Book Club Meets Friday, December 7 at 2 pm

Please join us on Friday, December 7, at 2 pm for a discussion of Mr. Dickens and His Carol, by Samantha Silva.  In this work of fiction, we are transported back in time to Victorian England, where Charles Dickens has numerous reasons for not quite feeling the Christmas spirit.  Bah, humbug!  Full of references to true events in Dickens' life and the characters he created, Silva's debut is an interesting re-imagining of how A Christmas Carol, one of the most popular books of the holiday season, was written.  

Adult Craft, Holiday Pomanders, Wednesday, December 12 at 11 am

Let's get together for a holiday craft!  Please join us in the meeting room on Wednesday, December 12 at 11 am to create a fragrant pomander with an orange and cloves.  This program is free and open to adults.  Registration is required.  For more information, contact the library at 832-927-7790.

Book Sale Friday December 7 and Saturday December 8

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library Winter Book Sale will take place Friday December 7, 1 - 6 pm, and Saturday December 8, 10 am - 5 pm, in the library meeting room.  New and gently used books, magazines, cds, dvds, and more will be available for purchase at bargain prices, just in time for the holidays!  All proceeds benefit Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library.   

Thanksgiving Hours

Crosby Branch Library will close at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 21, and will remain closed Thursday through Saturday November 22- 24.  

We will reopen Monday November 26 at 12 pm.

Crosby Edith Fae Cook Cole Branch Library wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!


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Fantastic Beasts in the Library

Just in time for the November 16th release of "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald", Harry Potter fans, magizoologists, wizards, witches, and muggles alike are invited to test their skill in a Fantastic Beasts scavenger hunt.  Can you find the beasts hiding inside Crosby Branch Library?  When you find one, bring it to the front desk and get entered in a prize drawing.  There are 21 beasts in all, and the more you find, the more entries you earn.  Winners will be selected by random drawing on Monday, December 3rd.  For more information, visit us at the library or call 832-927-7790.  Good luck!

Crosby Book Club Meets Friday, November 16 @ 2 pm

In recognition of National Aviation History Month, Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, November 16 at 2 pm to discuss The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough.  How did two young men growing up in a house with no running water,  electricity, or money, and who never even earned high school diplomas manage to become the first to fly?  McCullough deftly tells the full story of the bicycle shop craftsmen from Dayton Ohio, whose genius and perserverance made it possible for them to dramatically change the course of history.  

Saturday Movie: Solo: A Star Wars Story

solo: a star wars story photoJoin us this Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 pm for a movie showing of "Solo: A Star Wars Story". Find out the origins of Hans Solo.Years before he met Luke and Leia, before he helped overthrow the Emperor, Han Solo started where all heroes start: at the bottom. Join your most favorite scoundrel in the galaxy on an adventure you'll never forget! Throughout his death-defying adventures among the criminal scum of the Star Wars Universe, Han will meet the one who will become his closest ally, Chewbacca! Watch as Han matches wits with the infamous gambler Lando! Follow Han on the journey that will put him on course to his destiny. MPAA rating: PG-13; for sequences of sci-fi action/violence.

Free popcorn and drinks!

Early Voting Hours of Operation

Crosby Library Early Voting Hours of Operation are as follows:

October 22 - October 26           8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Saturday, October 27                7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Sunday, October 28                  1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

October 29 - November 2          7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Residents of Harris County may vote early at any of the 46 Early Voting locations.  If voting on Election Day, Tuesday November 6, voting must be done at the voter's precinct polling place.  The library will not be a polling place on Election Day.

Book Club Meets Friday, October 19 at 2 pm

Please join us on Friday, October 19 at 2 pm to discuss this year's Gulf Coast Reads selection: Bluebird, Bluebird by native Houstonian Attica Locke.  Set in rural east Texas, Locke's story about the intersection of race and justice is both suspenseful and timely.

The Gulf Coast Reads initiative encourages communities to share discussion about Bluebird, Bluebird.  To add historical context to the reading experience, click here to view an online exhibit of photos related to this year's Gulf Coast Reads title.

Free Comic Book and more for Teens at the Saturday Movie, October 13 at 2 pm

Are you in the mood for Halloween yet?  Crosby Branch Library is here to help!  Please join us in the meeting room on Saturday October 13 at 2 pm for the movie "Frankenstein".  Directed by James Whale and starring Boris Karloff as "the monster", this1931 classic masterpiece is THE Frankenstein movie for everyone to see.  We'll have free popcorn and drinks too.

October 13 also happens to be Walking Dead Day!  We will be giving away Walking Dead freebies to teens who attend.  Pick up an exclusive Walking Dead comic book, cool face bandana, 15th anniversary button, and bookmark.  While supplies last.

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