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Adult Program: Japanese Tea Ceremony, Tuesday May 28 at 2 pm

Celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month and experience Japanese culture.  Learn about the tea ceremony with Nina Shimaguchi from the Asia Society Houston Center.  Observe the preparation of green tea, then make and try some yourself!  

This special free program for adults will take place on Tuesday, May 28 at 2 pm.  Register online at www.hcpl.net, or call the library at 832-927-7790.  

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, May 17 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, May 17 at 2 pm.  In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month we will discuss Moloka'i, by Alan Brennert.  Drawing from historical accounts of the Kalaupapa leprosy settlement, this is the story of Rachel Kalama, a girl growing up in a big, loving Hawaiian family....until the day she is separated from everyone and everything she holds dear.  Though shadowed by disease, exile, and loss, Rachel embraces life with determination and courage, finding a new family and community in the process.  

May 4 Election & Early Voting Hours of Operation

For the May 4, 2019 Joint Election, Crosby Library is an early voting location.  The Early Voting hours of operation are:

April 22 - April 27          7am to 7 pm

April 28                          1pm to 6 pm

April 29 - April 30           7am to 7 pm

The library will also be an Election Day polling location.  Similar to Early Voting, Harris County registered voters can vote at any Election Day polling location.  For more information, please visit www.harrisvotes.com .

 

Holiday Hours

Crosby Branch Library will close at 5 pm on Thursday, April 18 and will remain closed through Sunday. 

The library will reopen on Monday April 22 at 12 pm.

Happy Holidays from your friends at Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library!

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, April 12 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, April 12 at 2 pm to discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.  Towles' main character, Count Alexander Rostov, an aristocratic man of leisure, has been caught up in the political chaos of early 20th century Russia.  Exiled in his own country for succumbing "irrevokably to the corruptions of his class", Rostov must create a life of purpose within the confines of Moscow's famed Metropol hotel.  Will he be successfull, and if so, how? 

Celebrate National Library Week April 7 - 13

Want to join the celebration?  Head on over to the library and take a selfie with our new library photo frame.  Starting on April 7, you can share photos, videos, or text on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MyLibraryMyStory, or on the I Love Libraries Facebook page, for a chance to win a Visa gift card from The American Library Association!  While supplies last, we'll have library swag for adults, and a surprise jar for children, too! 

We'd love to hear what the library means to you.  If you love your library, let us know! 

Learn About Wills and Probate with Guest Speaker Susan Fillion

Have you been procrastinating when it comes to estate planning?  Not sure where to start?  Join us in the meeting room on Monday, April 1 at 4:30 pm to learn about wills and probate.  Our guest speaker is Assistant County Attorney Susan Fillion.  Ms. Fillion has been with the Harris County Attorney's Office since 2002, and she has lots of great information to share about estate planning, do-it-yourself wills, mistakes to avoid, and more.  This program is free and open to the public.  

Free Tax Preparation at Area Libraries

Ready to tackle you taxes?  AARP Volunteers at area libraries are ready to assist, free of charge, through April 15.   To find a location near you, click here.  Please contact sites prior to arrival to confirm hours and availabilty.  

Book Club Meets Friday, March 15 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will celebrate Pi Day on Friday, March 15 at 2 pm.  We'll meet to discuss The Joy of X: A Guided Tour of Math, from One to Infinity, by Steven Strogatz.  How often should you flip your mattress so it will last the longest?    How many people should you date to find the perfect mate?  Strogatz addresses these questions and more in his enlightening book.  We'll talk about the book while enjoying pie!  This program is free and open to the public.  New members are welcome!

Book Sale -Friday March 1 & Saturday March 2

The Friends of Crosby Library Spring Book Sale will take place Friday March 1, from 1 - 6 pm, and Saturday March 2, from 10am - 5 pm.  Select from a variety of new and gently used books, movies, cds, and more.  

***Take advantage of the Special: Buy Two Get One Free!***

Proceeds benefit Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library and support summer reading programs in our community.

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