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Printable Calendar of Events - Updated April 19

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Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library has partnered with the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine Health Sciences Library to celebrate the wonders of Renaissance science, magic and medicine. Everyone is invited to celebrate the events April 13 to May 16. The exhibit is brought to you by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Special Events

Sunday, April 1 - Library will be closed for Easter Sunday.

Tuesday, April 3 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Microsoft Word Basics
- A class for those who are beginning to use Microsoft Word. Students will learn how to create and format basic documents. Basic computer skills are required. Registration is not required, however, only the first 9 attendees will be guaranteed a computer. Attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops if space permits. For more information, contact the Reference Department at library.reference@las-cruces.org or (575)528-4005.

Saturday, April 7 at 12:00 in the Children’s Department
Read to Scout
- Scout is an excellent listener and would love to have young children read him a story. For more information please call the Children Department at 528-4225 or email at library.childrens@las-cruces.org.

Tuesday, April 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 and mouse skills. Students will learn the components of Windows-based programs. Registration is not required, however, only the first 9 attendees will be guaranteed a computer. Attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops if space permits. For more information, contact the Reference Department at library.reference@las-cruces.org or (575)528-4005.

Wednesday, April 11 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Design and Create Workshop: No Sew T-Shirt Tote Bags
- Create and Design a homemade craft to take home with you. To register, or for more information, contact the Reference Department at library.reference@las-cruces.org or (575)528-4005.

Wednesday, April 11 at 3:00 in the Teen Makerspace Room
Teen Makers
- Teens and tweens (ages of 10-18 years of age) are invited to come design their own makerspace craft. Pre-registration is required due to limited space. Teens may register by calling 575-528-4102, emailing library.teens@las-cruces.org or visiting the Young Adult department at the library during open hours.

Tuesday, April 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, only the first 9 attendees will be guaranteed a computer. Attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops if space permits. For more information, contact the Reference Department at library.reference@las-cruces.org or (575)528-4005.

Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 in the Staff Conference Room
Branigan Book Club
– "Levant Fever: True Stories from Syria’s Underground" by Wajdy Mustafa

Wednesday, April 18 at 10:00 in Munson Center Library
Munson Book Club
- "Long Way Down" by Jason Reynolds

Wednesday, April 18 at 1:00 at the Sage Café Library
Author Book Talk
– Marie Benedict will discuss her two books “The Other Einstein” and “ Carnegie's Maid”

Saturday, April 21 at 1:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Hawks Aloft for Children and Families -
Come and meet some of the live non-releasable owls from Hawks Aloft, Inc. Staff will talk about each owl's natural history, fascinating fun facts, and discuss which owls they closely resemble in the Harry Potter novels. Owl artifacts like feathers, talons, bones and skulls will also be used to get an up close look at owl anatomy/physiology. Presented in partnership with the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in celebration of Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine. For more information, contact the Children's Department at library.childrens@las-cruces.org or (575)528-4225.

Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 in the Children's Craft Room
What Did Hedwig Eat -
Children ages 8 to 12 years old are invited come investigate what owls eat by owl pellets. Presented in partnership with the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in celebration of Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine. For more information, contact the Children's Department at library.childrens@las-cruces.org or (575)528-4225.

Saturday, April 21 at 2:30 in the Roadrunner Room
Hawks Aloft for Teens and Adults -
Come and meet some of the live non-releasable owls from Hawks Aloft, Inc. Staff will talk about each owl's natural history, fascinating fun facts, and discuss which owls they closely resemble in the Harry Potter novels. Owl artifacts like feathers, talons, bones and skulls will also be used to get an up close look at owl anatomy/physiology. Presented in partnership with the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in celebration of Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine. For more information, contact the Children's Department at library.childrens@las-cruces.org or (575)528-4225.

Saturday, April 21 at 3:00 in the Teen Makerspace Room
Makerspace Magic -
Teens aged 10 to 18 are invited to come make something magical in this Harry Potter themed program. Presented in partnership with the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in celebration of Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine. For more information contact the Young Adult department at library.teens@las-cruces.org or 575-528-4102.

Sunday, April 22 at 1:00 in the Children's Craft Room
Harry Potter Celebration Movie - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone -
Presented in partnership with the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in celebration of Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine.

Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
4th Sunday Movie
- Menashe
Directed by Joshua Z. Weinstein
In Yiddish with English subtitles - 82 minutes
Within Brooklyn's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, a widower battles for custody of his son. A tender drama performed entirely in Yiddish, the film intimately explores the nature of faith and the price of parenthood.

Tuesday, April 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, what web addresses are, basic searching skills, and internet safety. Registration is not required, however, only the first 9 attendees will be guaranteed a computer. Attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops if space permits. For more information, contact the Reference Department at library.reference@las-cruces.org or (575)528-4005.

Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
4th Wednesday Happening: Why Everyone Needs a Will
- Are you worried about what will happen to your family if you don’t make a will? Have you ever tried to create your own will, but found it too complicated to handle? Learn about the pros and cons of not having a will, the basics of estate planning, resources to create your own will, and more! Presented by Karim Martinez of the Dona Ana Cooperative Extension Service. For more information, contact the Reference Department at library.reference@las-cruces.org or (575)528-4005.

Wednesday, April 25 at 3:00 in the Teen Makerspace Room
Teen Makers
-Teens and tweens (ages of 10-18 years of age) are invited to come design their own makerspace craft. Pre-registration is required due to limited space. Teens may register by calling 575-528-4102, emailing library.teens@las-cruces.org or visiting the Young Adult department at the library during open hours.

Thursday, April 26 at 12:30 at the Sage Café Library
Sage Reading Club
– “The Other Einstein” and “Carnegie's Maid”.

Ongoing Events

Read to Me - Tuesdays at 10:30 in the Children's Kiva ** April 17 to May 29 Read to Me will be held at the Branigan Cultural Center at the Storyland Exhibit.

Teen Game Night - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 in the Children's Kiva

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

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

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