Water Bears: The Ultimate Superhero – Tonight at Jr. Scientist

Colorado Mesa University professor Dr. Aparna Palmer presents “Water Bears: The Ultimate Superhero” tonight at 6:30pm in the Central Library Community Room. Water bears are microscopic animals that can survive water shortages and are the only animals we know of that can survive in space! Learn all about these amazing creatures tonight.


Learn all about fruits and veggies tonight at Neighbors Read!

Come by the Central Library Children’s Center at 6:30pm today to hear all about fresh fruits and vegetables from Fruit Basket Orchard! Neighbors Read is a family program that happens at 6:30pm every Thursday where we welcome guests from the local community to read with us and share presentations, stories and all-around-awesomeness about what they […]


Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami

After Tsukuru Tazaki is rejected by his four best friends without explanation, an unfulfilled wish to die dominates his early adulthood. He moves through life broken and unable to truly connect with others. Gradually, he builds a life around his one true love: the building of train stations. Through this life, he meets a woman […]

9-8-15 Crisis Hotline

Screening of “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” set for Sept. 8 at Central Library

A screening of the documentary “Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction.   The film will be followed by a question-and-answer session hosted by Sonja Encke, suicide prevention coordinator for the Veterans Affairs Health […]


A gem of a library in Collbran

If you plan a trip up to the Grand Mesa to view the changing seasons in the coming weeks, we urge you to visit the Collbran Branch Library, located at 111 Main St. in Collbran.  We can’t promise you’ll see riders on horseback from the windows of the library, but we are confident you’ll enjoy seeing how Mesa […]


LEGO At The Library

Did you know that kids can play with LEGO blocks at the library? Every third Friday, from 3-5pm we put out big bins of LEGO, Duplo, and Quatro blocks, and kids can create whatever they like. This past Friday, 50 kids had a great time building houses, cars, towers, and anything they could imagine. These […]

New small person

Picture book of the week: The New Small Person

Elmore Green is a happy only child – he enjoys lining his things up and not having them moved, watching whatever he wants on television, and eating orange jelly beans. One day, however, a new small person arrives on the scene, and everything changes. Elmore doesn’t like sharing attention or play things with the new […]