Michael McGarrity Returns!


Michael McGarrity

Michael McGarrity returns to discuss his latest book on May 28th from 4-6.

Michael McGarrity is a New York Times bestselling author and his works have been described as a “gripping and richly authentic.” Micheal McGarrity’s new book The Last Ranch concludes the story of the Kerney family saga, set in the mid-twentieth century of the new American West. We hope you don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to meet Michael McGarrity!

Calling All Local Authors

Calling Local Authors for the Celebrate Authors Event

Calling all local authors

The Friends of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library invite authors to participate in the Third Annual CELEBRATE AUTHORS event, to be held on Sunday, September 18, 2016. It will be held at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library in the Roadrunner Room, from 2-4 pm.

The Celebrate Authors event is to publicly celebrate the talent, hard work, and achievements of southern New Mexican authors. Booktalks, displays, and book signings by authors will promote the diversity and excellence of literary talent throughout our community. Refreshments will be provided as well.

Authors must be residents of the southern New Mexico region. Books must have been published in 2011 or later (no older than five years.)  Books can be of all genres:  fiction, non-fiction, poetry, a collection of short stories, or children’s literature. Information about the author and the book must be submitted on the application form.

Completed forms should be sent to Sue Fletcher at sjfletch1940@yahoo.com, no later than July 31, 2016. Questions and comments may be submitted to the same email address. Leave a message with your name, phone number and say that you’re calling about Celebrate Authors. This event is brought to you by the Friends of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library. See our Celebrate Authors page to learn more.

April Concert Program


April Concert Program at the Library

Medieval and Traditional Ballads

Johanna at concert with wooden fluteScott at concert with guitar
Join us at Branigan Library for a rare and magical afternoon of Medieval and Traditional Ballads from Scandinavia, Europe, India and the United States in modern arrangements – together with stories, background and history of these songs.  Johanna and Scott Hongell-Darsee relocated from Scandinavia to New Mexico in 2001 and have been performing at festivals and concerts all over the United States.

  • Sunday, April 10th @ 3:00pm in the Roadrunner Room
  • All are invited to attend.
  • The program is free of charge

This concert by Johanna and Scott Hongell-Darsee is brought to you by the New Mexico Humanities Council and The Friends of the Branigan Library.

“Our performances have been described as magical, inspiring, haunting, mesmerizing”