Adult Summer Reading Program 2017 – “Build a Better World”


Patrons are invited to try something new this summer: at home, in the community, throughout the country, and around the globe. Read a new book, try a new craft, meet new people, and learn about new places.

Everyone is invited to come to play the “Summer Reading Challenge!”, as well as take part in the special programs offered throughout the eight weeks.

The Adult Summer Program begins on June 1 and continues until July 31, 2017.  All programs are free and registration is not required.

Programs taking place every Wednesday in the library’s Roadrunner Room @ 2 p.m. include:

Build a Better World by Feeding the Hungry of Las Cruces – June 5 @ 2 p.m.
Presented by Mr. Lorenzo Alba, Executive Director, Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Program, Las Cruces and Dona Ana County’s Food Pantry.
This program is about the need to feed the hungry in our communities serving the greater Las Cruces area and rural communities of Dona Ana County.

Build a Better Financial World – June 14 @ 2 p.m. 
Presented by Isabel Dominguez, from the Community Action Agency.
This Program is about the importance of maintaining good credit and will give you good tips on improving your credit rating. It will help you understand credit reporting agencies, credit reports and scoring, how to correct errors on your credit report, how to address common credit problems and ways to establish credit.

Building a Better Community – June 21 @ 2 p.m.
Presented by Officer Aaron Glymph and Officer Jesus Aguirre of the Las Cruces Police Department.
Interested in learning how our police department works with local communities on a daily basis? Looking to do your part to improve your neighborhood, but don’t know where to begin? Learn about the Golden Shield Yard Assistance program, preventing illegal dumping, and community policing.

Employment in the Digital Age – June 28 @ 2 p.m. 
Presented by The New Mexico Workforce Connection.
A seminar that is intended to teach users how to perform job searches, write cover letters, and create resumes through the Workforce Connection Online System (WCOS). Other topics within this presentation will include how to dress, speak, and walk in confidence for job interviews. This program will be beneficial to anyone seeking employment and those looking to acquire basic tech skills to successfully gain employment in today’s digital age.

Protecting Children from Lead – July 5 @ 2 p.m. 
Presented by The New Mexico Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program from the Department of Health.
A lead poisoning prevention training that is beneficial to parents of young children and professionals who work with young children.  Prevention topics include what lead is, how it affects a child’s body, sources of lead, and how to prevent lead exposure.  Health education materials will be provided to participants.

Spices & Herbs From Around the World – July 12 @ 2 p.m. 
Presented by a Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Librarian.
Herbs and spices are used in every cuisine around the world and they differ greatly from country to country.  Come explore spices and the countries that these spices come from and their uses.  Make a spice blend to try at home.

How to Stay Young the First 100 Years – July 19 @ 2 p.m. 
Presented by Healing Source Chiropractic of Las Cruces.
Looking to live a long life but want to avoid some easily preventable health problems?? Learn how to improve your quality of life by preventing common spinal disorders.

Adult Coloring Workshop – July 26 @ 2 p.m. 
Presented by a Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Librarian.
De-stress and unwind at Branigan Library’s Adult Coloring Workshop! Coloring offers a relaxing activity that has proven very popular.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to come in, relax and do something creative.  Everyone will be given a stress relieving coloring book and a set of colored pencils.  You can also bring your own artwork to color.

Supplies are paid for by the Friends of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library.

For more information, contact the Reference Desk at (575) 528-4005 or

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