Have you cleared your cookies lately?

No – this isn’t a New Year’s resolution post about getting rid of those extra Christmas cookies.  It’s a reminder to clear the cookies stored in each of the browsers you use on your computer.  Cookies are small files written onto your computer’s hard drive when you open most websites on most browsers.  The cookie […]

Requiescat in pace

When librarians think about Carrie Fisher, who died on December 27 at age 60, we are just as likely to recall her autobiographical and semi-autobiographical writings as her movies.  She wrote with brutal honesty and humor about her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction, mental health, and Hollywood.  Starting with Postcards from the Edge, published in […]

Browsing business books from 2016

Every year Forbes magazine publishes its list of must-read business books. This year’s list, compiled by David Burkus, includes many titles available at Mesa County Libraries.  The other titles are also available by request.  The Mesa County holdings include: Originals: how non-conformists move the world by Adam Grant TED Talks by Chris Anderson Grit: the power of […]

The Lean Startup

Although The Lean Startup by Eric Ries was written only five years ago, it has become a classic read for entrepreneurs and innovators.  Ries has revolutionized how startup companies think and act by applying the concepts of lean manufacturing to startup ventures.  Ries also shows how his Lean Startup concept can be used by intrapreneurs – people […]

Want to talk like TED?

If you’re already hooked on Ted Talks, you probably envy the abilities of TED talkers to engage, motivate, and win over an audience.  Who wouldn’t?  If you’re new to TED, the acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design.  It started out as an annual convention built around people, businesses, and projects that operate at the convergence of […]

Never used a computer? Get started at the library!

Applying for a job? Buying a US savings bond for a grandchild? Checking on your VA or Social Security benefits? Printing a pay stub? Getting a credit report? So many important as well as everyday tasks require using a computer or an email address.  At Mesa County Libraries we offer a series of Getting Started […]

Pride and Prejudice Redux

We don’t often talk about spin-offs in book form, but there is one novel that has a surprising number of published sequels or retellings or just plain knock-offs.  At Mesa County Library, we have at least 25 different titles that are based on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.   Some are sequels that tell […]

Safe surfing!

Concerned about being safe online?  Join us for an internet safety class at the Central Library on Thursday, July 7, at 1:30 pm. 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 […]

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, […]

The cover of The Road to Little Dribbling by Bill Bryson

Happy Early May Bank Holiday for Anglophiles and walkers!

Early May Bank Holiday, which falls on May 2nd this year, kicks off the start of the summer season in England.  Timed to coincide with the more traditional May Day, it is a day for Britons to head outdoors.  To help you celebrate vicariously, we offer three books about walking in England.  The first is […]