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Meet the new library director at upcoming meet-and-greets!

Michelle Boisvenue-Fox, the new director of Mesa County Libraries, invites Mesa County residents to a series of informal meet-and-greet events where they can learn more about her and share any thoughts or ideas they have about their local libraries. Meet-and-greets are scheduled at all eight Mesa County Libraries locations. Here is the schedule: Central Library, […]

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Local History Thursday: The Grand Junction Air Show

This past weekend, the Grand Junction Regional Airport in Colorado and West Star Aviation hosted a spectacular air show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.  The crowds looked on in awe as the experienced flyers executed great skill and performed exciting stunts over the Grand Valley region.  I feel accomplished when I parallel park my […]

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Library to cover cost of GED exam for successful students; Preparatory classes begin Aug. 12

GED students who are enrolled in preparatory classes through Mesa County Libraries can have the cost of their GED exam covered if they successfully complete the classes and meet certain conditions. The library announced the new program as enrollments open for fall GED prep classes, which begin Aug. 12. Mesa County Libraries offer GED prep […]

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AARP awards grant to Mesa County Libraries for Discovery Garden project

Mesa County Libraries have been awarded a $15,000 AARP Community Challenge Grant to assist in the development of the library’s Discovery Garden, an interactive demonstration garden under development at Fifth Street and Chipeta Avenue in Grand Junction. According to AARP, the AARP Community Challenge Grant program is part of the nationwide AARP Livable Communities initiative […]

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Local History Thursday: The Electric Outhouse Toilet

Stuck between modern amenities and primitive facilities, Judge Logan of Grand Junction chose a middle and ultimately shocking course in order to gain some sort of comfort while using the bathroom. The judge owned what Mesa County Oral History Project interviewee Glenn McFall called “a real nice home” near the brickyard (so presumably in the […]

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CANCELED – “The Path to a Patent” webinar series begins July 19 at Central Library

  EVENT CANCELLATION The remaining sessions of “The Path to a Patent” webinar series (covering the topics of Patent Searching and Electronic Filing) scheduled for Friday, Aug. 2, and Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library have been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. -Mesa County Libraries —– If you’re an […]

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Mesa County librarians write new reference guide for readers

When readers across the country ask, “What should I read next?” a new book by two Mesa County Libraries librarians could help them answer the question. Diana Tixier Herald and Sam Stavole-Carter co-authored the latest edition of “Genreflecting: A Guide to Popular Reading Interests,” a 459-page reference guide to help librarians, booksellers, and readers discover […]

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