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Branigan Library
I'm a public library serving the City of Las Cruces and Dona Ana County in New Mexico.
Interests: Books, public service, computers, programming
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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invites you to come and celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's classic book Frankenstein. All through the month of October, the Library will be presenting special programs. On Tuesdays at 6:00pm there will be Frankenstein movies in the Roadrunner Room. These Movies are FREE and open to the public For More Information: calee@las-cruces.org 575.528.4024 library.reference@las-cruces.org 575.528.4005 Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
The Branigan Book Club (BBC) meets at 6:30 pm the third Tuesday of each month at the Library. This month, plan to meet with us on the 18th to get some vicarious thrills, pleasure, aches and pains (the best kind!) as we talk about Jennifer Hanson's book. To check on the status of the Library's copies, click here. For more information about the BBC, please either email me (BBC in subject line, please) at: mpendleton@las-cruces.org or call me at 575.528.4001. If I don't answer, please leave a message and I will call you back as soon as possible. Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
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This FREE public program lasts for about an hour and will be taught by Jay Wilbur, a member of the Board of Directors of the Mesilla Valley Audubon Society (MVAS). Using photographs he took, Wilbur covers many of the most common birds of our area. He also talks about local birding hotspots, providing maps and habitat descriptions for them. Jay finishes with a few basic birding technique tips for beginning birders, plus a Q&A time. Jay Wilbur has been birding for about eight years. For the past four of those, he has lived in Doña Ana County. During that time,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
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For information, please call 575.521.8507 Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
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Mark your calendars and then head to Branigan Library on Friday September 7th for a chance to hear author Nancy Baker discuss her latest book: vanished. a novel. After the reading and discussion there will be an opportunity to buy copies and have the author sign them. Afghanistan, 1978: Cassie Robinette arrives in Kabul looking forward to a few days rest from the rigors of budget travel. Eagerly enjoying a land-based trip around the world, she still craves a short breather, though. She lets herself be persuaded to join two other travelers driving across the country, however, and ten days... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will be closed all day on Monday September 3rd in observance of Labor Day. We will re-open at 9:00 am on Tuesday the 4th. We wish you and yours a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
I planned to start DAY BY DAY, a new blog from Thomas Branigan Memorial Library (Las Cruces NM) on Wednesday, the first of August 2018. As it turns out, that will not be possible. Instead, it will begin on Monday 1 October 2018. So, stay tuned! -Mark Pendleton Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at DAY BY DAY
The mischievous Minions hope that Gru will return to a life of crime after the new boss of the Anti-Villain League fires him. Instead, Gru decides to remain retired and travel to Freedonia to meet his long-lost twin brother for the first time. The reunited siblings soon find themselves in an uneasy alliance to take down the elusive Balthazar Bratt, a former 1980s child star who seeks revenge against the world. "Despicable Me 3" 10:00 am Thursday 5 July 2018 Branigan Library Roadrunner Room More Information: library.media@las-cruces.org 575.528.4014 Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don't just play Jumanji - you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they'll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves - or they'll be stuck in the game forever. "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" 5:00 pm Wednesday 27 June 2018 Branigan Library's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
In 1962, in Baltimore, Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden away top secret government laboratory. When she discovers the lab's classified secret (a mysterious scaled South American creature living in a water tank) her life changes forever. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. "The Shape of Water" 5:00 pm Wednesday 20 June 2018 For More Information: library.media@las-cruces.org 575.528.4014 Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
One winter, Wildlife Officer Cory Lambert finds the corpse of an 18 year old woman on a Native American Reservation in Montana. When an autopsy shows she was raped, rookie FBI Agent Jane Banner shows up to lead the investigation. Lambert and Banner soon find their lives in danger as they attempt to unravel the mystery of how the teen met her death. "Wind River" 5:00 pm Wednesday 13 June 2018 Branigan Library Roadrunner Room; For more Information: library.media@las-cruces.org 575.528.4014 Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
