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Crosby Book Club Meeting Friday, December 15 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, December 15 at 2 pm to discuss The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America, by Timothy Egan.  The Big Burn, or the Great Fire of 1910, is believed to be the largest single fire in recorded U S history, destroying more than 3 million acres in Idaho, Montana, and Washington.  In addition to the story of the fire, Egan chronicles President Theodore Roosevelt's struggle to protect the nation's shrinking wilderness for future generations, and the early years of the U S Forestry Service.  The Big Burn is a historical account whose lessons are applicable to contemporary political issues.

New members are welcome.  Copies of the book are available for check out at the front desk.

Share Your Holiday Food Drive through December 14

Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library is happy to participate in the Houston Food Bank's Share Your Holiday food drive.  We will be collecting donations of non-perishable food through Thursday, December 14.  Most needed are canned items, whole grained pastas, and salt-free seasonings.  Want to help?  Place your food donation in the large white cardboard box, located inside the library.

 

Free Movie Saturday, December 9 at 2 pm

If you are anxiously looking forward to the December 15 release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, now is a good time to re-visit the first installment in the trilogy.  Crosby Branch Library invites the public to a presentation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, on Saturday December 9 at 2 pm.  Please join us in the Meeting Room.  The movie and the popcorn are free!  

Book Sale - Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library Winter Book Sale will take place Friday, December 1, from 1 pm to 6 pm, and Saturday, December 2, from 10 am to 5 pm,  in the library meeting room.  Shop a large selection of gently used books, cds, dvds, magazines, and more at low prices, and just in time for the holidays!  All proceeds benefit Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch.

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Thanksgiving Hours

Our holiday hours will be as follows:

Wednesday, November 22 - Close at 5:00 pm

Thursday to Sunday, November 23 thru 26 - All locations closed

We will reopen on Monday, November 27 at 12 noon.

Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, November 17 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, November 17 at 2 pm to discuss Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop.  Described as "a sparcely beautiful novel",  Death Comes is a narrative about two missionaries living in the American Southwest of the 19th century.  Their travels and encounters with Mexican Americans, Spanish settlers, and Native Americans give the reader a unique portrait of life and faith, while Cather's exquisitely detailed descriptions of the region paint an unsurpassed vision of the stark and scenic landscape. 

New members are welcome.  Copies of the book are available for check out at the front desk. 

Early Voting for the November 7, 2017 General and Special Elections

For those who wish to vote prior to the November 7 general and special elections, Crosby Branch Library is a convenient early voting location.  The early voting period begins Monday, October 23 and ends Friday, November 3. 

Early voting hours of operation:

October 23 - October 27           8:00 am - 4:30 pm

October 28                                7:00 am - 7:00 pm

October 29                                1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

October 30 - November 3          7:00 am - 7:00 pm

 

For more Early Voting locations, your election day poll and viewer specific ballot, or other voting information, please visit www.harrisvotes.org .

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Crosby Book Club meets Friday, October 20 @ 2 pm

Please join us on Friday, October 20 at 2 pm to discuss News of the World, by Paulette Jiles.  A Gulf Coast Reads selection, this story takes place just after the Civil War on the Texas frontier. Captain Jefferson Kidd is tasked with returning a young girl to her family, four years after she was abducted by Kiowa Indians.  The land is hostile, law and order random, and as if that weren't challenge enough, the girl's heart is still with her Kiowa family.  This National Book Award finalist, inspired by true accounts, is a western not to be missed by lovers of historical fiction.   

Crosby Library Celebrates 30 Years and a New Name

The 30th anniversary of the current library building, and renaming ceremony, will be celebrated in the meeting room on Monday, October 16.  Join us for refreshments and remininiscences at our Open House from 4 pm - 6 pm, with ribbon cutting to take place at 6 pm.  Speakers will follow until 7 pm.  This program is free and open to the public.   

 

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Free Computer Classes at Crosby Branch Library - October Schedule

Computer literacy is essential in today's world.  The library offers free computer classes for adults on Tuesdays and Thursday from 3 to 5 pm.  This month's schedule includes:

  • Basic Windows - October 3 and 5
  • Basic Internet - October 10 and 12
  • Free Email - October 17 and 19
  • Computer Review - October 24 and 26

For more information, please call 281-328-3535, or visit us at the front desk.

 

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