October 2019 Spooky Staff Favorites

The pumpkins are poppin’ off the vines and the candy sales are skyrocketing.  October is a time of change, both in weather and mood.  Those who are so inclined begin to seek entertainment focused on a blend of spooky, scary, creepy, gory, gruesome, hair-raising, and supernatural. The staff here at Mesa County Libraries who enjoy […]

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Fair Story presentation graphic with old photo of GJ's downtown at night

Historian to discuss the Moyer family in early Grand Junction Sept. 30 at Central Library

Local historian Dave Fishell will discuss the Moyer family’s important role in early Grand Junction at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. The Moyers were Grand Junction pioneers who founded The Fair Store, which became one of the largest retail businesses […]

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Local History Thursday: Three Incarnations of The Mesa County Fairgrounds

Did you know that the Mesa County Fairgrounds at Veteran’s Memorial Park were once known as Uranium Downs? People who attended horse races, motocross, WWF style “wrestling,” and other events back in the day might remember this nod to Mesa County’s mining (and radioactive) legacy. The Mesa County Fairgrounds opened in their current location in […]

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New Children’s Books about Feelings

Emotions can be hard for everyone, especially when you’re very young. Everything is big, new, and exciting! But new can also be very challenging, especially when they’re big feelings like fear or anger. There are many wonderful children’s books about emotions, including classics like The Feelings Book by Todd Parr and When Sophie Gets Angry […]

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Foliage and produce in the Discovery Garden

Discovery Garden to benefit from grant for bioswale features

The Mesa County Libraries Foundation has received a $5,000 grant from the Western Colorado Community Foundation to fund the construction of unique water conservation structures called “bioswales” in the library’s Discovery Garden at Fifth Street and Chipeta Avenue in downtown Grand Junction. Bioswales are water channels that slow and naturally filter stormwater from an area, […]

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