Free Origami Workshop for Kids

Hey Kids - there will be a free Origami Workshop for children from the ages of 7 and up on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at the El Rito Library from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.  Parents and older siblings are welcome!  Please sign up with the Librarian to reserve your spot!  Artist and origami teacher May Ellen Palmeri will be visiting El Rito from Arizona and will be our guest instructor.  Come have some fun - refreshments will be served.

Posted on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 01:35PM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment

A Dance - 15 Years in the Making

Many El Rito residents can remember that it has been at least 15 years that there hasn't been a public dance in El Rito.  Well - Wait No More!  The El Rito Library is having a Fundraising Dance on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at the Grant Gym at Northern New Mexico College Campus in El Rito.  The dance starts at 8:00 pm to 12:00 midnight.  Music by Cuarenta Y Cinco.  Tickets are $25.00 per couple and $15.00 for singles.  You can purchase you tickets at the El Rito Library; El Farolito, El Llano Mercantile or in Espanola at Merlin's Discoteca.  Come have a grand ole time and help the Library in the process.  See you there!

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 01:43PM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment

Free Santa Fe Opera Tickets

Once again, the Santa Fe Opera has come through for us by donating Adult and Youth Tickets for Youth Night.  The performance will be on Monday, June 27, 2011 and starts at 9:00 pm. 

"FAUST" - Soul or Sin?  Choose.

In one of the most diabolical futures trades ever placed.  Méphistophélès persuades Faust to swap his soul for youth and the opportunity to seduce the beautiful Marguerite.  Gounod's quintessential Romantic-era opera joins the Santa Fe repertory in this new production led by chief conductor Frédéric Chaslin and director Stephen Lawless, Ailyn Pérez stars as Marguerite.

Featuring a sinister carnival with bearded ladies and contortionist, Faust is filled with gorgeous music from beginning to end, much of which will be familiar to audiences.  The action moves from Faust's study through colorful scenes that vividly portray the emotional web in which Faust and Marquerite are caught by Méphistophélès, who controls the action like a puppeteer.  Enjoy the video and audio highlights online.  Faust is an unforgettable evening of devilish entertainment at the opera.


Ortiz Transportation will be picking us up at the Library at 6:00 pm so please make sure you are here on time. 

Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 01:42PM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment

Musical Concert with Scott Idlet

Please join us on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the El Rito Library for an evening of original country music by Colorado singer and songwriter, Scott Idlet.  Winner of the Woody Guthrie songwriting competition and a Kerrville Newfolk finalist, Idlet’s music is a gritty mix of life, love and loss.  He’ll share his creative process, the stories behind his songs, and what it takes to be a songwriter.  CDs of his album, “The Last Diner” available for sale with a percentage of the proceeds benefitting the library.  Enjoy friends and refreshments and this unique opportunity to hear a gifted musician visiting our town.  Donations to the El Rito Library much appreciated and accepted at the door

Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 12:38PM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment

Annual Board of Directors' Pancake Breakfast

Our Board of Directors are gearing up to make and serve you the most watering pancakes this side of the Rio Grande - really?  Yes, on Sunday, June 12. 2011 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Parish Hall next to the Catholic Church we will be serving breakfast as an annual fundraiser.  Please come and enjoy a few hours on Sunday morning with friends and family and support your local library.  Thank you!

Posted on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 03:46PM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment

Spring Flea Market

It is time to start cleaning up your closets, attic, basement, garage, etc. and getting rid of those items you don't need.  Come sell them at the El Rito Library's Flea Market on Saturday, June 4, 2011 starting at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Everyone is welcome to come and sell or buy.  A small 10% donation for the Library is suggested.  Bring you own tables and chairs.  Pack It In - Pack It Out.  Come One ~ Come All!

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 02:20PM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment

1st Annual Plant Sale and Seed Exchange

1ST ANNUAL COMMUNITY PLANT SALE AND SEED EXCHANGE - Help Support your local growers, artists, and the El Rito Library!

Held at the El Rito Library on Saturday, May 28, 2011 
                        from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Bring plants to sell, seeds to trade, or come to shop - Everyone is welcome!

  •  Sample local foods made from native seeds (pintos, posole, chile)
  •  Find out what’s happening at local farms, gardens, farmer’s markets and schools
  •  Arts and crafts from local artists available
  •  Locally grown produce available

Plants for sale include:

  • Heirloom garden vegetables and flowers
  • Perennial herbs and shrubs
  • Native grasses
  • House plants                         

Kid’s activities include:

  • Making seed balls
  • Sowing seeds in pots to take home
  • Worm composting (Feed the worms!)
  • FREE seeds for kids

Seed Exchange is FREEMust bring seed to get seed.  Envelopes will be provided.

Vendors must bring their own tables, chairs, and shade.  A donation to the library of 20% of profits is suggested.  All donations welcome and appreciated!

For more information or to participate please contact:

Marcela Barrionuevo
El Rito Library Board Member
505-685-4018 -

Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 12:00PM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment

Scrapbooking Workshop

Have you ever wanted to learn how to scrapbook those special pictures but just didn't know how to get started?  Well now is your chance!  Angelica Armenta (who I consider a professional scrapbooker) will be coming all the way from Albuquerque to do this workshop.  If it is successful and people want to continue, we will be offering them every month.

The workshop is scheduled for May 14, 2011 from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm.  Please let me know if you are interested so I can tell Angelica how many packages to bring.

The cost of the workshop is $25.00 per person and you will need to bring: 

1)   A 12" paper trimmer
2)   Two-sided tape (permanent)
3)   Pictures for layout (at least 9).  Everyone will leave with a completed 2-page layout.  Angelica
      will also have kits for sale. 

Come have fun!

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2011 at 12:22PM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment