Mesa County Libraries take bold steps forward in 2016

By Joseph Sanchez, Director, Mesa County Libraries In 2016, Mesa County Libraries expanded what it means to be a library. From the opening of the 970West Studio to the introduction of an innovative new app, Mesa County Libraries are creating new and different ways to help local residents learn, discover, create, and connect with one another. […]

New 970West Studio Artist in Residence to present variety of workshops

Emmi Hall, a graphic designer with a strong interest in education and artistic expression, is the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio Artist in Residence. During her residency – which lasts from Jan. 9 through April 24, 2017 – Hall will present a variety of workshops and activities for all ages. Hall recently graduated from […]

Explore France in the next Armchair Travelers event Jan. 9

Visit some of Europe’s most popular and beautiful locations in “Exploring France,” the next Armchair Travelers presentation set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. The coast of Brittany has glorious views of turquoise seas and waves crashing on rocks. Paris, […]

Requiescat in pace

When librarians think about Carrie Fisher, who died on December 27 at age 60, we are just as likely to recall her autobiographical and semi-autobiographical writings as her movies.  She wrote with brutal honesty and humor about her struggles with drug and alcohol addiction, mental health, and Hollywood.  Starting with Postcards from the Edge, published in […]

Browsing business books from 2016

Every year Forbes magazine publishes its list of must-read business books. This year’s list, compiled by David Burkus, includes many titles available at Mesa County Libraries.  The other titles are also available by request.  The Mesa County holdings include: Originals: how non-conformists move the world by Adam Grant TED Talks by Chris Anderson Grit: the power of […]

The Lean Startup

Although The Lean Startup by Eric Ries was written only five years ago, it has become a classic read for entrepreneurs and innovators.  Ries has revolutionized how startup companies think and act by applying the concepts of lean manufacturing to startup ventures.  Ries also shows how his Lean Startup concept can be used by intrapreneurs – people […]

Library text messaging will change in January 2017

Mesa County Libraries’ text messaging service for notifying patrons about the status of library materials will change during the first week of January 2017. A new service provider, Shoutbomb, will operate the text messaging service for the library beginning in January. The new service will let you receive text message notifications for overdue items and […]

NEW History Research Guide

History is the interpretation of past events concerning the human experience. Here at Mesa County Libraries, we have built a new History Research Guide to cater to those interested in the pursuit of the past. One aspect I’d like to highlight on the blog is the Primary Source Guide within this new feature. Primary Sources […]