December 2021

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Wednesday, December 11:00—2:00 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Christmas Tree On Canvas Workshop

Christmas Tree On Canvas WorkshopAdult Craft Workshop to be held in the library's Roadrunner Room. Participants are to wear a mask covering both nose and mouth. Participants who attend and participate will be provided the supplies for this workshop. Any questions, please contact library.…Learn More
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Thursday, December 211:00—11:30 AMOffsite

Transportation Storytime at the Railroad Museum

Transportation Storytime at the Railroad MuseumJoin us at the Railroad Museum for a transportation storytime where we can read, sing and build early literacy skills together!

Thursday, December 22:00—3:00 PMZoom

What Have You Been Reading Discussion Group

What Have You Been Reading Discussion GroupCome tell us about the books you have been reading and hear about what others been reading. For more information  contact the Reference Librarian at calee@las-cruces. org.

Thursday, December 23:30—4:30 PMZoom

Holiday Cooking Tips and Tricks

Holiday Cooking Tips and TricksThere are many winter holidays between November and January.   Come share your favorite cooking tips and tricks, recipes, and stories. This is intended to be a fun casual conversation. Everyone is welcome. Tell us about the time you burned the turkey, and the most amazing mashed potatoes you’ve ever made, the time Uncle Larry set the garage on fire trying to hang decorations and you still have no idea how it happened (not true, don’t have an Uncle Larry; but now I want someone to write this short story).…Learn More

Thursday, December 26:00—7:00 PMYoung Adult DepartmentThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

A teen-led Dungeons & Dragon group that meets weekly to play the fantasy, role-playing, table top game.
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Friday, December 34:00—10:00 PMPlaza de Las CrucesDowntown, 221 N Main St., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Fine Art Flea Market Library Pop Up

Fine Art Flea Market Library Pop Up  A little history about Fine Arts Flea Market; Fine Art Flea Market started during Covid at Saba's shop "Barricade Culture" in the Picacho Arts District about a year and a half ago.  The goal was to create space for Artists and Creatives to sell their goods and build artistic community throughout the pandemic! The Artistic and Business community evolved month after month with Saba's vision and the collaboration of a high-energy team, Louie, Patricia, Marcus, Cody, and JC!.…Learn More
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Saturday, December 46:00—8:00 PMPlaza de Las CrucesDowntown, 221 N Main St., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Tree Lighting Ceremony

 Tree Lighting Ceremony The City of Las Cruces is hosting its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 4 with live music, giveaways, refreshments, and activities for the whole family. The library will be handing out crafts and information on how to get a library card!The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held from 6–8 p.…Learn More
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Monday, December 612:30—1:30 PMZoom

Learning @the Library: Snowy Day

Learning @the Library: Snowy Day Join us for a ZOOM "Learning @ the Library"📚 featuring the following:Snow themed storytime, poems, and finger play fun with  Tracee Waters, Senior Librarian-Children's from Branigan LibraryKindermusik songs, dance, and movement with Ms.…Learn More

Monday, December 63:00—5:00 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Basic Computer Skills

Basic Computer SkillsAre you uncomfortable using a computer? Do you want to understand how to use it without the fear of doing something to break it? This class will discuss what computers are and some ways to properly use them in your daily lives.  
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Tuesday, December 79:00—10:00 AM Albert Johnson Park

Tai Chi

The Tai Chi Chuan form comprises a series of slow movements flowing from one to the next. Tai Chi was created to improve health, meditation, and self-defense. The movements are done slowly and calmly. The emphasis is on relaxation, correct posture, and the efficient use of muscles.…Learn More

Tuesday, December 711:00—11:30 AMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Rhythm RoundUp

This week join us for our movement and music program encouraging gross and fine motor skill development while we dance and sing. Recommended for Children age 2 and up with their caregivers.…Learn More
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Wednesday, December 810:00 AM—12:00 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Internet and the Cloud

Internet and the CloudDo you know what the Internet is? What about the Cloud? This class will explain these terms and how to safely navigate the Internet.   

Wednesday, December 811:00—11:45 AMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Winter STEM for Little Ones

Join us for Winter STEM - at this program let your little ones explore science that is all about WINTER!  

Wednesday, December 86:00—7:30 PMZoom

Cozy Winter Romance Discussion

Cozy Winter Romance DiscussionDo you love sappy winter holiday romance books? Do you love a long holiday romance movie marathon? So do we! Come meet your people! Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will be hosting a winter holiday romance book and movie discussion on Wednesday, December 8th at 6:30pm.…Learn More
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Thursday, December 92:00—3:00 PMZoom

What Have You Been Reading Discussion Group

What Have You Been Reading Discussion GroupCome tell us about the books you have been reading and hear about what others been reading. For more information  contact the Reference Librarian at calee@las-cruces. org.

Thursday, December 94:00—5:00 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Tween Crafting Social

Ages 9-12 come and learn a new craft and share your creativity with us! Supplies and space are limited.  

