Local History Thursday: When They Allowed A Brothel To Advertise At A Baseball Game In Lincoln Park

Reading through hundreds of oral history transcripts, I’ve found out some interesting things about my hometown of Grand Junction, Colorado. There were teacher-sanctioned boxing matches at the old Clifton School, a bear cub that lived in a South Street brothel, and of course (I mean, who couldn’t see this happening?), the time they allowed a […]

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Publishers Weekly 11/30/2020

Here are the most current bestsellers for fiction and nonfiction according to Publishers Weekly: Fiction Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson Daylight by David Baldacci A Time for Mercy by John Grisham The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly All That Glitters by Danielle Steel The Return by Nicholas Sparks The Sentinel by Lee Child […]

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Site of new Clifton Branch with a sign in the foreground

Virtual forums set Dec. 2 and 5 for public to review new Clifton Branch design concepts

Two virtual community forums for residents of the Clifton and Fruitvale communities to review conceptual designs for the proposed new Clifton Branch Library are scheduled for 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, and 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, on the Zoom online meeting platform. The forums will present information about the project and the conceptual designs, […]

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Book Covers from Publishers Weekly Bestsellers

Publishers Weekly 11/23/2020

Since the library has closed to the public the Publishers Weekly Bestseller list has been made virtual. Here are the most current bestsellers for fiction and nonfiction according to Publishers Weekly: Fiction The Law of Innocence by Michael Connelly A Time For Mercy by John Grisham The Return by Nicholas Sparks The Sentinel by Lee […]

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Photo of Talion from Shadow of Mordor Video Game

Video Game Review: Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor

Shadow of Mordor is an action-adventure game set in Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Shadow of Mordor occurs in the 60-year gap between The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring. We play as Talion, a Captain of Gondor stationed at the Black Gate of Mordor, to watch for Sauron’s gathering army. Talion’s garrison wasn’t enough to […]

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All libraries will close to public access beginning Sunday, Nov. 22; Curbside Pick-Up to continue

Due to the continued high rate of COVID-19 infections in the community, Mesa County Libraries will close all buildings to public access beginning Sunday, Nov. 22.  The closure will last at least through the end of December. Curbside Pick-Up will continue to be available at all library locations except the Gateway Branch, where patrons are […]

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Library staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Mesa County Libraries have been notified that a staff member who does not work directly with the public has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The staff member is isolating, and the library has worked with Mesa County Public Health to identify other library staff who may have come in contact with the affected […]

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Miss Humblebee’s Academy

Miss Humblebee’s Academy is here to help children learn life skills as well as educational skills. This online learning platform offers children ages 3-6 a fun and interactive kindergarten readiness program. This platform offers downloadable and printable lessons in both English and Spanish. There are fun do-it-yourself activities for children to do at home. In […]

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Four branches to close to public visits after Saturday, Nov. 14, until further notice

Four branches of Mesa County Libraries will close to public visits after Saturday, Nov. 14, due to pandemic-related restrictions. The branches will be closed until further notice, and the library will offer alternatives for delivery of materials to patrons. The Collbran, De Beque, and Orchard Mesa branches will close to public visits after Nov. 14 […]

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