Children’s events at Library Comic Con

Tomorrow is Library Comic Con! Did you know there are events going on for all ages? Check out what we have planned for kids: 10am – Story Time 11am-1:30pm – Kids cartooning lessons with D.P. Benjamin 2-4pm – Caricature drawing with Aaron Herrera Comic book mad libs, coloring pages, and mask making! Visit our Comic […]


April Poetry Contest Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s poetry contest!   A big thank you to all who entered and to Randy Phillis for being our judge.  We’ll see you again next year 1st Place – Barbara Meeker, “the edge of a poem” 2nd Place – Chelsea Tryon, “Home, 5:15 p.m.” 3rd Place – Ruth Michels, “perhaps” […]


Book Review – Strangers and Beggars by James Van Pelt

Local author James Van Pelt is a man of many talents. He has written a variety of short story collections and novels in addition to teaching English in Mesa County schools and at Colorado Mesa University. His short story “The Last of the O-Forms” was a Nebula Award finalist in 2002.  His works have been […]

Dia de los Ninos 2015

Día de los Niños Celebration at the Central Library!

This Thursday, April 30th is Día de los Niños – a national celebration of culture, literacy and language! Libraries and schools around the country celebrate the occasion with multicultural events and activities of all kinds. We are joining in on the fun at our Central Library with the following events: 10am – Bilingual Story Time […]


Rosetta Stone is Here!

We’re so excited to add Rosetta Stone to our list of eResources!  Whether you’re looking to learn a brand new language, further your ESL learning as a non-native English speaker, or brush up on a language for business or vacation travel, Rosetta Stone Library Solution is the perfect tool. This vital resource includes 30 languages […]

The Mangle Street Murders

The Mangle Street Murders

In 1882 London, a detective duo playfully reminiscent of Holmes and Watson debut in M.R.C. Kasasian’s The Mangle Street Murders. When March Middleton’s father dies, she agrees to live with her godfather, the eminent “personal” detective (private is for bedrooms, he says), Sidney Grice. Cold-blooded, vain and avaricious, Grice is approached when a beautiful young […]


Fly-tying art exhibit to open with reception May 1 at Central Library

Mesa County Libraries are hosting an opening reception and fly tying demonstration from 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 1, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction, for a new art exhibit to be displayed in the Central Library Corridor Gallery. “The Art of the Fly: A Photographic Appreciation for the Artistry of […]


Library Comic Con and Free Comic Book Day set for Saturday, May 2

If you like comics, sci-fi, and superheroes, then you’ll love Library Comic Con at the Mesa County Central Library on Saturday, May 2. The Central Library is hosting a mini Comic Con, or fan convention, to celebrate comics and the culture that surrounds them. Special events and appearances are planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, throughout the library. Stop by for […]


Volunteers needed for variety of roles at Mesa County Libraries

Mesa County Libraries are seeking volunteers to fill a variety of needs at several library locations. Among the specific needs at the current time are: Shelvers and general library volunteers at the Orchard Mesa and Palisade branches. Shelvers at the Central Library. Language tutors for one-on-one tutoring in the Adult Literacy Center at the Central […]


Outdoor adventurer to discuss Everest region April 20 at Central Library

Outdoor adventurer Michael Adler will present “Trekking and Climbing near Everest,” a photo show and talk describing a 15-day trip he took in 2011 to the Everest and Gokyo regions of Nepal. His presentation is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Monday, April 20, in the Central Library Community Room, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue. Adler’s itinerary […]