Love Wins

Having just finished You Will Not Have My Hate, by Antoine Leiris, I am shattered. His writing is beautiful; not just the words and the journey he creates with them, but the raw emotions of someone dealing with an unthinkable tragedy. The author was at home with his 17 month-old boy, Melvil, in November 2015 […]


If you haven’t heard, November is National Novel Writing Month and Grand Junction is a great place to get connected to the NaNoWriMo community. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel by the end of November; the challenge is to stick with it! Try these 10 tips for NaNoWriMo writers to get you […]

Your Right to Read

Our wrapped Banned Book titles were a great success due to each of you who “took a chance” on what you would get! Each title had only the reason(s) it was banned on the cover to identify it, yet they disappeared off the display each day. Some of you also wrote in our Banned Journal […]

Author Talk: Nothing Short of Dying

Join us for Erik Storey’s book launch at the Central library on Wednesday, August 17th 6:30 p.m.  Erik will talk about his book, read a short passage, answer questions and be available to sign books as well. Hailed by bestselling writer William Kent Krueger as “the year’s best thriller debut,” this furiously paced ride into harm’s way […]

Celebrate National Library Week!

This week is National Library Week, April 10-16, a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use and support. Whether you’re a “regular” or haven’t been in the library in a LONG time, stop by your favorite library branch and say hello! We’d love to know: What […]

Wrapping up Banned Books Week

Libraries are a place with something to offend everyone. They are also places of discovery, wonder, enrichment, and understanding. Throughout this week dedicated to bringing Banned (and Challenged) Books to people’s attention, we have had some heart-warming moments: Listening to a mother tell her child the reasons given for banning Green Eggs and Ham, an […]

What’s the Story Behind Dinosaur Fossils?

Have you ever wanted to go on a dinosaur fossil dig? Or wondered how such fossils ended up here? Local paleontology expert Mike Calabro will bring a collection of fossils for us to look over that were primarily collected in Western Colorado. There’s more to discover from such fossils than we might think: plants tell […]

Wonder and Magic

Remember the wonder of reading fairy tales like Hansel & Gretel and the magical pull of musical arrangements that called to you? High Desert Opera has combined the two in their next performance of Hansel & Gretel. Come to the Central library on Tuesday, July 7th at 6:30 p.m. for an “Informance” presented by Ed […]

Investing Resources Available@Your Library!

Did you know that your Mesa County library card gives you access to help you invest your money without even having to leave your home? The library has two online resources for investment information that are available 24/7 and are constantly being updated: Morningstar and Value Line.   If you’re new to investing, or have […]

The End of Your Life Book Club

The library’s Kiva Book Club read Will Schawalbe’s The End of Your Life Book Club this month and we had a very lively discussion. Schwalbe and his mother are readers, and as such, they relate to one another best through what they have been, are reading or intend to read. Once his mother is diagnosed […]