More Videos Added to Veterans Remember Project

New accounts of WWII experiences by local residents Ralph Dorn and Dale Foreman have been added to our collection.  As part of our 970West Digital Collection, the Veterans Remember Project seeks to collect and document the memories, thoughts, and experiences of U.S. military veterans who live in Mesa County.  View all videos on our Veterans […]

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ROC Day at the Central Library to feature fiber arts demonstrations

If you’re a fan of yarn, cloth, and fiber arts, tie a string around your finger and remember to visit the Mesa County Libraries Central Library from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, for ROC Day. Historically, ROC Day is a centuries-old celebration by European weavers and spinners who returned to work after the […]


Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle is one of Philip K. Dick’s  most well-known books. In 1963 it won the Hugo Award for Best Novel. The book is an alternate history in which World War II lasted until 1947 and the United States is ruled by Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in present day 1962. […]

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Mesa County Libraries announce hours for upcoming holidays

Mesa County Libraries have announced hours for upcoming holidays. All Mesa County Libraries locations will be closed Thursday and Friday, Dec. 24 and 25, for the Christmas holiday. Libraries will return to normal operating hours Dec. 26. All library locations will close at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, and remain closed Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, […]

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“Wild Land Hikes Both Near and Far” explores wilderness Dec. 21 

From local favorites such as Dominguez Wilderness and the Palisade Wilderness Study Area to California’s Mokelumne Wilderness, members of the local chapter of Great Old Broads for Wilderness visited 21 areas and hiked more than 200 miles. Janice Shepherd will discuss some of those special places in “Wild Land Hikes Both Near and Far,” an […]


Archaic Cultures in Colorado

The Archaic time period ranged from 6,500 BC to 200 AD and Western Colorado was home to humans during this era. These people lived after the Paleo-Indians but much earlier than the Utes, who were in Colorado as early as 1500 AD. Much is not known about the Archaic cultures when compared to the Ute. […]

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Generous contribution propels Wild Colorado mobile app beyond its fundraising goal  

  A fundraising campaign to help develop Wild Colorado, a wildlife-identification and outdoor-recreation mobile app under development by the Mesa County Public Library Foundation, reached its goal Dec. 8 with a generous contribution from Alpine Bank. The library Foundation has been seeking contributions for the project since early November via the Kickstarter website. The Kickstarter […]