El Rito Fiesta! Veronica Ortiz will perform “POR MIENTRAS”

Join us as the El Rito Library takes part in the El Rito Fiesta, Sept. 12th & 13th. Visit our booth to enjoy games and books and learn more about all your library has to offer. Help make your library’s float the best of the fiesta. We need people to be bookworms, a cat with a hat, Don Quixote or Sancho Panza, Little Roja Riding Hood or any of your favorite book characters. It’s a fun event for the whole family.

The El Rito Public Library is proud to present in concert

VeróNica Ortiz
Sunday ~ September 13, 2009 at 7pm

As heard on KDCE FM ~ “El Orgullo de El Rito”
Verónica will be introducing more songs
of Northern New Mexico from her new record

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Handmade Quilt For Sale!

Prepare for the coming cold with a one of a kind handmade quilt. Our El Rito quilting group has graciously donated a beautiful quilt for sale for only $150. Now being displayed behind the librarian’s desk.

aproximately 39" x 39"

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Board of Directors' Pancake Breakfast

The El Rito Board of Directors will be hosting a PANCAKE BREAKFAST fundraiser for the Library on Saturday, June 27, 2009 from 8:00 am. to 12:00 noon at the El Rito Library. 

Due to the current financial stability of the Library, we need to raise enough money to carry us through the months of July and August until donations and grants start coming in for the new fiscal year.

Come join us for a great breakfast!  Bring the entire family and enjoy the mouthwatering pancakes made by our own Board of Directors who are the cooks for this annual event.  Don't forget your checkbooks!  Thank you for supporting your local library!


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Spring Flea Market

THIRD TIME IS THE CHARM!  Due to bad weather the past two dates, we are rescheduling the Spring Flea Market for Saturday, May 23, 2009 starting at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  You have plenty of time to start cleaning up around the house and get rid of those items you don't need.  Everyone is welcome to come and sell.  Bring your own tables.  Pack it in - Pack it out!

A small 10% donation for the Library is suggested.

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Music and Stories of Northern New Mexico

Come and bring your family to a fund raising afternoon of the "Music and Stories of Northern New Mexico"

Sunday, April 26, 2009 from 1-4pm

by Renowned Storytellers:
Leah Alexander
Joe Hayes
Larry Torres

and Renowned Musicians
Dr. Marcos Cavalcante
Cipriano Vigil

$10 Donation Suggested

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Quilt and Textile Search

Do you have an old handmade family quilt, rug, blanket or garment?  Quilt and Textile Search in conjunction with the upcoming New Mexico Centennial are looking for pre-1930s quilts and textiles.

We are particularly interested in those with a New Mexico history.  If you have an old quilt, handmade rug, blanket or garment that might fall into this category, we will be photographing them and collecting their history at the

                                EL RITO PUBLIC LIBRARY
                                        MARCH 21, 2009
                                   10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

For more information contact Donna at (505) 771-0018 or Colleen (505) 892-5673.  CentennialTextilesearch@yahoo.com
Local Contact:  Viki Edwards at 575-581-4744.

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The El Rito Library presents in concert:

The folk music of Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson

Admission is Free
Donation to the Library is Encouraged

Saturday, March 7 at 4pm
Reservations Recommended: 877-806-2987

Come early for 4H baked cookies!

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Third Annual Live/Silent Auction

Our third annual Live/Silent Auction will be on Saturday, December 6, 2008.  Time and location TBA.

We are again asking our local artists and community members from El Rito, Abiquiu, Medanales, Ojo Caliente, La Madera, Vallecitos, and many other surrounding communities to please donate an item for this very successful fundraiser.  If you have a friend or a friend's friend that might donate please ask them to.

Contact the Library at 575-581-4608 if you have any questions regarding this fundraiser.  Thank you.

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