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Saturday Afternoon @ the Movies

As part of the annual Gulf Coast Reads initiative, Crosby Branch Library presents Into the Arms of Strangers-Stories of the Kindertransport.  This Academy Award-winning documentary chronicles the British rescue operation which saved 10,000 children from Hitler's genocide.  The film's power lies in vivid first-person accounts told by survivors, rescuers, parents, and foster parents.  Please join us in the Meeting Room for this special event on Saturday, October 15, at 2 pm.

Mary Risinger Retires

Crosby Branch Library announces the retirement of Library Technician Mary Risinger.  A dedicated public servant for over 20 years, she will be greatly missed by her co-workers and the community she served.  Congratulations and best wishes, Mary! 

Important Dates for Voters

Last day to register to vote - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

First day of Early Voting - Monday, October 24, 2016

Last day to apply for ballot by mail* - Friday, October 28, 2016

(*received, not postmarked)

Last day of early voting - Friday, November 4, 2016

General Election - Tuesday, November 8, 2016

 

Crosby Book Club Meeting Friday Sept. 16

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, September 16, at 2 pm.  Please join us to discuss How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, by Julia Alvarez.  This book, the first major novel written in English by a Dominican author, explores the experiences of four sisters caught between different cultures.  We recognize and celebrate the important literary contributions of Julia Alvarez during Hispanic Heritage Month!

Beginners' Computer Classes Sept. 13 - 29

Want to learn to use the computer?  Not sure where to begin?  Crosby Branch Library offers free computer classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-5 pm.  From September 13 through September 29, we will cover the basics: Windows, the Internet, and accessing the library's digital catalog.   For more information, please call 281-328-3535, or ask at the front desk.

Book Club, Friday, August 19 @ 2 pm

If you're watching the Summer Olympics, you may wonder, how do athletes who earn the coveted gold medals become champions?  What special qualities do they possess?  Join Crosby Book Club on Friday, August 19, as we discuss The Boys in the Boat, an inspiring story of the American rowing team, who triumphed at the 1936 Olympics held in Nazi Germany. 

Book Club, Friday, July 15 @ 2 pm

Crosby Branch Book Club will meet Friday, July 15, at 2 pm, to discuss The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, by Phaedra Patrick.  In this story, Arthur, a lovable 69 year old widower, copes with the loss of his wife by clinging to his routine...that is, until he embarks on a surprising, life-changing journey.  

New members are welcome! 

Book Club, Friday, June 17 @ 2 pm

                                                                      Crosby Branch Book Club will meet Friday, June 17, at 2 pm.  This month we're reading any biography or memoir.   Do you have an interesting title to share?  Join us!

Friends Book Sale June 4th and 5th

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library will have a book sale Friday June 3 from 1-6 pm, and Saturday June 4 from 10-5 pm.  Shop for new and used books, magazines, movies, and more at great low prices.  Plus, your summer reading is in the bag with a special deal:  fill a reusable Miffy tote bag to the brim for only $10.  Get one for yourself, and one for a friend!

Book Club, Friday, May 20 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club celebrates Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month on Friday, May 20, at 2 pm, with a discussion of Frangipani, by Celestine Vaite.  This charming book brings to life Tahitian family, culture, and tradition, through a story as light as an island breeze.  Are Tahitian mother-daughter relationships very different from American ones?  Find out by getting to know Frangipani's unforgettable heroine, Materena, and her free-spirited daughter Leilani.    

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