Local History Thursday: The Hanging Flume

Deep in the Dolores River Canyon, there lies a long-inactive wooden structure built off high hopes and steady dreams of gold.  This engineering feat is called the Hanging Flume, and miles of its fragmented remains cling to the canyon wall above the Dolores River, an hour and half drive from Grand Junction, Colorado.   The hanging […]

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June Staff Picks

Time to find a shady spot outside, pull out a lawn chair, and settle into a new Summer read! The recommendations below are a small sampling of the plethora of recommended Summer reads our library staff has compiled, available in Mesa County Libraries catalog.  Now that we can happily have our patrons back in the […]

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Staff Summer Reading Picks

Looking to discover some new variety to spice up your summer reading list? Our dedicated staff here at Mesa County Libraries has compiled a list of over 100 titles they’re excited to read during this upcoming summer season.  These titles cover a wide diversity of genres and include picks for Youth, Teen, and Adult reading […]

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What’s Growing?

The Mesa County Library Discovery Garden on 5th Street and Chipeta Avenue continues to bloom with plant life and new developments. This plot of land is used to offer a quiet place to relax, to share educational programming with the public, and to offer free, healthy vegetables for our community to eat and enjoy.  One […]

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What’s Growing?

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt” –Margaret Atwood The Discovery Garden is a special part of Mesa County Libraries on the corner of Fifth Street and Chipeta Avenue in Grand Junction.  Within its boundaries you will find a lovely setting for the community to sit and relax, check […]

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What’s Growing?

We’re rolling through Spring and in the midst of gardening season! For some of you, this increase in lovely warmer weather makes you want to be outside, feeling the dirt on your hands and introducing some new life to your gardening space.  We at Mesa County Libraries are excited about the abundance of new developments […]

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Local History Thursday: The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Researching accurate historical information is one of the most fun and fascinating elements of writing the Local History Thursday blogs.  A wonderful free resource I use often that’s especially helpful if you’re stuck at home is the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection.  This online resource offered by Mesa County Libraries features articles written all the way […]

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April Staff Picks

Now that we’re in the heart of April, here are some new recommended favorites from Mesa County Libraries and its wonderful employees.  Our staff truly misses the library and its patrons, and to get us through these trying times we’re keeping our minds full and flourishing with the following recommended reads: John’s Pick: The Name […]

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