February Staff Picks

The highly respected groundhog weatherman known as Punxsutawny Phil saw his shadow this year, meaning all you fans of winter can expect six more weeks of the stuff! This brings extra time to cozy up and enjoy the following reads recommended by our library staff: Rachel H.’s pick: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi In my mind, […]

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New elevator begins service at Central Library

If you haven’t visited the Central Library in downtown Grand Junction lately, we invite you to stop by and see our new elevator! The new elevator is noticeably larger than the 46-year-old workhorse that it replaced. The larger cab will more comfortably accommodate patrons who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices. In addition, it will […]

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Publishers Weekly 02/01/2021

Here are the most current bestsellers for fiction and nonfiction according to Publishers Weekly: Fiction The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V E Schwab The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett Neighbors by Danielle Steel Before She Disappeared by Lisa Gardner The Return by Nicholas Sparks The Midnight Library by Matt Haig The Push by […]

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Video Game Review: Yakuza Kiwami

The neon lights of Tokyo shine through the pouring rain as a man stands over a body. He has a gun, hunched shoulders and a stone cold look on his face. As the police burst in through the door our story begins in true neo-noir style. Well, noir from the perspective of the criminal instead […]

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Library’s 2020 Annual Report now available

2020 was anything but a typical year, and Mesa County Libraries’ newly released 2020 Annual Report shows just how unusual it was for your public library. For example, electronic circulation (ebooks and eAudibooks) increased by 39%, driven by pandemic-related library building closures. Library visits dropped by 56%, and overall checkouts and renewals fell by about […]

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Publishers Weekly 01/25/2021

Here are the most current bestsellers for fiction and nonfiction according to Publishers Weekly: Fiction Neighbors by Danielle Steel The Scorpion’s Tail by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett The Midnight Library by Matt Haig The Return by Nicholas Sparks Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (the High Republic) by […]

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Publishers Weekly 1/18/2021

Here are the most current bestsellers for fiction and nonfiction according to Publishers Weekly: Fiction Star Wars: Light of the Jedi (the High Republic) by Charles Soule Neighbors by Danielle Steel The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett The Return by Nicholas Sparks A Time for Mercy by John Grisham Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline […]

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Video Game Review: House Flipper

House Flipper is a simulation game where your goal is to buy run-down homes, fix them up, and sell them for profit. Renovations include painting, tiling, installation of appliances, cleaning, and demolishing unusable rooms. Yep, this is a game about chores and architecture. When I saw this game on the shelf, I was admittedly skeptical. […]

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Local History Thursday: The Bridges of Palisade

The increase of convenient transportation methods has always been a fascinating part of history.  Roads were trampled out, built, and eventually paved.  The seemingly charming horse and buggy morphed into horsepower engines.  Living in a land where the prominent, fast-flowing Colorado River (called the Grand River until 1921) cut through the land for miles, many […]

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