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, […]

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 […]

“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. […]