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 […]


Investing Resources Available@Your Library!

Did you know that your Mesa County library card gives you access to help you invest your money without even having to leave your home? The library has two online resources for investment information that are available 24/7 and are constantly being updated: Morningstar and Value Line.   If you’re new to investing, or have […]


Karen Kllanxhja named Development Director for Mesa County Libraries

Karen Kllanxhja, a seven-year staff member of Mesa County Libraries, has been named Development Director for the library district.   As Development Director, Kllanxhja will lead grant-writing and fundraising activities for the Mesa County Public Library District and will serve as the library’s liaison to the Mesa County Public Library Foundation and the Friends of […]


Tonight at Neighbor’s Read: Springtime Yoga

Tonight is our first Neighbor’s Read on its new night: Thursdays at 6:30pm. Come by the Central Library Children’s Center for Springtime Yoga! 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 they do. Check out the rest […]


Neighbor’s Read has moved to Thursday nights!

Wondering what’s going down at Neighbor’s Read? Well, starting this week, the program has moved to Thursday nights! Join us again this Thursday, the 9th, at 6:30 for Springtime yoga in the Central Library Children’s Center. Check out the rest of the events we have going on at Neighbor’s Read in April: April 9th: Springtime […]


Road Trip Reads

There’s nothing like a good audiobook to while away the hours on a long road trip or, for that matter, a short trip on a road under construction.  A great audiobook requires two things to capture your attention and entertain you: a great book and a great reader.  Here are some suggestions —   For a […]


Books to Film: The Dovekeepers

I apologize that I did not think to share this news earlier! My friend and co-worker, Giselle, let me know a couple of weeks ago that there would be a mini-series based on Alice Hoffman’s historical novel, The Dovekeepers. The mini-series is produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett. My apology comes because Part 1 […]


Book Review: Holy Cow

The review I initially read about Holy Cow by David Duchovny must have been a good one because it led me to the book. Allegory with animals usually irk me. My interest was sparked enough for me to place the hold and then to actually give the book a try once I had it home. […]


This is the Water

Annie watches her daughters at swim practice, while wondering why her husband doesn’t kiss her anymore. At the same time, a  killer watches the girls and imagines seeing the life leaving their eyes. In This is the Water, by Yannick Murphy, we see Annie’s harried life as a swim mom in rural Vermont, driving her daughters […]


Our Souls at Night

In this last novel before his death in 2014, acclaimed novelist Haruf (Benediction) captures small-town life to perfection in his signature spare style. Addie Moore and Louis Waters have been neighbors in the eastern Colorado farming town of Holt for over 40 years. Now, alone except for their grown children, Addie has asked Louis to […]