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Branigan Library New Adult Reading Program

The Reference Department at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will begin a new Adult Reading Program September 2 until November 30 called "Reading Poker". This reading program combines the pleasure of reading a book with the excitement of playing a card game.  Come join the fun reading books and making poker hands.  The more you read and the better your poker hands the more points you get.  The person with the most points wins a prize. For more information or to register for Reading Poker, call the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or email us at

Branigan Library will be hosting a weekly Tech Tent

Come and meet with a Branigan Library staffer at our Tech Tent and let us help get you ready to use electronic library services.  You can bring in your device to receive help and tutorials at the Tech Tent. If you haven’t purchased a device yet, come and play around with different supported devices and speak with a staffer about their uses before you decide which one is right for you.

The Tech Tent will available every Wednesday 11am -12pm starting on September 10th. For more information, contact the Media Department at (575) 528-4014.

Author Sarah Stark Discusses her book Out There

Sarah Stark, author of Out There will be reading from, talking about, and signing copies of the book on Saturday, August 30 at 1:00 in the Roadrunner Room of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library.

In a novel that critics are praising as “...lyrical…” and “...evocative…” Stark weaves the story of  Jefferson Long Soldier, an Iraqi war veteran who returns home to New Mexico. He’s spiritually wounded and after trying to adapt back to civilian life, decides to go on a pilgrimage. He’s convinced that Gabriel García Márquez's book One Hundred Years of Solitude saved his life in the combat zone and he carries his copy with him at all times. So, he sets out by motorcycle for Mexico City to meet GGM and find redemption. This book is the story of that quest.

For more information about the book discussion, contact Mark Pendleton at or by phone at (575) 528-4001. For more information on Sarah Stark, check out her Facebook page at

Renovations to begin at Branigan Library

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library has announced that renovations on the public restrooms located on the first floor will begin on Monday, July 21.  Both the men's and women's restroom on the first floor will be unavailable during the renovation. However, the public restrooms on the second floor will remain available during this time. Construction is expected to last until the third week in August. During the renovation period, a construction partition will be built at the entrance to the library to separate the public entrance from the construction area.

“The new restroom facilities will be an improvement”, said Renée Payne, Interim Library Administrator.  “We want to thank our library customers in advance for their understanding and support as we implement yet another way to make their library experience a more positive one.” 

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September - May

Mon-Thurs 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm


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