April 2022

Event Categories

To limit event types being displayed, check the corresponding categories:

Event Locations

To limit event locations being displayed, check the corresponding branches:

Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
 
 
 
 
 
1
2
3

Sunday, April 310:00—11:30 AMOffsite

National Library Week Plant Swap

National Library Week Plant SwapDo you have extra seedlings from spring seed starting? Plant cuttings or pups in need of a home? Bring them to the spring plant swap at the Branigan Library. We’ll swap outside the Library in the front gardens—just bring your plants and your passion for the garden community.…Learn More
4

Monday, April 45:00—7:00 PMBranigan LibraryThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

National Library Week Mini Art Show Opening

Patron Mini Art will be on display in the library for National Library Week.   The opening of the Mini Art Show is a chance to see these tiny community created art pieces first!  To participate ask at the Reference Desk or the Children's Desk for a mini canvas March 23rd - April 2nd.…Learn More
5

Tuesday, April 59:00—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, April 511:00—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

Tuesday, April 54:30—5:30 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001
Zoom

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

The Teen Advisory Board meets monthly to bring Branigan teens together for program discussion, collection input, and community philanthropy. Teens 13-18 join us to be part of planning for Branigan Library and Las Cruces.  

Tuesday, April 55:30—7:30 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

National Library Week Connect with Kanopy: "What We Do In The Shadows"

The Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites you to join us for National Library Week and “Konnected with Kanopy. ” Join us April 5th at 5:30 PM. We will be featuring the film “What We Do In The Shadows. ” Staff will be on hand to provide a brief discussion and explanation of Kanopy, our free digital movie streaming service, and answer any questions you may have.…Learn More
6

Wednesday, April 62:00—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.    Registration is not optional, with Walk-Ins welcomed; however, space is limited.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 64:00—5:00 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Library Lab

It is National Library Week!  It is time to connect with your library -  come to explore Art, Science, Engineering, or Games through stories and activities, this program is for school aged children K-5 with caregivers welcome.…Learn More
7

Thursday, April 73:00—4:30 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

National Library Week Craft a Tiny Book Pin

National Library Week Craft a Tiny Book PinJoin us to craft tiny book pins to wear or share!  Bring your creativity and smiles to the Roadrunner Room Thursday, April 7th at 3:00pm. Don't forget to register!

Thursday, April 75:00—6:00 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Teen Game Night

Teens come together to participate in different games, activities, and crafts every Thursday at 5:00PM.
8

Friday, April 811:00 AM—1:00 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

National Library Week Digital Download

Join us in celebration of National Library Week with “Digital Download. ” Stop by our computer training room to connect with your library as librarians are available to answer all of your questions about Thomas Branigan Memorial Library’s digital resources and services.…Learn More
9

Saturday, April 92:00—4:00 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Branigan Writer's Group

This program is self directed by the participants.   It's a time for writers of all experience to talk about whatever writing topic you want, to share/critique each other's writing, to help each other. It's your program, you create it each session.
10
11

Monday, April 115:30—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 the Internet.   
12

Tuesday, April 129:00—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, April 1211:00—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.    

Tuesday, April 122:00—3:00 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

National Healthcare Decisions Day: What My Loved Ones Need To Know

The Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and MaryKay Brady invite you to a presentation on “What My Loved Ones Need To Know. ” What matters to you? What important healthcare decisions do you want to make for yourself? Join us April 12th at 2 PM for a dynamic presentation and discussion by MaryKay Brady covering topics in relation to National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD).…Learn More

Tuesday, April 122:30—4:30 PMMunson LibraryMunson Branch Library975 S. Mesquite St., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

"Make a Scene"

"Make a Scene"Thomas Branigan Memorial Library presents: Make a Scene, a two-day workshop visualizing and translating onto canvas a scene from a predetermined book. Canvasses and painting supplies will be provided. In April, we will be painting from Delia Owens “Where the Crawdads Sing”.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 124:00—4:30 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Beauty in the Beast Storytime

We all know Belle loved to read - but for some of us it can feel scary - like a beast!  Please join Miss Las Cruces Outstanding Teen, Lianna Hartshorn, as she shows the beauty in the beast with a story, discussion and craft.   An opportunity for pictures with "Belle" will be available at the end of the program.…Learn More
13

Tuesday, April 122:30—4:30 PMMunson LibraryMunson Branch Library975 S. Mesquite St., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

"Make a Scene"

"Make a Scene"Thomas Branigan Memorial Library presents: Make a Scene, a two-day workshop visualizing and translating onto canvas a scene from a predetermined book. Canvasses and painting supplies will be provided. In April, we will be painting from Delia Owens “Where the Crawdads Sing”.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 134:00—5:00 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Library Lab

Explore Art, Science, Engineering, or Games through stories and activities, this program is for school aged children K-5 with caregivers welcome.…Learn More
14

Thursday, April 142:00—3:00 PMStaff Conference RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

What Have You Been Reading? Book Discussion Group

What Have You Been Reading? Book Discussion GroupCome tell us about the books you have been reading and hear about what others been reading. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month. Starting in April, this will be in person, in the library. Lists of previous books can be found at:January thru June 2021 - https://wke.…Learn More

Thursday, April 145:00—6:00 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Teen Game Night

Teens come together to participate in different games, activities, and crafts every Thursday at 5:00PM.

