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The Last Message Received edited by Emily Trunko

“Named one of the Top 10 Most Viral Blogs by Mashable, the Tumblr The Last Message Received–created by 16-year-old Emily Trunko–is now available as a gift book! What if a message someone sends you today is the last you’ll ever receive from them? Would you respond differently, or even at all, if you knew that the end of a friendship, a brutal breakup, or worse might be coming, and that this might be your only chance? The collection The Last Message Receivedincludes over a hundred final text messages, social media posts, emails, and more. Adapted from the popular Tumblr The Last Message Received–followed by more than 85,000 people and selected as a finalist for the Shorty Award–the Last Message Received book features sudden endings and the type of loss that will inspire readers to reflect on what’s essential in their own lives and the importance of celebrating the people they love every day. Includes exclusive content not available on Tumblr! Praise for the Tumblr The Last Message Received “The Last Message Received Tumblr will break your heart.”–Refinery 29 “Get some tissues. Scratch that. Get all the tissues.” –Cosmopolitan “It’s moving to see that other people have been through similar situations, and let’s face it, we’ve all received messages that we can’t stop thinking about.” –Teen Vogue”– Provided by publisher.

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Stonewall : Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum

A dramatic retelling of the Stonewall riots of 1969, introducing teen readers to the decades-long struggle gay rights.

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Gender Failure by Rae Spoon & Ivan E. Coyote

Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are accomplished, award-winning writers, musicians and performers; they are also both admitted “gender failures.” In their first collaborative book, a poignant collection of autobiographical essays, lyrics and images, Ivan and Rae explore and expose their failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary, and how ultimately our expectations and assumptions around traditional gender roles fail us all.

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QUEER : A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker and Julia Scheele

Though not a graphic novel, this high illustrated nonfiction book explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do. Barker and Scheele show how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.  Each page focuses on a specific aspect of the subject.

 

 

 

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Kids Kollege

Courses for kids may be found among Kids Community College in the Community Education offerings. Kids Community College is held during the summer.

Click here to view categories and to view full class descriptions. You can also register kids for Kids Kollege classes. If you have any problems or questions call us at 575-527-7527.

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Branigan Teens! 2017 Summer Reading Program

June 1st – July 31st

Each participant Grades 5-12, will receive a BINGO card.

A prize will be awarded for each BINGO (up to 5 prizes, while supplies last)

There are activity calendars for June and July.  Pick them up when you come in to sign up for the challenge.

Prize levels are:

1. Build Your Bag!(A tote bag and your choice of 2 prizes: Earbuds, pen, highlighters, glow Frisbee, color changing cup, or mobile device stand & cleaner)

2. Bank on it! – Choose a colored Lego coin bank to add to your bag

3. Branigan Library Water Bottle

4. Choose your own! (add 2 more prizes to your tote from the choices above)

5. Branigan Notebook and Pen set

A “blackout” BINGO card (all squares complete) will receive the Grand Prize: a 2GB Branigan Teens flash drive bracelet! Essential for school

One-Mile Challenge Series

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Free to youths 8th grade and under, sponsored by Las Cruces Running Club.  Youths collect tickets fro any and all of five races for chances to win prizes, shirts and other participation awards will be given for each race.  Races will be held June 10 at La Llorona Park, June 24 at the dam behind Albertson’s on East Lohman, July 3 at Meerscheidt Center July 15 on Triviz Trail at Kohl’s on North Main, and August 5 at Sagecrest Park on Roadrunner Parkway.  The August 5 race will culminate in a free breakfast and awards ceremony for all participants, parents and volunteers.  All races start at 9 a.m., except for the July 3 run, which starts at 7:45 pm before the Electric Light Parade.  Registration is 7:30-8:30 a. for each race, except the July 3 run, which is 6:15-7:15 pm.  Parents can run with their children at no cost.  Information:  http://www.lascrucesrunningclub.com