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



The Friends of Thomas Branigan Memorial Library is sponsoring free guitar lessons for 5th – 12th graders.  Ryan Roy, part-time library assistant, will teach the lessons. So far, the Friends have purchased six guitars for teens who lack access to one.

Sound Sessions Program Details

What: Free acoustic, electric and bass guitar lessons for teens

Grade Levels: 5th – 12th

Where:  Craft Room at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library

When:  Second & Fourth Saturdays of the month from 1 – 2 p.m.

How to register: Visit the Young Adult desk at Branigan Library to register.  All students must register in advance!

If you sign-up: Please bring either an electric, acoustic or bass guitar if you have one.  If you lack access to one, the library has a limited number reserved for students to borrow.

For questions, email Ryan Roy at or call 575-528-4102.


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

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



Teen Programs Update! Spring is here and…

Game night is back! Thanks for your patience while we got some new games and trained new staff. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for purchasing our brand new Xbox One! We also have PS3, tons of great card and board games, LEGOs and art supplies if you’d like to get creative. Come meet new friends and librarians, relax after school, and game to your heart’s content!
Teen Game Night will be held from 4 to 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights in the Craft Room. Game night is intended for teens in grades 5 – 12 (ages 10 – 18). All video games offered are rated E (for Everyone) through T (for Teen). For more information on rating systems, please see
Bonus Feature: April is National Poetry Month! In addition to the usual offerings at Game Night, we will have a pop-up “Poetry Maker-Space” happening during Thursday’s Game Nights all month long! Learn how to write and talk about your own poems with other poets, experiment with “cut-up” and “blackout” style poetry, design a button with your favorite poem, make your own ‘zine, share your work with friends and ask Stephanie about anything poetry! Free books of poems for those who participate in the pop-up program.
For any questions, please call 575-528-4102 or email: We look forward to seeing you!
– YA Department (Stephanie and Ryan)

Teen Program Update! 7/29/16

We’re taking a short break during August to plan future programs for our Teens. Thanks to everyone who participated in Summer Reading Club with us this year! You all did great and we had a lot of fun! Keep an eye out for our September schedule coming soon. Any questions, please call us at 528-4102 or email us at

– YA Department staff