Star-Party-sticker_final-pdfStar Party

When: May 18, 2018
Where: La Cueva Picnic Area at Dripping Springs
Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Attend the first Star Party for the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. Watch the sunset, moonrise, and the appearance of stars over Las Cruces through high-power telescopes provided by astronomy experts. Enjoy stories of ancient uses of the Night Sky for navigation and more. There will be a number of activities for all ages to learn about the night sky and its importance to all of us. No hiking required and some refreshment provided. There are restrooms and water available on site. Regular Vehicle Permit will be required at $5 per vehicle or Federal Lands Pass.




Students are notorious for making an art of procrastination. Our Crash Course for the NEW SAT covers the top ten things students need to know for the new SAT. Designed to be completed in as little as a week, this guide helps students become more competitive candidates at top schools by preparing them to score high on the new SAT exam.


Study Tips for Final Exams

Check out academic expert’s advice on when to begin studying, how to know when it’s time to stop, and what to do the morning of an exam.  Read full article here.

  1. Understand your goals.
  2. Prioritize the tests that matter the most.
  3. Clarify the content and format of your exams.
  4. Aim to begin studying at least one month in advance.
  5. Learn how you study best.
  6. Take snack breaks.
  7. Know when to stop studying.
  8. Get a good night’s sleep.
  9. Relax


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.



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



Summer Jobs

Summer break will soon be here.  If you’re struggling coming up with possibilities – check out these websites for ideas and/or check out these helpful books.

10 Great Summer Jobs for Teens

Teens and Working During Summer

Job Search Tips and Advice for Teens



Get A Job  Making Stuff to Sell by Ryan Jacobson

Turn your talent into cash! — Lemonade stand — Bake sale — Soap — Custom notebooks — Custom phone cases — Jewelry — Artwork — Scrapbook design — Spirit flags — Parting words.

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Get A Job Helping Others by Ryan Jacobson

You provide the service, they provide the cash — Lawn mowing — Yard services — Babysitting — Dog walking — Car washing — Garage organizing — Tutoring — Teaching social media — Parting words.


Get A  Summer Adventure Job by Ryan Jacobson

Describes a selection of summer jobs that involve adventure, from working at a camp to helping out on a farm, and explains how to find a job and prepare for an interview.