Ooo! Aaa! Solar Eclipse 2017!

Hey everyone, there’s this super rare natural phenomenon known as a ” total solar eclipse” happening this Monday, August 21! Citizens across the country will be whipping out their fancy eclipse glasses or homemade viewing devices, and hunkering down to enjoy this special natural event.  Here in Grand Junction the event will be viewed as […]

2017 Mesa County Libraries Culture Fest Art Show seeks entries

Art work is being sought for a juried art show that will take place as part of the 2017 Mesa County Libraries Culture Fest, an annual celebration of Mesa County’s cultural diversity. The show will be exhibited Oct. 27, 2017, through Jan. 4, 2018, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. […]

Jane Austen at Home

When I don’t want to be a soulless creep, I turn to Jane Austen. Reading her as an uncouth youth elevated my witless literary habits and saved me from a slack-jawed, Judith- Krantz-and-her-ilk-filled future. She was my gateway to the classics, and her tart and funny novels have entertained me ever since. Her charming satire, […]

Meet Legendary Ladies from history Aug. 18 at the Central Library

Take a step back in time and meet “Legendary Ladies: Unconventional Women of the West.” This unique event happens at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 442 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. Four historic characters will be portrayed by actors in this Chautauqua performance, including: Helen Hunt […]

Famous Colorado Deeds: Julia Archibald Holmes

On August 5, 1858, the newly-wed feminist and abolitionist Julia Archibald Holmes was the first woman on record to climb Colorado’s Pikes Peak. With her husband and two others, she began the hike on August 1, clad in an ultra-progressive (and scandalous) bloomer costume, consisting of a knee-length dress worn over full length pants, accessorized […]

Coffee Lovers Unite

Coffee: it’s the first thing I think of when I wake up.  The ritual begins as I groggily slump towards the kitchen with eyes half open, heading directly towards the stove top to begin boiling water.  I move on to pour beans out of the bag with a gentle urgency, always adding a little more […]

Mesa County Libraries to offer eclipse-related events and viewing aids

UPDATED 8/18/17 at 10:20 am: Please note–At this point, all but one library is out of glasses and it is doubtful there will be any left for the public once their programming (Collbran–see below) is finished.  The library district (8 locations) split the few glasses we received between locations, with the sole purpose of developing […]

Comic Books/Graphic Novels Appreciation

The Will Eisner Award Nominations for 2017 were recently released. If you are a comic book fan, you know what this means. If you are not a big fan but like some comic books or want to give them a try, this is the list for you. Wikipedia tells me that they are sometimes referred […]

Learn about Mesa County’s historic buildings Aug. 8 at the Central Library

Learn about some of Mesa County’s historic buildings in a presentation set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. “The Historic Buildings of Mesa County” will be presented by local history expert Zebulon Miracle, curator of curiosity at Gateway Canyons Resort. […]

Learn about using GIS for business market research

Find out how you can use geographic information systems to conduct market research. Laureen Cantwell, distance services librarian at Colorado Mesa University, will discuss that topic at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Factory, 750 Main St. in Grand Junction. Cantwell will describe geographic information systems that contain vast information tied to location. She also […]