Star detail from Comic Con logo

Comic Con Art Show Winners

Although Mesa County Libraries are planning virtual Comic Con-related events this fall, we are happy to have the opportunity to display the Comic Con Art Show at the Central Library (Aug 28 – Oct 28 ) in addition to the virtual show (see below for slideshow). Stop by anytime the library is open to view […]

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Mother singing to hairbrush with daughter.

Sing With Me: Early Literacy Tips

Twinkle twinkle little star, we don’t care how good your voices are. What do we care about? Singing and how it helps children learn language, vocabulary, and early literacy skills. So please we implore you, no matter your voice, sing to your children. Phonological awareness, as an early literacy skill, means that children are able […]

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Stop-motion filmmaker to serve as 970West Artist in Residence Aug. 24-Nov. 30

Evan Curtis, an award-winning independent stop-motion animator and filmmaker, will be the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Artist in Residence beginning Aug. 24, 2020. Curtis will offer weekly Meet and Greets from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 27 at the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio, 502 Ouray Ave. across from the Central Library. The public […]

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New sign marks Discovery Garden

The Mesa County Libraries Discovery Garden has a new sign! The sign, which faces Fifth Street near Chipeta Avenue, is built of steel and wood in a rustic design that evokes the feel of a country garden in a city setting. Library staff designed the sign, which was then built and generously donated by All […]

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Kids Read Picks, vol. 19

Kids Read Picks presents book reviews by kids using Mesa County Libraries. Don’t be surprised if you can’t find some of these books at the library or in stores (yet): kids who attend Kids Read Book Club virtually on Tuesdays at 4:00 have access to books before they are officially published. Rating System: 5: Hard […]

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Video Game Review: Moving Out

Moving out is a co-operative puzzle game where the objective is to clear out a building of all its furniture in the shortest possible time. This game features different buildings that get bigger (and weirder) as you progress through the levels. Creativity and outside-the-box thinking are essential if you want to get a gold ranking. […]

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August Staff Picks

Welcome back to our monthly Staff Picks! There’s never any shortage of variety around the library, and our staff is happy to share some of their current favorites in hopes you find an enjoyable title you never knew existed. Amberlee’s Pick: Run Fast, Cook Fast, Eat Slow by Shalane Flanagan I love cookbooks, but this […]

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