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Reading Clubs

Reading Challenge

Looking to expand your reading horizons, or to catch up on the latest bestsellers? Then you are invited to participate in a “Library Scavenger Hunt”! Library staff members have hidden bookmarks in their favorite books in our collection. Anyone who turns one or more in to the Reference Desk staff will be entered into a prize drawing! This free program will be offered until Wednesday, November 21st.For more information, contact the Reference Department at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Branigan Book Club

The Branigan BookClub (BBC) meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Staff Conference Room on the 2nd floor. For months with more than one book listed, you choose which one you want to read (or you can read them both). We’ll spend most of the time that month discussing the one the majority of those there read. Time permitting, we’ll also have a short review of the other by someone who read it. For more information contact (575) 528-4001 or mpendleton@las-cruces.org. When e-mailing please put BBC in the subject line.

Upcoming Reading Selections

October 16, 2018
"If Our Bodies Could Talk: A Guide to Operating and Maintaining a Human Body" by James Hamblin

November 20, 2018
"Willnot" by James Salis

December 18, 2018
"Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures With Wolf-Birds" by Bernd Heinrich

January 15, 2019
"Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen" by Jose Antonio

February 19, 2019
"The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen" by Hendrik Groen
"Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Kreuger

March 19, 2019
"vanished" by N.V. Baker

April 16, 2019
"Smokejumper: A Memoir by one of America’s Most Select Airborne Firefighters" by Jason Ramos & Julius Smith

May 21, 2019
"Origin" by Dan Brown

June 18, 2019
"Just Mercy: a Story of Redemption and Justice" by Bryan Stevenson

July 16, 2019
"July’s People" by Nadine Gordimer

August 20, 2019
"Dark Voyage" by Alan Furst
"Rogue Heroes: The Secret History of the SAS, Britain’s Secret Special Forces Unit that Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Course of the War" by Ben Macintyre

September 17, 2019
"Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation" by Alan Burdick
"From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to find the Good Death" by Caitlin Doughty

October 15, 2019
"This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare" by Gabourey Sidibe
"After the Fire" by Henning Mankell

November 19, 2019
"A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles

December 17, 2019
"Digging to America" by Anne Tyler


Munson Book Club

Munson BookClub meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am at the Munson Center at 975 S. Mesquite St. Most selections will be available at the Munson Library in regular-print, large-print, and audiobook versions. For more information contact (575) 528-3406 or mmumper@las-cruces.org.

Upcoming Reading Selections

January 17, 2018 - "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon

February 21, 2018 - "Death Comes for the Archbishop" by Willa Cather

March 21, 2018 - "Manhattan Beach" by Jennifer Egan

April 18, 2018 - "Long Way Down" by Jason Reynolds

May 16, 2018 - "Counting Backwards: A Doctor’s Notes on Anesthesia" by Henry Jay Przybylo

June 20, 2018 - "The House of the Scorpion" by Nancy Farmer

July 18, 2018 - "Fools and Mortals" by Bernard Cornwell

August 15, 2018 - "The All of It" by Jeannette Haien

September 19, 2018 - "Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje

October 17, 2018 - "The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row" by Anthony Ray Hinton with Lara Love Hardin

November 21, 2018 - "Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North" by Adam Weymouth

December 19, 2018 - "A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles

January 16, 2019 - "First Time Ever" by Peggy Seeger


Sage Book Club

The Sage Book Club meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 12:30 in the Sage Café Center Library. For more information call (575) 528-3154.

August 23, 2018 - "The Wedding Date" by Jasmine Guillory and "Behold the Pale Horse" by Peter Tremayne

September 2018 - There will be no meeting in September.

October 25, 2018 - "Residue" by Michael McGarrity


Club de Libro de Las Cruces

El Club de Libro Español de Las Cruces es un grupo de personas que nos gusta leer y charlar acerca de literatura en español. Nos reunimos una vez al mes en varios locales. Para mayores informes, favor de ponerse en contacto con Mark en mpendleton@las-cruces.org 575.528.4001 o mpndltn@gmail.com 575.635.8711. También se puede navegar a meetup.com y buscar Club de Libro Español de Las Cruces.

The Spanish Book Club of Las Cruces is a group of people who enjoy reading and talking about books in Spanish. We get together once a month at different locations. For more information, please contact Mark at mpendleton@las-cruces.org 575.528.4001 or mpndltn@gmail.com 575.635.8711. You can also go to meetup.com and search for Club de Libro Español de Las Cruces.


Summer Reading Programs

The library has Summer Reading Programs for children, teens, and adults in the months of June and July. Check back in May for updated information about the Summer Reading Programs.