September Staff Picks

With the heat and smoke that recently overtook Mesa County, it seemed almost difficult to focus at times.  Hopefully cooler weather and clear air will bring crispness of mind, and new inspiration to pick up a read you’ve never before encountered! Our staff has eclectic, varying tastes they’re excited to share with you.  Here are […]

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August Staff Picks

Welcome back to our monthly Staff Picks! There’s never any shortage of variety around the library, and our staff is happy to share some of their current favorites in hopes you find an enjoyable title you never knew existed. Amberlee’s Pick: Run Fast, Cook Fast, Eat Slow by Shalane Flanagan I love cookbooks, but this […]

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Must-Read Black Poets

Some have been around for decades while others are fresh on the scene.  Here’s a list of  works by incredible black poets whose prose, truth, and beauty deserve our attention:   Terrance Hayes – American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassin (2018) Terrance Hayes is from South Carolina and went to college to study painting […]

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July Staff Picks

The summer heat is in full effect, and a worthy goal for the moment might be to sit still, stay cool, and pass the time with a terrific new read! Here are some recommendations from your local library staff that are helping get us through the hottest, longest days of the season:         […]

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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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