Crosby

Book Club Meets Friday, August 17 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, August 17 at 2 pm to discuss The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto.  Written by Mitch Albom, this is the story of the greatest guitar player in the world.  Presto's life journey intersects with some of the most celebrated musicians of the 40's, 50's and 60's  The narrator claims, "All humans are musical.  Why else would the Lord give you a beating heart?"  Do you agree? 

Early Voting Hours at Crosby Library

Early voting for the Harris County Flood Control District Bond Election will take place August 8 through August 21.  Visit the library during the following hours to vote:

August 8 - 10        8 am  - 4:30 pm

August 13 - 14      8 am - 4:30 pm

August 15 -  18     7 am - 7 pm

August 19             1 pm - 6 pm

August 20 - 21      7 am - 7 pm

For more election information, including other early voting locations, visit www.harrisvotes.org or call the Election Information Line at 713-755-6965.

Adult Pen Pals Meet Friday, August 3 at 2 pm

Do you enjoy writing and receiving letters in the mail?  We have pen pals waiting to hear from you!  Please join us on Friday, August 3 at 2 pm as we read letters and write back to friends at our partner library.  This new program is for adults and is free.  Can't make the meeting, but want to be part of the fun?  Write a cordial letter and leave it with staff at the front desk.  We will forward it for you!

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Book Club Meets Friday, July 20 at 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, July 20 at 2 pm to discuss My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton, by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie.  Researched extensively and based on thousands of letters and original sources, this is the story of an adventurous, revolutionary woman, the wife of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.  Eliza, a loyal patriot, independent thinker, compassionate advocate for those in need, and a mother of 8, was a fascinating individual with the strength of character to help shape a nation. 

Adult Craft, Christmas in July, Wednesday, July 18 @ 3 pm

Adults age 18+ are invited to a free Christmas in July craft program, July 18 at 3 pm in the meeting room.  Learn to fold ordinary book pages into beautiful kusudama flowers, and deck your halls with literary ornaments.  Register by clicking on the Events Calendar link.  For more information, please call the library at 281-328-3535, or ask at the front desk.  

Crosby Kids Rock SRP!

Summer is the best time to read for fun and prizes!  Here at the library, free books, inflatable guitars, and medals have been flying off the shelves.  Kids also earn a musical note for each award level they achieve.  Look at the beautiful display children have made possible.  Want to see your name on the wall?  Or earn a chance to win a fabulous prize pack?  It's not to late to register for the Summer Reading Program and start tracking your summer reading and activities.  All ages are welcome!

Adult Program, Painting Rocks! Wednesday, June 20 at 3 pm

Please join us at Crosby Branch Library for Painting Rocks!, Wednesday June 20 at 3:00 pm in the meeting room.  Adults aged 18+ will be introduced to rock painting and the Kindness Rocks Project.  Materials are provided by The Friends of Crosby Branch Library.  Registration is required.  For more information, visit our website at www.hcpl.net, or call the library at 281-328-3535.

Book Club Meets Friday, June 15 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, June 15, at 2 pm to discuss Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf.  Published posthumously, Haruf's last novel is the story of two lonely septuagenarians and their tender, late in life love.  Our Souls at Night quietly considers the value of living in the present and appreciating the simple pleasures in life.

See the movie adaptation of the book, starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, on Netflix.

Book Sale Friday June 1, and Saturday June 2

The Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale will take place in the Meeting Room Friday June 1, 1 pm - 6 pm, and Saturday June 2, 10 am - 5 pm.  Stop by and select from a variety of new and gently used books, magazines, movies, and more, at great prices.  Estate books from the collection of a former Texas State Senator will also be available for purchase.  

Proceeds benefit Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library and support local summer reading programs for all ages.

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Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, May 18 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, May 18 at 2 pm to discuss The Translation of Love, by Lynne Kutsukake.  Inspired by letters written to General MacArthur during the Allied occupation of Japan, the characters in this historical novel contend with the extremely harsh conditions of postwar Tokyo. 

Copies are available for check out at the front desk.  This program is free and open to the public. 

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