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Lily and the Octopus

It’s a good thing that choosing a Book of the Year isn’t truly a necessity for most of us. Less than a month ago I raved about A Man Called Ove, and then Lily and the Octopus came along. Lily is Ted’s daschund and his first and true love. Once Ted notices the octopus on […]


Comic Con is coming Saturday, Oct. 8, to the Central Library!

Save the date — Oct. 8! The second annual Mesa County Libraries Comic Con is happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction. Last year’s event, which attracted more than 1,600 people, featured activities and entertainment for all ages. This year, […]

SAT Prep 2016

Get ready for the SAT or ACT by taking a free practice test at the library

Starting this school year, high school juniors will take the SAT in the spring rather than the ACT. If you’re wondering what the differences between the two exams are, here is a brief overview: SAT ACT Graded on a scale of 400-1600 Includes reading/writing tests and math tests Questions frequently require reasoning skills and multiple steps […]

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Entries sought for 2016 Culture Fest art show at Mesa County Libraries

Art work is being sought for a juried art show that will take place as part of Mesa County Libraries’ 2016 Culture Fest, an annual two-day celebration of Mesa County’s cultural diversity. The show will be exhibited Oct. 25, 2016, through Jan. 3, 2017, at the Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand […]

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Reading Programs (youth)

A new reading program is here: Fall Reading Challenge! Go to Beanstack get started. August 15 – December 1 Ages 5-11 Try to read a total of 55 hours (30 minutes/day) in the allotted time. Earn up to 5 badges and a certificate of completion   More reading programs coming soon! Stay tuned to your […]


Never used a computer? Get started at the library!

Applying for a job? Buying a US savings bond for a grandchild? Checking on your VA or Social Security benefits? Printing a pay stub? Getting a credit report? So many important as well as everyday tasks require using a computer or an email address.  At Mesa County Libraries we offer a series of Getting Started […]

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Kid Grand Prize Winners!

A couple of weeks ago, four-year-old Izzi walked into the Fruita library with flutterings in her stomach and her father by her side.  It was a special day; she was the lucky winner of a grand prize!  All summer long Izzi and her parents read together, they logged the hours, and now Izzi was at […]


Author Talk: Nothing Short of Dying

Join us for Erik Storey’s book launch at the Central library on Wednesday, August 17th 6:30 p.m.  Erik will talk about his book, read a short passage, answer questions and be available to sign books as well. Hailed by bestselling writer William Kent Krueger as “the year’s best thriller debut,” this furiously paced ride into harm’s way […]

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Volunteer Recruitment Fair set from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 13 at Mesa Mall

Learn more about volunteer opportunities in Mesa County at the first Volunteer Recruitment Fair, to be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at Mesa Mall. More than 18 local agencies – including Mesa County Libraries – will be on hand to provide information about volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are the lifeblood of […]


Girl Waits with Gun

Inspired by  a true historical episode, Girl Waits with Gun, by Amy Stewart, starts with an automobile crashing into a buggy carrying the Kopp sisters.  It’s 1914 in Paterson, New Jersey, and the villainous Henry Kaufman, drunken and erratic son of a rich factory owner, refuses to pay for the damages.  He and his thugs soon begin […]