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Read with pride during GLBT Book Month

June is the American Library Association‘s GLBT Book Month, which is described as “a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.” To find a diverse range of young adult fiction with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer and/or questioning characters, check […]

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Road Trip! 50 Great American Places by Brent D. Glass

If you are a road tripper who always wants to stop at historical markers, you must read 50 Great American Places by Brent D. Glass.  Mr Glass is the Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, colloquially known as America’s Attic.  His book is more than a list of travel destinations.  Rather, […]

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Antoine Robidoux’s Travel Log Entry

On November 13, 1837 Antoine Robidoux would have been traveling near the border of Utah and Colorado. There was a good chance that he was transporting trade goods between one of the trading posts that he established in the region. One of those trading posts was Fort Uncompahgre, which was located outside of what is […]

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My Favorite Childhood Librarian: Days at the Clifton Library

Clifton was an interesting place when I was a kid. In the late 1970’s and throughout the 1980’s, my neighborhood around 32 1/8th Road and others in the area had many abandoned houses with overgrown weeds, broken fences, and other features that might capture a child’s imagination. Who left that gate open? What’s inside the […]

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Haunting Cold War novel

It’s London, the sixties, Cold War paranoia is at its peak. Who is spying for the enemy? Who are the innocent bystanders? In Exposure by Helen Dunmore, no one is quite who they seem as Giles Holloway and Simon Callington, long-time friends and colleagues working for the Admiralty, tragically find out. A misstep in his […]

Teen Kick Off 2016

Get in the game: read!

Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries is just around the corner – the program begins May 23rd and you can register online now! There are a ton of great teen events going on during the Summer, beginning with the Teen Kickoff Party on June 3rd from 5-8pm in the Central Library Parking Lot. Come by […]

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Safe surfing!

Join us on Wednesday, May 18, at 9:30 am for an internet safety class. We’ll discuss the internet’s major risks: malware, hacking, identity theft, and scams – what do these terms mean, how to protect yourself, how to recognize if you’ve become a victim, and what to do if are a victim.  Our objective is […]

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Free Comic Book Day

Come in to any Mesa County Library location during regular hours on Saturday, May 7th, for a free comic book! Free Comic Book Day is a national event and is a way of encouraging readers of all ages to discover – or rediscover – this unique storytelling medium. Libraries and comic book shops (including Grand Junction’s own Top […]