The birth of Pooh

I squeaked with joy when I saw this book on  Booklist Reader :  Winnie: The True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh  by Sally M. Walker.  Although it’s a children’s book, it appealed to me because of the cover art of a bear snuggling with a soldier and my abiding affection for Winnie the Pooh. It all […]

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Wild Reads

We just celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and here at the Mesa County Libraries, we had a lovely display of John Fielder’s framed photographs on our walls. With all the interest, I wanted to share a list of wonderful Wild Reads that someone graciously shared with me. This was compiled by Southpark, […]

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One Book Movie Series at the Avalon

Our last One Book movie of the series takes place this Sunday, 1:30 pm, at the Avalon Theatre at 7th and Main St. Admission will cost $6.00. Mother, a 1996 film, stars Albert Brooks and Debbie Reynolds. Brooks plays a successful writer in the midst of his second divorce, who determines that in order to […]

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Crucial Conversations

The title of Roz Chast’s book and our One Book selection, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, says it all. The topic of the end of our lives is naturally uncomfortable. Not only is it complicated and time consuming, to the point where it necessitates professionals–Roz consults a few for these affairs herself–it is […]

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Teen Art Submissions

  Mesa County Libraries and Super Rad Art Jam are seeking art submissions in all mediums and subjects from teen artists in Mesa County. Work will be collected February through May 2015 and displayed in the Central Library Teen Area during one of the following months: April, May, June, July, August, or September 2015. Any […]

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Wrinkles featured as next One Book Movie

You won’t want to miss Sunday’s One Book Movie, Wrinkles, at the Central Library at 1:30 pm. This animated feature film for an adult audience is based on a graphic novel, an illustrated work, by Paco Roca. A lot of emphasis has been given, in our selection and programs, to the caregivers, especially adult children […]

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Delicious! reading

Delicious! is the yummy first novel by Ruth Reichl, the former editor of Gourmet magazine,   The intricate story-within-a-story follows a young woman embarking on a much-coveted job at a gourmet food magazine.  This book is an entertaining page-turner for foodies and non-foodies alike. Reichl also wrote an engaging and poignant 3-part memoir (Tender at the Bone, Comfort […]

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Art as Healing

Our One Book program this evening, Art and Journaling to Heal the Heart, will cover a powerful method that assists people recovering from grief. Art therapy clients “use art media, the creative process, and the resulting artwork to explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior…reduce anxiety, and increase self-esteem.” (From the American […]

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