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New Year: New Program: 1001 Books Before Kindergarten

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"Experts tell us that children need to hear a thousand stories read aloud before they begin to learn to read for themselves."  --Mem Fox in Reading Magic

Healthcare Marketplace Help

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Confused about healthcare reform? Certified Marketplace In-Person Assisters will be on hand to help you navigate the Marketplace and enroll in the healthcare plan that best fits your needs. Assistance will be available at the Crosby Branch Library on Monday, December 16th, from 1 pm to 8 pm, and on Monday, January 6th, from 1 pm to 8 pm. Please visit or call 1-800-318-2596 for more information.

Holiday Craft: Duct Tape Ornaments

Get into the holiday spirit with this fun and easy craft! We will meet at 4:30 pm on Monday, December 2nd.  We will provide all the materials, or you can bring your own duct tape for a custom look.  Either way, we look forward to crafting with you!

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November Computer Classes

laptop computerCome and join us every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm to gain computer skills in a variety of applications. This month we will be learning how to use Excel. Class size is limited to 10 students, so come to the library and sign up today!

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Halloween Fun @ the Crosby Library

children in Halloween costumes with a pumpkinThe Crosby Branch will be hosting two "spooktacular" programs celebrating Halloween!

On Monday, October 28th, we will be showing an animated Halloween movie at 4:00 pm. Free popcorn and drinks are included! Check with the library for the title of the movie.

On Tuesday, October 29th, at 10:30 am, we will have a special storytime. Come dressed in your costume!  We will have Halloween stories and trick-or-treating in the library, followed by refreshments in the meeting room.


Craft Day October 14th: Duct Tape Bracelets

Duct Tape BraceletsStudents!  Want something cool to do next Monday during your school holiday?  Then look no further than your local library!  We will be making spiked chevron duct tape bracelets in a wide variety of colors and patterns from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. We will provide all the necessary materials. Free snacks too!

Free Computer Classes

computerStarting in September, Crosby Branch Library will be offering basic computer classes for adults. Learn about Windows, exploring the Internet, and free, web-based email. Class size is limited to 10 students and registration is required.

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Story Time @ the Library

story timeParents, grandparents, and kids come and join the fun every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 am! Tuesdays are geared toward preschool children and feature stories, songs, parachute play and crafts. Thursdays are geared toward the younger set, and feature board books, fingerplays, and toys. Choose one or the other or both depending upon your schedule and your child's interests.

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Last Week of Summer Reading Program

marionetteWe will be hosting our final special guest presentation of the summer on Tuesday, August 6th at 10:30am. Jean Kuecher of the Marionette Playhouse will present the story Rumpelstiltskin. You will be enchanted by this lovely interactive puppet show.

The final program for Summer Reading will be Thursday, August 8th, at 10:30 am. It will be a party! There will be stories, songs and lots of prizes and treats for everyone! You will also still have until Saturday, August 17th to log your books to earn reading program incentives.

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Teen Program: Duct Tape Crafts

duct tape flowersCome and see just how easy it is to create a beautiful and functional rose pen! Not into flowers? Then how about a duct tape wallet? We will have many colors and patterns of duct tape to choose from and a laptop on hand for additional inspiration via YouTube. Free snacks, too! Hope to see you Monday, July 22 at 4:00 pm in the Meeting Room.

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