Teen Splash Night TONIGHT!

7-11 PM
Friday, March 16
Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center

Swimming, music and games for teens ages 13-17
Cost $1
Information at 575-541-2782



Raised on Eld mountain with only her father’s magical menagerie for company, a young wizard is drawn irrevocably into the human world with all of its sorrows and delights when a baby comes into her care.

World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (1975)


“This magical moonlit fantasy has dignity and romance, heart-stopping suspense, adventure, richness of concept and language.”–Publishers Weekly

“A mythical kingdom fantasy with a marvelous heroine, satisfying strange beasts, and chilling sorcery.”–Locus


Looking for just the right outfit for a big party? Or maybe you want to build some funky shelves for your bedroom. Instead of heading for the mall, consider checking out a thrift store. It’s a great way to grab some awesome bargains. Thrift shopping started out as a way for charitable organizations to earn money for their missions by selling a variety of items at reasonable prices. Over the decades, it’s become a hot recreational activity for all kinds of people, including celebrities!



The title says it all: Bad Girls of Fashion explores the lives of ten famous women who have used clothing to make a statement, change perceptions, break rules, attract power, or express their individuality. Included are Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, Coco Chanel, Marlene Dietrich, Madonna, and Lady Gaga. Sidebar subjects include: Elizabeth I, Marilyn Monroe, Rihanna, and Vivienne Westwood.

Photos illuminate the text, while edgy, vividly colored illustrations depict the subjects with interpretive flair. Readers will learn not only about changing fashion styles through history, but about changing historical attitudes toward women, and the links between fashion and art, film, music, politics, and feminism. With an energetic, appealing writing style, Croll demonstrates how through the ages, women — often without other means of power — have used fashion as a tool, and how their influence continues to shape how women present themselves today.


“Whopping good fun for fashionistas, Croll’s witty . . . book belongs in public and school libraries and on home shelves.” —VOYA, 02/01/17 (Mary Ellen Snodgrass VOYA)
“Historical in scope and reader friendly, there is much to learn here.” —Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 07/11/17 (Sally Bender Sal’s Fiction Addiction)

“An energetic, appealing writing style.” —Winnipeg Public Library, 04/27/17 (Winnipeg Public Library)

“Well researched and thoroughly referenced.” —Resource Links, 04/17 (Lesley Little Resource Links)


Youth Scholarship Fund is Accepting Applications

Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis for the Youth Scholarship Fund, offered by the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department.

Applications should be submitted to the Parks & Recreation Administrative Office, 1501 E. Hadley Ave.

Scholarships are available to families with economic restrictions who are eligible to receive financial assistance. The scholarship fund offers financial assistance to youth who want to participate in recreational opportunities, but may not have the means. Scholarship assistance is limited to existing funds on a first-come, first-served basis. The scholarships are only available to Las Cruces residents.

The Youth Scholarship Fund is available to youth 17 years old or younger, and can be used to pay for a participant or activity fee for any one recreation program for one season or session.

To qualify, participants must show proof of residency and financial need. For information about applying, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550. Applications are also available online.

Donors are also needed to assist in funding the program. Information about donating is available by calling the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550.



2018 CLC-TV Student Video PSA Contest

The City of Las Cruces Public Information Office is calling on Las Cruces and Doña Ana County middle and high school students to participate in the 2018 CLC-TV Student Video Public Service Announcement (PSA) Contest.

The annual contest draws on the creativity of local students to produce a 30-second PSA for the opportunity to win a prize. The prize is a brand new GoPro HERO camera.

This year’s theme is “Speak Up.” The PSA should be a message encouraging people to “speak up” if they observe, foresee or are a victim of crime or inappropriate behavior. Students should submit their video entries by Friday, April 13th. Full contest rules and guidelines can be found at CLCTV.com. For information, call Adrian Guzman at 575/541-2200.




Teen Science Café

Thursday, March 15 at 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Las Cruces Museum of Science and Nature

Teen-organized science for…teens! Team up with STEM experts for monthly discussions, hands-on activities, and a chance to chat with our guest scientists. Call the museum for information on speakers and topics.

If you are a teen who would like to get involved with the Teen Advisory Group, contact Stephanie Hawkins at shawkins@las-cruces.org.