Read a banned classic

This week is Banned Books Week, and it’s a fine time to explore the classics that have been banned or challenged throughout the decades. Some reasons for banning and challenging books: offensive language and vulgarity sexual content contempt for religion, family, and marriage pro-Communist views morbid and depressing themes criticism of Islam Banned classics include:

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Local History Thursday: Candy Man Chet Enstrom

People in the Grand Valley know Chet Enstrom for his delicious almond toffee, still sold by Enstrom Candies. But did you know that he started his career as an ice cream maker? In his interview with the Mesa County Oral History Project, Enstrom describes how he became involved in the ice cream business. When Enstrom […]

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Career help for the quiet person

I am no careerist, but I still have to be a functional human at work, and Hiding in the Bathroom: an introvert’s roadmap to getting out there (when you’d rather stay home), by Morra Aarons-Mele, seems like a great title to help my reluctant introvert nebbish self.  Bathrooms are not my preferred refuge, of course; my cat-furred […]

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Mesa County Libraries to close Sept. 3 for Labor Day

All Mesa County Libraries locations will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, for the Labor Day holiday. The library’s website will be available during the holiday, and patrons will be able to place holds, renew materials, and use eResources such as the OverDrive Digital Library and Lynda.   SUNDAY HOURS AT CENTRAL LIBRARY RESUME SEPT. […]

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The plucky ladies of fiction

As a veritable vanilla pudding of a woman, I am always gladdened by reading about the intrepid exploits of the sturdy and brave. That’s why I love novels about spunky females as they plunge fearlessly into danger, stand up to the wicked, and defeat their oppressors. These novels inspire and remind us of the strength. […]

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