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Movie on Monday, February 20 @ 2:50 pm!

You're invited to the movies!  As part of our African American History Month celebration, Crosby Branch Library will show the movie Race.  This drama is based on the inspirational true story of athlete Jesse Owens, and is rated PG 13.   Please join us in the meeting room on Monday February 20 for the show, which will start at 2:50 pm.  Refreshments will be served!

Tax Time

Ready to do your taxes?  Come to the library and pick up forms 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, and their corresponding instruction booklets.  You can print forms from our computers as well, or visit www.irs.gov.  

AARP offers free tax preparation help at a number of convenient locations.  Click here and type in your zip code to find a location near you.  A checklist of documents to bring can be found here.

This year you have until Tuesday April 18 to file your federal tax return.

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Crosby Book Club meets Friday, February 17 @ 2 pm

In recognition of African-American History Month, Crosby Book Club will discuss Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.  Homegoing begins with two half-sisters in Ghana, one of whom is sold into slavery, while the other becomes the wife of a British slaver. The book follows the women and their descendants on two continents and for over three hundred years of history. 

Please join us on Friday, February 17 at 2 pm in the meeting room.  New members are welcome!

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, January 20 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet on Friday, January 20 at 2 pm to discuss The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde.  In his novel that scandalized Victorian Britain, Wilde writes, "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book.  Books are well written, or badly written.  That is all."  Unfortunately, the courts did not agree with this aphorism, using The Picture of  Dorian Gray as evidence to convict the author for crimes of "gross indecency".  What was all the uproar about?  Ask for your copy of the book at the front desk, and find out!

Holiday Hours

Crosby Branch Library will close at 5 pm on Thursday, December 22.  

We will reopen Tuesday, December 27 at 10 am.

Happy Holidays!

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, December 16 @ 2 pm

At Christmas time, we often wax poetic about the people and places in our past.  That's one reason our book club selection is perfect for December.  Written by poet Dylan Thomas, A Child's Christmas in Wales is intended to bring to mind childhood memories, especially those of festive winter holidays.  Please join us on Friday, December 16 at 2 pm, in the meeting room, to discuss this evocative book.

Friends Book Sale Coming Soon!

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library will have a book sale on Friday, December 2, from 1 - 6 pm, and Saturday, December 3, from 10 - 5 pm, in the library's Meeting Room.  Shop for new and gently used books, cds, dvds, and more, at great low prices!  All proceeds benefit Crosby Branch.

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, November 18 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, November 18, at 2 pm to discuss The Round House, by Louise Erdrich.  This coming of age/detective story is about a Native American family living on a North Dakota reservation in 1988.  After a terrible event, the family is traumatized, and 13 year old Joe struggles to help them get their lives back. 

Louise Erdrich is a member of The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.  We recognize the contributions of Native Americans during November, National American Indian Heritage Month.

Early Voting @ Crosby Branch Library

Crosby Branch Library is an Early Voting Location.  Harris County registered voters may vote at the following times:

Monday October 24 through Friday October 28:  8 am to 6 pm 

Saturday October 29:  7 am to 7 pm

Sunday October 30:  1 pm to 6 pm

Monday October 31 through Friday November 4:  7 am to 7 pm

For more Early Voting Locations, ID requirements, and additional information, please visit www.harrisvotes.com

Book Club Meets Friday October 21 @ 2 pm

It's Gulf Coast Reads month!  Crosby Book Club will meet on Friday, October 21 at 2 pm to discuss Jan Jarboe Russell's The Train to Crystal City.  This is the story of a World War II internment camp in Crystal City Texas, which housed Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and their American born children.  Many of these prisoners were forced behind enemy lines in Germany and Japan as part of a government exchange program to rescue POWs.  The Train to Crystal City takes an unvarnished look at a little-known, disturbing chapter in American history.

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