Library 101

Get the most from your Mesa County library

On Monday, February 22, at 9:30 a.m., we’ll hold our Library 101 class at the Central library. Whether you are new to the library or a long-time patron, join us to learn about some of the valuable services and resources the library offers. Take a brief tour of the library to see some of the […]


The Science of Taste

One of the enjoyable factors to Kitchens of the Great Midwest is the change in perspective and narrator that each chapter brings. In the only chapter that is from Eva’s point of view, she is a young girl, experimenting in the growth of chili peppers and breeding for the hottest possible. In her bedroom closet. […]

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Travel talk to highlight Paria Canyon and Rainbow Bridge Feb. 8

If you need a canyon fix to get you through this cold, snowy winter, we’ll have it for you Monday, Feb. 8, at the Central Library. Photographer Walt Fite and his wife, Marilyn, will present “Paria Canyon and Rainbow Bridge” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the Central Library. Wander beneath Buckskin and Paria […]


Dontcha know where the Midwest is?

Location, location, location. In some books, the sense of place becomes its own character. The location provides a meaning and impact all its own, contributing to the actions of the characters as well as the readers’ understanding of them. Kitchens of the Great Midwest is one such book. The first giveaway, of course, is the […]


Story Time Survey

Have you attended a story time or a puppet show at one of our participating locations? We would love to hear your feedback! In order to stay informed about what you want and need, we have developed a brief survey. As an organization that focuses on serving our community, we strive to keep our programs […]


No football this weekend? No problem!

Here are some options (pun intended) for your viewing pleasure. Broncos: The Complete History, 2006 Denver Broncos Greatest Moments, 2013 Broncos 3 Greatest Games, 2008 America’s Game: Denver Broncos Collection, 2007


Calling all artists! Apply now for 970West Studio Artist in Residence

Artists in Mesa County are invited to apply for one of three Artist in Residence spots available during 2016 in the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio. The entry deadline is Feb. 26, and applications may be submitted online at Artists 18 and older who live in Mesa County are eligible to apply. Artists may […]

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Applications being accepted for Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees opening

Applications are being accepted for an opening on the Mesa County Public Library District Board of Trustees. The seven-member volunteer board adopts and oversees the budget, bylaws, and policies of the district; conducts long-range planning; and hires and evaluates the library director. Board terms are for five years. Library district trustees are appointed by the […]