Kids Read Picks

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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New and fun ways to read noir

What is noir? It’s fiction loaded with amoral, nihilistic creeps on the run from the consequences of their morally bankrupt actions. At its best and most noir-y, it’s pretty hard to take. Here are some examples:             The thing about real noir fiction is, there are no happy endings, nobody […]

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Place Names from the Dominguez-Escalante Expedition

In 1776 Atanasio Dominguez and Silvestre Vélez de Escalante set out on an expedition to find a route from Santa Fe, New Mexico to the coast of northern California. Dominguez and Escalante were Franciscan priests who were traveling along with 9 other companions. Part of their expedition took them from northward from New Mexico through […]

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How to manage stress the fun and easy way

What to do about stress? If you’re like me, you’ve tried junk food, negative thinking, staying up late to watch crap TV,  excessive nap-taking,  and criticizing strangers. None of it has worked. It got me thinking, “Could it be time for …gulp…self-help books?”   After the screaming and hyperventilating subsided, it occurred to me that while I […]

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Farm-to-Table

Farmer’s Market season is upon us in the Grand Valley, offering fresh produce, homemade goods, and much more (including Neighbors Read at the Downtown Farmers Market each Thursday from 5:30pm-7:30pm). These weekly markets provide the perfect opportunity for farm-to-table cooking. Farm-to-table (also known as farm-to-fork or field-to-fork) is where restaurants—as well as some school cafeterias—source […]

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Neighbors Read is moving to the Downtown Farmers Market beginning June 21!

The weekly Mesa County Libraries Neighbors Read family story time is moving to the Grand Junction Downtown Farmers Market every Thursday evening beginning June 21, 2018. Neighbors Read will take place 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Thursday in the 600 block of Main Street. Neighbors Read is a family-oriented story time in which members of the community […]

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Ralph Dinosaur to play June 30 benefit concert for library foundation

The Mesa County Libraries Foundation will present Ralph Dinosaur and the Fabulous Volcanos in concert the evening of Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Grande River Vineyards in Palisade, Colo. The outdoor show kicks off the winery’s annual summer concert series, Hear It Through the Grapevine, and happens during the annual Colorado Lavender Festival in Palisade. […]

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