Monday, November 24, 2014

City of Santa Business Offices and Libraries Closed Thursday and Friday, November 27-28, 2014 for Thanksgiving

City of Santa Fe offices including Santa Fe Municipal Court and Public Libraries will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27-28, 2014 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Trash and recycling services will be picked up on Thursday and Friday. Please have containers out by 8:00 a.m.

Santa Fe Trails bus service will not operate Thursday, November 27, 2014, however will resume on Friday, November 28, 2014 on their Saturday schedule from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

North Central Regional Transit District (NCRTD the RTD “Blue Buses” will not be in service Thursday and Friday November 27-28. 2014. Regularly scheduled bus service throughout north central New Mexico including Los Alamos, Rio Arriba, Santa Fe and Taos Counties will resume on Monday, December 1, 2014.
Parking Facilities and street parking meters will be free in observation of the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. However, Friday, November 28, 2014 they will all be on normal operating hours and fees will apply.

Recreation Centers owned by the City of Santa Fe will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 27-28, 2014.

The Buckman Road Recycling & Transfer Station and Caja del Rio Landfill will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will reopen on Friday, November 28, 2014. For more information, please call Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency at 424-1850 or go to

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting will take place on the plaza, Friday, November 28, 2014, with entertainment beginning at 1:00 pm; the actual lighting will be at 6 pm.

Please come and join us for this family fun holiday event.

Friday, November 21, 2014

November 22 & 23: La Farge Pre-Thanksgiving Sale

Discount Books Only
Open to the public both days, no members-only hours.

• Saturday 22nd: 10:00 AM–4:00 PM
• Sunday 23rd: 1:00–3:30 PM, Bag Day (bag provided)

La Farge Branch Library
1730 Llano St.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Armistice Day: In Remembrance and Hope

On Tuesday, most governmental agencies in Santa Fe, including the public libraries, will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. Like Independence Day, Veterans Day is a federal holiday that is always observed on a particular date because of its historical association with that date -- November 11th. Monday marks the ninety-sixth anniversary of the day in 1918 when, at 11:00 am, the armistice signed by Allied and German commanders in a railroad car (pictured) in northern France took effect and the guns of The Great War were silenced. Over four years of carnage and terrible destruction, costing millions of military and civilian lives, had ended. All was, finally, quiet on the western front.

Because it was the armistice on this date (and not the subsequent peace treaties) that actually halted the fighting, November 11th came to be recognized as the end of “the war to end all wars." In the United States the 11th was called Armistice Day until 1954; across the Atlantic it became Remembrance Day -- a day to honor the memory and sacrifice of the war dead. Many nations observe an official "Two Minutes Silence" on November 11th at 11:00 am, to encourage people to stop their routine activity and pay quiet respect to those who gave their lives repelling aggression.

What became known as World War I did not end all wars; in fact, the punitive terms of the 1919 peace treaties helped give rise to the vastly more destructive, and this time truly global, World War II. Other wars and conflicts have continued to erupt in the sixty-nine years since the conclusion of World War II. World peace seems a forlorn ideal, as far off as it ever has. But what happened, or more precisely what stopped happening at 11:00 am on November 11th ninety-five years ago has inspired people to hope and pray for a permanent silencing of guns and a lasting peace. Do take two minutes on Tuesday, at 11:00 or some time of your own choosing, to pause and join the world in its yearning for peace.

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All Libraries Closed Tuesday, Nov. 11 for Veteran's Day

City of Santa Fe offices, including Municipal Court and Public Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in observance of Veteran's Day. Trash and recycling services will be picked up on Tuesday; please have trash and recycling out before 8:00 a.m. Santa Fe Trails will operate on their Saturday schedule from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Parking facilities will operate on normal hours and regular fees will apply, however, street parking meters will be free in observation of the Veteran's Day Holiday. All city owned Recreation Centers will be closed.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Monday, November 03, 2014

November Art Exhibits at SFPL

Main Library: Will Karp -- “Shape-Ology: Exploring the Art of Shape” Photography, Prints, Altered Books

La Farge: Wendy Haas -- Celtic Abstract Art

Southside: Mary Handcock -- "Of the Kingdom" Mixed media

Ceramic Decoration Craft, Nov. 18-19