Publishers Weekly 05/17/21

Here are the most current bestsellers according to Publishers Weekly: Fiction 21st Birthday by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro Sooley by John Grisham The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel A Gambling Man by David Baldacci The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah […]

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Publishers Weekly 05/10/21

Here are the most current bestsellers according to Publishers Weekly: Fiction Sooley by John Grisham Finding Ashley by Danielle Steel A Gambling Man by David Baldacci The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah The Midnight Library by Matt Haig Ocean Prey by John Sandford Star Wars: Thrawn Ascendancy (Book 2: Greater Good) by Timothy Zahn A […]

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New Mirrors and Windows Reading Experience focuses on stories of our diverse world

Mesa County Libraries announce the launch of the Mirrors and Windows Reading Experience, a new, self-paced reading activity that explores stories of our diverse world. Mirrors and Windows is an all-ages celebration of culture focused on diverse books and films offered through the library catalog. It continues through Dec. 31, 2021, and between now and […]

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Local History Thursday: Cowgirl Marie Young

Ahh the Wild West.  Tumbleweeds, dry and dusty landscapes, cactus, cowboys chewing on straw and riding horses across the desert… A less featured but equally important symbol of the American West is that of the cowgirl. Annie Oakley and Lucille Mulhall were two tough women who became nationally known for their lassoing, riding skills and […]

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May Staff Picks

Happy May, all! For this month, we’d like to focus our staff recommendations around a special new reading experience here at Mesa County Libraries. The Mirrors and Windows reading experience is a celebration of culture focused on diverse books and films offered throughout our catalog.  This idea stems from a movement called Read Woke started […]

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Contributions sought for anthology about pandemic experience

From May 1-June 1, 2021, written and artistic contributions will be accepted for possible inclusion in an upcoming anthology about the community’s experience with the coronavirus pandemic. The anthology will accept submissions from writers, poets, photographers, and artists who live in Mesa County or attend Colorado Mesa University. The anthology’s theme, “In This Together,” represents […]

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Local History Thursday: David Combs Discusses the Movement for Social Justice in Mesa County

In his second interview with the Social Justice Archive at Mesa County Libraries, David Combs turns his attention to the death of George Floyd (who died at the hands of recently convicted Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin). As an African-American from Minneapolis, Combs gives unique and powerful perspectives on ethnic relations in that city, and on […]

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2021 Poetry Contest Adult and Teen Winners!

Congratulations to our 2021 poetry contest winners! As usual, we had lots of great submissions this year. If you missed entering this year, keep an eye out for our 2022 contest! Adult Category: 1st Place “October” by Patricia Norrbom The last of the leaves floating effortless in the wind The autumn breeze caresses my face […]

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