Book notes, April 15, 2012

Book it to book sale to benefit library

Pick up a few new-to-you reads at the Friends of the Mesa County Library’s Spring Book Sale.

The sale goes from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St., across from Grand Junction High School.

Most of the books sell for $1–2, and proceeds from the sale support Mesa County Libraries programming.

Two authors appear at book signings


Barnes & Noble Booksellers will host two upcoming book signings:

■ Amanda Rose Adams, author of “Heart Warriors: A Family Faces Congenital Heart Disease,” will give a talk and sign books from 2–4 p.m. today.

“‘Heart Warriors’ chronicles Amanda’s journey as the mother of a child born with the deadliest of birth defects — congenital heart disease,” according to a news release. “Amanda’s gripping memoir provides a practical field guide for families with special needs children.”

■ Virginia Jensen, author of “Contemporary Cube Bead Designs,” will give a demonstration and sign copies of her book from 2–4 p.m. Saturday.

Library offers April poetry contest


Mesa County Libraries is honoring April’s National Poetry Month with a poetry contest.

Poets must be 18 or older and library cardholders. Poems must be no longer than 40 lines, the original work of the submitter and previously unpublished.

No more than two poems may be entered by any one person and poems must be submitted at Poems will not be accepted at library locations.

The deadline for submissions is Friday. Award-winning poet and Colorado Mesa University professor Luis Lopez is the contest judge.

Prizes will be awarded to the writers of the three poems.


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