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Haunting Cold War novel

It’s London, the sixties, Cold War paranoia is at its peak. Who is spying for the enemy? Who are the innocent bystanders? In Exposure by Helen Dunmore, no one is quite who they seem as Giles Holloway and Simon Callington, long-time friends and colleagues working for the Admiralty, tragically find out. A misstep in his […]

Teen Kick Off 2016

Get in the game: read!

Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries is just around the corner – the program begins May 23rd and you can register online now! There are a ton of great teen events going on during the Summer, beginning with the Teen Kickoff Party on June 3rd from 5-8pm in the Central Library Parking Lot. Come by […]

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Free Comic Book Day

Come in to any Mesa County Library location during regular hours on Saturday, May 7th, for a free comic book! Free Comic Book Day is a national event and is a way of encouraging readers of all ages to discover – or rediscover – this unique storytelling medium. Libraries and comic book shops (including Grand Junction’s own Top […]

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The Do-Right

In The Do-Right, by Lisa Sandlin, it’s  1973 in Beaumont, Texas, and Delpha Wade is out of prison after 14 years.  She was in because she killed one of  the men who was raping her. She’d have killed the other one, too, but he got away.  She’s out now, and all she needs is a quiet […]

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Happy Early May Bank Holiday for Anglophiles and walkers!

Early May Bank Holiday, which falls on May 2nd this year, kicks off the start of the summer season in England.  Timed to coincide with the more traditional May Day, it is a day for Britons to head outdoors.  To help you celebrate vicariously, we offer three books about walking in England.  The first is […]

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Mining History in Mesa County

Agriculture was the original economic backbone in Grand Junction but the discovery of mineral resources in the area would quickly make an impact. Deposits of coal, copper, radium, vanadium, and uranium were discovered and mined for decades in the region. In 1888 commercial coal mining began and numerous coal mines were in operation in the […]

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Free Comic Book Day set for Saturday, May 7, at all Mesa County Libraries

Free Comic Book Day, a nationwide event at participating libraries and comic book shops, will be celebrated Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Mesa County Libraries locations. Patrons of all ages may pick up a free comic book at any library location during regular hours on May 7. At the Central Library in downtown Grand Junction, […]

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Where Are The Ladies? The Lonely Men of Grand Junction in 1883

It seems not many women lived in Grand Junction in its earliest years. In 1882 and 1883, women were scarce enough that the Grand Junction News often remarked when the wife of a man joined him here in town. The News also occasionally noted when a single woman passed through, as it did with Miss […]