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Upcoming Specialized Programs

Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Summer Screen
: Ice Age – Collision Course
Rated PG

Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 10:00 at Albert Johnson Park
Summer Reading Kickoff
- Teens and their families are invited to Albert Johnson Park, in front of the library, from 10am to 1pm. Come start the summer off right with Branigan Library and celebrate our 2017 theme: Build a Better World! We will have the Parks and Recreation Mobile Movement Unit with games and obstacle course. For more information, contact the Young Adult Department at library.teens@las-cruces.org or 575-528-4102.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 12:30 in the Boardroom
Club de Libro de Las Cruces
- The Las Cruces Spanish Book Club will meet for the first time Saturday June 3rd at 12:30 pm at Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave. in Las Cruces. The book for this inaugural session is El Portero by the Cuban author, Reinaldo Arenas. At this first meeting, we will also choose the book for July. One needn’t read or speak perfect Spanish to come to the Las Cruces Spanish Book Club. We’re a group of people who enjoy reading books in Spanish and talking about what we’ve read. So, if you’re someone who wants to improve your Spanish by reading and speaking it, or if you’re already a proficient reader and speaker of the language and want to keep enjoying the language, we welcome you and hope you’ll meet with us. For more information contact (575) 528-4001 or mpendleton@las-cruces.org.

Monday, June 5, 2017 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Movie Making Monday
- Movie Making Monday is a chance for teens going into 5 – 12th grade level to learn to write, make, edit and share their own short movies! Please remember to have a parent attend your first session to sign a release so we can feature the movies on our Teen Page!
We will provide a hand-held camera and tripod to share with participants as well as provide access to laptops with editing software. If you’d like to bring in your own camera, tablet, or smart phone to record video, feel free to do so. We will be learning to use Windows Movie Maker to edit our films. If you’re new to movie making or a professional filmmaker, please join us this summer to share your talents and curiosities! We’ll have a great time learning together. Please contact Stephanie, the YA Librarian with any questions or concerns at 575-528-4009 or smidwood@las-cruces.org.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 1:00 in the Children’s Craft Room
Teen Screen
: Suicide Squad
Rated PG-13

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Adult Summer Reading Program (ASRP): Building a Healthier World
- This program is about the need to feed the hungry in our communities serving the greater Las Cruces area and rural communities of Dona Ana County. Presented by Mr. Lorenzo Alba, Executive Director, Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Program, Las Cruces and Dona Ana County’s Food Pantry. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 5:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Books to Movies
: Me Before You
Rated PG-13

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Summer Screen
: Finding Dory
Rated PG

Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 1:00 in the Children’s Craft Room
Sound Session
- The Friends of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library are supporting a new, free summer program for teens to learn to play the guitar at the Branigan Library. The guitar classes will be offered on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month beginning June 10 from 1 to 2 pm. Teens may register at the library's Young Adult desk.

Monday, June 12, 2017 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Movie Making Monday

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Dona Ana County Genealogical Society

*Please note date change for this month.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 1:00 in the Children’s Craft Room
Teen Screen
: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Rated PG-13

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Adult Summer Reading Program (ASRP): Building a Better Financial World
- Program about the importance of maintaining good credit and give good tips on improving your credit rating. It will help you understand credit reporting agencies, credit reports and scoring, how to correct errors on your credit report, how to address common credit problems and ways to establish credit. Presented by Isabel Dominguez, from the Community Action Agency. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 5:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Books to Movies
: Fences
Rated PG-13

Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Summer Screen
: Kubo and the Two Strings
Rated PG

Monday, June 19, 2017 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Movie Making Monday

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 1:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Introduction to Foundation Maps
- Find foundations in specific regions that work on the issues you care about most and see which foundations have a history of funding nonprofits like yours. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 6:30 in the Staff Conference Room
Branigan Book Club
: "Love Wins: The Lovers and Lawyers Who Fought the Landmark Case for Marriage Equality" by Debbie Cenzipper

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 10:00 at Munson Library
Munson Book Club
: "War and Turpentine" by Stefan Hertmans (tr. from Dutch by David McKay)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 1:00 in the Children’s Craft Room
Teen Screen
: My Girl
Rated PG

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Adult Summer Reading Program (ASRP): Building a Better Community
- Interested in learning how our police department works with local communities on a daily basis? Looking to do your part to improve your neighborhood, but don’t know where to begin? Learn about the Golden Shield Yard Assistance program, preventing illegal dumping, and community policing. Presented by Officer Aaron Glymph and Officer Jesus Aguirre of the Las Cruces Police Department. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 5:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Books to Movies
: Lion
Rated PG-13

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 12:30 at Sage Café Library
Sage Reading Club
: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Summer Screen
: Storks
Rated PG

Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 1:00 in the Children’s Craft Room
Sound Session

Monday, June 26, 2017 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Movie Making Monday

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1:00 in the Children’s Craft Room
Teen Screen
: Ouija- Origin of Evil
Rated PG-13

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Adult Summer Reading Program (ASRP): Employment in the Digital Age
- A seminar that is intended to teach users how to perform job searches, write cover letters, and create resumes through the Workforce Connection Online System (WCOS). Other topics within this presentation will include how to dress, speak, and walk in confidence for job interviews. This program will be beneficial to anyone seeking employment and those looking to acquire basic tech skills to successfully gain employment in today’s digital age. Presented by The New Mexico Workforce Connection. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 5:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Books to Movies:
A Monster Calls
Rated PG-13

Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Summer Screen
: Trolls
Rated PG

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