Marvel and a Wonder

In 1995, the fading farm town of Mount Holly, Indiana, has an air of mourning. Shops are empty. Factory farms have muscled out people like Jim Falls, a struggling chicken farmer. A Korean-War veteran with old age ailments, he fights to survive each day while raising his biracial teenage grandson Quentin. With an off-putting weirdness, […]

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90 Years Ago in Grand Junction

On Sunday, September 20, 1925 the residents of Grand Junction must have been excited about the upcoming week. Monday would mark the beginning of classes at the first college in Grand Junction and the newest institution of higher learning in Colorado. Grand Junction State Junior College opened it doors to students at 8:00 AM on […]

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Orchard Mesa Story Time Fridays

Our Orchard Mesa branch has a wonderfully warm and cozy story time every Friday at 10 a.m.  Please join us! Also, on Wednesday, September 23rd from 4-5 p.m. we’ll have a Dog Ears program – giving children an opportunity to read to a therapy/service dog.  Please call in advance to reserve a spot (243-0181 or […]

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Picture book of the week: Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great

A goat with good dance moves and decent enough marshmallow square-making-abilities is filled with envy when Unicorn enters the scene. What’s so great about making rainbow cupcakes, turning things into gold, and flying? Bob Shea’s Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great tells the tale of a jealous goat who learns that he has some pretty impressive traits […]

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Mesa County Libraries in 1901

1897 saw the formation of the Woman’s Library Association in Grand Junction. This organization had determined a need for a free public library in the city and was dedicated to making the goal a reality. In 1900 the association received a promise of $5,000 from renowned philanthropist Andrew Carnegie to build a new library. Construction […]

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A gem of a library in Collbran

If you plan a trip up to the Grand Mesa to view the changing seasons in the coming weeks, we urge you to visit the Collbran Branch Library, located at 111 Main St. in Collbran.  We can’t promise you’ll see riders on horseback from the windows of the library, but we are confident you’ll enjoy seeing how Mesa […]

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