Information Literacy

Every day we have tons of information thrown at us in a variety of ways and formats, from social media to T.V. to newspapers to books. It is important then, that we understand how to evaluate information and use it effectively in our lives. This process is called information literacy, which the American Library Association […]

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Comic Con Art Show Winners

Although Mesa County Libraries are planning virtual Comic Con-related events this fall, we are happy to have the opportunity to display the Comic Con Art Show at the Central Library (Aug 28 – Oct 28 ) in addition to the virtual show (see below for slideshow). Stop by anytime the library is open to view […]

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New Additions to Local Digital Archive

If you haven’t checked out our Local Digital Archive lately, I highly recommend it, cause we’ve added a bunch of cool stuff!  In addition to our many online exhibits including the popular Veterans Remember series, Studio Lounge performances and Mesa County Oral History Project, we have the following new collections: Art on the Corner (AOTC) […]

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2020 Poetry Contest Adult and Teen Winners!

Congratulations to our 2020 poetry contest winners! As usual, we had lots of great submissions this year. If you missed entering this year, keep an eye out for our 2021 contest.  We had planned on a poetry reading, but with the library closed, that’s a challenge!  Stay tuned for information on a public reading later […]

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Virtual Exploring and Online Book Events

This morning I visited the British Museum and viewed an engraved gloss goblet from the 1500s, watched a sea otter swim in Monterey, California, and hiked the Grand Canyon. All this before 9am!  The boredom busters tab of our  COVID-19 libguide contains a plethora of virtual odysseys you can enjoy from the comfort of your […]

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Digital Literacy During COVID-19

During this COVID-19 emergency, we’ve become very dependent on technology (even more than we already were) to help us do our jobs, find reliable information, or just to keep essential connections with family and loved ones. Unfortunately not everyone has the skills or resources needed to navigate this digital landscape. Hopefully some of these tools […]

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Adult Learning Resources at MCL (aka Learning in the Time of COVID-19)

If you’re looking for something to learn during this time, then we have some great Lifelong Learning resources at Mesa County Libraries you can access with your library card: Learning Express Library -test preparation materials and interactive practice exams for GED, academic, civil service, military, and professional licensing and certification exams. Lynda.com – an online […]

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Prompts and Resources for Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, and being stuck indoors is the perfect time to wax poetic while contemplating your carpet…er…maybe that’s just me? Anywaaaay..in case you hadn’t heard, we’re currently accepting submissions for our annual Teen/Adult poetry contest. The top three poets in each category (Teen/Adult) will receive a $100 (1st place), $75 (second place) […]

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