“Elephant and Piggie” puppet show set for July 25-29 at Central Library  

“Adventures with Elephant and Piggie,” a children’s puppet show based on characters created by Mo Willems, is scheduled for performances Tuesday through Saturday, July 25-29, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. Children and their families will enjoy finding out what happens when a big guy takes […]

Archaeologist to describe Ute Indian trading July 22 at Central Library  

  Local archaeologist Curtis Martin will present “Ephemeral Bounty: The Impact of the Horse and European Trade Goods on the Ute Indians” at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. The Utes of western Colorado lived a hunting-and-gathering lifestyle for thousands of […]

Library databases: NoveList, how I love you

When you are desperately under-read, where will you turn? You could ask your many “chums” for advice, I suppose. But perhaps they have terrible taste and will only tell you to read the latest Schlocky McBestseller. And then they will follow up by asking what you thought of it. Ugh. Just no. Listen to the […]

Still Time to Complete the Summer Reading Challenge!

Happy summer!  Hope you’re enjoying some reading material as part of your summer fun.  If you haven’t signed up for Summer Reading, there’s still time!  You have until August 5 to complete the reading challenge.  All you need to do is register online or in person at any Mesa County Libraries location, read, track your […]

Comic Con seeks presenters for workshops; deadline is Aug. 1

Do you have a special skill, talent, or insight to share with a Comic Con crowd? Mesa County Libraries Comic Con is seeking applications from anyone who would like to present a public workshop at Comic Con on Saturday, Oct. 7. Workshops and presentations should be related to comics, sci-fi fantasy, and any and all […]

970West Studio to host Teen Video Camp July 31-Aug. 4

Teens can learn how to create a custom movie trailer during a one-week Teen Video Camp set for Monday through Friday, July 31-Aug. 4, at the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio, 502 Ouray Ave. (across from the Central Library) in Grand Junction. Teen Video Camp takes place 9 a.m.-noon each day, and participants will learn […]

Local History: mining in Western Colorado

Join us at the Palisade Branch library, July 18 at 3:30 pm, for A Brief History of Mining in Western Colorado.  Librarian Ike Rakiecki, who is in charge of the Central Library’s Rasheigh Regional History collection, will present a program about the history of mining and the types of mining on the western slope.  And for […]

Staff picks-the “Yay for Bookworms” edition

We at the library love to read! I’ve rounded up some of the favorite books of our staff members, and it’s a great list.  Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty My Family and Other Animals by […]

Neighbors Read in July features drums, dance, and puppets

The weekly Neighbors Read family story time at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library will feature drums, dance, and puppets in July. Neighbors Read happens at 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. Neighbors Read is a family-oriented story time in which members of the community read […]

Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, June 28

You might see more bicyclists on local roads than usual on Wednesday, June 28, as Mesa County celebrates Bike to Work Day. Hundreds of local workers – including many staff of Mesa County Libraries – will be riding bicycles to work and back home tomorrow. Bike to Work Day is part of Bike Month in […]