Crosby

Crosby Book Club meets Friday, November 17 @ 2 pm

Crosby Book Club will meet Friday, November 17 at 2 pm to discuss Willa Cather's Death Comes for the Archbishop.  Described as "a sparcely beautiful novel",  Death Comes is a narrative about two missionaries living in the American Southwest of the 19th century.  Their travels and encounters with Mexican Americans, Spanish settlers, and Native Americans give the reader a unique portrait of life and faith, while Cather's exquisitely detailed descriptions of the region paint an unsurpassed vision of the stark and scenic landscape. 

New members are welcome.  Copies of the book are available for check out at the front desk. 

Early Voting for the November 7, 2017 General and Special Elections

For those who wish to vote prior to the November 7 general and special elections, Crosby Branch Library is a convenient early voting location.  The early voting period begins Monday, October 23 and ends Friday, November 3. 

Early voting hours of operation:

October 23 - October 27           8:00 am - 4:30 pm

October 28                                7:00 am - 7:00 pm

October 29                                1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

October 30 - November 3          7:00 am - 7:00 pm

 

For more Early Voting locations, your election day poll and viewer specific ballot, or other voting information, please visit www.harrisvotes.org .

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Crosby Book Club meets Friday, October 20 @ 2 pm

Please join us on Friday, October 20 at 2 pm to discuss News of the World, by Paulette Jiles.  A Gulf Coast Reads selection, this story takes place just after the Civil War on the Texas frontier. Captain Jefferson Kidd is tasked with returning a young girl to her family, four years after she was abducted by Kiowa Indians.  The land is hostile, law and order random, and as if that weren't challenge enough, the girl's heart is still with her Kiowa family.  This National Book Award finalist, inspired by true accounts, is a western not to be missed by lovers of historical fiction.   

Crosby Library Celebrates 30 Years and a New Name

The 30th anniversary of the current library building, and renaming ceremony, will be celebrated in the meeting room on Monday, October 16.  Join us for refreshments and remininiscences at our Open House from 4 pm - 6 pm, with ribbon cutting to take place at 6 pm.  Speakers will follow until 7 pm.  This program is free and open to the public.   

 

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Free Computer Classes at Crosby Branch Library - October Schedule

Computer literacy is essential in today's world.  The library offers free computer classes for adults on Tuesdays and Thursday from 3 to 5 pm.  This month's schedule includes:

  • Basic Windows - October 3 and 5
  • Basic Internet - October 10 and 12
  • Free Email - October 17 and 19
  • Computer Review - October 24 and 26

For more information, please call 281-328-3535, or visit us at the front desk.

 

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Harvey Recovery Fair

Harvey Recovery Fair

Public Invited to Harvey Recovery Fair

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management invites residents affected by Hurricane Harvey to a recovery fair this weekend.

WHAT:       Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fair
WHEN:      Saturday, September 23 and Sunday, September 24
                  9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE:    Houston Community College – Northeast, Art Hub Gallery
                  555 Community College Drive
                  Houston, Texas 77013

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Moody Gardens Presents: Experience the Rain Forest

Rain forest displayCome and join us for this afterschool program with a special guest from Moody Gardens! This interactive program will engage kids of all ages using the senses of seeing, hearing, touching and smelling. This fun and educational program is on Tuesday, September 26, from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the library's meeting room.

Crosby Book Club Meeting Friday, September 15 @ 2 pm

Crosby Branch Book Club will meet Friday, September 15 at 2 pm.  In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will discuss Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran.  From rural Oaxaca Mexico, to Berkeley California and Silicon Valley, this timely story invites readers to think more deeply about the evolution of the American Dream, the dilemma of immigration, and the borders of love.  

Book Sale This Weekend!

The Friends of Crosby Branch Library Fall Book Sale will take place Friday, September 8, 1 pm - 6 pm, and Saturday, September 9, 10 am - 6 pm.  Shop a large selection of new and gently used books, cds, magazines and more, at budget-friendly prices.  All proceeds benefit Crosby Library.

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After Harvey: Frequently Asked Questions

HCPL Harvey FAQs

I could not return my library materials because I could not reach the library due to high water. Am I still responsible for the late fees? 

If you return your books by September 15, you will not accrue late fees.

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