Palisade Branch joins Dog Ears lineup in 2019

Dog Ears, the popular children’s reading therapy program offered through Mesa County Libraries, is coming to the Palisade Branch in 2019. Registered therapy dogs will visit the Palisade Branch, 119 W. Third St., at 4 p.m. on the first Friday of each month, beginning Jan. 4. Kids can sign up in advance for a 15-minute […]

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Christmas Camel Ride

Local History Thursday: Holiday Traditions

The scramble to prepare for the big winter holiday season started weeks ago.  There have been moments of joy while visiting with relatives and loved ones, or finding that perfect gift for your kiddo.  Then there’s moments of stress when realizing the strings of Christmas lights you’ve spent hours draping over your roof won’t turn […]

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My favorite books of 2018

End-of-the-year booklists are here again, with their unattainable “3,000 Best Crime Novels of 2018,” designed, I feel sure, to make me feel under-read and inadequate. I am only one woman, and I cannot keep up with these professional bookworms. Also, these lists trigger my book-related FOMO, which leads to the inevitable realization that I am going […]

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Kids Read Picks, Vol. 9: Catwad

Kids Read Picks presents book reviews and recommendations from kids in Mesa County. Don’t be surprised if you can’t find some of these books at the library or in stores: kids who attend Kids Read Book Club on Tuesdays at 4:00 at the Central Library have access to books before they are officially published. Rating […]

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Teen Reviews: Girl at the Grave

Black, Teri Bailey. Girl at the Grave.   “Fantastic book! Your mind teleports into the characters’ shoes and it flows easily. It absorbs you and makes you want to be angry/ happy for the characters if they do something wrong. It was great, filled with cliffhangers keeping me up till 1:00 am.” Rating: 5 -Celeah, […]

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Library now offers Mango Languages

Want to learn a new language? Mesa County Libraries now offer Mango Languages, a convenient resource for language learning that’s easily accessible and downloadable on mobile and other devices. Mango Languages features user-friendly instruction in more than 70 languages, including Spanish, French, German, four types of Arabic, two types of Chinese, Latin, Cherokee, and more. […]

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Teen Reviews: Shadow of the Fox

Kagawa, Julie. Shadow of the Fox.   “The story is very intriguing. It is a good book for people who don’t know much about Japanese Folklore because it explains enough of the folklore to understand.” Rating: 3 -Foxx       Teen Reviews presents book reviews by teens in Mesa County. Don’t be surprised if […]

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