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.   Color-coded! How very fun and decorative! Bah. Why do you have so many […]

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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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Library cardholders get “Library Deals” at local businesses in September and October

In honor of National Library Card Signup Month, Mesa County Libraries have partnered with local businesses to launch “Library Deals,” a promotional partnership with local businesses to offer discounts on goods and services during September and October. For library cardholders, participating in Library Deals is easy: Just show your Mesa County Libraries card at participating […]

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Happy birthday, Agatha Christie!

Agatha Christie, born September 15, 1890, was a best-selling writer, the best-selling novelist of all time, but she was also a surfer when young, a world traveler, a poison expert, and enthusiastic archaeology buff. Talent and imagination took her to the top, and her hospital pharmacy work in World Wars I and II gave her the poison […]

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The Amber Shadows

The Amber Shadows, by Lucy Ribchester, begins in the cold winter of 1942 at Bletchley Park, the site for British codebreakers during World War II. Honey Deschamps, who transcribes coded messages, meets a man while walking home in the dark who gives her a package with Russian postal marks. Inside is a small amber block, mysteriously […]

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Gone to Dust

Gone to Dust, a fast-paced and funny private eye novel by Matt Goldman, is set in wintry Minnesota. A woman is found murdered in her home, the entire crime scene obscured by thick layers of vacuum cleaner bag dust.  This detail, unsurprisingly, is an obstacle to the investigation.  When the police call in private investigator […]

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Friendship for Little Ones — 15 Children’s Books

Public librarians serve a diverse clientele with equal rigor and enthusiasm — kids, families, retirees, folks passing through town — the list goes on. Cultural, economic, religious, political, and personal differences are sure to exist — even with librarians. But when it comes to serving the public, a librarian’s professional commitment to understanding the views […]

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