Your Right to Read

Our wrapped Banned Book titles were a great success due to each of you who “took a chance” on what you would get! Each title had only the reason(s) it was banned on the cover to identify it, yet they disappeared off the display each day. Some of you also wrote in our Banned Journal […]

Learn to Play an Instrument with Lynda

Great news!  You can now learn to play an instrument with your library card and Lynda.com.  Lynda is already an industry leader when it comes to software and business training, and now they’ve brought that same excellence to learning music! Lynda now has courses in voice training, songwriting, guitar, drums, piano and bass.  There are […]

Local History Book Review – Uranium: Where It Is and How to Find it

Paul Dean Proctor’s book Uranium: Where It Is and How to Find it was published in 1954. During this time a uranium mining boom was taking place in the western United States and Mesa County was a hub for that industry. Several uranium mills operated in our region and the Atomic Energy Commission was headquartered […]

Jr. Scientist Academy

The Jr. Scientist program at the library is bumping up a notch.  CMU professors have motivated, educated and entertained young scientists from all over the valley once a month for the past 4 years. To help nourish the insatiable interest of these young scientists, they will now have the opportunity to attend talks and register […]

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, […]

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 […]