Culture Fest 2015 Recap

The seventh annual Art Show and Culture Fest held on Nov. 6 and Nov. 7 showcased the rich culture, vitality and vibrant diversity of Mesa County. On Friday night, Nov. 6, the library celebrated Mesa County artists by hosting a juried Art Show Reception. A part of First Friday, the reception featured beautiful works of […]

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Still creepy after all these years

Published in 1963,  The Collector,  by John Fowles, gives readers one of the first, and still one of the best, psychological thrillers.  Frederick Clegg is a dull and colorless nobody whose only passion is for the butterflies he captures and mounts. That is, until he sees a beautiful girl. Miranda Grey, an art student, dazzling and full […]

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New Bike Fixit Station at Central!

Need some air in your tires?  Want to tighten up those loose handlebars or adjust your brakes?  Now you can do all that and more with our new DERO Fixit bike repair station at the Central Library!  The station has an air pump and all the basic tools you need to mount your bike and […]

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Writer’s Resources For NaNoWriMo and Beyond

During National Novel Writing Month, many people dedicate themselves to writing at least 50,000 words in a month (Mesa County Public Library is hosting a few NaNoWriMo meetups in November). Many other fiction writers, poets, and creative non-fiction writers maintain a writing practice year round. Still others would like to write, but don’t know how […]

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Library Foundation sets stage to create unique new Wild Colorado mobile app

The Mesa County Public Library Foundation is setting the stage to develop a wildlife-identification and outdoor-recreation mobile app that will bring the research power of the library to users’ smartphones. The Wild Colorado app will contain a searchable database of Colorado mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles that lets users identify wildlife they see while enjoying […]

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Visit A State Park With Your Library Card

With a Mesa County Libraries card you can now check out a backpack with binoculars, educational materials, and a pass to any of the 42 state parks in Colorado! Our library is participating in the brand new Check Out Colorado program. The backpacks can be checked out at the Central Library for 7 days. It is a […]

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A Ghost Town With an Alias

Quite a few residents of Western Colorado know about the ghost town called Carpenter. Some people might have actually visited the site of the old mining community. What is not as well-known is that Carpenter was officially named Poland Springs from 1892 to 1897. It was frequently misspelled Polen or Pollen Springs by locals and […]

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Cooking up a business

If you’re a good and enthusiastic cook or baker, you’ve probably been told “you should sell these!”  And maybe you’ve given it some thought.  We’ve got a new book, Good Food, Great Business, to provide you the know-how to make that thought a reality.  The subtitle, “How to take your artisan food idea from concept to […]

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Atlas of Columbus

In my next life I want to be a cartographer.  More specifically, a cartographer in the time of Columbus, Magellan and de Gama.  In 1992, to coincide with the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage to what turned out to be the West Indies, Rand McNally published Atlas of Columbus.  This beautiful book is a collection […]

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“1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” to encourage love of reading in early childhood

Mesa County Libraries are launching “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,” an ambitious effort to encourage a love of reading in young children. Because parents are their child’s first and best teachers, “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten” gives parents a framework for reading with their children. Children who read with their parents extensively in the years before kindergarten […]

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