The plucky ladies of fiction

As a veritable vanilla pudding of a woman, I am always gladdened by reading about the intrepid exploits of the sturdy and brave. That’s why I love novels about spunky females as they plunge fearlessly into danger, stand up to the wicked, and defeat their oppressors. These novels inspire and remind us of the strength. […]

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Mesa County Libraries named as a U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center

Mesa County Libraries have been designated as a U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), which means the library can now provide public access to detailed information and databases on existing patents and trademarks. PTRCs are a nationwide network of public, state, and academic libraries that are designated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office […]

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Mesa County Libraries announce finalists for library director’s position

The Mesa County Public Library District Board of Trustees has selected three finalists for the post of library director. Finalists are: Peter D. Genovese, most recently Principal and Partner in Global Library Consulting of Rochester, N.Y., a firm that assisted libraries in transition to more user-centered and community-engaged services. Royce Kitts, currently Library Director for […]

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A horrid new book list

When you’ve run out of ideas and your to-be-read pile is gone, desperation can set in quickly. That’s uncool.  Book lists are the key to defeating the dreaded slump, and to honor the 200th birthday of the most famous horror novel of all time, Frankenstein, NPR put together a list of 100 favorite horror stories. Frankenstein and Dracula made […]

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Kids Read Picks, Vol. 2

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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