The Department of Intrepid Women-the Nellie Bly edition

When moxie was being handed out, reporter and writer Nellie Bly got the lion’s share. Known for her journalistic exposés, such as Ten Days in a Madhouse, in which she feigned insanity to get into an asylum, her investigative work led to reforms in the treatment of mentally ill people. She also replicated Jules Verne’s Around the World […]

Do you love poetry?

Maybe you’ve never been into poetry, but wish you could be. Now’s a good time – April is National Poetry Month, and you can celebrate with the library. Enjoy a live poetry reading on April 25, at 6:00 p.m.  on our Facebook page with L. Luis Lopez and others. Naturally, we also have some mighty fine […]

“National Bird” film screening to explore U.S. drone wars April 26

“National Bird,” a documentary about the controversial U.S. drone war, is the next film in the Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Series at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library in Grand Junction. The screening opens with a reception at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, followed by the film in the Central Library Community Room, 443 N. 6th St. […]

What will you read next?

Does finishing a great book fill you with feelings of impending doom? What if you don’t have another good one lined up already? Better you should avoid the tedious sniveling that could ensue (or is that just me?), by going directly to the Book Reviews and Recommendations page on the Mesa County Libraries website. There you will find […]

2017 Poetry Contest Winners

In celebration of National Poetry Month this April, Mesa County Libraries hosted its 6th annual poetry contest.  We had 54 entries this year, making it the best year yet–thank you! Each winner received a gift certificate for Downtown Grand Junction. Special thanks to Dr. Randy Phillis for being our judge again!  The winners of the […]

Live-stream poetry reading to feature three poets April 25

Enjoy a live poetry reading in the comfort of your own home! To celebrate National Poetry Month, poetry fans are invited to tune in to the Mesa County Libraries Facebook page for a live-webcast Poetry Reading by three local poets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The reading – featuring poets L. Luis Lopez, […]

Looking for a light-hearted read?

Taking a break from my usual diet of treacherous-women/lecherous-men fiction, I happened on Man at the Helm, by Nina Stibbe. It was just what I needed to expel the bitter aftertaste of the psychological thrillers I habitually feast upon. A charming specimen of the eccentric-British-family-novel (see these classic examples), Man at the Helm begins with ten-year-old Lizzie and her family moving […]

Get ready for Summer Reading with a library puppet show!

Get ready for Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries by attending “Build a Better World,” a puppet show that is scheduled for performances at all library locations April 11-May 20. This puppet show will get you excited for Summer Reading’s awesome activities, plentiful prizes, and a Summer Entertainment Series jam-packed with magicians, musicians, and more. […]