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Saturday Afternoon @ the Movies

 Please join us in the Meeting Room on Saturday, January 13 at 2 pm for the movie "Victoria and Abdul". 

 Based on the true story of Queen Victoria's unlikely friendship with her Indian Muslim attendant, this film stars Judi Dench and Ali Zegal. 

 It is rated PG-13.

Save the Date! The Curiosity Cruiser is Coming to Crosby! UPDATE

Have you heard about Harris County Public Library's brand new super library on wheels?  The Curiosity Cruiser will visit the library on Wednesday, January 17 February 7 at 10:30 am.  Join us for Storytime and afterward, take a tour.  Meet the Cruiser's mascots, Owlbotron and Northtale, too!

New Year's Hours

Crosby Branch Library will observe the following hours for the New Year's holiday:

Friday, December 29 - Close at 5 pm

Saturday, December 30 through Monday, January 1 - Closed

We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, at 10:00 am.

Happy New Year!

 

Holiday Hours

Harris County Public Libraries holiday hours:

Friday, December 22 - Libraries will close at 5:00 pm.

Saturday, December 23 through Tuesday, December 26 - closed

We will re-open on Wednesday, December 27.

Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch wishes you and yours a wonderful holiday season.

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Crosby Book Club Meeting Friday, December 15 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, December 15 at 2 pm to discuss The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire That Saved America, by Timothy Egan.  The Big Burn, or the Great Fire of 1910, is believed to be the largest single fire in recorded U S history, destroying more than 3 million acres in Idaho, Montana, and Washington.  In addition to the story of the fire, Egan chronicles President Theodore Roosevelt's struggle to protect the nation's shrinking wilderness for future generations, and the early years of the U S Forestry Service.  The Big Burn is a historical account whose lessons are applicable to contemporary political issues.

New members are welcome.  Copies of the book are available for check out at the front desk.

Share Your Holiday Food Drive through December 14

Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library is happy to participate in the Houston Food Bank's Share Your Holiday food drive.  We will be collecting donations of non-perishable food through Thursday, December 14.  Most needed are canned items, whole grained pastas, and salt-free seasonings.  Want to help?  Place your food donation in the large white cardboard box, located inside the library.

 

Free Movie Saturday, December 9 at 2 pm

If you are anxiously looking forward to the December 15 release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, now is a good time to re-visit the first installment in the trilogy.  Crosby Branch Library invites the public to a presentation of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, on Saturday December 9 at 2 pm.  Please join us in the Meeting Room.  The movie and the popcorn are free!  

Book Sale - Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library Winter Book Sale will take place Friday, December 1, from 1 pm to 6 pm, and Saturday, December 2, from 10 am to 5 pm,  in the library meeting room.  Shop a large selection of gently used books, cds, dvds, magazines, and more at low prices, and just in time for the holidays!  All proceeds benefit Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch.

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Thanksgiving Hours

Our holiday hours will be as follows:

Wednesday, November 22 - Close at 5:00 pm

Thursday to Sunday, November 23 thru 26 - All locations closed

We will reopen on Monday, November 27 at 12 noon.

Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, November 17 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, November 17 at 2 pm to discuss Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop.  Described as "a sparcely beautiful novel",  Death Comes is a narrative about two missionaries living in the American Southwest of the 19th century.  Their travels and encounters with Mexican Americans, Spanish settlers, and Native Americans give the reader a unique portrait of life and faith, while Cather's exquisitely detailed descriptions of the region paint an unsurpassed vision of the stark and scenic landscape. 

New members are welcome.  Copies of the book are available for check out at the front desk. 

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