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Branigan Library - Children's Area Temporarily Closed

The children’s area on the first floor of the library will be temporarily closed Saturday, February 18 through Monday, February 27, 2017. New carpet will be installed requiring the removal of books, computers, and bookcases to allow workers full access to the area. This closure will also help to prevent any injuries to library customers while the project is in progress.

Children’s books will not be available for check out during this time. Books that are due can still be returned through the outdoor book drop, the automated check-in sorter, or the circulation desk without incurring late fees. Children’s programming also will be cancelled, except for “Rhythm Roundup,” which is still scheduled for Friday, February 24 in the Roadrunner Room located on the 2nd floor of the library from 10:30 – 11:00 am.

The Library is located at 200 E. Picacho Avenue, Las Cruces, NM and is open Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday from 10 to 6, and Sunday from 1 to 5 pm. For more information, please call the Children’s Department at 575-528-4225.

Upcoming Specialized Programs

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Special Library Hours - 8:00 am to 7:00 pm - School Board Elections

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 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, class size is limited. The first 8 students will be guaranteed a computer. Students may bring their own laptops if space is available. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 10:00 at Munson Center
Munson Library Book Club – "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman (tr. from Swedish by Henning Koch). For more information, contact (575) 528-3406 or mmumper@las-cruces.org.

Monday, February 20
Library Closed for Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Introduction to Finding Grants - Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool. For more information about the program or to register for the program, contact the Reference Department at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Introduction to Computers: File Management - This 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 8 students will be guaranteed a computer. Students may bring their own laptops if space is available. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6:30 in the Boardroom
Branigan Book Club - "Walking the Llano: A Texas Memoir of Place" by Shelley Armitage. For more information, contact (575) 528-4001 or mpendleton@las-cruces.org. When e-mailing please put BBC in the subject line.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
4th Wednesday Happening: Financial Crisis - This program will discuss how to differentiate between a regular budget and a financial crisis budget. We will also go over needs and wants when dealing with a debt collector when cash is short. Presented by Isabel Dominguez of the Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico. For more information about the program or to register for the program, contact the Reference Department at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
4th Sunday Movie – "Jimmy’s Hall" - 109 minutes
In 1921 Jimmy Gralton's sin was to build a dance hall on a rural crossroads in an Ireland on the brink of Civil War. The Pearse-Connolly Hall was a place where young people could come to learn, to argue, to dream; but above all to dance and have fun. As the hall grew in popularity its socialist and free-spirited reputation brought it to the attention of the church and politicians who forced Jimmy to flee and the hall to close.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 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, class size is limited. The first 8 students will be guaranteed a computer. Students may bring their own laptops if space is available. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@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 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