Jalapeños, Bagels, and Collaboration

                     Jalapeños in bagels? Yes, please! While the pairing might seem unlikely, it really is delicious. But who would’ve thought to make such a combination in the first place? In the heartwarming (and mouthwatering) Jalapeño Bagels, Pablo, whose mother is Mexican and whose father is Yiddish, […]

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Attention artists! Apply now for 970West Artist in Residence spots in 2018

Mesa County Libraries are accepting applications now through Nov. 17, 2017, for openings in the 970West Studio Artist in Residence program for 2018. The 970West Studio Artist in Residence program is open to artists 18 and older who reside in Mesa County. Artists in a variety of mediums – including writers, musicians, videographers, sound technicians, […]

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Culture Fest happens Nov. 3 and 4 at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library

Culture Fest, a celebration of diversity, art, and entertainment, happens Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. Culture Fest recognizes and celebrates the diversity of Mesa County residents. The event includes an art reception and a festival that encompasses many […]

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Mesa County Libraries seek literacy tutors; training session set for Oct. 28 

Are you interested in positively changing the lives of others? If you are fluent in English and/or mathematics, Mesa County Libraries have the volunteer opportunity for you! The library’s Literacy Center is recruiting volunteer literacy tutors to work with English language learners and with students wishing to improve their skills in subject areas such as […]

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A Humble Star

Mesa County Libraries’ third-annual Comic Con — a celebration of comic books, cosplay, sci-fi, fantasy, art, and pretty much all things awesomely nerdy — was held on October 7th. It was a smashing success, due in no small part to the wonderful fans and guests who attended the event. Ian Doescher, author of William Shakespeare’s Star […]

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Making kombucha for fun and profit

Because I’m so hip and cool, I now make my own kombucha. This vinegary, fizzy, fermented probiotic drink is only for the very groovy, though. Made from sweet black or green tea and a very scary-looking SCOBY (symbiotic ‘colony’ of bacteria and yeast), kombucha supposedly originated in China in the 200s BC, where it was […]

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Ceratosaurus drawing Brooke Safken

Dino Dreamin’

If you’re a girl like me, you grew up playing with dinosaurs. When your sister tried to force you to play with her little Suzy dolls instead of dinosaurs, you made your T-Rex figurine bite Suzy’s arm off within a matter of minutes.  My fascination for paleontology and dinosaurs began early and took off like […]

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