Fun, snarky, and enlightening

Combining juicy bits of Victorian history and custom with some delightfully scathing social commentary, Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners, by  Therese Oneill, will delight and infuriate you. The author wishes to not-so-gently disabuse the reader of any romantic notions of a simpler and more gracious time by detailing the rigors of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Last Chance Mine

In the 1890’s there were several copper mines operating in southwestern Colorado. Some of the abandoned mines are located within easy driving distance from Grand Junction. The Last Chance Mine was one of those sites. The operation was an example of hard rock mining, which is the process of extracting hard minerals like copper, zinc, […]

Good Vibrations

So much has been written about the Beach Boys during their extraordinary fifty-five year history, but Mike Love as the group’s front man and principal lyricist has the inside scoop on the history of the legendary American band with his new book Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy. Their origins were middle class; […]

“Meet the Patels” opens film series Dec. 7 at the Central Library

“Meet the Patels” kicks off a new season of Indie Lens Pop-Up film screenings Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. A pre-film reception starts at 6 p.m., and the screening begins at 6:30 p.m. The film will be followed by a community discussion. Ravi Patel is almost […]

Learn about OpenStreetMap Dec. 3 at the Central Library

Want to learn more about your neighborhood and your community? is an online open-source map of the world that lets anyone add information about the places they know best. Learn about OpenStreetMap and how you can use it. Mesa County Libraries will host an information session at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at […]

Acclaimed documentary “Screenagers” to be shown Dec. 6 at Central Library

The acclaimed new documentary “Screenagers” is coming to the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction, for a showing and panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. “Screenagers” is a 2016 film that looks at the struggles families face over social media, video games, academics, and Internet addiction. […]

Giving Trees at Mesa County Libraries to help needy during holiday season

Mesa County Libraries and Grand Valley Catholic Outreach are working together to help local needy families during the holidays. Giving Trees decorated with gift requests from underprivileged Mesa County residents of all ages are at the Central Library in Grand Junction and library branches in Clifton, De Beque, Fruita, and Palisade through Dec. 10, 2016. Using […]