May 2022

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Tuesday, May 39:00—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, May 311:00—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, May 34:30—5:30 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

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.  
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Wednesday, May 410:00 AM—12:00 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Email Basics

Email BasicsLearn how to obtain a free 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 email account.

Wednesday, May 44:00—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
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Thursday, May 53:30—4:30 PMStaff Conference RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Great Tours: France Through the Ages

Great Tours: France Through the AgesThis discussion group will meet in person in the Conference Room on the second floor of Branigan Library. From The Great Courses:  In this thrilling travelogue, you'll discover the 35,000-year-old cave paintings of Chauvet, the medieval castles of the Cathars, the palace of Versailles, and the sites where the French Revolution unfolded.…Learn More

Thursday, May 55:00—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.
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Sunday, May 88:00 AM—12:00 PMOffsite

MMIW Group Run with Bluebird Running Company

https://www.nativewomenrunning.com/eventsJoin the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and Bluebird Running Company as we support the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) in a 5k run/walk at La Llorona Park, Sunday, May 8th beginning at 8:00 a. m. The event is open to everyone at any level! The MMIW Virtual 5k event is a race at your own pace and place.…Learn More
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Tuesday, May 109:00—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, May 1011:00—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, May 102:30—4:30 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Roll your own.....Beads

Roll your own.....BeadsThomas Branigan Memorial Library presents: Roll your own Beads, where we will be making  colorful recycled beads from outdated magazines. Join us in making wearable art from what has already been created reducing future waste. All supplies will be provided.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 104:00—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
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Wednesday, May 114:00—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
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Thursday, May 122:00—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, May 122:00—4:00 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Introduction to Social Media

Introduction to Social MediaDo you want to learn what Social Media is and how to use it to communicate with others. You will learn what social media platforms there are and tips on how to stay safe while using them.

Thursday, May 125:00—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.
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Saturday, May 142:00—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.
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Tuesday, May 179:00—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, May 1711:00—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, May 172:00—4:00 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Microsoft Word Basics

Microsoft Word BasicsA 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.

Tuesday, May 176:00—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
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Wednesday, May 183:30—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 floorTAPPLY, WILLIAM G. - Stoney Calhoun series These can be requested as ebooks in Libby at https://thomasbran.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 184:00—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
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Thursday, May 193:30—4:30 PMStaff Conference RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Great Tours: France Through the Ages

Great Tours: France Through the AgesThis discussion group will meet in person in the Conference Room on the second floor of Branigan Library. From The Great Courses:  In this thrilling travelogue, you'll discover the 35,000-year-old cave paintings of Chauvet, the medieval castles of the Cathars, the palace of Versailles, and the sites where the French Revolution unfolded.…Learn More

Thursday, May 195:00—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.
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Saturday, May 2111:00 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 May 21st at 11 AM. Music, coloring sheets, and coloring pencils will all be provided for your meditative morning relaxing.…Learn More

Saturday, May 212:00—3:00 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

New Mexico's Monsoon: What to Expect This Year

New Mexico's Monsoon: What to Expect This YearMany people are somewhat confused by the term Monsoon. Others actually have no idea what the monsoon is really all about and even if the monsoon truly happens in New Mexico. We will look at what a monsoon really is as well as gain an understanding of how the monsoon here in New Mexico differs from other monsoons around the world.…Learn More
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Tuesday, May 249:00—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, May 2411:00—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, May 242:00—4:00 PMComputer Training ClassroomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Microsoft Excel Basics

Microsoft Excel BasicsA 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.

Tuesday, May 244:00—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

Tuesday, May 246:30—7:30 PMRoadrunner RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Branigan Book Club

Join us this month for the Branigan Book Club where will be discussing This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone.  
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Wednesday, May 254:00—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
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Thursday, May 262:00—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, May 265:00—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.
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Saturday, May 2810:00 AM—12:00 PMChildren's Craft RoomThomas Branigan Memorial Library200 E. Picacho Ave., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

Leap into Science for Families

Families join us for a drop in program and a chance to interact with Light & Shadow!  This hands on play day gives your family the chance to Leap into Science and explore together.   Recommended for ages 3-10.  
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Monday, May 30Closed

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

Munson Branch Library

Sage Cafe Branch Library

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Tuesday, May 319:00—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, May 3111:00—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