Katherine Arden: The Bear and the Nightingale

Whilst my wistful wishing for a white Christmas went unfulfilled, I attempted to satisfy my winter wantings with a book set in Russia—a country rather infamous for its harsh and unforgiving winters. The book of my choosing, “The Bear and the Nightingale” by Katherine Arden—voted one of the best Science Fiction and Fantasy books for […]

Lesley Nneka Arimah: Short Stories with Big Soul

While browsing my bookshelf, I realized most of my recently checked out titles were written by men.  No offense to the literary fellas in my life, but this prompted me to change directions and begin researching newer female writers emerging on the scene.  The first title I chose is the What It Means When a Man […]

Children Coping with Grief

Death is the inevitable consequence of life. Unfortunately, no amount of love or youth or goodness can shield those dear to us from dying or protect us from the trauma of loss. Whether it is the death of a grandparent, pet, parent, or someone else, anyone who lives long enough will experience death. Of course, […]

Dog Ears reading program expands to Orchard Mesa and Collbran branches

Dog Ears, a children’s reading program at several Mesa County Libraries locations, is expanding to the Orchard Mesa and Collbran branches this year. Dog Ears lets children read individually to specially trained therapy dogs for 15 minutes uninterrupted. Kids who get frustrated or feel uncomfortable while reading often relax and enjoy reading more when they […]

SAT practice tests set for Feb. 10 and 17 at Central Library

Students who want to warm up for the SAT exam are invited to take a practice test at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library on Feb. 10 or 17, 2018. Timed SAT prep tests are offered at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, and 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th […]

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Mesa County Libraries Tech Expo to showcase digital media, photography, and other technology Jan. 23

Technology novices and seasoned pros alike will find something to their liking at the 2nd Annual Mesa County Libraries Tech Expo from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction.  Tech Expo will highlight demonstrations of technology such as the library’s new digital conversion station, digital […]

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New crochet group to meet monthly at Clifton Branch

Whether you’re new to crocheting or an experienced crochet enthusiast looking for like-minded neighbors, plan to join a new crochet group that will meet monthly at the Mesa County Libraries Clifton Branch, 590 32 Road. The Crochet Club plans to meet from 3-4 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning Jan. 16 at […]

Caldecott Winner’s New Book

At the end of each year, I love looking at all of the Best Of The Year lists that are published by magazines, blogs, libraries, and more. It is a great way to discover – or rediscover – some of the most celebrated books of the past year. I came across After the Fall by […]

Who needs resolutions?

The new year always brings big talk about resolutions, ending bad habits, and doing better. However, I’ve finally accepted that I’m a horrible person and likely to stay that way. It’s a time-saving attitude, I feel, and frees me up to worry about where my next good book is coming from. Luckily, I’m a horrible […]

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Bon voyage! Armchair Travelers visits France Jan. 8 at Central Library  

  Join Janice Shepherd for the next Armchair Travelers presentation, “France,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. Shepherd, who has visited France at least five times, says she finds something new to enjoy about the country every time she visits: […]