It’s National Volunteer Week! Thanks, library volunteers!

Mesa County Libraries extend a heartfelt thank-you to all of the library volunteers throughout the county. Library volunteers contribute so much time, energy, and enthusiasm to our eight locations that it is impossible to list everything they do here. A sample of their work would include shelving books; serving as adult literacy tutors; helping with […]

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Local History Thursday: The Infamous Codling Moth

About 100 years ago, a winged monster frequently roamed the Grand Valley region. The flying terror seemed to sniff out farmers who were living happily off the land, growing apple and pear orchards. It would swoop in and wipe out once-flourishing crops in what felt like no time.  The apples and pears were feasted upon […]

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Local History Thursday: Some Local Skiing History

Carl Howelsen came to Steamboat Springs from Norway in 1913 and spread his love of skiing and ski jumping. The town memorialized his important contribution to local skiing by naming their municipal ski area after him. Howelsen may have pioneered skiing in the Steamboat Springs area, but who actually built the first ski runs there? […]

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Learn about cover crops and compost April 13

A two-part workshop explaining the use of cover crops and compost in your garden is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019, in the Mesa County Libraries Discovery Garden, Fifth Street and Chipeta Avenue, Grand Junction. The workshop sessions will be presented by registered landscape architect Rob Breeden, Bryan Reed of the Western Colorado […]

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Teen Reviews: You Owe Me A Murder

Teen Reviews presents book reviews and recommendations from teens in Mesa County. Don’t be surprised if you can’t find some of the books mentioned in these posts at the library or in stores: teens who attend Teen Book Club on Wednesdays at 4:00 at the Central Library have access to books before they are officially […]

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