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All Children's Programs have been canceled for Wednesday, July 11, 2018. Children's programing will resume on Thursday as scheduled.

Special Events

Wednesday, July 3 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Adult Summer Reading Program - “
Recycled CD Coasters - Collect old CDs to transform into durable, useful beverage coasters. Patrons are invited to bring along unused squares of fabric to use for the workshop and/or to share with other workshop attendees. For more information about the program, contact the Reference Department at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Wednesday, July 4
Library Closed in celebration of US Independence Day!

Thursday, June 7 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Summer Screen:
Despicable Me 3

Monday, July 9 at 3:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Movie Making Monday
- Teens and tweens grades 5 to 12 will have access to movie making resources and the Makerspace to learn how to make their own short film.

Tuesday, July 10 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Introduction to Computers: The Basics
- A class for the absolute beginner. It will introduce students to the parts of the computer, the Windows environment and mouse skills. Students will learn the components of Windows-based programs. Registration is not required; however, class size is limited. The first 8 students will be guaranteed a computer. Students may bring their own laptops if space is available. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Wednesday, July 11 at 1:00 in the Children’s Craft Room
Teen Screen:
Only the Brave

Wednesday, July 11 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Adult Summer Reading Program
- “Musical Medley” - Interested in listening to local music played by local musicians on local instruments? Would you like to take that music appreciation a step further, and learn both the histories of those instruments and even how to play them yourself? Program presented by local musician Frank Lovato. For more information about the program, contact the Reference Department at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Wednesday, June 6 at 5:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Thomas Branigan Summer Movies:
Game Night
A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery. Rated R
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1oFlUt2l-s

Thursday, July 12 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Summer Screen
: Ferdinand

Saturday, July 14 at 12:00 in the Children’s Department
Therapaws Reading Team
- Reading Education Assistance Dogs are excellent listeners. Come to the Children’s Dept. and a Therapaws Reading Team will be ready to hear you read. For more information please call the Children Department at 528-4225 or email at library.childrens@las-cruces.org.

Saturday, July 14 at 1:00 in the Teen Makerspace Room
Sound Session -
To register, speak to a Young Adult Librarian or contact the department at 575-528-4102 or library.teens@las-cruces.org.

Tuesday, July 17 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Windows 10
- This class will describe the new features of Windows 10 and how to navigate the new operating system. Topics that will be covered is the new Start Menu, Cortana and how to customize the desktop. Registration is not required; however, class size is limited. The first 9 students will be guaranteed a computer. Students may bring their own laptops if space is available. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 in the Staff Conference Room
Branigan Book Club
– "Moonglow" by Michael Chabon

Wednesday, July 18 at 10:00 in Munson Center Library
Munson Book Club
- "Fools and Mortals" by Bernard Cornwell

Wednesday, July 18 at 1:00 in the Children’s Craft Room
Teen Screen:
Josie and the Pussycats

Wednesday, July 18 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Adult Summer Reading Program
- “Sizzling Summer Salsa” - Salsa is hot and spicy – just like our region. In this introductory course, you will be introduced to the broad history of this exciting dance and learn to do it on your own. Hannah Cole is a nationally renowned dancer, competitor, performer, adjudicator and professional examiner. She lives this vision every day as she teaches here in the local community and around the world. Quieres bailar? Don’t miss it! Program presented by Hannah Cole, former director of the NMSU DanceSport program. For more information about the program, contact the Reference Department at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Wednesday, July 18 at 5:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Thomas Branigan Summer Movie:
Black Panther
King T'Challa returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation of Wakanda to serve as new leader. However, T'Challa soon finds that he is challenged for the throne from divisions within his own country. When two enemies conspire to destroy Wakanda, the hero known as Black Panther must join forces with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Wakandan Special Forces. Rated PG-13
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjDjIWPwcPU

Thursday, July 19 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Summer Screen:
Captain Underpants

Thursday, July 19 at 5:30 in the Computer Training Lab
Microsoft Word Basics
- A class for those who are familiar with computer but beginning to use Microsoft Word. Students will learn the how to format documents using the basic commands. Registration is not required; however, class size is limited. The first 9 students will be guaranteed a computer. Students may bring their own laptops if space is available. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Friday, July 20 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Young Adult Summer Reading Program
Yoga Rocks

Monday, July 23 at 3:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Movie Making Monday
- Teens and tweens grades 5 to 12 will have access to movie making resources and the Makerspace to learn how to make their own short film.

Tuesday, July 24 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Internet for Beginners
- A class for those who want to learn how to go online and move around the internet with ease. Students will learn how to access websites, how to navigate, web addresses, basic searching, and web safety. Registration is not required; however, class size is limited. The first 8 students will be guaranteed a computer. Students may bring their own laptops if space is available. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Wednesday, July 25 at 11:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Aspen Black
- Get dressed up in your western best, saddle up the horse and come to have a sing-along! For more information contact the Children Department at 528-4225 or email at library.childrens@las-cruces.org.

Wednesday, July 25 at 1:00 in the Children’s Craft Room
Teen Screen
: Pitch Perfect 3

Wednesday, July 25 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room=
Adult Summer Reading Program
- “Rock and Roll Yahtzee” - Come play a game, maybe 2, of Yahtzee while rocking out at the library. Enjoy the company of others, socialize, and play an all-time favorite while listening to some of your favorite rock tunes. Program presented by a Branigan Library Librarian. For more information about the program, contact the Reference Department at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Wednesday, July 25 at 5:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Thomas Branigan Summer Movie:
Hostiles
In 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agrees to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory. Rated R
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M5cj4UmscE

Thursday, July 26 at 12:30 at the Sage Café Library
Sage Reading Club
– "The Wedding Date" by Jasmine Guillory

Thursday, July 26 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Summer Screen:
Coco

Thursday, July 26 at 5:30 in the Computer Training Lab
Microsoft Excel Basics
- A class for those who are familiar with computer but beginning to use Microsoft Excel. Students will learn the how to format spreadsheets using the basic commands. Registration is not required; however, class size is limited. The first 9 students will be guaranteed a computer. Students may bring their own laptops if space is available. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Saturday, July 28 at 1:00 in the Teen Makerspace Room
Sound Session
- To register, speak to a Young Adult Librarian or contact the department at 575-528-4102 or library.teens@las-cruces.org.

Tuesday, July 31 at 3:00 in the Children’s Department
Therapaws Reading Team
- Reading Education Assistance Dogs are excellent listeners. Come to the Children’s Dept. and a Therapaws Reading Team will be ready to hear you read. For more information please call the Children Department at 528-4225 or email at library.childrens@las-cruces.org.

Ongoing Events

Read to Me - Tuesdays at 10:30 in the Children's Kiva

Teen Game Night - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 in the Teen Makerspace Room

Toddler Time - Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:00 in the Children's Kiva

Mother Goose Time - Wednesdays at 11:00 in the Children's Kiva

Rhythm Roundup - Fridays at 10:30 in the Roadrunner Room

Library Lab - Fridays at 3:30 in the Children's Crafts Room

Scrabble - 2nd Sunday of the month at 1:30 in the Roadrunner Room

Design & Create - 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2:00 in the Boardroom

Dona Ana County Genealogical Society meeting - 2nd Wednesday of every month at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room *June meeting will be on the 2nd Tuesday (June 12, 2018)

Branigan Book Club - 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30 in the Staff Conference Room

Munson Book Club - 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10:00 at Munson Library

4th Sunday Movies - 4th Sunday of every month at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room *Except in Summer when the Library is Closed on Sundays

4th Wednesday Happenings - 4th Wednesday of every month at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room