Book notes, Oct. 1, 2017

Author, beadwork artist featured at downtown event

A local author and beadwork artist Virginia Jensen will demonstrate her beadwork techniques and sign copies of her books from 6–8 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Crystal Books and Gifts, 439 Main St.

Jensen’s time at the store coincides with Friday and Saturday’s Grand Junction Downtown Art Festival.

Jensen is the author of “Cube Bead Stitching: Contemporary Jewelry Designs You Can Make,” “Contemporary Cube Bead Designs: Stitching with Herringbone, Peyote, Ladder Stitch and More” and “Stitching with Two-Hole Shaped Beads.”

Book launch and reception

set for ‘Advent Women’


Lyn Fraser is set to release a new book titled “Advent Women.”

There will be a book launch reception for “Advent Women” from 5–6 p.m. Monday at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 3888 27 1/2 Road.

“Advent Women” tells the stories about a number of women in the Bible who are “endlessly creative, necessarily defiant, occasionally manipulative and absolutely faithful to God,” according to a news release about the reception.

Fraser also has written two books about the Psalms and a mystery novel.

Writing workshop series begins Tuesday at library


Writing coach and blogger Rebecca Mullen will offer the workshop “Memoir: How Objects Tell Life Stories” from 5:30–7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Mesa County Libraries’ Central Library at Fifth Street and Grand Avenue.

“Come spend an evening listening to objects in your life and the stories they have to offer you,” said a news release about the workshop.

Admission is free, and registration is requested at

This event is part of a series of workshop planned for the first Tuesday of the month by the Western Colorado Writers’ Forum and Mesa County Libraries.

Multi-media donations sought for Friends’ Fall Book Sale


The Friends of the Mesa County Libraries is accepting donations for its Fall Book Sale set for Oct. 19–21.

Books, CDs and VHS tapes in good condition can be donated at the book drop in the southwest corner parking lot of the First Congregational Church, 1425 N. Fifth St.


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