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Reading Clubs

Reading Challenge

Looking to welcome in the new reading year, or to get a head start on the summer bestsellers? Then the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites you to participate in the “BINGO Books” Adult Reading Challenge! Participants will be challenged to read five books across a variety of topics and genres. Any participant who completes all five books will receive an exciting prize of their choice. This free program will be offered from Monday, February 4th through Friday, April 26th, 2019. For more information or to register for the program, contact the Reference Department at (575) 528-4005 or

Branigan Book Club

The Branigan BookClub (BBC) meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Staff Conference Room on the 2nd floor. For months with more than one book listed, you choose which one you want to read (or you can read them both). We’ll spend most of the time that month discussing the one the majority of those there read. Time permitting, we’ll also have a short review of the other by someone who read it. For more information contact (575) 528-4001 or When e-mailing please put BBC in the subject line.

Upcoming Reading Selections

January 15, 2019
"Dear America: Notes of an Undocumented Citizen" by Jose Antonio

February 19, 2019
"The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen" by Hendrik Groen
"Ordinary Grace" by William Kent Kreuger

March 19, 2019
"vanished" by N.V. Baker

April 16, 2019
"Smokejumper: A Memoir by one of America’s Most Select Airborne Firefighters" by Jason Ramos & Julius Smith

May 21, 2019
"Origin" by Dan Brown

June 18, 2019
"Just Mercy: a Story of Redemption and Justice" by Bryan Stevenson

July 16, 2019
"July’s People" by Nadine Gordimer

August 20, 2019
"Dark Voyage" by Alan Furst
"Rogue Heroes: The Secret History of the SAS, Britain’s Secret Special Forces Unit that Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Course of the War" by Ben Macintyre

September 17, 2019
"Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation" by Alan Burdick
"From Here to Eternity: Travelling the World to find the Good Death" by Caitlin Doughty

October 15, 2019
"This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare" by Gabourey Sidibe
"After the Fire" by Henning Mankell

November 19, 2019
"A Gentleman in Moscow" by Amor Towles

December 17, 2019
"Digging to America" by Anne Tyler

Munson Book Club

Munson Book Club meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2:00 pm at the Munson Center at 975 S. Mesquite St. Most selections will be available at the Munson Library in regular-print, large-print, and audiobook versions. For more information contact (575) 528-3406 or

Starting March 20th, the Munson Book Club will be meeting the 3rd Wednesday of each month, but at 2:00 pm.

Upcoming Reading Selections

March 20, 2019 - "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America" by Erik Larson

April 17, 2019 - "The Oregon Trail : a new American journey" by Rinker Buck

May 15, 2019 - TBD

June 19, 2019 - TBD

July 17, 2019 - TBD

Sage Book Club

The Sage Book Club meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 12:30 in the Sage Café Center Library. For more information call (575) 528-3154.

February 28, 2019 - "Death Comes for the Archbishop" by Willa Cather

March 28, 2019 - "Hearts of the Missing" by Carol Potenza

April 25, 2019 - "Truth According to Us" by Annie Barrows

May 23, 2019 - TBD

June 27, 2019 - TBD

July 25, 2019 - TBD

Club de Libro de Las Cruces

El Club de Libro Español de Las Cruces es un grupo de personas que nos gusta leer y charlar acerca de literatura en español. Nos reunimos una vez al mes en varios locales. Para mayores informes, favor de ponerse en contacto con Mark en 575.528.4001 o 575.635.8711. También se puede navegar a y buscar Club de Libro Español de Las Cruces.

The Spanish Book Club of Las Cruces is a group of people who enjoy reading and talking about books in Spanish. We get together once a month at different locations. For more information, please contact Mark at 575.528.4001 or 575.635.8711. You can also go to and search for Club de Libro Español de Las Cruces.

Summer Reading Programs

The library has Summer Reading Programs for children, teens, and adults in the months of June and July. Check back in May for updated information about the Summer Reading Programs.