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Culture Fest 2015 to feature entertainment, food, art, and fun Nov. 6 and 7

Culture Fest 2015, Mesa County Libraries’ popular annual celebration of western Colorado’s cultural diversity, is scheduled from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction. A reception honoring participants and winners in this year’s Culture Fest Art Show is set from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. […]


Learn to write a holiday memoir Nov. 10 at the Central Library

Looking for a way to share a special holiday memory? Learn how by attending “Writing a (Short) Holiday Memoir” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction. This lively talk by writer Sandra Dorr will describe the art of the memoir, […]


A Ghost Town With an Alias

Quite a few residents of Western Colorado know about the ghost town called Carpenter. Some people might have actually visited the site of the old mining community. What is not as well-known is that Carpenter was officially named Poland Springs from 1892 to 1897. It was frequently misspelled Polen or Pollen Springs by locals and […]

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From Model T to 4G: Learn techniques for managing multiple generations in the workforce

Four generations work in today’s labor force, presenting challenges and opportunities for organizations of all sizes and types. An upcoming workshop at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library will help organizations understand how people of different generations view paid and volunteer work. “From Model T to 4G: Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce” is scheduled for 5:30 […]

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Learn About Your Medicare Benefits

Are you curious about what kind of Medicare benefits you might qualify for? or Are you interested in learning how to apply for Medicare? If you answered yes to those questions or if you would like to learn more about Medicare remember to come to an informational program on Thursday, October 22 at 3:00 pm […]


Kids to enjoy “The Big Shout Puppet Show” Oct. 20 and 27

Who wouldn’t enjoy scary stories with a funny twist? That’s what you’ll get when the Ice Pie Players present “The Big Shout Puppet Show” at Mesa County Libraries. “The Big Shout Puppet Show” is a puppet show for kids, consisting of a funny telling of scary stories with a generous dose of dancing and connections […]


Cooking up a business

If you’re a good and enthusiastic cook or baker, you’ve probably been told “you should sell these!”  And maybe you’ve given it some thought.  We’ve got a new book, Good Food, Great Business, to provide you the know-how to make that thought a reality.  The subtitle, “How to take your artisan food idea from concept to […]


Atlas of Columbus

In my next life I want to be a cartographer.  More specifically, a cartographer in the time of Columbus, Magellan and de Gama.  In 1992, to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage to what turned out to be the West Indies, Rand McNally published Atlas of Columbus.  This beautiful book is a collection […]


“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” to encourage love of reading in early childhood

Mesa County Libraries are launching “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,” an ambitious effort to encourage a love of reading in young children. Because parents are their child’s first and best teachers, “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” gives parents a framework for reading with their children. Children who read with their parents extensively in the years before kindergarten […]

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Friends of the Library Fall Book Sale set for Oct. 14-17

The onset of autumn weather has caused Mesa County readers to start asking when the annual Fall Book Sale to benefit Friends of the Mesa County Libraries will happen. Good news! The day is arriving quickly; mark your calendar for Oct. 14-17. The sale will take place at the First Congregational Church, 1425 N. 5th St., across from […]