The 2009 "CHARITY CHAIRS" Live/Silent and On-line Auction

When Nicholas Herrera completed and donated the beautiful piece pictured on the left we had no idea how many people would want to be a part of this auction. It is an altered wooden chair given to him by Susan Guevara and ornamented with tin work by Carmen Campos .  It is a testament to his work that it would generate so much good will in the community of El Rito.

The Auction generated about $15,700 for our library and $300 for the Abiquiú Library and Cultural Center.  We are greatful for all those who contibuted items of all kinds!

The Chairty Chair On-line Catalog Results



Thank you to the professional Auctioneer Donald Martinez Jr
and his fantastic crew at D-Duck auctioneering!

A special thanks to the companies that donated items:

 The Abiquiu InnAritsans Santa Fe BodesGirasolGino's GymGhost Ranch •  The LensicSite Sante FeOjo Caliente Spa • Windstream • Home Depot • 10,000 Waves • Albertson's • Trader Joes  • Whole Foods
And the many, many atisans and community members who contributed their crafts for our silent auction!
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Thank you all for coming! Thank you Taos Walmart for the pumpkins! Thank you Haunted House crew!
Please visit our picture gallery to see the event!

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6 New Quilts For SALE! Thank you El Rito Quilters Guild!

In January 2000, twenty community members started their first quilt to benefit the El Rito Library. In the ten years of quilting together the guild has made several hundred quilts to donate for babies with AIDS, African orphans, families that lost homes in Cerro Grande fire and hurricane Katrina, Heifer Project International, and many more for El Rito Library fund raising.

The Guild meets every Thursday from 7 to 9 pm in the El Rito Library Community Room. If you would like to join us please call Viki Edwards at 575.581.4744 or the library at 575.581.4608.

The El Rito Quilters Guild have donated six quilts for our auction.

1 | 2 | 3

Dancing Fireworks
1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Frolicking Dragons
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Hearts and Flowers
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Huevos Rancheros Red
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Northern Ponds
1 | 2 | 3 | 4


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"Death By Chocolate" and The El Rito Studio Tour

Thank you all chocolatiers and donators of all kinds for our “Death by Chocolate", Stop #12 on the 2009 El Rito Studio Tour Fundraiser. It was a great success! 

Thom Fortson  (paintings),  Susan Guevara (Children's Books), Steven Williams (crosses), Verronica Ortiz (CD's of "Por Mientras"), Belita Martinez (Apples).


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El Rito Fiesta! Veronica Ortiz will perform “POR MIENTRAS”

Join us as the El Rito Library takes part in the El Rito Fiesta, Sept. 12th & 13th. Visit our booth to enjoy games and books and learn more about all your library has to offer. Help make your library’s float the best of the fiesta. We need people to be bookworms, a cat with a hat, Don Quixote or Sancho Panza, Little Roja Riding Hood or any of your favorite book characters. It’s a fun event for the whole family.

The El Rito Public Library is proud to present in concert

VeróNica Ortiz
Sunday ~ September 13, 2009 at 7pm

As heard on KDCE FM ~ “El Orgullo de El Rito”
Verónica will be introducing more songs
of Northern New Mexico from her new record

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Handmade Quilt For Sale!

Prepare for the coming cold with a one of a kind handmade quilt. Our El Rito quilting group has graciously donated a beautiful quilt for sale for only $150. Now being displayed behind the librarian’s desk.

aproximately 39" x 39"

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Board of Directors' Pancake Breakfast

The El Rito Board of Directors will be hosting a PANCAKE BREAKFAST fundraiser for the Library on Saturday, June 27, 2009 from 8:00 am. to 12:00 noon at the El Rito Library. 

Due to the current financial stability of the Library, we need to raise enough money to carry us through the months of July and August until donations and grants start coming in for the new fiscal year.

Come join us for a great breakfast!  Bring the entire family and enjoy the mouthwatering pancakes made by our own Board of Directors who are the cooks for this annual event.  Don't forget your checkbooks!  Thank you for supporting your local library!


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Spring Flea Market

THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM!  Due to bad weather the past two dates, we are rescheduling the Spring Flea Market for Saturday, May 23, 2009 starting at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  You have plenty of time to start cleaning up around the house and get rid of those items you don't need.  Everyone is welcome to come and sell.  Bring your own tables.  Pack it in - Pack it out!

A small 10% donation for the Library is suggested.

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