New Videos Added to Veterans Remember Project

As part of our 970West Digital Collection, the Veterans Remember Project seeks to collect and document the memories, thoughts, and experiences of U.S. military veterans who live in Mesa County.  New accounts of WWII experiences by local residents Guido Bagett and Elbert Floyd have been added to our collection.  View all videos on our Veterans […]

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Palisade Branch landscaping brings touch of green to library

  A newly completed landscaping project at the Mesa County Libraries Palisade Branch, 119 W. Third St., has created a lush, patron-friendly space adjacent to the covered patio. A new lawn, along with some shrubs, young trees, and a fence, give the library’s patio a down-home, backyard feel. Many Palisade Branch patrons enjoy reading outside […]

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What’s the Story Behind Dinosaur Fossils?

Have you ever wanted to go on a dinosaur fossil dig? Or wondered how such fossils ended up here? Local paleontology expert Mike Calabro will bring a collection of fossils for us to look over that were primarily collected in Western Colorado. There’s more to discover from such fossils than we might think: plants tell […]

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Finding The Little Book Cliff Railway

Did you know that a narrow gauge railroad used to travel from the Book Cliffs all the way to 1st Street? In 1890 an entrepreneur named W.T Carpenter opened the Book Cliff Coal Mine. The Little Book Cliff Railway was built to transport coal from the foot of the Book Cliffs to Grand Junction. The […]

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Summer reading lists

Apparently, readers need a lot of help in the summer. Everyone and their dog publishes  “beach-reads lists” ; I ask you: who’s got a beach around here? How about “books to read when people insist you go with them when they fish”? “Books to read instead of going to the gym like you’re supposed to, […]

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YA Audiobook pairs

Looking for a few good audiobooks to get you through your next big trip? Have you heard about SYNC? It’s a free summer audiobook program for young adults. For the next 6 weeks SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week – a current young adult title along with a thematically paired classic or […]

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