50 Fun Things For Teens to Do Summer
Holly Ashworth

Don’t have any big vacation plans this summer? Then treat yourself to this list. Whenever you’re feeling bored, give it a look and pick something fun to do.

  1. Make ice cream sandwiches.
  2. Sell your old stuff at a garage sale. You’ll clean out your room and make a little cash at the same time.
  3. See one of those big blockbuster summer movies. Bonus points if it’s in 3-D.
  4. Build sandcastles on the beach.
  5. Get a job.

Read the rest of Holly’s article here.



University Art Gallery

Exhibit: May 24 – July 14, 2018

Joint Opening Reception:  Friday, June 1, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 4 PM

New Mexico State University Art Gallery, in collaboration with The Las Cruces Museum of Art presents Here and Now, a regional, juried exhibition featuring works in all media. Here and Now includes works created by artists living and working within a 150 mile of Las Cruces. Paintings, prints, photographs, video, ceramics, and sculpture highlight the diverse approaches to creative expression found in Southern New Mexico and West Texas.




Can I wear my Nose Ring to the Interview? : The Crash Course : Finding, Landing, and Keeping Your First Real Job by Ellen Gordon Reeves


Resumes for First-Time Job Hunters:  With Sample Cover Letters edited by McGraw-Hill


Creating Your High School Resume : A Step-by-Step Guide to Preparing an Effective Resume for Jobs, College and Training Programs by Kathryn Kraemer Troutman


Maker Space

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library librarians have created a new maker space for teens. Come visit it on the second floor! Teens do not need a library card to use the maker space. Librarians are filling it with board games, puzzles, arts and crafts (including screen printing, stamp making, linoleum cutting, collages and decoupage), an Xbox and gaming center, a microwave and toaster oven, running water and the latest in technology, including a media center where 12 to 18 year olds can use professional-grade film and sound editing equipment like Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro to make and edit their own films.

The library also has guitars for loan and will add a projector, a laser printer and sewing machines. There are also plans for cooking and costuming classes.

For more information, contact Midwood at 528-4009 or smidwood@las-cruces.org.


New Mexico Battle of the Books
2018-2019 Middle School Level List

The Player King by Avi
Hello There; Do You Still Know Me? by Laurie B. Arnold                                                           Soar by Joan Bauer
Storm Horse by Nick Garlick
Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff
Refugee by Alan Gratz
One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance by Nikki Grimes
A Face Like Glass by Frances Hardinge
Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Hello Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly
Fablehaven by Brandon Mull
No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Nelson
Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team by Steve Sheinkin
Orphan Island by Lauren Snyder
Six Day Hero by Tammar Stein
The Eureka Key by Sara Thomson
Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk