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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!

Saturday Afternoon Movie: Spare Parts!

Calling all teens and adults!  Please join us at Crosby Branch Library, Saturday, July 29 at 2 pm, for the movie Spare Parts.  This amazing story is based on the journey of four undocumented Mexican-American high school students from Phoenix Arizona, who join a robotics club and enter a National Robotics Competition, competing against elite college teams.  We'll have free popcorn, too!  Staring George Lopez, this movie is rated PG 13.

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, July 28 @ 2 pm

Are you looking for a summer romance?  Join Crosby Book Club on Friday, July 28, at 2 pm as we discuss The Last Letter from Your Lover, by Jojo Moyes.  In this 2011 Romantic Novel of the Year, Jennifer Stirling finds an impassioned letter, signed "B", asking her to leave her husband.  Because of injuries suffered in a car accident though, she cannot recall the relationship, and has no idea who "B." is.  Decades later, a young woman finds the same letter in a newspaper archive, and becomes determined to find out if the lovers had a happy ending.

Sign Up for Lego Robotics

Lego Robotics is a fun way for children to learn coding skills while they build with legos, and it's not too late to sign up!  

The Advanced class, for ages 9 through 12, will meet on Wednesday, July 12, from 3 - 5 pm.

Basic WeDo Robotics will meet on Monday, July 17.  There are openings in the 4:30 pm class for ages 9 through 12.  

Click here to register for one of these fantastic free programs, stop by the front desk, or call 281-328-3535 for more information.

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Kids Cafe @ the Library

In partnership with the Houston Food Bank, Kids Cafe offers a free healthy lunch to anyone under 18 years old.  Hours are from 12 noon to 1 pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  No registration is required; just come to library's meeting room!  This program runs through August 3.

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