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Free Computer Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 3 pm

Do you want to communicate online with family and friends?  Need to send your resume to a potential employer?  Learn how to create and send email to anyone with access to the web.  This free class will meet on Tuesday, May 16, and Thursday, May 18, from 3 pm to 5 pm.  

For more information, please call 281-328-3535.  Check out our full schedule of free computer classes by visiting the library's events calendar.

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Friends Annual Meeting, Monday April 24, with Guest Speaker Kim Ogg

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library annual meeting will take place on Monday, April 24, from 6:30 pm  to 8:00 pm.  Kim Ogg, Harris County's newly elected District Attorney, is the guest speaker.  The public is invited to attend.    

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, April 21 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, April 21, at 2 pm to discuss Hillbilly Elegy, by J. D. Vance.  In his provocative memoir, Vance describes his upbringing and the culture of his family, with roots in eastern Kentucky.  There have been claims that this book is important because it sheds light on the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election.  Hillbilly Elegy has been on the New York Times Best Seller List for 36 weeks.  It is currently number 2 in nonfiction.  

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, March 17 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet on Friday, March 17 at 2 pm in the Meeting Room.  This month, readers chose their book club book from a display of wrapped books where the titles were hidden.  In essence, they went on a blind date with a book.  Were the dates fun?  Disappointing?  Did anyone find true love?  Join us to find out! 

Friends Book Sale This Weekend!

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library Spring Book Sale is this weekend!  Sale hours are Friday, March 3 from 1-6 pm and Saturday, March 4 from 10-5 pm.  Shop in our Meeting Room for new and gently used books, dvds, cds, and more, at great low prices.  All proceeds benefit Crosby Branch Library and help support Summer Reading Programs for area children.

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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!

COMING SOON

 Long before Claire and Jamie, before Scarlett and Rhett, even before

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