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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Holiday Crafting @ the Crosby Branch Library

Christmas BallsThe holidays are almost here and we have fun crafts planned for kids of all ages!

On Saturday, December 2, from 2:00 - 3:00 pm, we will be making Mini Christmas Trees out of pinecones. This craft will be in the Children's area and is for ages 6-9.

On Monday, December 4, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm, we will decorating Christmas Cookies like a pro. Guest Vasso Espinosa, who teaches Culinary Arts at Galena Park, will teach partipants how to use decorating tips. This craft is for ages 11 and up.

 On Saturday, December 16, from 10:30 - 11;30 am, we will make Bath Fizzies--perfect for   last minute gift giving or a little relaxing treat for yourself! This craft is for ages 10 and up.