Introduction to Coding- Class 3

Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 in the Computer Training Lab
Are you a middle school student who wants to learn coding? Come to the Intro to Coding program and you will be able to make fun programs while learning computer science! To register, call/text (575)993-1198 or email jenna  For more information contact the Young Adult department at (575) 528-4102 or


Stuck on the bus for an hour? Plug in and listen to an audio book.  Hours of household chores ahead of you today?  Download an audio book to make time fly by as you complete your chores.

Other than being FREE, there are many reasons to listen to audio books. For example, many titles can be found on audiobooksschool  reading lists. Reading not your thing? Audio books are appealing for this very reason. You no longer have to sit in one place and read.  One can listen to audio books while exercising, walking to your friend’s house, …, … Audiobooks can be read anywhere, anytime.

Did you know that in addition to physical books, books on CD and Playaways – your Branigan Library card also gives you access to audio books through OneClick Digital.  Search our catalog today or ask a Librarian!



Girl Code : Games, Going Viral, and Getting It Done by Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser

Perfect for aspiring coders everywhere, Girl Code is the story of two teenage tech phenoms who met at Girls Who Code summer camp, teamed up to create a viral video game, and ended up becoming world famous. The book also includes bonus content to help you start coding!

Fans of funny and inspiring books like Maya Van Wagenen’s Popular and Caroline Paul’s Gutsy Girl will love hearing about Andrea “Andy” Gonzales and Sophie Houser’s journey from average teens to powerhouses. Through the success of their video game, Andy and Sophie got unprecedented access to some of the biggest start-ups and tech companies, and now they’re sharing what they’ve seen. Their video game and their commitment to inspiring young women have been covered by the Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, CNN, Teen Vogue, Jezebel, the Today show, and many more.

Get ready for an inside look at the tech industry, the true power of coding, and some of the amazing women who are shaping the world. Andy and Sophie reveal not only what they’ve learned about opportunities in science and technology but also the true value of discovering your own voice and creativity.



Coding Games in Scratch : A Step-by-Step Visual Guide to Building Your Own Computer Games by Jon Woodcock

Written for students with little to no coding experience, this straightforward visual guide uses fun graphics and easy-to-follow instructions to show young learners how to build their own computer projects using Scratch, a popular free programming language.

With Coding Games in Scratch, kids can build single and multiplayer platform games, create puzzles and memory games, race through mazes, add animation, and more. All they need is a desktop or laptop with Adobe 10.2 or later, and an internet connection to download Scratch 2.0. Coding can be done without download on

Essential coding concepts are explained using eight build-along game projects that guide young coders step-by-step, using visual samples, easy-to-follow instructions, and fun pixel art. The book teaches important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas, all while creating games to play with their friends.

Supporting STEM education initiatives and the maker movement, computer coding teaches kids how to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically, and is quickly becoming a necessary and sought-after skill. DK’s computer coding books are full of fun exercises with step-by-step guidance, making them the perfect introductory tools for building vital skills in computer programming.


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Intro to Coding!

Are you a middle school student who wants to learn coding?  come to the Intro to Coding program and you will be able to make fun programs while learning computer science!

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

November 4, November 18, and December 2
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

To confirm your spot, call/text (575) 993-1198 or email


Step-by-Step Guide to Innovating at School & Work
by Susan Burns Chong

Our society needs innovators if we are to successfully face the challenges of today and tomorrow. This one-of-a-kind resource helps teens develop the skills of innovation, which will be in increasing demand in the 21st-century workplace. Drawing upon research and lessons from brain science, business, education, and consulting, the author gives young people access to key processes and habits of mind for solving problems and discovering new opportunities in the world around them. The efforts and accomplishments of some of todays most innovative teens and a number of great innovators in history are woven into the accessible and inspiring text.