Subject Guides at Your Library

Did you know we have some great subject guides on our website?  With topics like Business, Crafts, Emergency Preparedness, Taxes, and so much more, you’re sure to find something useful and interesting.  Our Librarians are always on the lookout for great resources to share, and these guides are continuously updated.   To access our subject […]


Let’s Get Visual!

  The well-worn phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words” takes on new meaning with two recent books, The Doodle Revolution by Sunni Brown and The Back of the Napkin by Dan Roam.  Both books make a compelling case for using visual representations – doodles or drawings – to communicate with others, describe complex […]


The birth of Pooh

I squeaked with joy when I saw this book on  Booklist Reader :  Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh  by Sally M. Walker.  Although it’s a children’s book, it appealed to me because of the cover art of a bear snuggling with a soldier and my abiding affection for Winnie the Pooh. It all […]


Wild Reads

We just celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and here at the Mesa County Libraries, we had a lovely display of John Fielder’s framed photographs on our walls. With all the interest, I wanted to share a list of wonderful Wild Reads that someone graciously shared with me. This was compiled by Southpark, […]


One Book Movie Series at the Avalon

Our last One Book movie of the series takes place this Sunday, 1:30 pm, at the Avalon Theatre at 7th and Main St. Admission will cost $6.00. Mother, a 1996 film, stars Albert Brooks and Debbie Reynolds. Brooks plays a successful writer in the midst of his second divorce, who determines that in order to […]


Crucial Conversations

The title of Roz Chast’s book and our One Book selection, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, says it all. The topic of the end of our lives is naturally uncomfortable. Not only is it complicated and time consuming, to the point where it necessitates professionals–Roz consults a few for these affairs herself–it is […]


Romantic historical novels-without bodice ripping

Timeless love stories, set in long-ago times, never go out of style.  Here are a few suggestions for those who like historical fiction spiced with some romantic longing. Longbourn by Jo Baker  tells of Sarah, a young housemaid working in the tumultuous household of the  Bennet family from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  This novel combines the […]


Teen Art Submissions

  Mesa County Libraries and Super Rad Art Jam are seeking art submissions in all mediums and subjects from teen artists in Mesa County. Work will be collected February through May 2015 and displayed in the Central Library Teen Area during one of the following months: April, May, June, July, August, or September 2015. Any […]


Wrinkles featured as next One Book Movie

You won’t want to miss Sunday’s One Book Movie, Wrinkles, at the Central Library at 1:30 pm. This animated feature film for an adult audience is based on a graphic novel, an illustrated work, by Paco Roca. A lot of emphasis has been given, in our selection and programs, to the caregivers, especially adult children […]