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Book Club, Friday, Sept. 18 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, September 18, at 2 pm.  This month we celebrate Hispanic Heritage and recognize the contributions and culture of Hispanic and Latino Americans.  The public is invited to join a discussion of Bless Me, Ultima, a novel which vividly captures the Chicano experience of growing up in 1940's rural New Mexico.  Rudolfo Anaya's classic and highly acclaimed story, about a young boy named Antonio, and Ultima, a traditional healer, earned him the sobriquet "Godfather of Chicano Literature".

Book Sale September 11 & 12

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library will host a book sale in the Meeting Room, Friday, September 11, from 1 - 6 pm, and Saturday, September 12, 10 - 5 pm.  Shop for new and used books, magazines, and movies at great prices.  Teachers and home-schoolers receive an extra 10% off during this event!

Book Club, Friday, August 21 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet to discuss The Dovekeepers: a novel, by Alice Hoffman, on Friday, August 21, at 2 pm.  Based on true events at Masada in 70 C.E., this compelling story explores ancient history, love, and sacrifice, through the lives of four brave women, fated to confront a Roman siege of the fortress where they have taken refuge.

Book Club, Friday, July 10 @ 2 pm

This month, Crosby Book Club will meet to discuss John Adams.  David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize winning biography of our second president lets us see Adams not as a distant and somewhat mythological figure, but as he really was: a man of courage, stunning integrity, and wit, whose invaluable contributions helped shape a new nation with a unique system of government.  Called "the colossus of independence" by Thomas Jefferson, Adams was surely one of the most interesting and influential Americans who ever lived.  Join us on Friday, July 10th, at 2 pm in the Meeting Room, to talk about this book.

Book Club, Friday, June 19 @ 2pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, June 19 at 2 pm.  This month we are getting together to discuss favorite titles.  Which book(s) would you recommend to others? Having trouble finding the perfect book to read next?  We may have some suggestions!

Book Club, Friday, May 15 @ 2 pm

Crosby Branch Library celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month AND Mother's Day with its May book club selection Please Look After Mom, by Kyung-sook Shin.  Winner of the 2011 Man Asian Prize, this popular book sold a million copies within 10 months of its release in South Korea.  Join our discussion on Friday, May 15 at 2 pm in the meeting room.

Book Club Friday, April 17 @ 2pm

Crosby Book Club will meet to discuss Stitches, by Anne Lamott, on Friday, April 17th at 2 pm.  A meditation reflecting on how to cope with life's adversities, Lamott shares what has worked for her: "We live stitch by stitch, when we're lucky."  What does the author mean by that? Join us to find out!

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft and Fraud, Monday April 13

The public is invited to attend the annual meeting of the Friends of Crosby Branch Library on Monday, April 13, at 6:30 pm in the Meeting Room.  Guest speaker Judy Culbreath, from Community Bank, will present "Protect Yourself from Identity Theft and Debit Card Fraud".  The library is pleased to host Ms. Culbreath as part of Houston Money Week, a community wide financial education initiative.  Refreshments and door prizes will be provided. 

Crosby Book Club, Fri. March 20 @ 2 pm

The public is invited to join a book club discussion on Friday, March 20, at 2 pm in the Meeting Room.  This month's selection is Travels with Charley: in search of America.  John Steinbeck's account of his journey across the United States in the early 1960's, accompanied by a gentleman French poodle, is one of his most personally revealing and popular works. 

Spring Gardening Program

Ready to start your spring garden?  Have questions about what to plant now?  Join Master Gardener Gudrun Opperman in the Meeting Room on Saturday, March 14 at 10:30 am, as she shares her spring gardening expertise. 

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