Local History Thursday: Cowgirl Marie Young

Ahh the Wild West.  Tumbleweeds, dry and dusty landscapes, cactus, cowboys chewing on straw and riding horses across the desert… A less featured but equally important symbol of the American West is that of the cowgirl. Annie Oakley and Lucille Mulhall were two tough women who became nationally known for their lassoing, riding skills and […]

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May Staff Picks

Happy May, all! For this month, we’d like to focus our staff recommendations around a special new reading experience here at Mesa County Libraries. The Mirrors and Windows reading experience is a celebration of culture focused on diverse books and films offered throughout our catalog.  This idea stems from a movement called Read Woke started […]

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April Staff Picks

Curious what our staff is reading this month? Stop here for a monthly glimpse into the reading lives of Mesa County Libraries employees. Who knows, you might find your next favorite! Click on any of the below images to be directed to our catalog. John A.’s pick:  Touring Colorado Hot Springs by Carl Wamback, revised […]

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Local History Thursday: New Book Review of “The History of Railroads in Palisade, Colorado”

Local history buffs, rejoice! A new book has been published by the Palisade Historical Society. Written by local historian and railroad enthusiast Matt Darling, “The History of Railroads in Palisade, Colorado” has made its way to our library shelves. This read explains the complications, successes, and technicalities of the railroad making its way through the Grand […]

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March Staff Picks

Spring is resurfacing, and new book recommendations are sprouting from the minds of our library staff.  To enjoy these reads with us, click on any of the book covers below to be directed to the Mesa County Libraries catalog.  Kelsey’s Pick:  Vampires Never Get Old: Tales with Fresh Bite edited by Natalie C. Parker and […]

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February Staff Picks

The highly respected groundhog weatherman known as Punxsutawny Phil saw his shadow this year, meaning all you fans of winter can expect six more weeks of the stuff! This brings extra time to cozy up and enjoy the following reads recommended by our library staff: Rachel H.’s pick: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi In my mind, […]

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Local History Thursday: The Bridges of Palisade

The increase of convenient transportation methods has always been a fascinating part of history.  Roads were trampled out, built, and eventually paved.  The seemingly charming horse and buggy morphed into horsepower engines.  Living in a land where the prominent, fast-flowing Colorado River (called the Grand River until 1921) cut through the land for miles, many […]

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January Staff Picks

Happy 2021! With the new year, we here at Mesa County Libraries hope you are feeling rejuvenated, hopeful, and perhaps considering some fulfilling goals.  If reading 20, 50, 100, or any amount of books this year is one of your goals, well, you know who to turn to for recommendations! Our knowledgeable staff have offered […]

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