Cosplay at Comic Con: Keep it classy, and be polite

Whether you’re a first-time convention-goer or a veteran cosplayer, you’re going to Mesa County Libraries Comic Con to have a good time. To make that happen, here are a few etiquette tips for enjoying the multitude of costumed players who will be at Two Rivers Convention Center this Saturday, Oct. 7. Personal Hygiene – It can […]

How do you do bookshelves?

Being the in-the-know hepcat that I am, I’ve become aware of certain perverse trends in personal, at-home book shelving. Seething in indignation about them is a fun, but lonely, pastime, so I’ve included the most egregious examples below for your consideration.   This is the groovy, backwards facing style favored by faux-minimalists who never actually […]

Six-week Toastmasters Youth Leadership Workshop offered for teens Oct. 10-Nov. 14 at Central Library

Toastmasters Youth Leadership Workshop, a six-week course for teens designed to develop presentation and leadership skills, will be offered six consecutive Tuesdays beginning Oct. 10, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St., Grand Junction. The course, open to teens ages 13-17, helps participants develop communication and leadership skills through practical […]

Comic Con to celebrate fans, superheroes, and more Saturday, Oct. 7, at Two Rivers Convention Center

  Where can you find superheroes, space aliens, costumes, comic books, a TARDIS, and more? Visit the third annual Mesa County Libraries Comic Con, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown Grand Junction. This all-ages, family-friendly event will bring together thousands of fans from throughout western Colorado for […]

Changes Coming to OverDrive 9/28

The changes that OverDrive has been saying are ‘coming soon’ for over a year are finally here!  This Thursday, 9/28, your OverDrive experience will look a bit different.  Here are some of the most important changes: Redesigned interface to make downloading faster and easier. Titles now have easy-to-understand wording for Available vs Wait List and […]

Mesa County Libraries win District of the Year Award from state association; Public celebrations planned Sept. 21 at several library locations

The Mesa County Public Library District has been selected as the 2017 District of the Year by the Special District Association of Colorado. This year marks the first time that a library district has won the honor. The Mesa County Public Library District operates eight library locations throughout Mesa County, circulating 1.4 million items and […]

Library cardholders get “Library Deals” at local businesses in September and October

In honor of National Library Card Signup Month, Mesa County Libraries have partnered with local businesses to launch “Library Deals,” a promotional partnership with local businesses to offer discounts on goods and services during September and October. For library cardholders, participating in Library Deals is easy: Just show your Mesa County Libraries card at participating […]

Happy birthday, Agatha Christie!

Agatha Christie, born September 15, 1890, was a best-selling writer, the best-selling novelist of all time, but she was also a surfer when young, a world traveler, a poison expert, and enthusiastic archaeology buff. Talent and imagination took her to the top, and her hospital pharmacy work in World Wars I and II gave her the poison […]

Global business is focus of Sept. 21 Lunch and Learn

If you’re in business and have thought about expanding your operations overseas, or if you would like to work internationally with your current employer, you’ll want to join us for the next Entrepreneurs Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Factory, 750 Main St. in Grand Junction. Michael Butler, […]