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EGGS-TREMELY FUN AND INCREDIBLY FREE

Parents, caregivers, and children, looking for something fun to do that won't break your budget?  Please join us at Crosby Branch Library for Storytime.  Preschool Storytime, for ages 3 to 6 years, is on Tuesday at 10:30 am.  Babytime for infants and toddlers is on Thursday at 10:30 am.  This week, young children enjoyed a special Spring activity.  After listening to stories, they went outside to collect colorful eggs.  We had refreshments and goodie bags, and were entertained by seasonal music on our branch ipad.   

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS TO MEET

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library (FOL) will have their annual meeting Monday, April 8, at 6:30 pm.  At this time they will elect officers and approve by-law changes.  The public is invited.  Guest speaker Elisabeth Vestal will address the issue of Human Trafficking. 

If you are interested in becoming a FOL volunteer, this is an opportunity to learn more about the group, which helps support library activities through advocacy, fundraising, and more.

WATER-SMART GARDENING

On Monday, March 18, Gudrun Opperman will present a program "Water-Smart Gardening", at 2:00 pm in the meeting room.  Ms. Opperman, a Texas Master Gardener with Harris County for 19 years, will share information regarding plants that thrive with minimal watering, as well as organic approaches to landscaping and creating edible gardens.  She may even have some free plants for audience members!  Please join us for what is bound to be an interesting and informative afternoon.                      Image © JupiterImages

DR SEUSS BIRTHDAY PARTY

Please join us on March 5 at 10:30 am, as we celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with a very special storytime.  Children and their caregivers are invited for stories, dancing "The Seussy", a Cat in the Hat Game, and cupcakes!

BOOK SALE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY!

The Friends of the Crosby Branch Library are having a book sale on Friday, March 1 from 1-6 pm, and Saturday, March 2 from 10-5 pm.  Available for sale are new and used books, magazines, and audio-visual materials, as well as library book bags and pens.  Most exciting, there will be a special on Harlequin romances:  25 books for only $1.00!  Please come by the Meeting Room and grab some of these great bargains, before they're all gone!

March 1, 1-6 pm         March 2, 10-5 pm

 

AARP TAX ASSISTANCE

If you need help filling out your 2012 tax forms, The American Association of Retired Persons is a great resource.  Many Harris County Public Libraries host AARP Volunteers at this time of year.  Volunteers are available on a first-come,  first-served basis.  For a volunteer location near you, visit the AARP website and type in your address.

1040, 1040 A, and 1040 EZ booklets and forms now available at Crosby Branch.

NEW YEAR, NEW LIBRARIAN

Perhaps you've noticed a new face at the Crosby Branch Library Circulation Desk.  Meet Lisa Naasz, our new Children's Librarian!  Lisa came to Crosby from Harts Bluff School District in Mount Pleasant, Texas, by way of Bozeman, Montana.  We are happy to welcome Lisa to Harris County's Public Library System.  Lisa encourages children and their caregivers to join her at Preschool Storytime, on Tuesdays at 10:30 am, and Babytime on Thursdays at 10:30 am.  Please stop by the library anytime, and say hello to Crosby's newest addition! 

I SPY HOLIDAY HOURS

In observance of the holidays, Crosby Branch Library will be closing at 5 pm, Friday, December 21.  We will reopen on Thursday, December 27 at 10 am.  A wide variety of holiday books, movies, and music is still available for you to check out, so please plan to visit us soon.  While you're here, stop by the display case for a special I Spy Challenge.  Our Friends group has some great stocking stuffers for sale too!  Book Bags are available for purchase for $4.00, and Pens for $1.50.  All proceeds benefit Crosby Branch.  Happy Holidays from all of us, to you and yours!   

HOLIDAY BOOK SALE

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library are having a book sale! 

Where: Crosby Branch Library Meeting Room

When: Friday, November 30th, 1 - 6 pm, and Saturday, December 1st, 10 - 5 pm

Come see the selection of new and used books at bargain prices.  Proceeds benefit the library and help support summer reading programs for children in our community.

  

TRICK OR TREAT @ THE LIBRARY

 

 

 

Please join us on Tuesday, October 30th at 10:30 am for Halloween fun!  

Children and their caregivers are invited to dress in Halloween Costumes for this special storytime, followed by Trick or Treating in the library. 

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