Local History Thursday: The Driggs Mansion

Within the first few months of moving to Grand Junction, I went out for a cloudy day drive on Highway 141 up to Gateway, Colorado. This day trip had been recommended to me by many locals for its incredible beauty, and those recommendations were 100% accurate.  With sweeping canyon views, verdant sagebrush fields and plentiful […]

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Words on Wheels winding down as a precaution

Mesa County Libraries are winding down material deliveries through the Words on Wheels service until further notice. The library is suspending Words on Wheels out of an abundance of caution due to the potential spread of coronavirus. Words on Wheels serves a mostly senior population that may be especially vulnerable to the illness, which led […]

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Teen Reviews: Bloom

Teen Reviews presents book reviews by teens in Mesa County. Don’t be surprised if you can’t find some of these books at the library or in stores: teens who attend Teen Readers Meetup on Wednesdays at 4:00 at the Central Library have access to books before they are officially published. Panetta, Kevin. Bloom Soft, sappy, and […]

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Library outlines COVID-19 response

Mesa County Libraries are prepared to cope with a potential local outbreak of coronavirus.  Although no cases of the COVID-19 illness have been reported in Mesa County as of this writing (March 2, 2020), your local libraries are increasing their frequency of cleaning, especially on door handles and other surfaces that people frequently touch. Such […]

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Local History Thursday: The Crafty Ways of Mesa County Pioneers

If you’re a user of the internet and any bit excited about cooking, crafting, home design, travel, or general entertainment, chances are you have experienced the (sometimes addicting) Pinterest app.  Pinterest is a social media network designed for users to easily search specific topics, save information and photos, and discover new ideas based on personal […]

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Video Game Review: Marvel’s Spider-Man

  Marvel’s Spider-Man is an open-world adventure game where you play as a twenty-something Peter Parker as he battles the crime lord, Mr. Negative. Just like the time-honored comics, Peter struggles to balance his work and home life. Being there for Aunt May and rekindling a relationship with Mary Jane proves to be difficult when […]

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Local History Thursday: Language Learning Resources In The Local History Collection

Mesa County Libraries have plenty of resources to delight those interested in history, such as our Veterans Remember collection of interviews, the Mesa County Oral History Project collection, our online obituaries, and the Rashleigh Regional History Room in the Central Branch. But did you know that our history collection also contains linguistic knowledge that, due […]

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