December Staff Picks

With the holidays approaching, extensive travel and family time might be in your future.  Whether you feel like breaking away from the excitement or simply want to relax,  now is the time to treat yourself to some free new material from your local library. Mesa County Libraries has a plethora of fantastic books, movies, and […]

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New Clifton Branch foundation under construction

If you haven’t driven by the site of the new Mesa County Libraries Clifton Branch near the intersection of D½ and 32½ roads recently, here’s an update of what’s been going on since we broke ground at the end of August: Work on preparing the ground to start pouring concrete for the foundation progressed smoothly […]

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Publisher’s Weekly 12/2/2022

Here are the most current bestsellers according to Publisher’s Weekly: Fiction: The Choice: The Dragon Heart Legacy, Book 3 by Nora Roberts The Boys from Biloxi: A Legal Thriller by John Grisham Fairy Tale by Stephen King A Christmas Memory by Richard Paul Evan Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmu The Whittiers by Danielle Steel Dreamland […]

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Giving Trees to help people in need are at Mesa County Libraries through Dec. 5

Now in its 14th year, the Giving Tree collaboration between Mesa County Libraries and Grand Valley Catholic Outreach seeks to help local families in need during the holidays. Giving Trees decorated with gift requests from Mesa County residents in need are at the Central Library in Grand Junction and library branches in Clifton, Fruita, Orchard […]

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The 2022 National Book Awards

The 2022 National Book Awards announced their 73rd annual literature winners in the categories of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, translated literature, and young people’s literature on November 16th, 2022. After a brief welcome from Padma Lakshmi, the presentation for the Literarian Award was given to Tracie D. Hall by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi for Outstanding Service […]

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eResource Spotlight: Universal Class

Did you know that Mesa County Libraries patrons have access to over 600 free online classes? If not, then you should definitely look into Universal Class, a free eResource offering tutorials, lessons, and classes on a diverse array of topics. There’s something for everyone on Universal Class, from history lessons, art/hobby tutorials, cooking classes, test […]

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Publisher’s Weekly 11/18/2022

Here are the most current bestsellers according to Publisher’s Weekly: Fiction: Desert Star by Michael Connelly The Boys from Biloxi: A Legal Thriller by John Grisham The Silmarillion [Illustrated Edition]: Illustrated by J.R.R. Tolkien by J. R. R. Tolkien No Plan B: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child and Andrew Child Fairy Tale by Stephen […]

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Publisher’s Weekly 11/12/2022

Here are the most current bestsellers according to Publisher’s Weekly: Fiction: The Boys from Biloxi: A Legal Thriller by John Grisham Going Rogue: Rise and Shine Twenty-Nine by Janet Evanovich Triple Cross by James Patterson No Plan B: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child and Andrew Child Fairy Tale by Stephen King Dreamland by Nicholas […]

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Publisher’s Weekly 11/04/2022

***Please note that there were some technical difficulties with Publisher’s Weekly when updating the list. Only the top 5 titles for both fiction and nonfiction were visible. Here are the most current bestsellers according to Publisher’s Weekly: Fiction: The Boys from Biloxi: A Legal Thriller by John Grisham No Plan B: A Jack Reacher Novel […]

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Montessori students donate to Clifton Branch campaign

Students of HeartSong Montessori in Grand Junction recently gave $327 to the Clifton Branch Capital Campaign that’s being conducted by the Mesa County Libraries Foundation. The school raised the money through a read-a-thon to benefit early childhood literacy and decided to support the Clifton Branch Project because of the branch’s strong focus on kids. “We thought it […]

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