Big Read 2021


In February and March of 2021, the Las Cruces community came together to explore When the Emperor was Divine by Julie Otsuka for the Big Read. 

We are pleased to the announce that the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library and the Branigan Cultural Center were recipients of another NEA Big Read grant. Stay tuned for another month of programming in October and November of 2021 centered on An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo.

In the meantime, explore our virtual programming supporting When the Emperor Was Divine below. Use the links to explore topics, find information and view archived virtual events.