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Students complete high-school programs at Mesa County Libraries

This summer, Mesa County Libraries celebrated 24 students who completed studies in two high-school education programs offered through Mesa County Libraries. The students completed their studies in 2020 and 2021 and graduated from the Career Online High School (COHS) and GED preparation programs offered through the library. COHS is a program designed for adults who […]

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Submission deadline extended for pandemic collection

The submission deadline for the “In This Together” collection of writing and art from the pandemic has been extended to midnight Thursday, July 1, 2021. The collection seeks to gather stories, poems, and artwork that Mesa County residents created during the coronavirus pandemic into a volume that will capture how creativity was expressed during the past 15 months. […]

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Summer Reading starts June 1

Now that summer is here, be sure to include Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries in your plans! Summer Reading 2021 begins Tuesday, June 1, and wraps up Saturday, July 17. Along the way, kids, teens, and adults will have opportunities to pursue their reading goals, win prizes in biweekly drawings, and exercise their creativity […]

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Illustrator Rachel Campbell Osborne is new 970West Artist in Residence

Illustrator and graphic designer Rachel Campbell Osborne is the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Artist in Residence. Campbell Osborne’s residency begins May 24 and lasts through Aug. 30, 2021. During that time, she will teach programs focusing on different kinds of painting, and she will host weekly Meet and Greets at the Mesa County Libraries […]

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Eli Saslow, author of “Rising Out of Hatred,” to present online talk May 27

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eli Saslow, author of “Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist,” will give a live online author talk May 27 about his book and the issues it addresses. Saslow’s talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, via Zoom. Those interested in attending the event should register […]

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Fruita Community Read to feature the book “Rising Out of Hatred”

A new Community Read event in Fruita during May will feature the book “Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist” by Eli Saslow, with an accompanying series of discussions exploring equality, race, diversity, and inclusivity in the Fruita community. “Rising Out of Hatred” tells the personal story of one man who […]

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