LIBRARIES ROCK! The Branigan Library Teen Summer Reading Program for 2018 Starts on Monday June 4th and runs until Saturday July 28th. When teens (grades 5-12) sign up, they receive a bingo card. Prizes--while supplies last--are given for each completed bingo card (up to 5) turned in. Prize levels are: 1) Swag Bag 2) Libraries Rock! Lanyard 3) Clip-on Water Bottle 4) Fidget Cube A BLACKOUT BINGO (all squares complete) wins the Grand Prize of a PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER For more Information: library.teens@las-cruces.org 575.528.4102 This program is funded in part by the generosity of the Friends of Thomas Branigan Memorial... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
Summer is here! I know that the summer solstice isn't for another three weeks or so, but the hot weather has started, I've seen both Common and Lesser Nighthawks, and kids are out of school. It's that last one that really clinches it, though; so I'm declaring that summer has started. And what better way to get your children (or grandchildren, or nieces, nephews, cousins, siblings, whatever) off on the right foot for summer than to enroll them in one of the Library's Summer Reading Programs? While you're at it, sign up yourself for the adult Summer Reading program! You'll... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
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After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, two teenage siblings embark on a journey of reconciliation. Corn and Rita must find a way to repair the truck in time to pick up the tourists that will be staying at their family's hotel. While struggling to conceal the accident at the same time, they visit a butcher, Rasta drum makers, a pawn shop and even a witch doctor, in a 24-hour adventure around Port Paradise. Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
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The BBC meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm here at the Library. We read and discuss all manner of books. We invite bibliophiles of all persuasions to join us for good company and great conversations! For More Information: mpendleton@las-cruces.org (Please put BBC in Subject Line) or 575.528.4001 Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is located at 200 East Picacho Avenue in Las Cruces For more information, contact Elise Vidal at evidal@las-cruces.org or call 575.541.2098 575.528.4014 Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
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(Pictured left to right: Floyd Clown, William Matson, Doug War Eagle standing at the arch in the Wounded Knee Memorial; photo by Arne Martin Boe ) If you like a good story told by a great story teller, you will want to mark your calendar and come to a free public discussion and book signing at Branigan Library on Wednesday, 21 February at 4:00 pm. The event will be in the 2nd floor Roadrunner Room and will feature the men in the picture above. The book is Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy. Edward Clown was one of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
For those who are interested, or know someone who is, here's information about free public computer classes at Branigan Library in February --Mark NEWS RELEASE Contact: Vicki Minnick, senior librarian Phone: 575/528-4002 January 31, 2018 Branigan Library Offers Free Computer Classes in February Free computer literacy classes will be offered from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday in February at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave. Registration is not required to participate in any of the classes. However, only the first nine people to sign up for a class will be guaranteed a computer. Attendees are welcome... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
Hello all, First, please pardon multiple postings. Second, the book reading and signing with Victor Shamas on Monday the 18th of December 2017 was erroneously announced on Branigan Library’s Web Site and Events Calendar as being at 2:00 pm. The actual time is 6:00 pm. Please adjust your plans to attend accordingly. We regret the inconvenience this may have caused any of you. As ever, Thank you for your support! Mark Mark Pendleton Librarian, Senior/Quality of Life/Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Direct: 575-528-4001 Main: 575-528-4000, mpendleton@las-cruces.org TBML 200 E. Picacho Ave Las Cruces NM 88001 Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
In the fleeting golden years of the Edwardian Age, three sets of siblings grew up next door to each other in the country south of London. On one side, were the two Pendennis brothers; in the middle, the four McCosh sisters; on the other side, the two Pitt brothers. They were "The Pals" and they romped inseparably together through their childhood. Even before World War One, things started to change, though, and when the War came, change accelerated. The brothers went of to fight and the sisters served in no less passionate ways. Some lost their lives; some lost their... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
CRAFT PROGRAMS FOR THE HOLIDAYS WEDNESDAY 13 DECEMBER 1:00 pm—DECO MESH ANGEL Create an angelic decoration that you can use at Christmas, or all year long. Using deco mesh, you'll create a beautiful angel that you can hang on a tree, your door, or anywhere you like. This program is FREE and will be in the second floor Board Room. Although there is no charge, you must register so that we know how many supplies to purchase. WEDNESDAY 27 DECEMBER 2:00 pm—NEW YEAR'S TRADITIONS New Year traditions vary around the world, but the spirit of welcoming in a new year... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
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To find out more about reading to Scout, click here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST