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Head of Literacy Services James talks about all of the totally free and amazing things Literacy and our 115 Literacy Volunteers do at the library! Youth Collections Librarian and Local Author Di shares all of the magic of Kids Book Club, Genreflecting, and how to find your next favorite read.
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Love hot tea and good conversation? Join one of our many book clubs! Jennifer and Michelle discuss a recent Kiva Book Club read. Got a teen? Are you a teen? Teen Librarian Sam has all the deets on Teen Services AND his book, Genreflecting.
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Volunteer Coordinator Nikki shares all the growing details of the Discovery Garden! Communications Specialist Emmi encourages Mesa County Artists to apply for the Artist in Residence Program!
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Members from the library fantasy football league "Lord of Couches" join the podcast to discuss their season and preview the playoffs. Guests include James, Aaron, Ike, and Amberlee!
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Join Technology Specialists Joe and Sean as they discuss Veterans Remember. Veterans Remember is an ongoing project that seeks to collect and document the memories, thoughts, and experiences of U.S. military veterans who live in Mesa County. The project begins with World War II veterans, and over time, as more interviews are collected, are added to this video collection.
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Meet our Spring 2020 Artist in Residence, TJ Smith. Learn how TJ uses his love for travel and nature as an artistic means of creating multidisciplinary art. | Meet Jessica Geddes, Art Librarian (Yeah. That's her legit title)! Jessica shares all of the sweet things she's doing to promote the arts at the library and in her role in the Creative District. Learn how the library is an excellent art reference for artists. | Ugh. Guys, Dave left. We're definitely...
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This episode of The Audissey is released during the COVID-19 Coronavirus Statewide Stay-At-Home Order. These segments were pre-recorded before library services were suspended and although all library locations are closed until further notice we hope you'll enjoy learning about our normally scheduled services (and get excited for when we're able to offer them again). Enjoy our boy Brevin banter with Dave and Bethany as he details one of our favorite...
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The Audissey's voyage was abruptly halted by COVID-19, but that doesn't mean that MCL staff can't find a way to record episodes! Join Bethany, Emmi, and Mesa County Libraries Director Michelle as they discuss how the library is still providing services for patrons and staff during the stay at home order. We hope you will remain "docked" in your homes and enjoy the online resources Mesa County Libraries provides during this time. Enjoy weekly episodes...
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Is Bethany's mom a saint? Our sources say yes. Bethany and her mom Tami coordinated an effort to manufacture masks for family, friends, and co-workers during this pandemic. This is an extremely compassionate feat for a teacher navigating distance learning (Tami) and full-time library assistant/grad student (Bethany) and those of us who were gifted masks are extremely grateful for the act of kindness. Thank you Bethany and Tami! Trevor Adams, Library...
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Elizabeth, our Collections Librarian, is an avid traveler. Enjoy this virtual "Armchair Travel" experience and take a trip to Columbia with Elizabeth, Emmi and Bethany! Want to check out the visual beauty of Columbia? Enjoy this video podcast episode of The Audissey on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/thogDwzMcI4
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Summer Reading is here! We talk to Head of Youth Services, Cydney and Librarians Diana and Ike and learn about all of the fun stuff we have planned for Summer Reading 2020! Teen Services Coordinator Andrea shares about all of awesome events and prizes available for Teens as well! Sign up for Summer Reading at mesacountylibraries.org! Other resources mentioned in this episode: • Blood Water Paint by Joy McCullough
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Bethany and David interview our new Library Director, Michelle Boisvenue-Fox! Team Awesome, library staff in charge of Comic Con, discuss all things Comic Con 2019!
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What are you doing while you're "docked" at home? Our staff are playing video games! Join Bethany, Emmi, Logan, Cheyanna, and Riley as they share their favorite things about Animal Crossings. Josh shares what he loves the most about Doom! We hope you will remain "docked" in your homes and enjoy the online resources Mesa County Libraries provides during this time. Enjoy weekly episodes of DOCKED with brief updates from Michelle on how the library plans...
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We're joined this week by Art Librarian Jessica Geddes who shares all the upcoming wonderful art programs and opportunities Mesa County Libraries is offering! The annual Recycled Book Art Show sponsored by Friends of the Mesa County Libraries is open to all Mesa County patrons 16 years of age and older. Submissions are due 8 pm, Monday, April 5, 2021. For eligibility requirements and to submit your work visit https://mesacountylibraries.org/recycledbookartshow/ Need...
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Isolation is bad for everyone. Health-wise, isolation is the same as smoking 15 cigarettes every single day. Since March 2020, we’ve all experienced some of the negative effects of isolation. What we don’t realize is that sense of loneliness we’ve felt for a few months is actually many people’s everyday lives. The Mesa County senior population needs quality nutrition and socialization. Amanda DeBock, Program Manager of Meals on Wheels Mesa...
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We’re back after the holiday break with our new favorite episode. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. David Combs of Black Citizens and Friends of Grand Junction joins us on The Audissey to discuss the history of MLK Day Events in Grand...
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Bethany is joined this week by TJ Smith and Chandler Smith, founders of Creative’s Landing, to discuss Riff for Relief - a music initiative tied to West Slope Startup Week that highlight the region’s incredible music scene, while raising needed funds for the many artists who have suffered financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic. This episode also features musician W.ill. of Wowzers, a good vibe jazz hip hop trio participating in Riff...
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Prepare to have your hearts warmed! It's the season of giving and Mesa County Libraries and Grand Valley Catholic Outreach have come together for the eleventh consecutive year of community connection. Catholic Outreach Volunteer Coordinator Ellen Riemer and Mesa County Libraries Head of Collection Management Betsey Dick sat down with us to discuss the uplifting history of providing well over 1,000 gifts to local underprivileged individuals through...
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More than ever, mental health needs all of the support! We sat down with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Western Slope to discuss the amazing FREE resources NAMIws offers our community. Program Director Leslie Kent and Executive Director Kevin Barclay share the history of NAMI, what tools NAMI offers to help individuals and families with mental illnesses, and upcoming services for 2021.
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Running is fun… right? Library Assistants Amberlee and Rose Marie share with Bethany and Emmi why on earth they enjoy the worst type of exercise of all time. All joking aside, physical fitness is to the body what reading is to the brain. You need to do it for your mental health! Listen in as these ladies share how running (as well as other types of exercise) aid in the strengthening of their bodies, souls, and minds.