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2017 Adult Summer Reading Program at Branigan Memorial Library

Patrons are invited to read a new book, try a new craft, meet new people, and learn about new places. Patrons may also play the“Summer Reading Challenge!” and take part in the special programs offered throughout the eight weeks.

The following free programs will be presented at 2 p.m. in the Roadrunner Room at Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave.:

June 7: “Building a Healthier World.” This program is about the need to feed the hungry in the greater Las Cruces area and rural portions of Doña Ana County. Presented by Lorenzo Alba, executive director, Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Program.

June 14: “Build a Better Financial World.” A program about the importance of maintaining good credit and tips on improving a person’s credit rating. Provides help understanding credit reporting agencies, credit reports and scoring, how to correct errors on credit reports, how to address common credit problems and ways to establish credit. Presented by Isabel Dominguez from the Community Action Agency.

June 21: “Build a Better Community.” Interested in learning how the police department works with local communities on a daily basis? Looking to do your part to improve your neighborhood, but don’t know where to begin? Learn about the Golden Shield Yard Assistance Program, preventing illegal dumping, and community policing. Presented by Officer Aaron Glymph and Officer Jesus Aguirre with the Las Cruces Police Department.

June 28: “Employment in the Digital Age.” A seminar to teach users how to perform job searches, write cover letters, and create resumes through the Workforce Connection Online System (WCOS). Other topics will include how to dress, speak, and walk in confidence for job interviews. This program will benefit anyone seeking employment and those looking to acquire basic tech skills to successfully gain employment in today’s digital age. Presented by The New Mexico Workforce Connection.

July 5: “Protecting Children from Lead.” Lead poisoning prevention training beneficial to parents of young children and professionals who work with young children. Topics will include what lead is, how it affects a child’s body, sources of lead, and how to prevent lead exposure. Health education materials will be provided to participants. Presented by The New Mexico Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program from the department of health.

July 12: “Spices & Herbs Around the World.” Herbs and spices are used in cuisine around the world and differ greatly from country to country. Explore spices, their countries of origin and their uses. Make a spice blend to try at home. Presented by a Thomas Branigan Memorial Library librarian.

July 19: “How to Stay Young the First 100 Years.” Learn how to improve your quality of life by preventing common spinal disorders. Presented by Healing Source Chiropractic of Las Cruces.

July 26: “Adult Coloring Workshop!” De-stress and unwind at Branigan Library’s Adult Coloring Workshop! Coloring offers a relaxing activity that has proven very popular. It's a wonderful opportunity to relax and do something creative. Everyone will be given a stress-relieving coloring book and a set of colored pencils. Participants may also bring their own artwork to color. Presented by a Thomas Branigan Memorial Library librarian.

For more information about the programs, contact the Reference Department at (575) 528-4005 or

Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

This document can be made available in alternative formats by calling 575/528-4102 (voice) or 575/528-4008 (TTY). If you require an accommodation for a disability to participate in this event, call the library at 575/528-4102 (voice) or 575-528.4008 (TTY) at least 48 hours in advance.