Cover Life from Scratch

Life From Scratch

I came for the food; I stayed for the story. Sasha Martin’s book begins with the remembrance of life with her brother and eccentric mother. After her mother lost her investments, life in a low-income and unconventional home was both rough and imaginative. As a result of their mother’s ways, Martin and her brother spent […]



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Geek out today with awesome fandom crafts at the Central Library

Come by the Community Room in the Central Library any time between 3-5pm to make shrinky dinks, bottle cap jewelry, buttons, bookmarks and other fun crafts in the spirit of your favorite fandom! There’s awesome teen events going on every Tuesday this summer – check out the rest of June and July’s schedule: June 9th […]

in a village

Picture book of the week: In a Village by the Sea

This week’s featured picture book is a new title that’s sure to become a classic, Muon Van’s In a Village by the Sea. This circular tale set in a Vietnamese village is short, sweet and simple enough to read to the littlest of book lovers, but the absolutely beautiful illustrations by April Chu will keep all ages […]


Teen Creative Writing Workshop

Calling all teen writers! If you’re looking for some inspiration, writing guidance, and pizza then we’ve got you covered! Join us on Monday June 8th for an all day creative writing workshop with teachers Renee Collins and Tyler Jolley, both local YA authors. The workshop will run 10am-3pm. We will talk in depth about setting […]

Cody Landstrom 2015

Magician Cody Landstrom tonight and tomorrow at the Central Library

Don’t miss kids magician and comedian Cody Landstrom tonight at 6:30pm and again tomorrow at 2pm at the Central Library! Join us in the Community Room for unbelievable feats of magic as we kick off the Summer Reading Program. If you haven’t registered for the Summer Reading Program yet, you still can by visiting and […]

Ann Lincoln De Beque 2015

The incredible Ann Lincoln kicks off the summer in De Beque today!

It’s a magician! It’s a juggler! It’s a comedian! It’s Ann Lincoln! Join us in De Beque today at 11:00 for Ann Lincoln’s one and only performance at Mesa County Libraries this summer. While you’re celebrating the summer, be sure to register for the Summer Reading Program by visiting and picking up your reading log at […]

Neighbors Read May 2015

CMU Actors perform scenes from The Stonecutter tonight at Neighbors Read

Don’t miss Neighbor’s Read tonight at 6:30 in the Central Library Children’s Center, where we will welcome CMU actors who will perform scenes from the kids play “The Stonecutter.” Neighbor’s Read is a weekly program where we welcome guests from the local community for a fun, informative presentation. Stop by any Thursday on your way […]


Teen Kickoff Party w/ Illumicirque Firedancers

Teens – don’t miss our special after-hours party on Friday night from 7-9pm at the Central Library! From 7-:8:30 we’ll have games, giveaways, trivia, facepainting, and food in our community rooms. And of course you’ll have the chance to sign up for the Summer Reading Program! When the sun goes down around 8:30 Grand Junction’s […]