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The Butterflies Are Here!

The butterflies at Crosby have emerged!  It is such a wonder for the children.  Many adults have been following their progress, too!

Book Club, Friday, Nov. 20 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, November 20, at 2 pm to discuss Ann Patchett's State of Wonder, an adventure story set in one of the Amazon jungle's darkest corners.  

November is Citizenship Month

Harris County Public Libraries, along with the City of Houston, are celebrating Citizenship Month.  You can join us as we honor the diversity in our communities, by creating your own unique origami butterfly.  Stop by the front desk for supplies, and while you're here, be sure to see what's going on in our butterfly pavilion!

Book Club, Friday, October 16 @ 2 pm

It's Gulf Coast Reads month!  Crosby Book Club will discuss this year's selection, The Promise, by Ann Weisgarber.  Please join us in the meeting room on Friday, October 16, at 2 pm.  New members are welcome!

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.

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