Local History Thursday: Native American Heritage Month

If you’ve ever stood in Grand Junction and looked east towards the Grand Mesa, you may have noticed some prominent white markings staining the mountainside and standing out amidst the dark volcanic rock.  In Ute tribal legend, these unique features represent the Thunderbird, a supernatural entity well-known throughout Native cultures.  Mesa County has its own […]

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November Staff Picks

The hours of daylight are becoming less and less, but that doesn’t mean your reading list has to dwindle! Check out what books the Mesa County Libraries staff is cozying up with this November: Diana’s Pick: Summer Green to Autumn Gold: Uncovering Leaves’ Hidden Colors by Mia Posada I recommend this nonfiction children’s book to […]

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October Scary Staff Picks

It’s the creepy, scary, spooky time of year, so what better way to celebrate than with horror-themed material from Mesa County Libraries (and pounds of candy, let’s not kid ourselves)! A few horror enthusiasts on our staff compiled some picks that will be sure to ramp up your heart rate and make you wonder what’s […]

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Is Your Voter Registration Up-to-Date?

Curious if your voter record information is up-to-date and accurate? It’s not too late to check! Ensure your voice will be heard for this year’s Presidential election by updating and confirming your voter registration on Colorado’s Secretary of State Elections and Voting website. It only takes a minute and if anything needs to be edited, […]

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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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