Thursday, December 96:00—7:00 PMYoung Adult DepartmentThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

A teen-led Dungeons & Dragon group that meets weekly to play the fantasy, role-playing, table top game.
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Friday, December 1012:00—1:00 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Latin American Music Conference and Reception

 Latin American Music Conference and Reception Join the Cuarteto Latinoamericano and the City of Las Cruces Quality of Life Department for a series of events and exhibits culminating an evening performance of "Jewish Soul" by the Cuarteto Latinoamericano on December 10 at the Rio Grande theater. Nov 19-December 31: Exhibition about Cuarteto Latinoamericano history and career.…Learn More

Friday, December 105:00—6:00 PMTeen MakerspaceThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001
Zoom

Teen Book Club

Teen's receive a free copy of a book, at the beginning of the month, they read it, and at the end of the month, we get together to talk about the book!
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Saturday, December 115:00—8:30 PMOffsite

Celebrate Christmas in the Mesquite Historic District

Celebrate Christmas in the Mesquite Historic District You will find a magical scene of lit luminaries on Mesquite Street. Shop the Mesquite Street businesses and art galleries and enjoy Chocolate on El Camino Real.  Start at the Nopalitos Galleria Christmas Village, where you will find local artists and artisans ready to provide you with those unique one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts.…Learn More
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Monday, December 134:30—5:30 PMTeen MakerspaceThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Dead Song Society

Our Teen Advisory Board members have created a monthly music listening club. Each month there will be a theme or genre of music and members will come prepared with two songs they would like to share with the group. We'll listen, discuss music with each other, and create a playlist of the songs you've picked each month.…Learn More

Monday, December 135:30—7:30 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Write Your Resume Using Microsoft Word

Write Your Resume Using Microsoft WordA 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.
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Tuesday, December 149:00—10:00 AM Albert Johnson Park

Tai Chi

The Tai Chi Chuan form comprises a series of slow movements flowing from one to the next. Tai Chi was created to improve health, meditation, and self-defense. The movements are done slowly and calmly. The emphasis is on relaxation, correct posture, and the efficient use of muscles.…Learn More
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Wednesday, December 153:30—4:30 PMZoom

Murderous Reads Book Club

Murderous Reads Book ClubMonthly mystery discussion. Each month we look at a different series of book. Participants are asked to read one, or more, books in that month's series. Email Deanna at dduffy@las-cruces. org for more information. December 2021  -- PENNY, LOUISE – Armand Gamache Three Pines seriesWe have all of these in Regular Print, most if not all in Large Print, most as Audiobooks on CD, and some in Libby as ebooks or eaudiobooks.…Learn More
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Thursday, December 162:00—4:00 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Basics of Email

Basics of EmailLearn 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.

Thursday, December 162:00—3:00 PMZoom

What Have You Been Reading Discussion Group

What Have You Been Reading Discussion GroupCome tell us about the books you have been reading and hear about what others been reading.  We meet every Thursday at 2pm on ZOOM. For more information  contact the Reference Librarian at dduffy@las-cruces. org.

Thursday, December 166:00—7:00 PMYoung Adult DepartmentThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

A teen-led Dungeons & Dragon group that meets weekly to play the fantasy, role-playing, table top game.

Thursday, December 166:00—7:00 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Taking Better Holiday Photos

Taking Better Holiday PhotosDo you want to learn how to improve your photos in time for the holidays? Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites you to participate in our program “Taking Better Holiday Photos” on Thursday, December 16th beginning at 6:00 PM in the Roadrunner Room.…Learn More
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Friday, December 171:00—2:00 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Quick Winter Holiday Presents

Quick Winter Holiday PresentsWe'll make fleece cloaks and t-shirt scarves. These are very quick crafts. Participants will need to bring a fleece blanket and 4-6 t-shirts. (Larger t-shirts without side seams work much better). This will allow you to choose the colors and design of your presents.…Learn More

Friday, December 172:00—3:00 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Quick Winter Holiday Presents

We'll make fleece cloaks and t-shirt scarves. These are very quick crafts. Participants will need to bring a fleece blanket and 4-6 t-shirts. (Larger t-shirts without side seams work much better). This will allow you to choose the colors and design of your presents.…Learn More
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Tuesday, December 219:00—10:00 AM Albert Johnson Park

Tai Chi

The Tai Chi Chuan form comprises a series of slow movements flowing from one to the next. Tai Chi was created to improve health, meditation, and self-defense. The movements are done slowly and calmly. The emphasis is on relaxation, correct posture, and the efficient use of muscles.…Learn More
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Thursday, December 23Closed

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Munson Branch Library

Sage Cafe Branch Library

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Friday, December 24Closed

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Munson Branch Library

Sage Cafe Branch Library

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Saturday, December 25Closed

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Munson Branch Library

Sage Cafe Branch Library

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Sunday, December 26Closed

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Munson Branch Library

Sage Cafe Branch Library

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Tuesday, December 289:00—10:00 AM Albert Johnson Park

Tai Chi

The Tai Chi Chuan form comprises a series of slow movements flowing from one to the next. Tai Chi was created to improve health, meditation, and self-defense. The movements are done slowly and calmly. The emphasis is on relaxation, correct posture, and the efficient use of muscles.…Learn More

Tuesday, December 2811:00—11:30 AMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Children's Storytime

This week join us for a storytime where we can read, sing and build early literacy skills together! Recommended for Children age 2 and up with their caregivers.…Learn More
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Thursday, December 3011:00 AM—12:15 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Children Noon Year's Eve Party

Families come in for a craft and countdown to 2022 with us!  

Thursday, December 302:00—3:00 PMZoom

What Have You Been Reading Discussion Group

What Have You Been Reading Discussion GroupCome tell us about the books you have been reading and hear about what others been reading.  We meet every Thursday at 2pm on ZOOM. For more information  contact the Reference Librarian at dduffy@las-cruces. org.

Thursday, December 306:00—7:00 PMYoung Adult DepartmentThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

A teen-led Dungeons & Dragon group that meets weekly to play the fantasy, role-playing, table top game.
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Friday, December 31Closed

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Munson Branch Library

Sage Cafe Branch Library