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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Thank You Everyone!

A Look Back at 2011:

January 1st - Paid off final installment for land and building
February 19th - Gabriel Meléndez Reading & Booksigning
March 10th - A Hawk and a Hacksaw Musical Concert
April 30th - Indiana Bones Visits during Dia de los Niños Event
May 5th - Our 25th Anniversary Celebration!
May 7th - A History of the S.P.M.D.T.U. and Booksigning Event
May 14th - Scrapbooking Class
May 28th - 1st Annual Community Plant Sale and Seed Exchange
June 4th - Spring Flea Market
June 12th - Board of Directors' Pancake Breakfast
June 23rd - Scott Idlet Musical Concert
June 27th - Free Opera Performance for Youth Night
July 9th - 1st Annual Live Dance
July 15th - "Honoring the Voices of Our Ancestors: Dia de los Muertos Across Borders
                    Lecture & Discussion
July 19th - Origami for Kids
October 1st & 2nd - "Death by Chocolate", El Rito Studio Tour
October 22nd - Fall Flea Market
November 2nd - 1st Día de los Muertos Celebration
December 3rd - 6th Annual Live/Silent Auction
December 17th - Annual Children's Christmas Party

Thank you all who have supported the El Rito Public Library for the past 25 years.  May you all have a safe and very Prosperous New Year!

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you all for supporting the El Rito Public Library again this year.  On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff of the El Rito Public Library, we all wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Properous New Year!

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