December Staff Picks

The staff at Mesa County Libraries hopes you are settling into your winter season with cozy cheer, hot beverages, and a hearty stack of enjoyable books.  To add to your “Must Read” pile, check out the following recommendations shared by our book-hungry employees. For an added bonus, we’ve also compiled a short list of our […]

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Local History Thursday: Three Wire Winter

What is a three wire winter, you ask? For folks that live in snowy, persistently cold places like Steamboat Springs, Colorado, a three wire winter occurs when the snow reaches the third wire on a barbed wire fence. It is also the name of a wonderful little publication put out from 1976 to 1988 by […]

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November Staff Picks

Greetings, fellow library-goers! November is starting strong with a few staff recommendations we are excited to share. Click on any of the images below to be directed to the Mesa County Libraries catalog. Sean E.’s pick: News of the World (DVD) Based on the book of the same name, News of the World follows Captain Kidd […]

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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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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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