Thank you to all who have already donated for this fundraiser. As of Octobert 26, 2011, we have received $6,580.00. We only need $3,420.00 to reach our original goal of $10,000.00. The Webster Foundation will be giving the Library a matching grant of $5,000.
This fundraiser will end on November 30, 2011 - so if you haven't sent in your donation, you still have time. Maybe you can ask friends and family to help you meet the $100 goal.
Our 2nd Annual Fundraiser for Fall-2011 is simple, 100 People donating $100 and the Library makes $10,000. What is great about this year's fundraiser is that there will be a matching grant of $5,000 from the Helen & Wilton Webster Foundation.
The Helen & Wilton Webster Foundation granted us $40,000 back in 2003 to replace our old roof and to renovate the fiction room where the north wall had collapsed. We got another grant for $5,000 in 2010 to make our final installment for the land and building. We are very grateful to Alec and Claudia Webster for all that they have done for our Library. There are truly "Friends of the El Rito Public Library". Thank you Alec and Claudia!
Are you one of those people that can afford $100 or maybe you and members of your family or friends can all pitch in to reach the $100 goal?
We started our 26th year of being a Library - but we still need your help. As you all know, the Library is in constant need of general operating money. Call the Library at 575-581-4608 and pledge your $100 donation; donate on-line at www.elritolibrary.org; or mail it to us at P.O. Box 5, El Rito, NM 87530.
Please help us meet our initial goal of $10,000. We thank you all in advance!
COME CELEBRATE - Día De Los Muertos - Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at the El Rito Public Library from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
- There will be a showing of the film: Calling Home the Dead by Jim Hill and Meesh Rheault Miller
- Enjoy refreshments & some of the traditional foods shared for this holiday like empanadas & pan de muerto
- Remember your loved ones that have passed on. There will be a community altar or “ofrenda” set up from October 31st thru November 2, 2011 for candles, offerings, pictures, flowers, & decorations
Books about Día de los Muertos will be on display & available for check out.
For more information call the El Rito Library at (575) 581-4608. A donation is appreciated.
We are happy to announce that we will again be selling chocolate desserts for our "Death by Chocolate" fundraiser during the El Rito Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 2011. Come by the Library and indulge your senses and donate what you can - then taste the mouthwatering desserts.
Many thanks to our bakers from the El Rito and surrounding communities. We could not do this without your help!
We are pleased to announce that on June 28, 2011 the El Rito Public Library received a small grant from the LANL Foundation for $1,500.00. This grant will help provide daily library services by using the money to pay utilities and our Assistant Librarians.
Thank you LANL Foundation for your support!
We would like to thank all three County Commissioners: Felipe Martinez, Alfredo Montoya, Barney Trujillo and County Manager Tomas Campos for the County's grant donation of $8,000.00 for this fiscal year. The Rio Arriba County has been helping out the Rio Arriba Independent Libraries (RAIL) for many years and is much appreciated. Thank you Rio Arriba County!
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.
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!
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.
WE HAVE ADULT AND YOUTH TICKETS ~~~ TICKETS ARE ON A FIRST COME - FIRST BASIS
Ortiz Transportation will be picking us up at the Library at 6:00 pm so please make sure you are here on time.