Las Posadas: a Latin American Christmas

Families pray, children play, and everyone feasts. Endless spreads of ponche, tamales, champurrado, pozole, and buñuelos appear before hungry crowds. And, of course, there is the piñata! With sparklers in hand, kids watch and wait for the piñata to be bashed into surrendering its hoard of candy. Las posadas is a nine day Latin American […]

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Local History Thursday: Old Slang

  Since long before I was a young whippersnapper, there have been some interesting slang expressions thrown around the Grand Valley region. The Mesa County Oral History Project is full of interviews with original settlers to this area. Indulge in a listen, and you may pick up on some ways of speech that inspire confusion, […]

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Congratulations to six new COHS graduates

Congratulations to the six new graduates from Mesa County Libraries Career Online High School! The students who achieved this personal milestone were honored during a well-attended ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Central Library. Graduates who received their high-school diplomas and accompanying career certifications are: Ana Coria (Homeland Security); Dillon Dickerson (General Career Preparation); Eusebia […]

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Kids Read Picks, Vol. 8

Kids Read Picks presents book reviews and recommendations from kids in Mesa County. Don’t be surprised if you can’t find some of these books at the library or in stores: kids who attend Kids Read Book Club on Tuesdays at 4:00 at the Central Library have access to books before they are officially published. Rating […]

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Reading in a hypothetical snowstorm

Now that we’ve had our first mini snowfall, I’ve started fantasizing about being snowed in, without power, with just five great books to tide me over. Of course, in this fantasy, there’s a fireplace, plenty of wood, lots of good food, and naturally, not even the slightest hint of hardship. In this dream world of […]

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Library now offers GED preparation classes

Mesa County Libraries now offer two options for Mesa County residents who want to complete their high-school education: a GED preparation program and Career Online High School. The new GED preparation program at Mesa County Libraries is currently enrolling students who wish to complete their high-school equivalency. Assessments are scheduled for Dec. 10 and 11 […]

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Kids Book Couture

Fashion can be fun for all ages. Dressing up, finding the right shoes, the right dress or shirt is a creative activity sort of like painting a picture or designing a set for a play. Every piece of clothing in our closet exists the way it does thanks to the many artists, designers, and fashion […]

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Local History Thursday: The Hispanic Culture of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico

The Mesa County Oral History Project recently digitized interviews with Lebrado “Lee” Serna and Anna (Garcia) Gallegos, descendants of the long-standing Hispanic community that still exists today along the Colorado-New Mexico border. Spanish-speaking peoples first came north to Northern New Mexico in the late 1500’s and up into Southern Colorado not long after. There, in […]

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