Skip to main content

News and Events

Printable Calendar of Events

News

Special Events

Monday, April 1 at 4:30 in the Roadrunner Room
Money Week: Financial Literacy

Rodolfo Acosta-Perez from the Community Action Agency will be presenting information that will help everyone be a little smarter when it comes to saving and spending. For more information, contact the Reference Department at library.reference@las-cruces.org or (575)528-4005.

Tuesday, April 2 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Basic Computer Skills

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 9 students will be guaranteed a computer. Students may bring their own laptops if space is available. For more information, contact Vicki Minnick, Librarian Senior at (575) 528-4002 or vminnick@las-cruces.org. You may also contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005.

Wednesday, April 3 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
1st Wednesday Happenings: EAA Aviation and Young Pilots Program

Brett Hahn, a pilot from the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA, Chapter 555) will explain how the EAA began, what they currently do to promote and encourage community interest in aircraft and flight, and how they actively seek to support young people in our region and around the world. All ages are welcome to attend this free presentation to learn more about aeronautical opportunities, both on the ground and in the air at our local airport. For more information, contact the Reference Department at library.reference@las-cruces.org or (575)528-4005.

Saturday, April 6 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Wonder of Nature

In an era where few women were in the sciences, marine biologist Rachel Carson became famous for her efforts to protect wildlife and food sources from uncontrolled use of the chemical DDT. The Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, in conjunction with The New Mexico Humanities Council and the Friends of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, invite you to join Chautauqua performer Ms. Ann Beyke to learn more about the life of this famed scientist. For more information, contact the Reference Department at library.reference@las-cruces.org or (575)528-4005.

Tuesday, April 9 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 Vicki Minnick, Librarian Senior at (575) 528-4002 or vminnick@las-cruces.org. You may also contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005.

Wednesday, April 10 at 2:00 in the Boardroom
National Library Week Program

In observance of National Library Week, from April 7, 2019 to April 13, 2019, Lori Thornton, Public Services Bureau Chief at the New Mexico State Library, will discuss “What is Available for You at The New Mexico State Library,” regarding services and collections the library offers to the public. For more information, contact the Reference Department at library.reference@las-cruces.org or (575)528-4005.

Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Elizabeth Barret Browning

Martha Jane (MJ) Wofford will perform as Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Many have heard the famous line, “How do I love thee, let me count the ways,” written by Ms. Browning, but there are several surprises in store for even the most dedicated fan of the poetess and her work. For more information, contact the Reference Department at library.reference@las-cruces.org or (575)528-4005.

Tuesday, April 16 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Connect to Your Library Resources

Do you want to learn how to use the free resources provided by the library on your mobile device? Using your library card and your mobile device, you will be able to download e-books, e-audio books, music and magazines for free. To learn how, bring your fully charged tablet or smart phone, to the second floor Computer Training Lab. You should also bring your library card and any passwords you use for your device. For more information, contact Vicki Minnick, Librarian Senior at (575) 528-4002 or vminnick@las-cruces.org. You may also contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005.

Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 in the Boardroom
Branigan Book Club

"Smokejumper: A Memoir by one of America’s Most Select Airborne Firefighters" by Jason Ramos & Julius Smith

Wednesday, April 17 at 2:00 in the Munson Center Library
Munson Book Club

The Oregon Trail: a new American journey” by Rinker Buck

Wednesday, April 17 at 2:00 in the Children's Craft Room
Design and Create: Yarn Easter Eggs and 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.

Thursday, April 18 at 5:30 in the Computer Training Lab
Gmail

Learn how to obtain a Google email account. Students will then learn the basics of sending, receiving, and replying to a message, as well as how to send and open attachments and manage their new Gmail account.Basic computer skills are required. 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 Vicki Minnick, Librarian Senior at (575) 528-4002 or vminnick@las-cruces.org. You may also contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005.

Wednesday, April 24 at 5:30 in the Computer Training Lab
Presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint

Students will learn the basics of creating a PowerPoint Presentation and how to add pizzazz with sound effects, transition effects, and much, much more. Basic computer skills are required. 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 Vicki Minnick, Librarian Senior at (575) 528-4002 or vminnick@las-cruces.org. You may also contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005.

Thursday, April 25 at 12:30 at the Sage Café Library
Sage Café Reading Club

"Truth According to Us" by Annie Barrows

Sunday, April 28 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
4th Sunday Movie: "Hotel Salvation"

Faced with his father's bizarre demand to go and die in the holy city of Varanasi and attain salvation, a son is left with no choice but to embark on this journey. An ominous dream convinces 77-year-old Dayanand Kumar that his end could be near. He takes the news to his son Rajiv, knowing he wants to breathe his last in the holy city of Varanasi and end the cycle of rebirth, by attaining salvation.
**Hindi dialogue with English subtitles

Tuesday, April 30 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Microsoft Word Basics

A class for those who are beginning to use Microsoft Word. Students will learn how to create and format basic documents. Basic computer skills are required. 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 Vicki Minnick, Librarian Senior at (575) 528-4002 or vminnick@las-cruces.org. You may also contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005.

Ongoing Events

Read to Me - Tuesdays at 10:30 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

Therapaws Reading Teams - Saturdays at 12:00 in the Children's Department

Teen Game Night - Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:00 in the Teen Makerspace Room

Sound Sessions - 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month at 1:00 in the Teen Makerspace Room

1st Wednesday Happenings - 1st Wednesday of every month at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room

Scrabble - 2nd Sunday of the month at 1:30 in the Roadrunner Room

Design & Create - 3rd Wednesday of every month at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room

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 *Except in Summer when the Library is Closed on Sundays