We will again be participating this year in the El Rito Studio Tour and continuing our annual fundraiser "Death by Chocolate". This year the studio tour will be on October 13th and 14th.
We are asking the community to please call the Library at 575-581-4608 if you can donate a chcolate dessert for this fundraiser. We will have desserts both days - Saturday and Sunday. Please help us out again this year. THANK YOU!
The El Rito Quilters Guild will also be selling some of their beautiful quilts during the studio tour. All quilt sales benefit the Library. Please see pictures below of some of the quilts for sale.
This year (and future years) there will be only ONE flea market at the Library. We do the flea market as a community service to give everyone in El Rito and surrounding communities an opportunity to sell their items they no longer need. The flea market will be on Saturday, July 28, 2012 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Bring your own tables and chairs.
On Saturday, July 14, 2012 the El Rito Library will be hosing it's 2nd Annual Live Dance at the Grant Gym at Northern New Mexico College, El Rito Campus. The dance will be from 8:00 pm to 12:00 midnight.
Music this year will be provided by Donald Martinez and Nueva Vida and are from Mora, NM. They received a Hispano Music Award for Corrido of the Year - "Valentin de la Sierra". They are currently working on their 2nd CD. They play traditional Northern New Mexico spanish, western, and rock and roll (50's and 60's) music.
Tickets will again sell for $15.00/single and $25.00/Couple. You can buy your ticket at the Farolito Restaurant or at the El Rito Library.
If you think you can help sell tickets, please call the Library to arrange picking up the tickets. THANK YOU!
We have again received free tickets to the Santa Fe Opera. This year's performance is "Tosca" as part of Youth Night. The date is Monday, June 25, 2012, starting at 8:30 pm. We have 15 adult tickets and 20 youth tickets. We will be sharing a bus with the Abiquiu Library (we will have to drive to Abiquiu). If you are interested in attending the Opera, please call the Library at 581-4608 and reserve your ticket(s). You are not obligated to ride the bus, you can drive yourselves to the Opera.
"Ah, Tosca! Bewitched by her glamour and charisma, even the hated Baron Scarpia called her la divina. See why Puccini’s Tosca became the defining role for Bernhardt and Callas, and now the soprano Amanda Echalaz — whose performances as Tosca in London had European critics groping for superlatives. In her much-anticipated American debut in Santa Fe’s new production. She is joined by debut artist Andrew Richards as Tosca’s lover Cavaradossi. Thomas Hampson returns to Santa Fe after an absence of almost three decades. Raymond Aceto and Hampson share honors as the villainous Scarpia. Chief Conductor Frédéric Chaslin is on the podium."
Kids!! Come and join our Summer Reading Program at the El Rito Library. We will be getting together twice a week starting on June 5th through July 19, 2012 every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Ages 2-12 and we are seeking teenage volunteers who love to work with children. There will be lots of reading, fun, and games!
Our annual Board of Directors' Pancake Breakfast fundraiser is on Sunday, June 10, 2012 starting at 8:00 to 11:00 am at the Parish Hall next to the San Juan Nepumuceno Church in El Rito. Come enjoy some mouth watering pancakes (and gluten free pancakes). This year we will be adding fresh eggs to the menu. Come have a great breakfast and support the library too!
Last year's event was such a great success that our Board Member, Marcela Casaus, has decided to to it again this year. On Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at the El Rito Library, there will be a plant and seed exchange.
Come and exchange seeds with other local growers. There will be annual and perennial plants for sale, local produce for sale, and local food to sample. There will also be a raffle to benefit the Library (we are still accepting donations for the raffle).
Start shining your dancing shoes and get ready for our 2nd Annual Live Dance fundraiser on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the Grant Gym at the Northern New Mexico College, El Rito Campus. The dance will start at 8:00 pm until Midnight. Music by Donald Martinez & Vida Nueva from Mora, New Mexico. This band received the Hispano Music Award for Corrido of the Year - "Valentin de la Sierra". They are currently working on their 2nd CD. They play traditional Northern New Mexico spanish, western, and rock and roll (50's and 60's) music. Tickets will again sell for $15.00/single and $25.00/Couple.
Come have a great time and support your local library. We hope to see you all there!