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Good news! Library to continue offering Lynda

Good news for Lynda users! Lynda, a patron-favorite eResource with a wide variety of instructional videos on topics ranging from software to business, will remain available to cardholders through Mesa County Libraries. In late 2019, the library announced that it might soon be ending its contract to offer Lynda because of concerns about patron privacy. […]

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Video Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Origins

Assassin’s Creed is a series of games centered around two ancient fictional organizations, the Templars and Assassins. The games span centuries, with each story coinciding and crossing over with real-world characters and events. Origins takes place in Ancient Egypt and explains how the Creed came into conception. The main character, Bayek, is a Medjay (elite […]

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Local History Thursday: How U.S. Veteran Patrick Metoyer Became An Activist For Mental Health

Since moving to Grand Junction in 1985, Patrick Metoyer has contributed greatly to the civic life of our Happy Valley hamlet. Like prior Mesa County Oral History Project interviewees Al Look and, more recently, Evelyn Kyle, Metoyer is a jack-of-all-trades, a renaissance man whose accomplishments include creations and awards in several areas of the arts, […]

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January Staff Picks

Welcome to the new year! Here’s to starting 2020 off right with some various recommendations provided by our lovely staff.  These items will all be available in the Mesa County Libraries catalog. Austin’s Pick: The Library Book by Susan Orlean This is a great book on the history of the Los Angeles Library system and […]

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TJ Smith is new 970West Artist in Residence

Multidisciplinary artist TJ Smith is the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Artist in Residence. Smith, a two-year resident of Grand Junction, will host several how-to workshops at various library locations and also will host Meet and Greet times at the 970West Studio, 502 Ouray Ave. across from the Central Library, where the public may stop […]

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Old West topics to highlight history presentations  

History enthusiasts can get their fill of Old West tales during January and February at Mesa County Libraries. Topics such as bank robberies, train heists, ghost towns, and frontier economics will be the subject of several public presentations at library locations in Grand Junction and Fruita. All presentations are open to the public at no […]

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