November 2021

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Tuesday, November 29:00—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, November 210:00 AM—11:00 PMZoom

Improve Your Resume with Practical Strategies

Improve Your Resume with Practical StrategiesJoin Grow with Google Speaker Maria Elena Duron and prepare yourself with how to create a powerful and purposeful resume. Read a resume like a hiring manager. In this workshop, you’ll get four strategies to improve your resume and a checklist of tips to help you communicate your strengths.

Tuesday, November 211:00—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

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

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

Teen Dungeons & DragonsA teen-led Dungeons & Dragon group that meets weekly to play the fantasy, role-playing, table top game. Registration for this program is Closed.
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Wednesday, November 31:00—2:00 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Clothespin Dragonfly Craft Workshop

Clothespin Dragonfly Craft 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 must bring a cookie sheet or piece of cardboard and 30 clothespins, taken apart.…Learn More

Wednesday, November 36:00—7:00 PMZoom

AAS Book Discussion

AAS Book DiscussionBook discussion of An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo. A free copy of the book can be picked up at the Reference Desk in Branigan Library. This discussion will take place over Zoom.
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Thursday, November 411:00—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, November 42:00—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, November 43:30—4:30 PMZoom

Joy of Mediterranean Cooking

Joy of Mediterranean CookingWe watch four episodes of the listed show/shows and talk about what we learned, what we like, what we don't like, what we'd change or not change, and how what we're learning matches with our own cooking experiences. For this series of discussions we are watching four episodes of "The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking" available on the library's Kanopy video streaming service.…Learn More

Thursday, November 45:00—6:00 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Miniature Terrain Demonstration for Teens

Bryan Lee, a Museum Curator, for the Las Cruces Museum System will be joining us to show teens how to create mini terrains out of household items.

Thursday, November 46:00—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, November 46:00—7:45 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

CANCELED - Learn to Write Fiction Learning Circle

an 8 week intro to writing fiction class Join us for our Learn to Write Fiction Learning Circle. Learning Circles are based on peer learning; we are all experts in something, and sharing is how we learn best. Learn To Write Fiction: The beginner Course is an eight-week course that covers the topics listed below.…Learn More
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Friday, November 52:00—4:00 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.

Friday, November 54:30—5:30 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

K-12 Arabic Program

The Southern New Mexico Islamic Center is hosting a K-12 After-School program, where attendees will learn about the Arabic world, learn some basic Arabic vocabulary, take fun virtual trips to Arabic countries, and more!
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Saturday, November 61:00—3:00 PMOffsite

Teen Poetry Workshop

Teen Poetry WorkshopTeen poetry workshop with local poet Gris Munoz. This workshop will be located at the Branigan Cultural Center.

Saturday, November 62:00—3:00 PMBoardroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Author Support Group

Author Support GroupIn honor of National Novel Writing Month, Branigan Library is offering a weekly Author Support Group each Saturday in November.   We will have presentations on writing, space to write, and time and space to talk with other writers. Presenter Kelly Yenser on tone in fiction writing.…Learn More
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Tuesday, November 99:00—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, November 911:00—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.    

Tuesday, November 95:30—7:30 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 around them.

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

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

Teen Dungeons & DragonsA teen-led Dungeons & Dragon group that meets weekly to play the fantasy, role-playing, table top game. Registration for this program is Closed.

Tuesday, November 96:00—7:00 PMOffsite

Run and Read with the Library and Bluebird Running Company!

Run and Read with the Library and Bluebird Running Company!Join us twice a month for a mobile book club. We are continuing our spooky book theme for November and will be taking suggestions for our December read now! We are reading My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones. Available with your library card.…Learn More
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Thursday, November 11Closed

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Munson Branch Library

Sage Cafe Branch Library

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Friday, November 126:00—7:45 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

CANCELED - Learn to Write Fiction Learning Circle

an 8 week intro to writing fiction class Join us for our Learn to Write Fiction Learning Circle. Learning Circles are based on peer learning; we are all experts in something, and sharing is how we learn best. Learn To Write Fiction: The beginner Course is an eight-week course that covers the topics listed below.…Learn More
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Saturday, November 132:00—3:00 PMBoardroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Author Support Group

Author Support GroupIn honor of National Novel Writing Month, Branigan Library is offering a weekly Author Support Group each Saturday in November.   We will have presentations on writing, space to write, and time and space to talk with other writers.

Saturday, November 135:00—7:00 PMZoom

An Evening with Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo In-Person Event at the Rio Grande Theater Cancelled, Moved Online Las Cruces, New Mexico- Due to unforeseen circumstances, the live Evening with Joy Harjo event at the Rio Grande Theater on Saturday, November 13, 2021, has been cancelled and moved to an online Zoom event at the same date and time.…Learn More
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Monday, November 152:00—4:00 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Where do I store my pictures?

Where do I store my pictures?Want to store your pictures on your computer? What about storing your work files in the Cloud? This class will teach you how to save files to your personal computer or online in the Cloud.  

