July Staff Picks

Keep the good times and great reads rolling this summer with new recommendations from our library staff. Please visit our catalog for even more terrific staff summer reading picks. Ana’s Pick Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot by Mikki Kendall (This title can be applied towards the Mirrors and Windows Reading […]

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Exhibitors and panel ideas sought for MCL Comic Con

Applications for exhibitor space at the 2021 Mesa County Libraries Comic Con are now being accepted, as are ideas and proposals for panel discussions and presentations. MCL Comic Con 2021 is set for 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Grand Junction Convention Center, 159 Main St. in downtown Grand Junction.   EXHIBITORS Exhibitor […]

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Local History Thursday: Shannon Robinson And Right & Wrong

Shannon Robinson has led a brave and transformational life in Grand Junction. She overcame racism from some fellow students to become the first African-American president of student government at Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University). In the midst of the AIDS epidemic, she helped stage on-campus demonstrations to educate students about the dangers of […]

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Publishers Weekly 06/14/2021

Here are the most current bestsellers according to Publishers Weekly: Fiction Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Sooley by John Grisham Legacy by Nora Roberts The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir The Other Black Girl […]

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Submission deadline extended for pandemic collection

The submission deadline for the “In This Together” collection of writing and art from the pandemic has been extended to midnight Thursday, July 1, 2021. The collection seeks to gather stories, poems, and artwork that Mesa County residents created during the coronavirus pandemic into a volume that will capture how creativity was expressed during the past 15 months. […]

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Local History Thursday: Here’s the Scoop

These 90 degree temperatures have kicked ice cream cravings into high gear. According to the International Dairy Foods Association, ice cream is a commodity that was first documented in America around 1744.  It was originally a treat of the elite, its cool flavors only to be enjoyed by the rich.  Time and technological advances changed […]

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Publishers Weekly 06/07/21

Here are the most current bestsellers according to Publishers Weekly: Fiction Legacy by Nora Roberts Sooley by John Grisham The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir The Saboteurs by Clive Cussler and Jack Du Brul The Midnight Library by Matt Haig While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams […]

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New trees planted in Discovery Garden

The Mesa County Libraries Discovery Garden has a forest of young, new trees that will welcome garden visitors for decades. The trees were acquired through a grant from Friends of Mesa County Libraries and were planted in the Wilderness Garden section that fronts Fifth Street. The Discovery Garden is located at Fifth Street and Chipeta […]

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Staff Summer Reading Picks

It’s that time again! Every year, we look forward to the start of Summer Reading.  Summer Reading encourages patrons of all ages to explore the libraries amazing collection, track reading progress, attend special events, and win prizes throughout the entirety of this program, June 1st thru July 17th. If you’re looking to add some variety […]

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Publishers Weekly 05/31/2021

Here are the most current bestsellers according to Publishers Weekly: Fiction Sooley by John Grisham 21st Birthday by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave That Summer by Jennifer Weiner The Midnight Library by Matt Haig […]

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