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Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, May 18 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, May 18 at 2 pm to discuss The Translation of Love, by Lynne Kutsukake.  Inspired by letters written to General MacArthur during the Allied occupation of Japan, the characters in this historical novel contend with the extremely harsh conditions of postwar Tokyo. 

Copies are available for check out at the front desk.  This program is free and open to the public. 

Kaminari Taiko Drumming, Saturday, May 19 at 12:15 pm

Crosby Branch Library celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a unique and exciting program on Saturday, May 19 at 12:15 pm.  Please join us for a special performance by the Kaminari Taiko Drumming Ensemble.  This high energy show uses traditional and modern musical rhythms in the Japanese art of Taiko.  After the show, audience members can play the drums themselves!  

This program is free and open to the public.  

Saturday Movie, May 5 at 2 pm

Crosby Branch Library presents "The Last Jedi" on Saturday, May 5th at 2 pm in the Meeting Room.  This movie was released in 2017 and stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Mark Hamill.  It is rated PG - 13.  Plan on arriving early and enter a drawing for 2 children's Star Wars books and a stuffed Chewbacca!  We'll also have free popcorn and punch.  To seeing you there, we look forward!

Friends of Crosby Library Annual Meeting 4/23/18

The Friends of Crosby Library invites the public to their annual meeting on Monday, April 23 at 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm.  A guest speaker from the American Legion will talk about the organization's role in our community.

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, April 20 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet on Friday, April 20 at 2 pm in the meeting room.  We will discuss The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit, by Michael Finkel.  This is the true account of Christopher Knight, who so preferred solitude to society, he lived alone in the Maine woods for nearly three decades, sleeping in a tent, and conversing with no one.  How did Knight survive the bitterly cold winters, isolated and undetected, for so long?  And why would he choose this extreme lifestyle in the first place?

This adult program is free and open to the public.  Join us!

      

Holiday Hours - Early Closing Thursday, March 29

The library will close at 5 pm on Thursday, March 29, and will remain closed all day Saturday and Sunday.  We will reopen on Monday, April 2 at 12 pm.  

image courtesy Vital Imagery Ltd.

Saturday Afternoon at the Movies

Wondering what to do with the rest of your Spring Break?  Please join us in the meeting room on Saturday, March 17 at 2 pm for the movie "Wonder".  Based on the best selling book, Wonder has important messages to convey about the current climate of violence and bullying in American schools.  

The movie is rated PG.

This program is free and open to the public.  

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, March 16 at 2 pm

In recognition of Women's History Month, and the birthday of Albert Einstein (March 14), Crosby Book Club will discuss The Other Einstein, by Marie Benedict.  Einstein met his wife, Mileva Maric, when they were students at the elite Zurich Polytechnic, and they married in 1903.  Many have speculated about Maric's purported contributions to the Theory of Special Relativity.  Has Mileva been denied credit for her ideas?  Written from Maric's perspective, the author "aims to tell the story of a brilliant woman whose light has been lost in Albert's enormous shadow".

The public is invited to attend a discussion on Friday, March 16, at 2 pm in the meeting room.

Book Sale Friday, March 9 and Saturday March 10

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library will host a book sale in the library meeting room Friday, March 9, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and Saturday, March 10, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Browse a large selection of new and gently used books, magazines, movies, cds, and more, all at bargain prices.  Find something for your Easter basket, or for a friend's.   Local author Donna Hechler Porter will also be on hand! 

Proceeds benefit Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library

 

Image courtesy Vital Imagery Ltd.

Early Voting at Crosby Library

Early voting for the March 6 Primary Election takes place Tuesday, February 20 and continues through Friday, March 2.  Qualified voters may cast their ballot here, or at any of the county's designated early voting locations.  A photo ID is required.  Voters who do not have an acceptable form of photo ID or a supporting document may vote via a Provisional Ballot. 

Early Voting Hours of Operation:

February 20 - February 23     8:00 am to 4:30 pm

February 24                            7:00 am to 7:00 pm

February 25                            1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

February 26 - March 2            7:00 am to 7:00 pm

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