Learn to draw comics tonight at Neighbor’s Read!

Hey kids and families – join us tonight at Neighbor’s Read where we’ll learn to draw comics! The fun begins at 6:30 pm in the Central Library Children’s Center. Neighbor’s Read is a family program where we welcome guests from the local community to read with us and share presentations, stories and all-around-awesomeness about what […]


What’s the Story Behind Dinosaur Fossils?

Have you ever wanted to go on a dinosaur fossil dig? Or wondered how such fossils ended up here? Local paleontology expert Mike Calabro will bring a collection of fossils for us to look over that were primarily collected in Western Colorado. There’s more to discover from such fossils than we might think: plants tell […]


Finding The Little Book Cliff Railway

Did you know that a narrow gauge railroad used to travel from the Book Cliffs all the way to 1st Street? In 1890 an entrepreneur named W.T Carpenter opened the Book Cliff Coal Mine. The Little Book Cliff Railway was built to transport coal from the foot of the Book Cliffs to Grand Junction. The […]


Picture Book of the Week: Outstanding in the rain

An oronym is a set of words or a phrase that sound exactly like another set of words or a phrase, such as “ice cream” and “I scream.” The picture book of this week, Outstanding in the Rain, is not only full of fun oronyms, but the pages also have holes that peek through to the […]


Summer reading lists

Apparently, readers need a lot of help in the summer. Everyone and their dog publishes  “beach-reads lists” ; I ask you: who’s got a beach around here? How about “books to read when people insist you go with them when they fish”? “Books to read instead of going to the gym like you’re supposed to, […]

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YA Audiobook pairs

Looking for a few good audiobooks to get you through your next big trip? Have you heard about SYNC? It’s a free summer audiobook program for young adults. For the next 6 weeks SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – a current young adult title along with a thematically paired classic or […]


Wonder and Magic

Remember the wonder of reading fairy tales like Hansel & Gretel and the magical pull of musical arrangements that called to you? High Desert Opera has combined the two in their next performance of Hansel & Gretel. Come to the Central library on Tuesday, July 7th at 6:30 p.m. for an “Informance” presented by Ed […]


The best Graphic Novel Club ever!

Don’t miss this week’s extra special super fun Teen Graphic Novel Club! This Friday, July 3rd,  from 4-5pm, teens will have a chance to prove their superhero comic book knowledge with a trivia contest designed by a bonafide teenage comic book fan. Prizes include comic books from Top 5 Comic Shop and candy. Teens will also […]

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Hunkta Bunkta with musician Katherine Dines!

Come to the Central Library today at 2pm for a fun-filled, interactive music performance for kids and families brought to you by Katherine Dines! Katherine Dines is a Denver-based performer who performs worldwide and has won numerous awards, including a Grammy nomination and a platinum record. Don’t miss the rest of our great events on […]