Love Your Library Musical Concert

Will love be in the air this February? We here at the El Rito Public Library have some fine young musicians who wanted to finish up their concert tour right here  at our library!!  Why?   Because they fell in love, fell in love  with our library!  But, that old spell, is one the people here  know so well. The people of El Rito through their extraordinary intelligence, love and commitment have built, what is in the process of becoming one of the most beautiful library's in the State.  A community who understands the importance and value not only of a  beautiful home to house books, but also to make available to all people of all walks, types and ages  a shelter for the world of ideas  and possibilities in which we live.  Vincent Van Gogh once wrote to his brother Theo, " what you must do in life is  to love something, painting , people......,"  Yes, it is in the air,  its in the soil, the sky, and the souls who live here. 

I would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite you to Love Your Library, at a valentine celebration... warm up your smile this cold February with sweet music, sweets and fun for all! 
Come out Saturday, February 9th at 6:00 pm to the El Rito Public Library ! To the sweet of heart.  I Thank You, Kolleen - El Rito Library Board President.

If you would like to hear the music, here is the link on youtube: 


We hope to see you here at the Library on February 9th!!
Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 04:24PM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment

Basic Computer Classes Starting in January

Happy New Year to all!  We are kicking off the new year by providing FREE basic computer classes starting Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the El Rito Library.

Are you a beginner looking for some basic computer skills?  Want to create an e-mail account but don't know how?  Want to learn how to surf the Internet?  Want to learn how to type a word document?  If you have answered yes to any of these questions, sign up for the class. 

You can sign up for the class when you visit the library or just call us at 581-4608 and sign up by phone.  We hope to make a difference in your life by helping you connect to family, friends, and the outside world.

Posted on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:51AM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment

7th Annual Live/Silent Auction

How the years go by!  We will be hosting our 7th Annual Live/Silent Auction on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at the Grant Gym at the El Rito Campus of Northern New Mexico College.  The auction will start at 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm.  Mr. Donald Martinez, Jr. will again be conducting the auction pro-bono. 

We are currently asking for a donation of items(s); gift certificate; etc.  If you can donate, please call the Library at 575-581-4608.  Thank you!

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10:00AM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment

Acoustic Guitar Music Concert

On Sunday, November 4, 2012, at 4:00 pm at the El Rito Public Library, michaelm, aka Michael Maddex, will present a short program exhibiting some of his acoustic guitars.  He will probably say a few (hopefully) kind words about one of the guitars, play a song or two on it and then move on to the next one.

michaelm got his first guitar when he was a high school student in western Pennsylvania, back when we were still using the steam powered computers, and a life-long love affair with the instrument followed.  He has lived in northern New Mexico most of his adult life, the last five years or so once again here in El Rito.  Since retiring from teaching at Northern New Mexico College in Española for many years, he has been able to divide his time between his guitar studies, reading Science Fiction and researching practical time-travel machines. 

Please join us for what we hope will be an interesting hour or so of acoustic guitar music.  Light refreshments will be served.

Posted on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 02:18PM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment

3rd Annual Fundraiser - 100 People Donating $100

On September 1st through November 30th, we will be kicking off our 3rd annual fundraiser - 100 People Donating $100.  This fundraiser is simple, 100 people will donate $100 and the library makes $10,000 for general operating expenses.

Please help us reach our goal of $10,000 by pledging now or sending in your donation.  You can mail your donation to:  El Rito Library, P.O. Box 5, El Rito, NM  87530.  Or you can donate by credit card going to our website and clicking the "Click & Pledge" button (on the left hand side of website).

If you cannot afford the entire $100, ask family and friends to pitch in to reach the $100 goal.  Any donation will be greatly appreciated!

Each year, the El Rito Library continues to advance its mission of providing programs and free services for our El Rito and surrounding communities.  The fact is, libraries are some of the only remaining places where they can get the information and services they need for free.  But it's not free to keep libraries going.

Posted on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 02:07PM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment

"Death by Chocolate"

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.







Posted on Saturday, September 1, 2012 at 01:20PM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment

Annual Flea Market

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. 

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 01:07PM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment

2nd Annual Live Dance

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!

Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 12:11PM by Registered CommenterEl Rito Library | CommentsPost a Comment