Friends of the Library will be hosting on October 21-22, 2017

Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday 1 pm to 4 pm

Roadrunner Room




Vintage Travel Card-Making Class
1-3 pm
Tuesday, October 17
Las Cruces Railroad Museum

Learn how to create an old-fashioned postcard, greeting card, and bookmark using stamping techniques and die-cut designs.  Free to ages 16 and over.  Class size is limited, registration required no later than Saturday, October 14, either at the Museum of Nature and Science or by calling 575-528-3330.

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will hold registration for Teen Programs (13 – 17 years of age) at the following locations during regular business hours:

Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 1501 E. Hadley Ave.
Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.
Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.
Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.

Registration can also be done online at  For more information, call 575/541-2455 or by email at


Get together and learn more about presenting your best self, from hair to toes! Learn more about cosmetology, cosmetology school and how one successful business woman made her dreams come true. We will meet at the Frank O’Brien Papen Center and travel from there.

When: Alternating Saturdays, September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4, November 18, December 2
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Local Heroes
Have you ever wanted to make a difference but weren’t sure how, or didn’t want to go it alone? Do you have a desire to Be the Change you want to see in your community? Do you need volunteer experiences because it looks GREAT on college and scholarship applications? Sign up, by yourself or with a friend!, and spend some time on Saturdays making our local community a better place. We will explore ways that YOU can be a local hero here at home. We will meet at the Frank O’Brien Papen center and travel by van out into the community to sample community service opportunities and have fun while we serve.

When: Alternating Saturdays, September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4, November 18, December 2
Time: 1 – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: Free



Toss No Mas

Las Cruces will be hosting the 23rd annual Toss No Mas campaign on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Hundreds of volunteers will collect litter at parks, schools, streets and business properties from 8 a.m. to 12 noon during the Toss No Mas campaign. Volunteers will then be treated to a free lunch sponsored by local businesses. The lunch will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at Young Park.

Last year, 1100 volunteers that included 65 local groups and organizations collected more than 15 tons of litter during the annual event, previously known as Trek for Trash.

Individual volunteers, groups and civic organizations are encouraged to register before Oct. 9 for this year’s Toss No Mas campaign which is a great opportunity to show pride in Las Cruces. The Toss No Mas campaign is organized locally by Keep Las Cruces Beautiful, a program of the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department.  Register to Volunteer!

For more information or to register, visit the “Keep Las Cruces Beautiful” link at or call James Woods at 575/528-4506 or email

fallFall into Reading

During our “Fall into Reading” Program, read a total of 5 books, one from each of the  categories.  Anyone who completes the challenge will receive a great prize!

Each book can only be read once and must be at least 150 pages.  No audiobooks or movies will be accepted.

The categories are:
1.  A book with an autumn color (red, yellow, orange, brown) on the cover, in the title, or in the author’s name
2.  A book set in the Southwest
3.  A “Dark” book (thriller, suspense)
4.  A “Cozy” book (romance, mystery)
5.  Free read

This program will run 9/5/2017 – 11/17/2017.  Sign up at the TBML Reference Desk today!


The City of Las Cruces is proud to announce a new series of events called “Meet the Artist.”  Meet the Artist is a quarterly event run by the City of Las Cruces to bring the creators of prominent public Art Works together with the community to discuss and experience the piece.  The goal is to give the community a chance to better understand the importance of public art and to know the amount of time and energy that artists put into their work.

Our first Artist will be Kelly S. Hestir, who works in a variety of media including bronze, glass, clay, resin, and light/sound installations. She is an accomplished illustrator and has vast experience in publication and graphic design.  Kelley exhibits internationally, has numerous public and private commissions and is best known as the designer and sculptor of the “Bataan Death March Memorial” at Veterans Park in Las Cruces, NM.


This event will be held at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, 2651 Roadrunner Parkway Las Cruces, NM.  The discussion will begin at 6:30 pm on Friday, October 6th.