Protect yourself online

Are you safe on the internet?  Could you be safer?  Attend an upcoming class at the Central Library to increase your awareness of the most common risks, get fluent in the lingo of internet security (e.g., phishing, malware), be able to identify online scams and frauds,  and learn common-sense techniques to protect yourself and your computer.  Although this […]

Act Prep 2016

Gear up for the ACT – upcoming practice test and other free resources

If you are applying for college, you may be currently wading through the world of admissions tests. Figuring out which test to take, when to take it, and how to prepare for it can be confusing, but don’t worry – the library has some great free resources to help you out. High school juniors will take the ACT in school […]

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Traditionally known for his Scottish mystery series, award-winning Peter May’s latest, Runaway, is a standalone, a superbly executed story of five friends who have to relive the past in order to resolve their regrets and guilt. In 1965, Jack Mackay is a headstrong 17-year-old, ready to leave his unhappy life in Glasgow, Scotland, with his […]


One Book’s Finale Week

We have so enjoyed all of the participation from our readers over the past month of One Book, and we’re greatly anticipating J Ryan’s talk at the end of the week. J Ryan will speak at the Avalon Theatre (645 Main St.) on Saturday, March 5th at 7pm. The doors will open at 6 pm, […]

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Learn from Elephant and Piggie

Grown ups are always wondering what the moral of the story is. I didn’t even know what “moral of the story” meant until I asked a librarian the other day. It means the lesson that you learn from a story. Since I love Mo Willems‘ Elephant & Piggie books, I thought I would share with you some […]


New! Download Zinio Digital Magazines

New at your library – Zinio Digital Magazines! Choose from dozens of popular titles Stream or download and keep forever – no checkout limits, no due dates Apps for Android and Apple for offline viewing Create an account today – all you need is your library card! See our Zinio How-To Guide for more info […]

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Story Time Beat

  Featured here are Trevor and Dave, both local musicians in the GJ band scene and library staff members.  They stepped up to story time at the Central Library on Tuesday, playing for 93 kids and grownups who sang (and mooed) along.  Now that’s a party.​ Story time is hosted at all Mesa County Library locations.  We […]

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The Locavores are Coming

Kitchens of the Great Midwest’s Pat Prager lovingly crafts her Peanut Butter Bars to compete at her local fair. After some success, friends convince her to apply for a more elite competition. When she arrives, she is greeted by perhaps the most negative stereotype of the foodie snob and uber locavores. Her competition seems obsessed […]


“Table of Content” fundraiser on March 4 to benefit Mesa County Libraries Youth Services

Enjoy a unique evening in the library, sampling signature appetizers, desserts, and beverages from Mesa County’s best restaurants, breweries, and wineries Friday, March 4, at the “Table of Content” fundraiser to benefit Youth Services at Mesa County Libraries. Those who attend also can meet J. Ryan Stradal, author of “Kitchens of the Great Midwest,” the […]


The Adoption Process

Kitchens of the Great Midwest has a very unique heroine. Eva is larger-than-life—physically, for one thing; but also in her capabilities and talents, her confidence and her success, and in her attitude that keeps her down to earth, even at the peak of her culinary stardom. There is no doubt that Eva’s experiences, shared with […]