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Branigan Library announces Amnesty Week

Amnesty Week at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will be October 21 through October 27, 2018.

During Amnesty Week, patrons who have overdue items, including extremely overdue items, can return them and have all fines and fees associated with that item waived and their accounts cleared.

Amnesty will only apply to items returned in good, usable condition. It does not apply to materials that are no longer usable, nor does it apply to items borrowed from other libraries via inter-library loan. Patrons can bring their items to the Circulation Desk to have them checked in and the fines waived. Patrons who receive amnesty will have their cards restored to New Borrower status.

For information on the program and what is eligible, contact the library at 575/528-4000 or by email at library.admin@las-cruces.org.

Special Events

Windows 10
Tuesday, October 2 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
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.

Frankenstein on the Silver Screen Movie: Frankenstein (1931)
Tuesday, October 2 at 5:30 in the Roadrunner Room
Starring Colin Clive, Dwight Frye, Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester Not Rated. 1 hour 10 minutes, Drama-Horror-SciFi

Frankenstein's Lab
Every Friday in the month of October at 3:30 in the Children's Craft Room
Ghoulish and creative crafts for future mad scientists for children ages 6 to 11. For more information contact the Children's Department at (575) 528-4225 or library.childrens@las-cruces.org.

Therapaws Reading Teams
Saturday, October 6 at 12:00 and Tuesday, October 16 at 3:30 in the Children's Department
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 contact the Children's Department at (575) 528-4225 or library.childrens@las-cruces.org.

Introduction to Computers: File Management
Tuesday, October 9 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
This class is a basic class where students will learn how to manage files by saving, attaching and storing information. 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.

Frankenstein on the Silver Screen Movie: Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Tuesday, October 9 at 5:30 in the Roadrunner Room
Starring Colin Clive and Boris Karloff. Not Rated. 1 hour 15 minutes, Drama-Horror-SciFi

Dona Ana County Genealogical Society (DACGS)
Wednesday, October 10 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
A presentation by Larry and Arthur V. Flores on the life and family history of Arthur V. Flores, who will be celebrating his 100th birthday on October 5, 2018.

Frankenstein in Literature Book Discussion
Thursday, October 11 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
The book discussion will be on two books, the original "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley and "In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein". If you are interested in this new book challenge and can attend on October 11th, please contact the Reference Desk at library.reference@las-cruces.org. or phone 575/528-4005 to register.

Internet Safety
Tuesday, October 16 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
A class for those who want to learn how to go online and move around the internet safely. Tips and strategies to keeping your information safe online will be discussed. 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.

Frankenstein on the Silver Screen Movie: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Tuesday, October 16 at 5:30 in the Roadrunner Room
Costello and Lon Chaney Jr. Not Rated. 1 hour 23 minutes, Comedy-Fantasy-Horror

Branigan Book Club
Tuesday, October 16 at 6:30 in the Staff Conference Room
"If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body" by James Hamblin

Munson Book Club
Wednesday, October 17 at 10:00 in the Munson Center Library
"The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row" by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin

Design and Create: Franken-Pumpkins
Wednesday, October 17 at 2:00 in the Children's Craft Room
No carving skills? No problem! Bring a real or fake pumpkin and give it a Frankenstein transformation. We will provide paint, decoupage, ribbon and other creative accessories. To register, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Teen Makers: Franken-Writing
Wednesday, October 17 at 4:00 in the Teen Makerspace Room
Teens ages 11 to 18 can work on creating the next horror classic at a writing workshop. For more information contact the Young Adult Desk at (575) 528-4102 or library.teens@las-cruces.org.

Frankenstein on the Silver Screen Movie: Mary Shelly's Frankenstein <1994)
Tuesday, October 23 at 5:30 in the Roadrunner Room
Starring Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter. Rated R. 2 hours 3 minutes, Drama-Horror-Romance

4th Wednesday Happenings: A Matter of Balance
Wednesday, October 24 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. For more information contact the Reference Department at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Teen Makers: Franken-Art
Wednesday, October 24 at 4:00 in the Teen Makerspace Room
The novel “Frankenstein” has been inspiring artists since its publication 200 years ago. Teens ages 11 to 18 can work on their Frankenstein-inspired art during this program. For more information contact the Young Adult Desk at (575) 528-4102 or library.teens@las-cruces.org.

Sage Reading Club
Thursday, October 25 at 12:30 at the Sage Café Library
"Residue" by Michael McGarrity

4th Sunday Movie
Sunday, October 28 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
"In Between" a film by Maysaloun Hamoud
103 minutes, in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles
Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.

Frankenstein on the Silver Screen Movie: I, Frankenstein (2014)
Tuesday, October 30 at 5:30 in the Roadrunner Room
Starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy and Miranda Otto. Rated PG-13. 1 hour 32 minutes, Action-Fantasy-Horror

Halloween Storytime
Wednesday, October 31 at 10:00 in the Children's Kiva
A spooktacular story time with many thrills and chills for children of all ages. For more information contact the Children's Desk at (575) 528-4225 or 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