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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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Las Cruces SCRABBLE Players will not meet this Sunday May 12th, 2019 or through the summer. Not meeting this Sunday is to avoid conflicts with Mothers Day. The summer break is because the Library is closed on Sundays during the months of June, July and August. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
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For More Information: Mark Pendleton 575.528.4001 mpendleton@las-cruces.org (BBC in subject line) Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
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The Computer Training Lab and Board Room are across the hallway from the Staff Conference Room where we normally meet. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2019 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
Branigan Library has shared their blog Reference@TBML
Feb 28, 2019
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We invite you to celebrate Dr. King's life and legacy on this day, and to resolve to do your best to work toward accomplishing his goal of FREEDOM AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2019 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
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These dogs love it when kids read to them! A while ago, Branigan Library started a monthly program of kids reading to dogs. Word spread, and popularity grew, until starting in 2019, it's now a weekly program! Now, every Saturday at 12 noon, kids can come and read to some very attentive, well-behaved dogs! For more information, please call the children's Desk at 575.528.4225. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2019 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
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You are invited to attend this performance as Curtis Flynn, Lidia Flynn, and Patricia Kiddney portray Hardin, his wife Callie, and his girlfriend Beulah M'Rose recounting first hand accounts of Hardin's life. For more Information: library.reference@las-cruces.org 575.528.4005 Thomas Branigan Memorial Library hours are Monday thru Thursday, 9am – 8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. The library is located at 200 E. Picacho Avenue, Las Cruces, New Mexico. This document can be made available in alternative formats by calling (575) 528-4102 (voice), e-mailing library.reference@las-cruces.org or by making the request in person during open hours. If... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2019 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
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For more Information: Mark Pendleton 575.528.4001 (M-F 9 am-5 pm) mpendleton@las-cruces.org (SCRABBLE in subject line) 575.635.8711 (evenings/weekends) mpndltn@gmail.com (SCRABBLE in subject line) Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2019 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
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We invite you to share the joy of reading and talking about what you've read with other bibliophiles. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
4 DECEMBER +1872 MARY CELESTE DISCOVERED: On this date in 1872, the English cargo ship Dei Gratia, near the Azores Islands saw a ship under sail and apparently out of control. When their hailing went unanswered, a boarding party was sent aboard the American brigantine Mary Celeste. What they found... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at DAY BY DAY
3 DECEMBER +1818 ILLINOIS ADMISSION DAY: On this day, IL became the 21st State. +1947 BROADWAY OPENING OF A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: Today is the 70th anniversary of the Tennessee Williams play opening on Broadway. It ran for two years and won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. +1967 WORLD'S FIRST... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2018 at DAY BY DAY
2 DECEMBER +1832 MONROE DOCTRINE: POTUS 5 James Monroe, the last of the founding "Virginia Dynasty " of US Presidents, in his message to Congress on this day formulated a doctrine that long was a guiding principle of US Foreign Policy. Basically stated, it said that since the US had... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2018 at DAY BY DAY
1 DECEMBER +1640 INDEPENDENCE DAY (Portugal): Portuguese Independence from neighboring Spain; still celebrated today +1918 UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' CELEBRATION (Iceland): On this day, Iceland became an independent state from Denmark, but still remained under the Danish King. This personal union was terminated in a referendum on 20-23 May 1944 while Denmark... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at DAY BY DAY
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FOR MORE INFORMATION: COAS Bookstore 575.524.8471 coas@coasbooks.com ∋—∈ Sage Café Branch Library 575.528.3154 sagelibrary@las-cruces.org czimmerman@las-cruces.org mpendleton@las-cruces.org For a map showing COAS Bookstore click here. For a map showing Sage Café Branch Library click here. Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST
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The Branigan Book Club (BBC) Reading List for 2019 is out and I want to thank everyone who participated either by making suggestions, voting for their favorites, or both. Next year, we have sixteen selections, both fiction and non-fiction. There are nine of the former and seven of the latter with four of these being autobiographies/memoirs. The Library has all sixteen of them in regular print versions; nine are also available in various audiobook formats, and three are in LARGE PRINT as well. You can look on the list below to see which ones are available in which formats. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST