Kids Read Picks, Vol. 7

Kids Read Picks presents book reviews and recommendations from kids in Mesa County. Don’t be surprised if you can’t find some of these books at the library or in stores: kids who attend Kids Read Book Club on Tuesdays at 4:00 at the Central Library have access to books before they are officially published. Rating […]

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Read It Before You See It

If you like to read the book before you see the movie, you may want to put your name on the hold list for Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve. It hits theaters December 14th, and if it will be worth seeing even if it’s only a quarter as good as the book (yes, the book […]

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An eerie ghost story and a murder mystery

 A dilapidated girls boarding school in small-town Vermont called Idlewild is the setting for a truly scary gothic mystery.  The Broken Girls, by Simone St. James, moves between 1950, when we meet four troubled school girls at Idlewild, and the present when Fiona Sheridan is investigating a plan to re-open the school, where Fiona’s sister was […]

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Local History Thursday: The Fremont Culture

November gets a lot of recognition for Thanksgiving, but a different reason to celebrate this time of year is National Native American Heritage Month. Mesa County and its surrounding areas were once home to multiple Native American cultures; one of the earlier cultures was a group of Native people known as the Fremont. The Fremont were […]

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Trustees to interview library director finalists; public reception set for Nov. 5

The Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees is scheduled to interview the two finalists for library director on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, and a public reception is planned that day to give interested members of the community an opportunity to meet the candidates. Trustees will discuss the candidates and possibly decide to offer the director’s […]

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Some favorite ghost movies for Halloween

Some people like to watch scary movies all year-round. Those people must be very brave. I myself think it best to save the frights for the Halloween season, and as a  meek and scare-averse human, I generally need the presence of a sturdy shoulder to cringe against when the going gets too spooky. My best […]

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