Monday, November 154:30—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, November 156:00—7:00 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Teen Writing Workshop

NMSU is hosting another Teen Writing Workshop lead by Haley Holden! In this workshop, teens will be character mapping and creating plots for their very own dystopian novels. Join us the last Wednesday of the month from 6-7PM upstairs in the library!
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Tuesday, November 169:00—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, November 1611:00—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

Tuesday, November 162:00—3:00 PMZoom

Winter Holidays Around the World

Winter Holidays Around the WorldWould you like to learn more about other holidays besides Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrated during the winter months? Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites you to participate in our new program “Winter Holidays Around the World” on Wednesday, November 16th beginning at 2:00 PM on ZOOM.…Learn More

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

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

Teen Dungeons & DragonsA teen-led Dungeons & Dragon group that meets weekly to play the fantasy, role-playing, table top game. Registration for this program is Closed.
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Wednesday, November 173:30—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. November 2021 -- MASSEY, SUJATA – Perveen Mistry Series1.…Learn More

Wednesday, November 175:30—7:30 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Basics of Excel

Basics of ExcelA 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.
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Thursday, November 182:00—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, November 183:30—4:30 PMZoom

Joy of Mediterranean Cooking

Joy of Mediterranean CookingWe watch four episodes of the listed show/shows and talk about what we learned, what we like, what we don't like, what we'd change or not change, and how what we're learning matches with our own cooking experiences. For this series of discussions we are watching four episodes of "The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking" available on the library's Kanopy video streaming service.…Learn More

Thursday, November 184:00—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, November 186:00—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, November 186:00—7:45 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

CANCELED - Learn to Write Fiction Learning Circle

an 8 week intro to writing fiction class Join us for our Learn to Write Fiction Learning Circle. Learning Circles are based on peer learning; we are all experts in something, and sharing is how we learn best. Learn To Write Fiction: The beginner Course is an eight-week course that covers the topics listed below.…Learn More
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Friday, November 191:00—2:00 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Floral Stems On Canvas Workshop

Floral Stems 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 canvas and paints for this workshop. Any questions, please contact library.…Learn More
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Saturday, November 208:00—11:00 AMOffsite

CANCELED - Pop up in the Park

Pop up in the Park Join Branigan Library for a leisurely day in the park! Come hang out in the shade and read. A specialty book selection will be available at each location. Create some outdoor/parks-themed buttons or enjoy the library's large yard games. Pop-ups in the Park will happen on the third Saturday of the month this fall.…Learn More

Saturday, November 202:00—3:00 PMBoardroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Author Support Group

Author Support GroupIn honor of National Novel Writing Month, Branigan Library is offering a weekly Author Support Group each Saturday in November.   We will have presentations on writing, space to write, and time and space to talk with other writers. Presenter Steven Cousler.
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Tuesday, November 239:00—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, November 2311:00—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.    

Tuesday, November 236:00—7:00 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

How to Survive a Holiday Dinner

How to Survive a Holiday DinnerDo you have relatives on polar opposite beliefs? Political conservative and liberal; strongly religious and atheist; carnivore and vegan? Do you dread holiday dinners full of conflict? How do you survive the meal, let alone the whole day, without pulling your hair out in frustration? Join us to talk with Isabelle O.…Learn More

Tuesday, November 236:00—7:00 PMYoung Adult DepartmentThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

Teen Dungeons & DragonsA teen-led Dungeons & Dragon group that meets weekly to play the fantasy, role-playing, table top game. Registration for this program is Closed.

Tuesday, November 236:00—7:00 PMOffsite

Run and Read with the Library and Bluebird Running Company!

Run and Read with the Library and Bluebird Running Company!Join us twice a month for a mobile book club. We are continuing our spooky book theme for November and will be taking suggestions for our December read now! We are reading My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones. Available with your library card.…Learn More
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Wednesday, November 246:00—7:45 PMZoom

CANCELED - Learn to Write Fiction Learning Circle

an 8 week intro to writing fiction class Join us for our Learn to Write Fiction Learning Circle. Learning Circles are based on peer learning; we are all experts in something, and sharing is how we learn best. Learn To Write Fiction: The beginner Course is an eight-week course that covers the topics listed below.…Learn More
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Thursday, November 25Closed

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Munson Branch Library

Sage Cafe Branch Library

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Friday, November 26Closed

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Munson Branch Library

Sage Cafe Branch Library

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Saturday, November 272:00—3:00 PMBoardroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Author Support Group

Author Support GroupIn honor of National Novel Writing Month, Branigan Library is offering a weekly Author Support Group each Saturday in November.   We will have presentations on writing, space to write, and time and space to talk with other writers.
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Tuesday, November 309:00—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, November 3011:00—11:30 AMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Children's Storyitme

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

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

Teen Dungeons & Dragons

Teen Dungeons & DragonsA teen-led Dungeons & Dragon group that meets weekly to play the fantasy, role-playing, table top game. Registration for this program is Closed.