, by Luis Alberto Urrea.  This is the true story of what went wrong in May 2001, when 26 men attempted to cross into southern Arirzona via the historic El Camino del Diablo, a road through the remote and dangerous Sonoran Desert.  Though not a book about solutions, Urrea's investigative report covers all sides of the complicated issues surrounding immigration and our porous border with Mexico.    

New members are welcome to join us in the meeting room!

Adult Pen Pals Meet Wednesday, September 12 at 2 pm

Do you enjoy writing and receiving letters in the mail?  Please join us on Wednesday, September 12 at 2 pm for the Adult Pen Pal Club.  We'll read and reply to letters from friends at our partner library in Pennsylvania.  You can join the fun even if you can't make the meeting.  Simply compose a brief, cordial letter and drop it off at the front desk, at your convenience.  We'll take care of the rest! 

Image courtesy Vital Imagery Ltd.   

Book Sale - Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale will take place Friday, September 7, from 1 pm to 6 pm, and Saturday, September 8, 10 am to 5 pm.  Select from a variety of new and gently used books, movies, cds, magazines, and more. 

Take advantage of the book special: buy 2 books, get 1 free!*  

Proceeds benefit Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library and support Summer Reading Programs for all ages.

*excludes children's books

Book Club Meets Friday, August 17 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, August 17 at 2 pm to discuss The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.  Written by Mitch Albom, this is the story of the greatest guitar player in the world.  Presto's life journey intersects with some of the most celebrated musicians of the 40's, 50's and 60's  The narrator claims, "All humans are musical.  Why else would the Lord give you a beating heart?"  Do you agree? 

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