A New Way to Access 19th Century Daily Sentinel Articles

Daily Sentinel issues from 1897 and 1898 are now available digitally on the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection. This collection contains over 200 newspapers published between 1859 and 1923. Over 690,000 pages are available to search and browse, making it a great resource for history enthusiasts and researchers. Check out the Sentinel articles here. Other Mesa […]

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Book Review: Gold Fame Citrus

Luz is a dystopian mess. While her boyfriend Ray spends his days gathering water and working around the former starlet’s mansion where they squat, Luz stays in the bedroom, trying on the starlet’s many glamorous dresses, or laying listlessly in bed. They are Mojavs, living in a Los Angeles depopulated by years of drought. Ray, […]

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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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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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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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