About Us

Welcome to the Quality of Life Department’s website! The Quality of Life Department is the home of the City’s Branigan Library, Museums, Senior Programs, Public Art, and Volunteer Network – all of which contribute, through the tireless efforts of our staff and volunteers – to a better standard of living in our community. While every aspect of the work we do at the City of Las Cruces is intended to improve the quality of life of our residents, the programs and services of the Quality of Life Department comprise the heart and soul of our community – providing places to learn, receive valuable information, be inspired, and cared for at every stage of life. 

We invite you to browse our site to find activities that will enrich the lives of you and your family – whether it is attending story time at the Branigan Library, a beautiful art exhibit at the Museum of Art, a hands-on science activity at the Museum of Nature & Science, or lunch at one of our Senior Centers. Be on the lookout for special events such as the Summer and Winter Reading Programs at the Branigan Library, Summer Camp at the Museums, and upcoming dances at our Senior Centers. Come be a part of the best our community has to offer!


  1. Painted People

    First Saturday Movie Marathon – Holi

    Las Cruces Public Libraries invites residents to join us for a movie marathon in celebration of the Holi festival. Read on...
  2. MedTalk

    MedTalk

    Las Cruces Public Libraries invites residents to join us for MedTalk at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024. Read on...
  3. Branigan Book Club Discussion

    Branigan Book Club Discussion

    Las Cruces Public Libraries invites residents to join us at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, for the February Branigan Book Club Book Discussion. Read on...
  4. Laptop and Calculator

    VITA Program

    Las Cruces Public Libraries will partner with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program from February through April 2024. Read on...
  5. Computer Class

    Free Computer Literacy Classes in February

    Las Cruces Public Libraries will offer a variety of free computer literacy classes in February designed to help adults develop confidence in their computer skills and grow more comfortable in today's digital world. Read on...
  6. Public Libraries, IRS to Offer Tax Assistance Program

    Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program at Las Cruces Public Libraries

    Las Cruces Public Libraries will partner with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to carry out Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) from February to April 2024. Read on...
  7. Book titled Murder on the Red River

    Murderous Reads Mystery Book Group

    Las Cruces Public Libraries invite residents to join us for Murderous Reads, a group where participants read and discuss books from a different mystery series each month. Read on...
  8. Entertainers

    "Stage and Screen: 150 Years of Entertainment in the Mesilla Valley"

    Branigan Cultural Center, 501 N. Main St., is excited to announce a new exhibit, “Stage and Screen: 150 Years of Entertainment in the Mesilla Valley.” Read on...
  9. Painting with Rabbits

    New Art Exhibitions Open at Branigan Cultural Center and Museum of Art

    The Las Cruces Museums opens two new exhibitions that investigate how artists relate to the natural environment. Read on...
  10. Chalk Walk Event

    "Chalk Walk" with the Las Cruces Museum of Art

    Join us at the Museum of Art, 491 N. Main St., from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024, for the second annual “Chalk Walk” event. Read on...
  11. Dr. Seuss Hat

    Dr. Seuss Day at the Museum of Nature and Science

    The Museum of Nature & Science, 411 N. Main St., will host Dr. Seuss Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2024. Read on...
  12. Art Smart

    Ask ALICE! "What I Know Now" Workshop

    The City of Las Cruces Quality of Life Department and Las Cruces Public Art invite residents to join us from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, for the first Ask ALICE! Art Smarter, Not Harder Workshop. Read on...
  13. Lane Closure (1)

    El Paseo Road Lane Closure

    A southbound lane on El Paseo Road, between Wyatt Drive and Idaho Avenue, will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. Read on...
  14. Temporary Road Closure

    Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and Peachtree Hills Road Intersection Closure

    Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, the intersection of Sonoma Ranch Boulevard and Peachtree Hills Road will be closed for approximately 1½ months. Read on...
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