Mesa County Libraries win District of the Year Award from state association; Public celebrations planned Sept. 21 at several library locations

The Mesa County Public Library District has been selected as the 2017 District of the Year by the Special District Association of Colorado. This year marks the first time that a library district has won the honor. The Mesa County Public Library District operates eight library locations throughout Mesa County, circulating 1.4 million items and […]

Library cardholders get “Library Deals” at local businesses in September and October

In honor of National Library Card Signup Month, Mesa County Libraries have partnered with local businesses to launch “Library Deals,” a promotional partnership with local businesses to offer discounts on goods and services during September and October. For library cardholders, participating in Library Deals is easy: Just show your Mesa County Libraries card at participating […]

Happy birthday, Agatha Christie!

Agatha Christie, born September 15, 1890, was a best-selling writer, the best-selling novelist of all time, but she was also a surfer when young, a world traveler, a poison expert, and enthusiastic archaeology buff. Talent and imagination took her to the top, and her hospital pharmacy work in World Wars I and II gave her the poison […]

Global business is focus of Sept. 21 Lunch and Learn

If you’re in business and have thought about expanding your operations overseas, or if you would like to work internationally with your current employer, you’ll want to join us for the next Entrepreneurs Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Factory, 750 Main St. in Grand Junction. Michael Butler, […]

De Beque Branch to reopen in new space Wednesday, Sept. 20

The Mesa County Libraries De Beque Branch is set to reopen to the public at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in a brand-new space at the De Beque School, 730 Minter Ave. Library patrons will find many new amenities, such as an improved, dedicated entrance from the parking lot; a small study room; a […]

The Amber Shadows

The Amber Shadows, by Lucy Ribchester, begins in the cold winter of 1942 at Bletchley Park, the site for British codebreakers during World War II. Honey Deschamps, who transcribes coded messages, meets a man while walking home in the dark who gives her a package with Russian postal marks. Inside is a small amber block, mysteriously […]

Digital entrepreneur to give website SEO tips Sept. 6 at Factory

Learn tips for making your business website rank better in Google by attending the next Entrepreneurs Lunch and Learn presentation from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Factory Coworking, 750 Main St. in Grand Junction. Stan Stephens from Long Point Digital, a marketing agency in Palisade, will discuss how and why Google […]

Gone to Dust

Gone to Dust, a fast-paced and funny private eye novel by Matt Goldman, is set in wintry Minnesota. A woman is found murdered in her home, the entire crime scene obscured by thick layers of vacuum cleaner bag dust.  This detail, unsurprisingly, is an obstacle to the investigation.  When the police call in private investigator […]