crochet

Time to grab some yarn

The seemingly endless summer is finally over, and, with temperatures pleasingly lowered, it’s time to get out the crochet hooks and knitting needles again. I, for one, will continue to work on the behemoth granny stripe bedspread project I started two years ago. So huge. So unwieldy. So not even half done. As ridiculous time-sucks […]

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Recommendations for Kids: Sci-Fi

Excited about ComicCon? I am. Because I was introduced to cons through science fiction conventions such as WorldCon and DragonCon, just the thought of ComicCon got me excited about reading new science fiction from our library. It’s never too early to start enjoying science fiction.  For the youngest kids Zelda’s Big Adventure by Marie Alafaci, […]

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What can kids do at Comic Con?

One of the really cool things about Mesa County Libraries Comic Con is that it is a family-friendly event. Take the kids to Comic Con this Saturday, Oct. 7, at Two Rivers Convention Center, and you’ll find plenty of fun activities for youngsters throughout the day. We even have a room just for kids under […]

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How much does Comic Con cost?

There is no admission charge to get into the Mesa County Libraries Comic Con this Saturday, Oct. 7, at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. But if you plan to make a day of it, you’ll find food and merchandise available for purchase at the convention. In the Expo Hall, lots of awesome things […]

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Cosplay at Comic Con: Keep it classy, and be polite

Whether you’re a first-time convention-goer or a veteran cosplayer, you’re going to Mesa County Libraries Comic Con to have a good time. To make that happen, here are a few etiquette tips for enjoying the multitude of costumed players who will be at Two Rivers Convention Center this Saturday, Oct. 7. Personal Hygiene – It can […]

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How do you do bookshelves?

Being the in-the-know hepcat that I am, I’ve become aware of certain perverse trends in personal, at-home book shelving. Seething in indignation about them is a fun, but lonely, pastime, so I’ve included the most egregious examples below for your consideration.   This is the groovy, backward facing style favored by faux-minimalists who never actually […]

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Six-week Toastmasters Youth Leadership Workshop offered for teens Oct. 10-Nov. 14 at Central Library

Toastmasters Youth Leadership Workshop, a six-week course for teens designed to develop presentation and leadership skills, will be offered six consecutive Tuesdays beginning Oct. 10, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St., Grand Junction. The course, open to teens ages 13-17, helps participants develop communication and leadership skills through practical […]

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Comic Con to celebrate fans, superheroes, and more Saturday, Oct. 7, at Two Rivers Convention Center

  Where can you find superheroes, space aliens, costumes, comic books, a TARDIS, and more? Visit the third annual Mesa County Libraries Comic Con, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Two Rivers Convention Center in downtown Grand Junction. This all-ages, family-friendly event will bring together thousands of fans from throughout western Colorado for […]

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Changes Coming to OverDrive 9/28

The changes that OverDrive has been saying are ‘coming soon’ for over a year are finally here!  This Thursday, 9/28, your OverDrive experience will look a bit different.  Here are some of the most important changes: Redesigned interface to make downloading faster and easier. Titles now have easy-to-understand wording for Available vs Wait List and […]

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