Local History Thursday: Evoking Grand Junction’s History with Radio History Theater

In 1981, coinciding with Grand Junction’s centennial celebration, the Mesa County Oral History Project (MCOHP) produced forty-eight radio plays about local history. Over forty-eight weeks, these plays aired on radio stations KSTR, KREX-AM, KREX-FM, and KMSA, with the last play broadcasting on August 21, 1982. Now, the Radio History Theater plays have been digitized and […]

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Applications accepted for Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees openings

Applications are being accepted to fill upcoming openings on the Mesa County Public Library District’s Board of Trustees. The seven-member volunteer board adopts and oversees the budget, bylaws, and policies of the library district; conducts long-range planning; and prepares an annual financial report to the Mesa County Commissioners. Board terms are for five years, and […]

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Contributions sought for anthology about pandemic experience

From May 1-June 1, 2021, written and artistic contributions will be accepted for possible inclusion in an upcoming anthology about the community’s experience with the coronavirus pandemic. The anthology will accept submissions from writers, poets, photographers, and artists who live in Mesa County or attend Colorado Mesa University. The anthology’s theme, “In This Together,” represents […]

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Local History Thursday: David Combs Discusses the Movement for Social Justice in Mesa County

In his second interview with the Social Justice Archive at Mesa County Libraries, David Combs turns his attention to the death of George Floyd (who died at the hands of recently convicted Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin). As an African-American from Minneapolis, Combs gives unique and powerful perspectives on ethnic relations in that city, and on […]

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Mesa County Libraries adjust pandemic restrictions

As Mesa County’s Free to Choose resolution takes effect April 16, Mesa County Libraries are adjusting some restrictions that have been in place during the coronavirus pandemic.  Among the changes are the following: Patrons are asked to wear a mask while they visit the library unless they are alone or with members of their household […]

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Lynda/LinkedIn Learning resource to end March 14

Lynda, a popular educational eResource now known as LinkedIn Learning, will no longer be offered through Mesa County Libraries after March 14, 2021. The change is happening because of Lynda’s new technological requirements that the library is not currently able to meet. The library is working on a solution to the technical issues and hopes […]

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Library now offers hoopla®, providing more access to movies, ebooks, and more

Mesa County Libraries cardholders now have access to hoopla®, an on-demand streaming service that offers more than 950,000 titles in the form of ebooks, eAudiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, and comics. Content on hoopla can be streamed from any compatible computer, mobile device, or platform by downloading the hoopla app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Fire TV, Chromecast, […]

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