Crosby

Adult Coloring at the Library

Colorful rectangleCome and relax and have fun coloring while listening to music! We supply all the materials and music, however, you may bring your own supplies from home if you wish. The fun starts at 4:00, Monday, January 23 and is being held in the library's meeting room.

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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!

LEGO WeDo Robotics for Everyone

Lego ModelDo you enjoy Legos?  Are you interested in computers? Then we have a program for you! We are expanding our Lego Robotics program this year to two levels:

Basic: For ages 6-9. No experience necessary. Come and build the model you see here, and then use computer coding to make it move! Monday, January 9 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Sign up at the front desk or online here.

#ReadersUnite @ HCPL

This month, Harris County Public Library and libraries across the country are encouraging Americans to share what they are currently reading through social media using the hashtag #ReadersUnite.

That hashtag really says everything you need to know about this project. Libraries are calling on readers to connect with one another through social media to share their passion for books. The hashtag also speaks to the fact reading has a unique power to unify people of different worldviews because it fosters understanding--of the world, of others and of oneself. No matter where we stand, we can all agree that a little more understanding and a little more unity might be just what we all need.

Holiday Hours

Crosby Branch Library will close at 5 pm on Thursday, December 22.  

We will reopen Tuesday, December 27 at 10 am.

Happy Holidays!

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, December 16 @ 2 pm

At Christmas time, we often wax poetic about the people and places in our past.  That's one reason our book club selection is perfect for December.  Written by poet Dylan Thomas, A Child's Christmas in Wales is intended to bring to mind childhood memories, especially those of festive winter holidays.  Please join us on Friday, December 16 at 2 pm, in the meeting room, to discuss this evocative book.

Friends Book Sale Coming Soon!

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library will have a book sale on Friday, December 2, from 1 - 6 pm, and Saturday, December 3, from 10 - 5 pm, in the library's Meeting Room.  Shop for new and gently used books, cds, dvds, and more, at great low prices!  All proceeds benefit Crosby Branch.

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, November 18 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, November 18, at 2 pm to discuss The Round House, by Louise Erdrich.  This coming of age/detective story is about a Native American family living on a North Dakota reservation in 1988.  After a terrible event, the family is traumatized, and 13 year old Joe struggles to help them get their lives back. 

Louise Erdrich is a member of The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.  We recognize the contributions of Native Americans during November, National American Indian Heritage Month.

Early Voting @ Crosby Branch Library

Crosby Branch Library is an Early Voting Location.  Harris County registered voters may vote at the following times:

Monday October 24 through Friday October 28:  8 am to 6 pm 

Saturday October 29:  7 am to 7 pm

Sunday October 30:  1 pm to 6 pm

Monday October 31 through Friday November 4:  7 am to 7 pm

For more Early Voting Locations, ID requirements, and additional information, please visit www.harrisvotes.com

Book Club Meets Friday October 21 @ 2 pm

It's Gulf Coast Reads month!  Crosby Book Club will meet on Friday, October 21 at 2 pm to discuss Jan Jarboe Russell's The Train to Crystal City.  This is the story of a World War II internment camp in Crystal City Texas, which housed Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants and their American born children.  Many of these prisoners were forced behind enemy lines in Germany and Japan as part of a government exchange program to rescue POWs.  The Train to Crystal City takes an unvarnished look at a little-known, disturbing chapter in American history.

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