An engrossing thriller

A mother’s life is shattered in an instant when a speeding car runs down her five-year-old son. In  I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh, the story alternates between the police search for the driver and the stunned and heartbroken Jenna. She leaves everything behind as she escapes to a remote Welsh town by the […]

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Collbran Branch Library hours to expand March 7

The Mesa County Libraries Collbran Branch will be open three more hours each week, beginning March 7. Under new hours approved this week by the Mesa County Public Library District Board of Trustees, the library branch at 111 Main St. in Collbran will open one hour earlier on weekdays, and the traditional lunchtime closure will […]

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Museum Passes Now Available for Checkout

Family passes for the Museums of Western Colorado are now available for check out at Mesa County Libraries. The passes can be checked out for a week at a time to visit the Downtown Museum, Dinosaur Journey, and Cross Orchards. Learn more about the different museum locations here. Family museum passes allow entrance of up […]

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Robots, cameras, and more to highlight Mesa County Libraries Tech Expo on Jan. 24

Whether you’re a tech novice or expert, you’ll find something interesting at the Mesa County Libraries Tech Expo, which takes place 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. The Tech Expo will feature demonstrations of cool technology such as robots, digital cameras, and live-streaming from the 970West Studio. […]

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Explore France in the next Armchair Travelers event Jan. 9

Visit some of Europe’s most popular and beautiful locations in “Exploring France,” the next Armchair Travelers presentation set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. The coast of Brittany has glorious views of turquoise seas and waves crashing on rocks. Paris, […]

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Requiescat in pace

When librarians think about Carrie Fisher, who died on December 27 at age 60, we are just as likely to recall her autobiographical and semi-autobiographical writings as her movies.  She wrote with brutal honesty and humor about her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction, mental health, and Hollywood.  Starting with Postcards from the Edge, published in […]

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