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The Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will be closed August 6-11, 2018 for construction, staff training and cleaning.

Margaret Neill, Library Administrator, noted, “This closure is an annual event that allows staff to attend necessary trainings, complete a deep clean, and work on building improvement projects. For example, this year, we will be upgrading our front doors to make them more user-friendly.”

Patrons can still return library materials in the book drop, renew items online or access any of the Library’s digital collections during the closure. The Library will reopen with regular hours beginning 9 a.m. on Monday, August 13. The Munson Center Branch and Sage Café Branches will also be closed during this time.

Special Events

Tuesday, August 14 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, the Windows environment 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, August 15 at 10:00 in Munson Center Library
Munson Book Club
- "The All of It" by Jeannette Haien

Wednesday, August 15 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Design and Create Workshop: Popup Cards
- 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.

Tuesday, August 21 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 9 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, August 21 at 6:30 in the Staff Conference Room
Branigan Book Club
– "Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883" by Simon Winchester and/or "Our Souls at Night" by Kent Haruf

Wednesday, August 22 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
4th Wednesday Happenings: Digging for Your Roots -
Are you interested in discovering your family's story but don't know where to begin? Come learn what questions you should be asking and where you can start to look for answers! Presented by librarian Vicki Minnick.
For more information, contact the Reference Department at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Thursday, August 23 at 12:30 at the Sage Café Library
Sage Reading Club
– "The Wedding Date" by Jasmine Guillory

Tuesday August 28 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Microsoft Word Basics
- A class for those who are familiar with computer but beginning to use Microsoft Word. Students will learn the how to format documents using the basic commands. Registration is not required; however, class size is limited. The first 9 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 Teen Makerspace Room

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 *June meeting will be on the 2nd Tuesday (June 12, 2018)

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 *Except in Summer when the Library is Closed on Sundays

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