2017 Poetry Contest Winners

In celebration of National Poetry Month this April, Mesa County Libraries hosted its 6th annual poetry contest.  We had 54 entries this year, making it the best year yet–thank you! Each winner received a gift certificate for Downtown Grand Junction. Special thanks to Dr. Randy Phillis for being our judge again!  The winners of the […]

Live-stream poetry reading to feature three poets April 25

Enjoy a live poetry reading in the comfort of your own home! To celebrate National Poetry Month, poetry fans are invited to tune in to the Mesa County Libraries Facebook page for a live-webcast Poetry Reading by three local poets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The reading – featuring poets L. Luis Lopez, […]

Looking for a light-hearted read?

Taking a break from my usual diet of treacherous-women/lecherous-men fiction, I happened on Man at the Helm, by Nina Stibbe. It was just what I needed to expel the bitter aftertaste of the psychological thrillers I habitually feast upon. A charming specimen of the eccentric-British-family-novel (see these classic examples), Man at the Helm begins with ten-year-old Lizzie and her family moving […]

Get ready for Summer Reading with a library puppet show!

Get ready for Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries by attending “Build a Better World,” a puppet show that is scheduled for performances at all library locations April 11-May 20. This puppet show will get you excited for Summer Reading’s awesome activities, plentiful prizes, and a Summer Entertainment Series jam-packed with magicians, musicians, and more. […]

Self-publishing: One Author’s Journey on April 10

Miriam Burden is a local writer and artist who has recently released a self-published graphic novel. She will discuss resources and options for aspiring writers and talk about her experience as a self-published graphic novel author. The event will take place on Monday, April 10 at 6:00 p.m. at the Central Library Community Room. Her […]

Learn how to keep gardening easy and enjoyable

Limited mobility doesn’t have to mean the end of your gardening days. An upcoming presentation titled “Gardening for Seniors: Making Gardening Easy and Enjoyable” will explore clever equipment, modifications to existing gardens, and a few outside-the-box gardens that can help you keep your green thumb. The presentation is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, […]

Robots at the Library

Cubelets Part building block, part robot, Cubelets are a fun and easy way to get into robotics. If you attended this year’s Tech Expo in January, you may have seen them in action – or even put them into action yourself. If you missed them at the Tech Expo, don’t worry, we will be bringing […]

Five-week Toastmasters Youth Leadership Bootcamp offered March 23-April 20

Toastmasters Youth Leadership Bootcamp, a five-week course for teens designed to develop presentation and leadership skills, will be offered five consecutive Thursdays beginning March 23, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St., Grand Junction. The workshop-style course, open to teens ages 13-17, helps participants develop communication and leadership skills through […]

An engrossing thriller

A mother’s life is shattered in an instant when a speeding car runs down her five-year-old son. In  I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh, the story alternates between the police search for the driver and the stunned and heartbroken Jenna. She leaves everything behind as she escapes to a remote Welsh town by the […]