Delicious! reading

Delicious! is the yummy first novel by Ruth Reichl, the former editor of Gourmet magazine,   The intricate story-within-a-story follows a young woman embarking on a much-coveted job at a gourmet food magazine.  This book is an entertaining page-turner for foodies and non-foodies alike. Reichl also wrote an engaging and poignant 3-part memoir (Tender at the Bone, Comfort […]

Art as Healing

Our One Book program this evening, Art and Journaling to Heal the Heart, will cover a powerful method that assists people recovering from grief. Art therapy clients “use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior…reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem.” (From the American […]

Magazines and Newspapers at Your Library

Did you know your library card is all you need to access hundreds of online magazines and newspapers? Zinio Digital magazines can be viewed online or downloaded to your smartphone or tablet. Our MasterFile* database is great for research, but also includes full-text of many popular magazines, like Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek and lots more! […]

Lessons on Longevity

Our last One Book panel discussed the ways people can nurture their Body, Brain, and Well-Being. Panelists shared the importance of activities including volunteering, exercise, strategic games, and staying in touch with a health care provider. The importance of friends and social activity was highlighted throughout the night.   Many benefits of maintaining a social […]

Business Source Premier

  Do you own a business or are you interested in researching a company or industry? If so, Business Source Premier is the place to go to find current industry profiles, market reports and detailed information on 10,000 of the largest companies in the world.   Business Source Premier is one of many eResources available […]

Cartooning Documentaries this Sunday

You might have noticed by now that our One Book choice, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast is not like any previous selection. Our Movie Series Sunday is shaking up it’s format also. Join us on Sunday the 1st at 1:30pm at the Central Library to look deeper into the lives […]

The Long Haul: Learn about Longevity

In Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, she portrays her parents dying, yes, but also their aging process. Her story depicts the move out of their home of several decades and into care facilities, as they relinquish control and responsibilities, and as their attention and memory begin to fail them. Certainly an […]

We’re Off to a Great Start!

Thanks to our presenters, facilitator, and participants One Book, One Mesa County 2015 had a strong start Thursday night with “Understanding the Family You Have.” Introductions and conversation addressed our culture in which we often find discussing aging and death difficult. Though single children have the burden of facing it alone, sometimes carrying out decisions […]

One Book Movie Series

The One Book Movie Series kicks off on Sunday at the Central Library at 1:30. The series explores the theme of Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? through film. The Straight Story, a 1999 David Lynch film, portrays a true story of an elderly man making a long overdue journey to visit a brother […]

Minimalism at its bare minimum

Some recent new books are fascinating for the brevity of their one-letter titles.   F, a novel by Daniel Kehlmann, published August 2014, was reviewed by James Wood in the New Yorker. He writes that F can seem a conventional tale of family woes, shaped around the life stories of the three failed Friedland brothers, […]