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Registration open for Libraries as Launchpad

Branigan Library is one of 9 New Mexico public libraries participating in the Libraries as Launchpads program. Go to https://www.creativestartups.org/libraries-launchpads to learn more and apply! The deadline for Spring 2019 is February 17th.

Watch a video on Libraries as Launchpad.

Special Events

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
1st Wednesday Happenings: Home Depot Tile Installation
Have you ever wanted to know how to install tile in your kitchen or bathroom? We invite you to join us and learn DIY tiling skills. A presentation of how to install tile, with some hands-on demonstration elements, will be offered.Presented by Kaleb Lindemann of Home Depot. For more information, contact the Reference Department at library.reference@las-cruces.org or (575)528-4005.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 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.

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Resume Tips
A class for those who are interested in creating a dynamic job resume. Students will learn how to use Microsoft Word resume template. Basic computer and Microsoft Word skills is required. 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.

Monday, February 18
Presidents Day
The library will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in celebration of President's Day. We will reopen at 9:00 on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 for our regular hours.

Tuesday, February 19 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.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:30 in the Staff Conference Room
Branigan Book Club
"The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen" by Hendrik Groen
"Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Kreuger

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 10:00 in the Munson Center Library
Munson Book Club
"I am Still Alive" by Kate Alice Marshall

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
Design and Create: Tile Decoration
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, February 21, 2019 at 12:30 at the Sage Café Library
Sage Café Reading Club
"Death Comes for the Archbishop" by Willa Cather

Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5:30 in the Computer Training Lab
Advanced Microsoft Word
A class for those who want to learn to do more using Microsoft Word. Students will learn how make dynamic documents by importing pictures and tables. Saving documents to the cloud will also be discussed. 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.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2:00 in the Roadrunner Room
4th Sunday Movie: "Paradise"
A film by Andrei Konchalovsky
Follows three people whose paths cross during a terrible time of war: Olga, a Russian aristocratic emigrant and member of the French Resistance; Jules, a French collaborator; and Helmut, a high-ranking German SS officer.
*Russian, German, French, and Yiddish, with English subtitles

Tuesday, February 26 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. 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.

Monday, January 28, 2019 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 on Monday, January 7 between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. 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.

Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 5:30 in the Computer Training Lab
Advanced Microsoft Excel
A class for those who want to learn some advanced functions of Excel. Student will learn how to sort and filter tables and how to apply styles for easier viewing. 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