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Register to Vote by Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Texas Voter Registration Applications are available for pick up at the library.  The last day to register to vote in the mid-term elections is Tuesday, October 9

Mid-term elections will take place Tuesday, November 6, 2018.  Crosby Library will be an early voting location.  Click here for Early Voting hours of operation.

Book Club Meets Friday, September 21 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, September 21 at 2 pm.  In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will discuss The Devil's Highway, by Luis Alberto Urrea.  This is the true story of what went wrong in May 2001, when 26 men attempted to cross into southern Arirzona via the historic El Camino del Diablo, a road through the remote and dangerous Sonoran Desert.  Though not a book about solutions, Urrea's investigative report covers all sides of the complicated issues surrounding immigration and our porous border with Mexico.    

New members are welcome to join us in the meeting room!

Adult Pen Pals Meet Wednesday, September 12 at 2 pm

Do you enjoy writing and receiving letters in the mail?  Please join us on Wednesday, September 12 at 2 pm for the Adult Pen Pal Club.  We'll read and reply to letters from friends at our partner library in Pennsylvania.  You can join the fun even if you can't make the meeting.  Simply compose a brief, cordial letter and drop it off at the front desk, at your convenience.  We'll take care of the rest! 

Image courtesy Vital Imagery Ltd.   

Book Sale - Friday, September 7 and Saturday, September 8

The Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale will take place Friday, September 7, from 1 pm to 6 pm, and Saturday, September 8, 10 am to 5 pm.  Select from a variety of new and gently used books, movies, cds, magazines, and more. 

Take advantage of the book special: buy 2 books, get 1 free!*  

Proceeds benefit Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library and support Summer Reading Programs for all ages.

*excludes children's books

Book Club Meets Friday, August 17 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, August 17 at 2 pm to discuss The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.  Written by Mitch Albom, this is the story of the greatest guitar player in the world.  Presto's life journey intersects with some of the most celebrated musicians of the 40's, 50's and 60's  The narrator claims, "All humans are musical.  Why else would the Lord give you a beating heart?"  Do you agree? 

Early Voting Hours at Crosby Library

Early voting for the Harris County Flood Control District Bond Election will take place August 8 through August 21.  Visit the library during the following hours to vote:

August 8 - 10        8 am  - 4:30 pm

August 13 - 14      8 am - 4:30 pm

August 15 -  18     7 am - 7 pm

August 19             1 pm - 6 pm

August 20 - 21      7 am - 7 pm

For more election information, including other early voting locations, visit www.harrisvotes.org or call the Election Information Line at 713-755-6965.

Adult Pen Pals Meet Friday, August 3 at 2 pm

Do you enjoy writing and receiving letters in the mail?  We have pen pals waiting to hear from you!  Please join us on Friday, August 3 at 2 pm as we read letters and write back to friends at our partner library.  This new program is for adults and is free.  Can't make the meeting, but want to be part of the fun?  Write a cordial letter and leave it with staff at the front desk.  We will forward it for you!

Image courtesy Vital Imagery Ltd.

Book Club Meets Friday, July 20 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, July 20 at 2 pm to discuss My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.  Researched extensively and based on thousands of letters and original sources, this is the story of an adventurous, revolutionary woman, the wife of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.  Eliza, a loyal patriot, independent thinker, compassionate advocate for those in need, and a mother of 8, was a fascinating individual with the strength of character to help shape a nation. 

Adult Craft, Christmas in July, Wednesday, July 18 @ 3 pm

Adults age 18+ are invited to a free Christmas in July craft program, July 18 at 3 pm in the meeting room.  Learn to fold ordinary book pages into beautiful kusudama flowers, and deck your halls with literary ornaments.  Register by clicking on the Events Calendar link.  For more information, please call the library at 281-328-3535, or ask at the front desk.  

Crosby Kids Rock SRP!

Summer is the best time to read for fun and prizes!  Here at the library, free books, inflatable guitars, and medals have been flying off the shelves.  Kids also earn a musical note for each award level they achieve.  Look at the beautiful display children have made possible.  Want to see your name on the wall?  Or earn a chance to win a fabulous prize pack?  It's not to late to register for the Summer Reading Program and start tracking your summer reading and activities.  All ages are welcome!

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