El Chavo Puppet Show

Once upon a time, there was a little boy who lived in a barrel. His name was El Chavo. One day, El Chavo and his friends decided to turn their neighborhood into a world of magic and fantasy. But, a meddling wolf appeared and threatened the peace of their magical world. What will they do? […]

Women’s history month: Books for kids (and grown-ups)

In honor of Women’s History Month I’d like to highlight a few great books about awesome women throughout history. Although you’ll find these books in the children’s area of the library, anyone can enjoy reading them. You can check them all out at Mesa County Libraries.   Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide   […]

Remembering Stephen Hawking: 1942-2018

Theoretical physicist and best-selling author Stephen Hawking passed away on Wednesday morning in Cambridge, England at the age of 76. His groundbreaking work in the fields of gravity and black holes made him a leading scientist of his generation. He also had remarkable success as a writer. His 1988 book A Brief History of Time sold […]

Active Seniors Day is Saturday, March 17

If you’re a senior — or know someone who is — you’ll want to stop by the Central Library this Saturday for Active Seniors Day! Active Seniors Day, which happens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, gives seniors a chance to learn more about their community. It takes place at the Mesa […]

Poetic Celebration of Women's History Month

Poetic Celebration of National Women’s History Month

  “Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” -Mary Oliver   March is National Women’s History Month.  To further celebrate the abundance of fantastic female masterminds who have roamed this earth, I’ve compiled a short list of American lady poets whose words have inspired throughout the years. The following authors […]

The Weird Tales of Seabury Quinn

The cover of The Horror on the Links, by Seabury Quinn, is obviously what compelled me to check out this book. The howling man-beast (what kind of beast though?) carrying on in front a gloomy mansion is just the best thing I’ve seen in a while, and when I read the description inside, “Seabury Quinn’s  . […]

Colorado women’s history-pioneer edition

March is Women’s History Month and the sturdy pioneer women of Colorado deserve a hearty salute. They worked long and hard by themselves or alongside husbands to make their home in the Colorado wilds. They fought to bring schools, churches, and women’s suffrage to Colorado. In fact, Colorado was the second state in the union, […]


March 1-it’s National Pig Day!

Every pig has its day, and today is it, thanks to two Texas sisters, Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave, who decided in 1972 that the humble porker deserved its own day of tribute. Revered for their smarts and their affectionate natures, pigs are so much more than the main ingredient in BLTs. I have […]