Giving Tree

Giving Trees to help families in need this holiday season

Mesa County Libraries and Grand Valley Catholic Outreach are working together to help local families in need during the holidays. Giving Trees decorated with gift requests from underprivileged Mesa County residents of all ages will be at the Central Library in Grand Junction and library branches in Clifton, Collbran, Fruita, Orchard Mesa, and Palisade now […]

Rules of Reading

Reading, when done right, is joyful. It opens up the world to all kinds of possibilities. When I was a kid, though, some of my relatives thought I read too much, and some of my teachers thought what I was reading was “trash.” I’m sure I’m not the only one who has had such experiences. […]

Where to start with magical realism

What is magical realism? Born in Latin American fiction during the late 1940s and 1950s, it unites the real and the mythical to reveal the fantastical elements of everyday life. Sometimes it will leave you wondering if an event in the story could really have happened. While this ambiguity is not for everyone, magical realism […]

Veterans Remember

Veterans Remember

Even though Veterans Day has passed, you will want to check out  Veterans Remember,  an ongoing video project to collect and  document the memories and experiences of U.S. military veterans in Mesa County. There are currently ten interviews with World War II veterans available, with nine men and one woman relating their stories of the time they […]

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SEO – Content is King

Have you ever wondered why some websites show up higher on your web searches than others? Those sites have worked really hard on their SEO to reach the top of the list. What is SEO you might ask? Search Engine Optimization is what that is. SEO is all about making sure that people can find […]

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Books about road trips

Road trips are great-the open road, the junk food consumed while driving, the abundance of country music stations in this fine land of ours. Road trips are supposed to teach us something; what I learned was not to freak out when the tire pressure indicator comes on, if two gas stations have already told you […]

CyberStrong: A series of family wellbeing programs at the library

Hurry—the first program is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6! Please register at mesacountylibraries.org or by calling 970-243-4442. Studies and articles have been popping up about the impact of various online activities particularly aimed at children. We continue to chart the territory as digital dependencies develop and permeate our lives. The cyber world is […]

Jalapeños, Bagels, and Collaboration

                     Jalapeños in bagels? Yes, please! While the pairing might seem unlikely, it really is delicious. But who would’ve thought to make such a combination in the first place? In the heartwarming (and mouthwatering) Jalapeño Bagels, Pablo, whose mother is Mexican and whose father is Yiddish, […]

Attention artists! Apply now for 970West Artist in Residence spots in 2018

Mesa County Libraries are accepting applications now through Nov. 17, 2017, for openings in the 970West Studio Artist in Residence program for 2018. The 970West Studio Artist in Residence program is open to artists 18 and older who reside in Mesa County. Artists in a variety of mediums – including writers, musicians, videographers, sound technicians, […]