Dignity Sculpture in Chamberlain, South Dakota - a silver sculpture of a Lakota woman with her arms spreading a blanket around her body.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Recommended Reads

On October 8, 2021, Indigenous Peoples’ Day was officially signed into effect, making it a federally recognized holiday. To honor, celebrate, and recognize Native American cultures, here’s a list of titles written by Indigenous authors, all available in the Mesa County Libraries catalog (book descriptions taken from catalog listings): When the Light of the World […]

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October Scary Staff Picks

Many of you might be jumping for joy, as this is by far your favorite time of year! If you enjoy celebrating the season known for eerie, chilling good fun, Mesa County Libraries has got you covered with a selection of fantastically frightening books and films that could inspire you to sleep with the lights […]

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Local History Thursday: Dr. Hannah Marie Wormington

In the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Annals, Dr. Hannah Marie Wormington is described as, “Precocious. Audacious. Gifted. Prolific. Ambitious. Connected. Cavalier. Regal. Fiery. Intelligent. Generous. Opinionated.” She was a woman who studied and worked hard to stand out and have her voice heard in a profession full of men, and in the realm […]

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September Staff Picks

Check out our monthly Staff Picks for some fresh titles, recommended to you and yours from the Mesa County Libraries staff. Click on any of the images below to be directed to our catalog to get your hands on these terrific items. Alayna’s Pick The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays On A Human-Centered Planet by John Green […]

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August Staff Picks

The library stacks are full of amazing titles you have yet to discover.  For some enticing reads, check out the following August recommendations from our staff here at Mesa County Libraries.  (Click on any of the book covers to be directed to our catalog.) Allie’s Pick: The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix Grady […]

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Check Out Virtual Magazines

Sometimes there’s no greater satisfaction than drinking a gargantuan cup of coffee and losing yourself in a spread of magazines. If you’re lacking in variety and feel the desire to acquire thousands of different options at your fingertips, turn to Libby for its virtual magazine selection.  Libby by Overdrive is a free online app available […]

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July Staff Picks

Keep the good times and great reads rolling this summer with new recommendations from our library staff. Please visit our catalog for even more terrific staff summer reading picks. Ana’s Pick Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall (This title can be applied towards the Mirrors and Windows Reading […]

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Local History Thursday: Here’s the Scoop

These 90 degree temperatures have kicked ice cream cravings into high gear. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, ice cream is a commodity that was first documented in America around 1744.  It was originally a treat of the elite, its cool flavors only to be enjoyed by the rich.  Time and technological advances changed […]

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