Friday Focus – Word Fun

Welcome to our new blog series, ‘Friday Focus.’  The aim of this series is to encourage community conversation and learning through a wide variety of topics. Twice a month we’ll be focusing mainly on library-related themes, but also throw in some random technology tips and tools that you hopefully find useful/interesting/amusing. To start the first […]

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Local History Thursday: Native American Heritage Month

If you’ve ever stood in Grand Junction and looked east towards the Grand Mesa, you may have noticed some prominent bird-shaped white markings standing out amidst the dark volcanic rock, staining the mountainside.  In Ute tribal legend, these unique features represent the Thunderbird, a supernatural entity well-known throughout Native cultures.  Mesa County has its own […]

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Library adjusts operations for ‘Level Orange’ COVID restrictions

In response to Mesa County’s shift to “Level Orange” pandemic restrictions, Mesa County Libraries are making several operational changes effective Saturday, Nov. 7, that library patrons and the public should be aware of. Capacity will be limited at all library locations. Because of those limits, some library visitors may experience a short wait before being […]

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November Staff Picks

The hours of daylight are becoming less and less, but that doesn’t mean your reading list has to dwindle! Check out what books the Mesa County Libraries staff is cozying up with this November: Diana’s Pick: Summer Green to Autumn Gold: Uncovering Leaves’ Hidden Colors by Mia Posada I recommend this nonfiction children’s book to […]

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Mesa County Libraries to close Nov. 11 for Veterans Day

Mesa County Libraries locations will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, in observance of Veterans Day. Patrons can visit mesacountylibraries.org anytime to place holds, renew materials, and use eResources such as the OverDrive Digital Library, Mango Languages, and Kanopy streaming movies. Also available for viewing on the library website is Veterans Remember, a collection of […]

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Library notified of positive COVID-19 case in offsite class

Mesa County Libraries were notified Oct. 28, 2020, about a positive test result for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in an individual who attended a library-affiliated class that took place at a location away from a library building. Mesa County Libraries and Mesa County Public Health performed contact tracing and notified those who attended the class. […]

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Video Game Review: Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima is an open-world action-adventure game set during the first Mongol invasion of Japan. You play as Jin, the last samurai of the Sakai clan. Jin has suffered through many losses in his life, which binds Jin to the Samurai code. When the Mongols take advantage of the Samurai’s signature straightforward attack, Jin […]

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