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Online Biographies

It happens fairly often, students and their parents come to us in search of “library resources” on a particular topic or person. Currently, one of the topics is biographies on people involved with the American Revolution. Unfortunately, sometimes it is …

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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 …

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“Pumping Up the Dream” class on March 4 explains how to start a business

Want to launch a business? A good start would be to attend “Pumping Up the Dream – Starting a Business in Western Colorado” from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, Fifth Street …

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Subject Guides at Your Library

Did you know we have some great subject guides on our website?  With topics like Business, Crafts, Emergency Preparedness, Taxes, and so much more, you’re sure to find something useful and interesting.  Our Librarians are always on the lookout for …

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Let's Get Visual!

  The well-worn phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words” takes on new meaning with two recent books, The Doodle Revolution by Sunni Brown and The Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam.  Both books make a compelling case …

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The birth of Pooh

I squeaked with joy when I saw this book on  Booklist Reader  Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh  by Sally M. Walker.  Although it’s a children’s book, it appealed to me because

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Wild Reads

We just celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and here at the Mesa County Libraries, we had a lovely display of John Fielder’s framed photographs on our walls. With all the interest, I wanted to share a list …

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Author and cartoonist Roz Chast to speak at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Avalon Theatre

Author and cartoonist Roz Chast (Photo by Bill Franzen)

Roz Chast, an accomplished author and illustrator known for her work in The New Yorker magazine, will speak at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Avalon Theatre to discuss her …

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Romantic historical novels-without bodice ripping

Timeless love stories, set in long-ago times, never go out of style.  Here are a few suggestions for those who like historical fiction spiced with some romantic longing.

Longbourn by Jo Baker  tells of Sarah, a young housemaid working in …

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