Author Talk: Nothing Short of Dying

Join us for Erik Storey’s book launch at the Central library on Wednesday, August 17th 6:30 p.m.  Erik will talk about his book, read a short passage, answer questions and be available to sign books as well. Hailed by bestselling writer William Kent Krueger as “the year’s best thriller debut,” this furiously paced ride into harm’s way […]

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Kiva Book Club – Ordinary Grace

Join us for our next Kiva Bookclub, at 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 21st, in the Central Library Community Room, as we discuss Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger. In Ordinary Grace, thirteen-year-old Frank Drum, a Methodist preacher’s son, explores the darker side of what the book jacket describes as a “time of innocence and […]

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Safe surfing!

Concerned about being safe online?  Join us for an internet safety class at the Central Library on Thursday, July 7, at 1:30 pm. We’ll discuss the internet’s major risks: malware, hacking, identity theft, and scams – what do these terms mean, how to protect yourself, how to recognize if you’ve become a victim, and what […]

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Guest Post: Jessica Scriver

The following is a guest post from Jessica Scriver. Jessica is the first artist selected for the Artist In Residence program for 2016 with her quarter running from April 1 through June 29, 2016.  I guarantee this is the cutest thing you’ll see all day! Also, be sure to tune in to KAFM (88.1) this […]

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2016 One Book, One Mesa County kicks off celebration of “Kitchens of the Great Midwest”

The 2016 edition of Mesa County Libraries One Book, One Mesa County will present a tasty  lineup of special events in February and March centered on “Kitchens of the Great Midwest,” the debut novel of author J. Ryan Stradal. The novel is a coming-of-age story about an orphaned girl with extraordinary culinary abilities. Mesa County […]

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Culture Fest 2015 Recap

The seventh annual Art Show and Culture Fest held on Nov. 6 and Nov. 7 showcased the rich culture, vitality and vibrant diversity of Mesa County. On Friday night, Nov. 6, the library celebrated Mesa County artists by hosting a juried Art Show Reception. A part of First Friday, the reception featured beautiful works of […]

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Eleanor and Park – Challenged!

  Eleanor and Park is an ultimately hopeful Young Adult novel grounded in some harsh realities that probably won’t feel unfamiliar to many teen readers. The characters face bullying, domestic abuse, and racism. The book still manages to feel light and romantic in spite of the obstacles the characters are facing and illustrates that change is possible […]

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Banned Books Week

We are celebrating Banned Books Week this entire week from September 28 through October 2! What is Banned Books Week? It is an annual celebration of the freedom to read! Libraries, schools, and bookstores across the country and across the world highlight titles that have been frequently challenged or banned. In 2015 the week is focused […]

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