Reading in a hypothetical snowstorm

Now that we’ve had our first mini snowfall, I’ve started fantasizing about being snowed in, without power, with just five great books to tide me over. Of course, in this fantasy, there’s a fireplace, plenty of wood, lots of good food, and naturally, not even the slightest hint of hardship. In this dream world of […]

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Library now offers GED preparation classes

Mesa County Libraries now offer two options for Mesa County residents who want to complete their high-school education: a GED preparation program and Career Online High School. The new GED preparation program at Mesa County Libraries is currently enrolling students who wish to complete their high-school equivalency. Assessments are scheduled for Dec. 10 and 11 […]

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Kids Book Couture

Fashion can be fun for all ages. Dressing up, finding the right shoes, the right dress or shirt is a creative activity sort of like painting a picture or designing a set for a play. Every piece of clothing in our closet exists the way it does thanks to the many artists, designers, and fashion […]

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Local History Thursday: The Hispanic Culture of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico

The Mesa County Oral History Project recently digitized interviews with Lebrado “Lee” Serna and Anna (Garcia) Gallegos, descendants of the long-standing Hispanic community that still exists today along the Colorado-New Mexico border. Spanish-speaking peoples first came north to Northern New Mexico in the late 1500’s and up into Southern Colorado not long after. There, in […]

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Holiday events highlight library schedule in December

Find the spirit of the holiday season at Mesa County Libraries. From puppet shows to holiday sing-alongs, your local libraries are hosting a variety of holiday events that will appeal to all ages. All events are open to the public free of charge.   Puppet Show: “Santa’s New Suit” Dec. 3-21 at various library locations […]

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Mixed: A Colorful Story

I love a good picture book that sneaks in a message. Mixed: A Colorful Story, by Arree Chung, might just be about colors. But it might also be about celebrating diversity. In the beginning, there were three colors. Reds, yellows, and blues. They live in harmony. Until the Reds decide they are the best. Eventually, […]

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Make someone’s holiday by picking up a Giving Tree tag at Mesa County Libraries

Now in its 10th year, the Giving Tree collaboration between Mesa County Libraries and Grand Valley Catholic Outreach seeks to help local families in need during the holidays. Giving Trees decorated with gift requests from Mesa County residents in need will be at the Central Library in Grand Junction and library branches in Clifton, Fruita, […]

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It’s the germiest time of the year

If you’re like me, you don’t like to think about the microbe-encrusted surfaces you encounter every day. Maybe you don’t want to look like a fussy little germ-phobic person with your arsenal of cleaning wipes, gloves, and distrust of public spaces. Maybe you think germs won’t get you, because you’re tough and cool. Perhaps, like […]

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