Information Literacy

Every day we have tons of information thrown at us in a variety of ways and formats, from social media to T.V. to newspapers to books. It is important then, that we understand how to evaluate information and use it effectively in our lives. This process is called information literacy, which the American Library Association […]

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Central Library elevator to close Sept. 17 for replacement; patron accommodation plans being developed

The aging elevator at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library in downtown Grand Junction will close Sept. 17 for replacement. The replacement project is expected to last approximately eight weeks. When it’s over, the 46-year-old elevator will be replaced by a new elevator that will more comfortably accommodate patrons who use wheelchairs and other mobility […]

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September Staff Picks

With the heat and smoke that recently overtook Mesa County, it seemed almost difficult to focus at times.  Hopefully cooler weather and clear air will bring crispness of mind, and new inspiration to pick up a read you’ve never before encountered! Our staff has eclectic, varying tastes they’re excited to share with you.  Here are […]

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Comic Con Art Show Winners

Although Mesa County Libraries are planning virtual Comic Con-related events this fall, we are happy to have the opportunity to display the Comic Con Art Show at the Central Library (Aug 28 – Oct 28 ) in addition to the virtual show (see below for slideshow). Stop by anytime the library is open to view […]

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Stop-motion filmmaker to serve as 970West Artist in Residence Aug. 24-Nov. 30

Evan Curtis, an award-winning independent stop-motion animator and filmmaker, will be the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Artist in Residence beginning Aug. 24, 2020. Curtis will offer weekly Meet and Greets from 4-6 p.m. Thursdays beginning Aug. 27 at the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio, 502 Ouray Ave. across from the Central Library. The public […]

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New sign marks Discovery Garden

The Mesa County Libraries Discovery Garden has a new sign! The sign, which faces Fifth Street near Chipeta Avenue, is built of steel and wood in a rustic design that evokes the feel of a country garden in a city setting. Library staff designed the sign, which was then built and generously donated by All […]

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August Staff Picks

Welcome back to our monthly Staff Picks! There’s never any shortage of variety around the library, and our staff is happy to share some of their current favorites in hopes you find an enjoyable title you never knew existed. Amberlee’s Pick: Run Fast, Cook Fast, Eat Slow by Shalane Flanagan I love cookbooks, but this […]

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