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Crosby Book Club meets Friday, January 20 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet on Friday, January 20 at 2 pm to discuss The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.  In his novel that scandalized Victorian Britain, Wilde writes, "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book.  Books are well written, or badly written.  That is all."  Unfortunately, the courts did not agree with this aphorism, using The Picture of  Dorian Gray as evidence to convict the author for crimes of "gross indecency".  What was all the uproar about?  Ask for your copy of the book at the front desk, and find out!

Holiday Hours

Crosby Branch Library will close at 5 pm on Thursday, December 22.  

We will reopen Tuesday, December 27 at 10 am.

Happy Holidays!

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, December 16 @ 2 pm

At Christmas time, we often wax poetic about the people and places in our past.  That's one reason our book club selection is perfect for December.  Written by poet Dylan Thomas, A Child's Christmas in Wales is intended to bring to mind childhood memories, especially those of festive winter holidays.  Please join us on Friday, December 16 at 2 pm, in the meeting room, to discuss this evocative book.

Friends Book Sale Coming Soon!

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library will have a book sale on Friday, December 2, from 1 - 6 pm, and Saturday, December 3, from 10 - 5 pm, in the library's Meeting Room.  Shop for new and gently used books, cds, dvds, and more, at great low prices!  All proceeds benefit Crosby Branch.

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, November 18 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, November 18, at 2 pm to discuss The Round House, by Louise Erdrich.  This coming of age/detective story is about a Native American family living on a North Dakota reservation in 1988.  After a terrible event, the family is traumatized, and 13 year old Joe struggles to help them get their lives back. 

Louise Erdrich is a member of The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.  We recognize the contributions of Native Americans during November, National American Indian Heritage Month.

Early Voting @ Crosby Branch Library

Crosby Branch Library is an Early Voting Location.  Harris County registered voters may vote at the following times:

Monday October 24 through Friday October 28:  8 am to 6 pm 

Saturday October 29:  7 am to 7 pm

Sunday October 30:  1 pm to 6 pm

Monday October 31 through Friday November 4:  7 am to 7 pm

For more Early Voting Locations, ID requirements, and additional information, please visit www.harrisvotes.com

Book Club Meets Friday October 21 @ 2 pm

It's Gulf Coast Reads month!  Crosby Book Club will meet on Friday, October 21 at 2 pm to discuss Jan Jarboe Russell's The Train to Crystal City.  This is the story of a World War II internment camp in Crystal City Texas, which housed Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and their American born children.  Many of these prisoners were forced behind enemy lines in Germany and Japan as part of a government exchange program to rescue POWs.  The Train to Crystal City takes an unvarnished look at a little-known, disturbing chapter in American history.

Saturday Afternoon @ the Movies

As part of the annual Gulf Coast Reads initiative, Crosby Branch Library presents Into the Arms of Strangers-Stories of the Kindertransport.  This Academy Award-winning documentary chronicles the British rescue operation which saved 10,000 children from Hitler's genocide.  The film's power lies in vivid first-person accounts told by survivors, rescuers, parents, and foster parents.  Please join us in the Meeting Room for this special event on Saturday, October 15, at 2 pm.

Mary Risinger Retires

Crosby Branch Library announces the retirement of Library Technician Mary Risinger.  A dedicated public servant for over 20 years, she will be greatly missed by her co-workers and the community she served.  Congratulations and best wishes, Mary! 

Important Dates for Voters

Last day to register to vote - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

First day of Early Voting - Monday, October 24, 2016

Last day to apply for ballot by mail* - Friday, October 28, 2016

(*received, not postmarked)

Last day of early voting - Friday, November 4, 2016

General Election - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

 

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