Libraries aren’t just for reading: computer, knit and crochet classes

SWS Report | September, 2015 | Articles, Community Services


Beginning Sept. 1, Thomas Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., will provide a new reading challenge for adults. Alphabet Reading is a cross between a scrabble-type game and a crossword puzzle. Sign up at the library or access the game online at Goodreads. com and the group Thomas Branigan Memorial Library.

Participants will draw letter tiles and read books according to the letter drawn. They will then spell words with the completed letters. Each book read will get them a chance in a drawing for a prize at the end of the game. The game ends November 30.

For more information, contact Lori Batchelor at 528-4012 or lbatchelor@las-cruces.org

Computer literacy classes
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library will offer free computer literacy classes in September in the library’s second floor computer training lab, 200 E. Picacho Ave.

Registration is not required but only the first five attendees will be guaranteed a computer. Attendees are welcome to bring their own computers if space permits.

Introduction to Computers: The Basics
2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Septembere 15
A class for the absolute beginner. It will introduce students to the parts of the computer, the Windows 7 environment and mouse skills. Students will learn the components of Windows-based programs. Introduction to Computers: File Management

2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, September 22
This is a basic class where students will learn how to manage files by saving, attaching and storing information.

Introduction to the Internet
2 to 4 p.m., Tuesday, September 29
A class for those who want to learn how to go online and move around the internet with ease. Students will learn how to access websites, how to navigate, what web addresses are, basic searching skills, and internet safety.

For more information contact the Reference Desk at 528-4005 or library.reference@las-cruces.org. Anyone who will require accommodation for a disability to attend this event, please notify the library 48 hours in advance at 528-4005.

Basic Knitting Class for Beginners
Adults are invited to join a basic knitting class designed for beginners/novices who have never knitted before and want to learn. Students will develop a solid foundation in ten weeks. Classes will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, through Wednesday, November 11. Registration is required before the first class begins.

Basic Crochet Class for Beginners
Adults are invited to join a basic crochet class designed for beginners/novices who have never crocheted before and want to learn. Students will develop a solid foundation in ten weeks. Classes will be from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 10, through Thursday, November 12. Registration is required before the first class begins.

Register online at http://library.las-cruces.org/, click on library calendar, a red button in the middle of the page, or by phone at 528-4005. For more information, call 528-4005 or email your questions to library at reference@las-cruces.org

Thomas Branigan Library hours are Monday thru Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 1 – 5 p.m.



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