Good Vibrations

So much has been written about the Beach Boys during their extraordinary fifty-five year history, but Mike Love as the group’s front man and principal lyricist has the inside scoop on the history of the legendary American band with his new book Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy. Their origins were middle class; […]


“Meet the Patels” opens film series Dec. 7 at the Central Library

“Meet the Patels” kicks off a new season of Indie Lens Pop-Up film screenings Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. A pre-film reception starts at 6 p.m., and the screening begins at 6:30 p.m. The film will be followed by a community discussion. Ravi Patel is almost […]


Learn about OpenStreetMap Dec. 3 at the Central Library

Want to learn more about your neighborhood and your community? is an online open-source map of the world that lets anyone add information about the places they know best. Learn about OpenStreetMap and how you can use it. Mesa County Libraries will host an information session at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, at […]


Acclaimed documentary “Screenagers” to be shown Dec. 6 at Central Library

The acclaimed new documentary “Screenagers” is coming to the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction, for a showing and panel discussion at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. “Screenagers” is a 2016 film that looks at the struggles families face over social media, video games, academics, and Internet addiction. […]


Giving Trees at Mesa County Libraries to help needy during holiday season

Mesa County Libraries and Grand Valley Catholic Outreach are working together to help local needy families during the holidays. Giving Trees decorated with gift requests from underprivileged Mesa County residents of all ages are at the Central Library in Grand Junction and library branches in Clifton, De Beque, Fruita, and Palisade through Dec. 10, 2016. Using […]


Resources for dealing with suicide

Suicide is a very serious and ongoing concern in Mesa County – the overall suicide rate in Mesa County is almost double the national average and suicide is the leading cause of death for youth ages 15-19 in Colorado.  The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline offers free and confidential counseling 24 hours a day by calling […]


New Indie Lens film series begins Dec. 7

A new season of Indie Lens Pop-Up film screenings will begin in December at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, and the film lineup has a little something for everyone. From water scarcity in Colorado to drone warfare, the films explore a wide variety of issues. All films are shown in the Central Library’s Community […]

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Mesa County Libraries announce 2016 holiday-season closures

All Mesa County Libraries locations will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, in observance of Veterans Day. In addition, Mesa County Libraries will be closed on the following dates during the upcoming holiday season: Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25 (libraries close at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23) Saturday through Monday, Dec. 24-26 Sunday […]



If you haven’t heard, November is National Novel Writing Month and Grand Junction is a great place to get connected to the NaNoWriMo community. The goal is to write a 50,000 word novel by the end of November; the challenge is to stick with it! Try these 10 tips for NaNoWriMo writers to get you […]