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.
Please join us on Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 7:00 pm at the El Rito Library for an evening of original country music by Colorado singer and songwriter, Scott Idlet. Winner of the Woody Guthrie songwriting competition and a Kerrville Newfolk finalist, Idlet’s music is a gritty mix of life, love and loss. He’ll share his creative process, the stories behind his songs, and what it takes to be a songwriter. CDs of his album, “The Last Diner” available for sale with a percentage of the proceeds benefitting the library. Enjoy friends and refreshments and this unique opportunity to hear a gifted musician visiting our town. Donations to the El Rito Library much appreciated and accepted at the door
Our Board of Directors are gearing up to make and serve you the most watering pancakes this side of the Rio Grande - really? Yes, on Sunday, June 12. 2011 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Parish Hall next to the Catholic Church we will be serving breakfast as an annual fundraiser. Please come and enjoy a few hours on Sunday morning with friends and family and support your local library. Thank you!
It is time to start cleaning up your closets, attic, basement, garage, etc. and getting rid of those items you don't need. Come sell them at the El Rito Library's Flea Market on Saturday, June 4, 2011 starting at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to come and sell or buy. A small 10% donation for the Library is suggested. Bring you own tables and chairs. Pack It In - Pack It Out. Come One ~ Come All!