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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.


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


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:

Summer Computer Camps

The Young Women in Computing (YWiC) program for young women in high schools runs from 12:30-4:00 PM Monday through Friday from June 5 through June 16.  Students will learn to explore computing skills and discover talents through an introduction to programing, computational thinking and new technologies.

Project GUTS (Growing Up Thinking Scientifically) is for all middle school students and runs from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Monday through Friday from June 19-23.  Students in Project GUTS will learn computer programming basics, make computer models in StarLogo Nova, use the model to run simulations, and crate an interactive computer game.

CS Adventures Camp.  June 19 – 30, 2017, 12:30 – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday, for 30 high school students.Join this fun and elite computer camp, and become a creator of new technologies and programming! Explore Raspberry Pi’s, Parallax Boebots, Arduino microprocessors, Smart Grid Technologies, and learn Python, C, and more. This camp provides a broad foundation for computer science, to empower our area high school students in CS and computational thinking.  Acceptance into this program will be based on answers provided on the application, the availability of the student applicant to participate in the full two weeks of the program, plus targeted regional, gender, and age distributions.

Applications are available online at

Sound Sessions

Come learn how to play guitar (or bass)
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

WHO:  GRADES 5th – 12th

WHERE:  Craft Room

WHEN:  1:00 -2:00 PM on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, beginning in June.

WHAT YOU NEED:  A guitar (electric or acoustic) or bass guitar, and a willingness to learn and practice.  The library has a limited number of guitars that can be checked out for the duration of the program.

PRE-REGISTRATION:  Register at the Young Adult desk anytime the library is open.

COST:  Nada, Nothing, it’s totally FREE!

QUESTIONS: or 575-528-4102




Summer Evenings

Wednesdays, June-August, 4:30pm – 7pm

The Las Cruces Museums will be open late every Wednesday during the summer 2017. Each week we will have a special event at one of the four museums in addition to our exhibitions. Free, no registration required.

  • June 14, 5:30pm to 7pm : New Views on Romanticism – Join us for a gallery talk and discussion with NMSU art professor Dr. Stephanie Taylor, followed by an opportunity to view The New Romantic: Visions of the 21st Century Landscape.
  • July 12, 5pm to 6:30pm: WOW Wednesday – Work on Whatever! Whether you are a knitter, painter, scrapbooker, or do-it-yourselfer, bring your work to the museum for collaboration and camaraderie.
  • August 9, 5pm – 6:30pm: Open Mic Night – Bring an instrument, your voice, a poem, and friends to share with the community.
  • August 30, 5pm – 6:30pm: Wellness Wednesday – Enjoy fun fitness activities in the courtyard, followed by a group run!