Kids Read Picks, Vol. 9: Catwad

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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Teen Reviews: Girl at the Grave

Black, Teri Bailey. Girl at the Grave.   “Fantastic book! Your mind teleports into the characters’ shoes and it flows easily. It absorbs you and makes you want to be angry/ happy for the characters if they do something wrong. It was great, filled with cliffhangers keeping me up till 1:00 am.” Rating: 5 -Celeah, […]

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Library now offers Mango Languages

Want to learn a new language? Mesa County Libraries now offer Mango Languages, a convenient resource for language learning that’s easily accessible and downloadable on mobile and other devices. Mango Languages features user-friendly instruction in more than 70 languages, including Spanish, French, German, four types of Arabic, two types of Chinese, Latin, Cherokee, and more. […]

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Teen Reviews: Shadow of the Fox

Kagawa, Julie. Shadow of the Fox.   “The story is very intriguing. It is a good book for people who don’t know much about Japanese Folklore because it explains enough of the folklore to understand.” Rating: 3 -Foxx       Teen Reviews presents book reviews by teens in Mesa County. Don’t be surprised if […]

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Bravery during the Blitz

In Dear Mrs. Bird, by A.J. Pearson, Emmeline Lake, age 22, dreams of being a journalist, and when she sees an ad for a position at the London Evening Chronicle, she immediately imagines a fabulous career ahead of her as a Lady Wartime Correspondent. In early 1940s London, during the Blitz, Emmy and her friend, […]

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Poinsettias

Las Posadas: a Latin American Christmas

Families pray, children play, and everyone feasts. Endless spreads of ponche, tamales, champurrado, pozole, and buñuelos appear before hungry crowds. And, of course, there is the piñata! With sparklers in hand, kids watch and wait for the piñata to be bashed into surrendering its hoard of candy. Las posadas is a nine day Latin American […]

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Local History Thursday: Old Slang

  Since long before I was a young whippersnapper, there have been some interesting slang expressions thrown around the Grand Valley region. The Mesa County Oral History Project is full of interviews with original settlers to this area. Indulge in a listen, and you may pick up on some ways of speech that inspire confusion, […]

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COHS graduates

Congratulations to six new COHS graduates

Congratulations to the six new graduates from Mesa County Libraries Career Online High School! The students who achieved this personal milestone were honored during a well-attended ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Central Library. Graduates who received their high-school diplomas and accompanying career certifications are: Ana Coria (Homeland Security); Dillon Dickerson (General Career Preparation); Eusebia […]

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