Thursday, April 146:00—7:00 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Learning About Student Loans

Learning About Student LoansLearn about the basics of student loans - how to apply for them, what types are available, and common pitfalls during the application process.  Presented by Michael Kuechmann, Financial Aid Outreach Advisor at New Mexico State University.  
15
16
17

Sunday, April 17Closed

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Munson Branch Library

Sage Cafe Branch Library

18
19

Tuesday, April 199:00—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, April 1911:00—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

Tuesday, April 192:00—4:00 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

iPad Basics

iPad Basics Did you receive a new iPad for Christmas and want to learn how to use it? In this class we will discuss how to navigate on the iPad and how to use some of the apps. Students will learn how to create bookmarks in Safari and how to use the iPad as an e-reader.…Learn More

Tuesday, April 196:00—7:00 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Bad Art

No creative talents needed here, just a whole lot of fun. This freestyle creative art session allows and encourages patrons to pick the most random art supplies available and create a “horrible” masterpiece. Plan to get messy, creative, and silly! Random art supplies will be provided.…Learn More
20

Wednesday, April 203:30—4:30 PMStaff Conference RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Murderous Reads

Murderous ReadsMonthly Mystery book discussion group. Each month will focus on a different series, you can read any book in the series. Discussion will be in person in the Conference Room on the second floor. DOSS, JAMES D. – Charlie Moon series 1. The shaman sings - Regular Print2.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 204:00—5:00 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Library Lab

Explore Art, Science, Engineering, or Games through stories and activities, this program is for school aged children K-5 with caregivers welcome.…Learn More
21

Thursday, April 215:00—6:00 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Teen Game Night

Teens come together to participate in different games, activities, and crafts every Thursday at 5:00PM.
22

Friday, April 221:00—2:30 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Earth Day: Basic Seed Saving

Earth Day: Basic Seed SavingInterested in saving your own seed and contributing to a resilient community seed stock? Join the Tierra Sagrada Seed Library for this special Earth Day workshop. It will be an introduction to seed saving and the key concepts needed for planning your garden for seed saving.…Learn More

Friday, April 224:00—4:45 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Earth Day Storytime

Hello families - come and join us for Earth Day and create your own plant starter!  We will have a story and activity all about our planet EARTH!  Recommended ages 4-10.  
23

Saturday, April 2311:00 AM—12:00 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Color Me Calm

 Need to decompress and destress? Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Need a moment to clear your mind? Join us for a relaxing hour of coloring and soothing music on April 23rd at 11 AM. Music, coloring sheets, and coloring pencils will all be provided for your meditative morning relaxing.…Learn More
24
25
26

Tuesday, April 269:00—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, April 2611:00—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.    

Tuesday, April 264:00—4:30 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Beauty in the Beast Storytime

We all know Belle loved to read - but for some of us it can feel scary - like a beast! Please join Miss Las Cruces Outstanding Teen, Lianna Hartshorn, as she shows the beauty in the beast with a story, discussion and craft. An opportunity for pictures with "Belle" will be available at the end of the program.…Learn More
27

Wednesday, April 274:00—5:00 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Library Lab

Explore Art, Science, Engineering, or Games through stories and activities, this program is for school aged children K-5 with caregivers welcome.…Learn More

Wednesday, April 275:30—7:30 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Windows 11 Basics

Windows 11 Basics This class will teach students how to navigate the most recent operating system. Topics that will be covered is the new Start Menu layout, what the taskbar is and how to customize Windows 11.  Registration is not optional, with Walk-Ins welcomed; however, space is limited.…Learn More
28

Thursday, April 282:00—3:00 PMStaff Conference RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

What Have You Been Reading? Book Discussion Group

What Have You Been Reading? Book Discussion GroupCome tell us about the books you have been reading and hear about what others been reading. Meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month. Starting in April, this will be in person, in the library. Lists of previous books can be found at:January thru June 2021 - https://wke.…Learn More

Thursday, April 285:00—6:00 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Teen Game Night

Teens come together to participate in different games, activities, and crafts every Thursday at 5:00PM.
29
30

Saturday, April 309:00 AM—3:00 PMOffsite

Doña Ana County Little Libraries & Pantries Mass Build

DAC Little Libraries & Pantries Community Mass Build  April 30th 9 to 3PM NM Lions Operation KidSighJoin the Public Library and Little free Libraries on April 30th to build more little free libraries for our community! Join us to help build little free libraries, get a library card for the slightly bigger library and enjoy some games, craft activities, and more.…Learn More