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Generous contribution propels Wild Colorado mobile app beyond its fundraising goal  

  A fundraising campaign to help develop Wild Colorado, a wildlife-identification and outdoor-recreation mobile app under development by the Mesa County Public Library Foundation, reached its goal Dec. 8 with a generous contribution from Alpine Bank. The library Foundation has been seeking contributions for the project since early November via the Kickstarter website. The Kickstarter […]

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December 15th – Adult Coloring at the Library!

On Tuesday, December 15 come to the Central Library for the Coloring Gathering for Grownups. It will take place in the Mesa Community Room and run from 6:00-7:30 PM. Coloring books and colored pencils will be provided but feel free to bring your own supplies. Adult coloring has become increasingly popular in the last few months […]


New hours take effect at De Beque Branch Library Jan. 2, 2016

Hours of operation will change slightly at the Mesa County Libraries De Beque Branch beginning Jan. 2, 2016. New hours will be: Wednesday & Thursday: 4-7 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m-1 p.m., 2-6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. The De Beque Branch shares space with the school library at 730 Minter […]

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A New Way to Access 19th Century Daily Sentinel Articles

Daily Sentinel issues from 1897 and 1898 are now available digitally on the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection. This collection contains over 200 newspapers published between 1859 and 1923. Over 690,000 pages are available to search and browse, making it a great resource for history enthusiasts and researchers. Check out the Sentinel articles here. Other Mesa […]


Book Review: Gold Fame Citrus

Luz is a dystopian mess. While her boyfriend Ray spends his days gathering water and working around the former starlet’s mansion where they squat, Luz stays in the bedroom, trying on the starlet’s many glamorous dresses, or laying listlessly in bed. They are Mojavs, living in a Los Angeles depopulated by years of drought. Ray, […]


Kitchens of the Great Midwest selected as One Book 2016

The holiday season is undeniably known for food–its power to bring people together, to make memories, to share traditions, and make mere ingredients into something much more special with a little creativity. In that spirit, we’re happy to announce our One Book, One Mesa County selection for 2016. Kitchens of the Great Midwest, author J. […]


Ruby Lee Reservoir – A Remnant From The Year 1911

The name Garmesa sounds made up but it is derived from the border of Garfield and Mesa County.  Garmesa was a corporate ranching community that operated from 1911 to 1920. For it’s time it was state of the art with funding from the Quaker Oats Corporation. In order for the ranch to succeed it needed […]

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Culture Fest 2015 Recap

The seventh annual Art Show and Culture Fest held on Nov. 6 and Nov. 7 showcased the rich culture, vitality and vibrant diversity of Mesa County. On Friday night, Nov. 6, the library celebrated Mesa County artists by hosting a juried Art Show Reception. A part of First Friday, the reception featured beautiful works of […]


Still creepy after all these years

Published in 1963,  The Collector,  by John Fowles, gives readers one of the first, and still one of the best, psychological thrillers.  Frederick Clegg is a dull and colorless nobody whose only passion is for the butterflies he captures and mounts. That is, until he sees a beautiful girl. Miranda Grey, an art student, dazzling and full […]


New Bike Fixit Station at Central!

Need some air in your tires?  Want to tighten up those loose handlebars or adjust your brakes?  Now you can do all that and more with our new DERO Fixit bike repair station at the Central Library!  The station has an air pump and all the basic tools you need to mount your bike and […]