Make friends with the birds

Do you ever wish you could slow down and and really see the beauty of the world? Bird watching is a fine way to start, and Mesa County Libraries has a lot of great ways to help you. Watching Birds in Western Colorado, a presentation by Dr. Meredith Walker, is happening Tuesday, May 23 at 3 […]

Calling all Harry Potter fans

In June, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Pottermore is introducing the Wizarding World Book Club, a free, online book club designed for readers to read (or re-read), discuss and debate every book in the series. Sounds like a great reason to scram over to the […]

Adults- join us for coloring fun!

If the hurly-burly of this modern world is getting you down, come to the Central library Monument Community Room May 11, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, and chill out creatively.  We supply the coloring pages, coloring books, and colored pencils, and you bring your own sweet self ( and a friend!). It’s a fun, peaceful way to […]

Mesa County Libraries offer Career Online High School

Mesa County Libraries are offering qualified Mesa County residents the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School, a program designed for adults who want to advance their education and pursue career training. “Earning a high school diploma is a life-changing achievement,” said James Price, head […]

The Department of Intrepid Women-the Nellie Bly edition

When moxie was being handed out, reporter and writer Nellie Bly got the lion’s share. Known for her journalistic exposés, such as Ten Days in a Madhouse, in which she feigned insanity to get into an asylum, her investigative work led to reforms in the treatment of mentally ill people. She also replicated Jules Verne’s Around the World […]

Do you love poetry?

Maybe you’ve never been into poetry, but wish you could be. Now’s a good time – April is National Poetry Month, and you can celebrate with the library. Enjoy a live poetry reading on April 25, at 6:00 p.m.  on our Facebook page with L. Luis Lopez and others. Naturally, we also have some mighty fine […]

“National Bird” film screening to explore U.S. drone wars April 26

“National Bird,” a documentary about the controversial U.S. drone war, is the next film in the Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Series at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library in Grand Junction. The screening opens with a reception at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, followed by the film in the Central Library Community Room, 443 N. 6th St. […]

What will you read next?

Does finishing a great book fill you with feelings of impending doom? What if you don’t have another good one lined up already? Better you should avoid the tedious sniveling that could ensue (or is that just me?), by going directly to the Book Reviews and Recommendations page on the Mesa County Libraries website. There you will find […]