IQ by Joe Ide

If you read IQ, by Joe Ide, and are reminded of Sherlock Holmes, you’re not wrong. Ide grew up in South L.A. and devoured the Conan Doyle stories. His creation, Isaiah Quintabe, is a young black man almost destroyed by grief and rage when his older brother/surrogate parent Marcus is killed by a hit-and-run driver. […]

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Bilingual Latinx Board Books

If you love bilingual books, Latin American culture, and music then the books being published by Lil’ Libros will warm your heart. In an effort to promote early biliteracy and bilingualism, Patty Rodriguez and Ariana Stein founded Lil’ Libros in order to publish board books about topics that many Latinos would find familiar and non-Latinos […]

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My personal summer reading program

It’s June now, and some misguided busybody will probably tell you to get outside, be active, and soak in the summer rays. Please do not listen to them; you will only become sweaty and demoralized. To maximize comfort and optimize reading time, here are a few tips from The Laziest Woman in Town: Find a nice, […]

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Woodturning Class in Clifton

Want to learn a new hobby? You might not know it yet, but woodturning could be your new favorite thing to do! According to the American Association of Woodturners at www.woodturner.org: “Woodturning is the craft of using the wood lathe with hand-held tools to cut a shape that is symmetrical around an axis of rotation.  Like […]

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Happy birthday, L. Frank Baum!

If you love ruby slippers, emerald cities, cowardly lions, and wicked witches, you can thank L. Frank Baum. His creation of the fantastical world of Oz charged the imaginations of countless children when his first book, The Wonderful World of Oz, was published in 1900. The book’s overwhelming popularity with children, as well as adults, led to […]

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Resources for exploring the outdoors and local culture

We’re pretty lucky to be living in beautiful western Colorado!  To help you explore our area, your library has some great resources to make your cultural and outdoor experiences more fun AND easier on your wallet.  For Exploring the Outdoors National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps  – the Central Library and Fruita Branch have regional maps […]

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