Debut Novelists

Alexandra Duncan author of Salvage

Corinne Duyvis author of Otherbound

Sally Green author of Half Bad

E. K. Johnston author of The Story of Owen:  Dragon Slayer of Trondheim

William Campbell Powell author of Expiration Day

Read what Deborah B. Ford of School Library Journal has to say about these new writers.








Branigan Library is conducting the first of two surveys scheduled in 2014-2015 to seek input from the community about our services. This short survey should only take 5-7 minutes to complete. We appreciate hearing from you! Thank you.

Help Branigan Library improve by answering a few survey questions.

GERM Magazine


Germ [noun] — the origin of something; a thing that may serve as the basis of further growth or development (as in “a germ of happiness”).

Germ is a magazine for girls—high school and beyond—that celebrates beginnings, futures, and all the amazing and agonizing moments in-between. From facts to fiction, beauty to boys, movies to music, how to\’s to where to’s, you start here.

Celebrate the Right to Read!


To celebrate the freedom to read the national Banned Books Week planning committee will emphasize a thematic focus on comics and graphic novels. This year’s Banned Books Week, Sept. 21 – 27, will shine a light on this still misunderstood form of storytelling and will celebrate the value of graphic novels to readers from all walks of life through the work performed by Banned Books Week sponsors and individual librarians, retailers and readers from all over the world.  Read on …




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Branigan Library will be hosting a weekly Tech Tent.

Come and meet with a Branigan Library staffer at our Tech Tent and let us help get you ready to use electronic library services. You can bring in your device to receive help and tutorials at the Tech Tent. If you haven’t purchased a device yet, come and play around with different supported devices and speak with a staffer about their uses before you decide which one is right for you.

The Tech Tent will available every Wednesday 11am -12pm starting on September 10th. For more information, contact the Media Department at (575) 528-4014.

Patriot Day Ceremony


Las Cruces will hold a Patriot Day Ceremony on Thursday, September 11 at 7 pm at Albert Johnson Park (on the corner of Picacho & North Main).

The Keynote speaker will be David Levine, Retired NYPD Detective and Current Professor .

The ceremony will include an Honor Guard, Candlelight Vigil, 3 Volley Salute, Bell Ceremony, Flag Folding, and Patriotic Music.