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Tuesday, September 4 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Internet for Beginners
- A class for those who want to learn how to go online and move around the internet with ease. Students will learn how to access websites, how to navigate, what web addresses are, basic searching skills, and internet safety.For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Thursday, September 6 at 1:00 at the Sage Café Library
Author Isabella Maldonado
- Skype with Isabella Maldonado, author of “Blood’s Echo" and “Phoenix Burning” as she discusses the fictional character Veranda Cruz, a Hispanic female detective in the Phoenix Police Department.

Friday, September 7 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Reading and Book Signing - N.V. Baker -
Hear author Nancy Baker discuss her latest book "vanished. A Novel". After the reading and discussion there will be an opportunity to author sign her books.

Tuesday, September 11 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 September 18 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.

Tuesday, September 18 at 6:30 in the Staff Conference Room
Branigan Book Club
– "Hiking the Continental Divide Trail: One Woman’s Journey" by Jennifer A. Hanson.

Wednesday, September 19 at 10:00 in Munson Center Library
Munson Book Club
- "Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje

Wednesday, September 19 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Design and Create Workshop: Pine Cone Craft
- 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 September 25 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Microsoft Excel Basics
-A class for those who are beginning to use Microsoft Excel. Students will learn how to create and format basic spreadsheets. Basic computer skills are required. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Wednesday, September 26 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
4th Wednesday Happenings: Organ Mountains Desert Peak National Monument -
Tired of spending hours indoors, and looking for a breath of fresh air? Would you like to learn more about the national monuments that can be found right next door? Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites adults to the Roadrunner Room on Wednesday, September 26th at 2:00pm for “Exploring the National Monuments of Las Cruces”. Learn how to stay safe, have fun, and improve your health on the 5.4 million acres of public land surrounding our city. Presented by Park Ranger Daniella Barraza of the Bureau of Land Management. For more information, contact the Reference Department 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