DREAM BIG - READ

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!

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Annual Board of Directors' Pancake Breakfast

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!

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2nd Annual Plant & Seed Exchange

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).  

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2nd Annual Dance

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!

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Enchilada Dinner Fundraiser

The Library traditionally starts to run out of operational money in May and June.  This year is no exception - so we are having an "Enchilada Dinner" fundraiser on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at the Library from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 

Come support your local library and bring your checkbooks and spend some time socializing with your community neighbors.  If you cannot attend the dinner, please send in your donation to:  El Rito Library, P.O. Box 5, El Rito, NM  87530.

THANK YOU!

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3rd Film Series - Dessert & A Documentary (What Is In Our Food?)

On Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the El Rito Library.  Come join us for a night of desserts and a documentary film titled:

3rd Film Series - "King Corn" (What is in our foods?)

King Corn is a feature documentary about two friends, one acre of corn, and the subsidized crop that drives our fast-food nation. In King Corn, Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis, best friends from college on the east coast, move to the heartland to learn where their food comes from. With the help of friendly neighbors, genetically modified seeds, and powerful herbicides, they plant and grow a bumper crop of America's most-productive, most-subsidized grain on one acre of Iowa soil. But when they try to follow their pile of corn into the food system, what they find raises troubling questions about how we eat-and how we farm.  Written by King Corn

A discussion will follow after the film.

 

Desserts, popcorn and drinks will be served. Hope to see you there!

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2nd Film in Series - Dessert & A Documentary (What is in our Food?)

On Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the El Rito Library.  Come join us for a night of desserts and a documentary film titled:

2nd Film Series - "Unnatural Selection" (What is in our foods?)

A failed GM cotton crop prompts farmer suicides in India.  GM pigs are born with ghastly mutations in the US.  Wind borne GM canola threatens farms in Canada, forcing one farmer to the Supreme Count.  A Company breeds giant GM salmon, despite its threat to natural fish populations.  Alarming findings convince a scientist that GMOs may lead to a catastrophe.  And corporations deceive the public, while trying to patent and control the food supply.  By Bertram Verhaag and Gabriele Krober. (60 minutes)

A discussion will follow after the film.

Desserts, popcorn and drinks will be served.  Hope to see you there!

Other upcoming films:

  • Your Milk on Drugs - Just Say No!
  • Don't Put That in Your Mouth
  • Hidden Dangers in Kids' Meals
  • You're Eating What?
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Dessert & Documentary Film Series - What is in Your Food?

On Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the El Rito Library,  Come join us for a night of desserts and a documentary film titled:

 "The World According to Monsanto" - (What is in our foods?)

Monsanto's controversial past combines some of the most toxic products ever sold with misleading reports, pressure tactics, collusion, and attempted corruption.  They now race to genetically engineer (and patent) the world's food supply, which profoundly threatens our health, environment, and economy.  Combining secret documents with first-hand accounts by victims, scientists, and politicians, this widely praised film exposes why Monsanto has become the world's poster child for malignant corporate influence in government and technology. 

Desserts, popcorn and drinks will be served.  Hope to see you there!

Other upcoming films:

  • Your Milk on Drugs - Just Say No!
  • Don't Put That in Your Mouth
  • Unnatural Selection
  • Hidden Dangers in Kids' Meals
  • You're Eating What?
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