Maker Space

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library librarians have created a new maker space for teens. Come visit it on the second floor! Teens do not need a library card to use the maker space. Librarians are filling it with board games, puzzles, arts and crafts (including screen printing, stamp making, linoleum cutting, collages and decoupage), an Xbox and gaming center, a microwave and toaster oven, running water and the latest in technology, including a media center where 12 to 18 year olds can use professional-grade film and sound editing equipment like Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro to make and edit their own films.

The library also has guitars for loan and will add a projector, a laser printer and sewing machines. There are also plans for cooking and costuming classes.

For more information, contact Midwood at 528-4009 or smidwood@las-cruces.org.

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Sound Editing Workshop

Interested in making your own songs?
Do you want learn how to use sound editing software like LogicProX?
Just want to mess around on AppleLoops?

Come to the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library on Wednesday, May 9th from 3-5PM to learn the basics of sound editing.

 

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Come learn how to play guitar (or bass) with Frank Lovato at the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library.

Ages: Any ages welcome

Where: MakerSpace Room on the 2nd floor of the Branigan Library.

When: 1-2 P.M. on the third Saturdays of the month, happening now.

What you will 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 could be checked out for the duration of the program.

Cost: FREE

 

 

TBML TEENS
Wanna Make It Wednesday!

Free! For ages 12 – 18
Wednesday, March 14th and 28th:  3 to 5 pm in the new Teen Makerspace (second floor)

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March 14: Duct Tape Crafts
Teens will learn the basics of creating a variety of items such as wallets, bags, cell phone or sunglasses cases, using only duct tape and their imagination.

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March 28:   Pins and Magnets
Teens will learn to design their own expressive pins and magnets using recycled material and art supplies to make unique flair for backpacks, clothes or lockers.

Pre-registration required:
Call 575-528-4102
Email: library.teens@las-cruces.org
In Person: at the Young Adult desk

Maker Space

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Thomas Branigan Memorial Library Administrator Margaret Neill, left, and Teen Librarian Stephanie Midwood

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library librarians have created a new maker space for teens.  Come visit it on the second floor!  Teens do not need a library card to use the maker space.  Librarians are filling it with board games, puzzles, arts and crafts (including screen printing, stamp making, linoleum cutting, collages and decoupage), an Xbox and gaming center, a microwave and toaster oven, running water and the latest in technology, including a media center where 12 to 18 year olds can use professional-grade film and sound editing equipment like Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro to make and edit their own films.

The library also has guitars for loan and will add a projector, a laser printer and sewing machines.  There are also plans for cooking and costuming classes.

For more information, contact Midwood at 528-4009 or smidwood@las-cruces.org.

 

 

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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 mcclellan@yahoo.com.  For more information contact the Young Adult department at (575) 528-4102 or library.teens@las-cruces.org.

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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 rroy@las-cruces.org or call 575-528-4102.