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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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Crosby Book Club Meeting Friday, September 15 @ 2 pm

Crosby Branch Book Club will meet Friday, September 15 at 2 pm.  In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will discuss Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran.  From rural Oaxaca Mexico, to Berkeley California and Silicon Valley, this timely story invites readers to think more deeply about the evolution of the American Dream, the dilemma of immigration, and the borders of love.  

Book Sale This Weekend!

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library Fall Book Sale will take place Friday, September 8, 1 pm - 6 pm, and Saturday, September 9, 10 am - 6 pm.  Shop a large selection of new and gently used books, cds, magazines and more, at budget-friendly prices.  All proceeds benefit Crosby Library.

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Harris County Public Libraries Closed through Monday, August 28

Due to severe inclement weather, all Harris County Public Libraries are closed though Monday, August 28.  No late fees will be charged during these closures.  Borrowing dates will be readjusted when libraries reopen.  Stay safe everyone!

Book Club Meets Friday August 18 @ 2 pm

With the solar eclipse fast approaching, it's a great time to read a book set in space, and explore the genre of Science Fiction.  Crosby Book Club will meet to discuss Elizabeth Moon's Remnant Population, on Friday, August 18 at 2 pm.  The novel's protagonist, Ofelia, has lived on Colony 3245.12 for forty years.  When the corporation which runs the colony loses its franchise, the colonists are forced to relocate.  Ofelia, relishing the opportunity to finally be totally free and independent, manages to stay behind, the sole occupant of the entire planet....or so she thinks.  

Free Houston Dynamo Ticket for Kids and Teens

Children and Teens who complete all levels of HCPL Summer Reading Program can receive a free Houston Dynamo ticket when a discounted adult ticket is purchased.  The ticket is for Saturday, September 9th, with the Dynamo vs. the Colorado Rapids.  Free ticket vouchers are available for pick up at the front desk, and must be claimed by September 8th by calling the phone number on the flyer.

Solar Eclipse Program For All Ages Friday, August 11

We're getting ready for the solar eclipse!  Crosby Branch will host a special eclipse program for all ages on Friday, August 11th at 2 pm in the meeting room.  A speaker from the Houston Astronomical Society will explain what happens during an eclipse, and what we can expect to see here in the Houston area.  There will also be crafts, photo ops, refreshments, and more.  Free safe solar viewing glasses will be available too!  Sound like fun?  Join us!

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