Book Notes, July 29, 2012

Central Library prepares for move

Mesa County Libraries’ Central Library will have different hours leading up to its closing in preparation for its move to a temporary location during the Central Library Expansion and Improvement Project, according to a news release from the library district.

The Central Library, 530 Grand Ave., will open at noon each day Monday through Friday.

Saturday through Aug. 12 the Central Library will be closed. All the branch libraries will continue with their regular schedules and hours. There will be no overdue fines charged for items due between July 30 and Aug. 31.

The Central Library will reopen Aug. 13 with regular hours at its temporary location in the former Ashley Furniture building at First Street and Gunnison Avenue.

The expansion and improvement project, which will add 9,000 square feet to the Central Library, is expected to be finished in spring 2013.

For library information, branch hours and locations, go to

Author teaches publishing class


Local author Sherry D. Ficklin will teach a publishing class from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at Goodwill on 24 1/2 Road.

The class will cover publishing methods and building an author brand. The class costs $20 per person.

Preregistration can be made at

Local author releases children’s book


Local children’s book author Marjorie Haun released a book March 15 that focuses on heroism in the Vietnam War.

Her book, entitled “Little Bird Dog and the Big Ship,” introduces children to South Vietnamese Air Force Major Bung-Ly and the man’s family.

“While doing research for this book, I was surprised to find a complete absence of children’s literature about the Vietnam War written from the American point of view,” Haun said in a press release.

The book is 44 pages, and the paperback retails for $21.99. It is available at and


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