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New e-newsletter available for 970West Studio

Curious about what’s happening at the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio? We soon will begin publishing a new email newsletter specifically for people interested in classes and other subjects related to the 970West Studio, the library’s public multimedia production studio. We invite you to sign up for the newsletter if you’re interested. Also, if […]

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Generous contribution propels Wild Colorado mobile app beyond its fundraising goal  

  A fundraising campaign to help develop Wild Colorado, a wildlife-identification and outdoor-recreation mobile app under development by the Mesa County Public Library Foundation, reached its goal Dec. 8 with a generous contribution from Alpine Bank. The library Foundation has been seeking contributions for the project since early November via the Kickstarter website. The Kickstarter […]

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New hours take effect at De Beque Branch Library Jan. 2, 2016

Hours of operation will change slightly at the Mesa County Libraries De Beque Branch beginning Jan. 2, 2016. New hours will be: Wednesday & Thursday: 4-7 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m-1 p.m., 2-6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. The De Beque Branch shares space with the school library at 730 Minter […]

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New Bike Fixit Station at Central!

Need some air in your tires?  Want to tighten up those loose handlebars or adjust your brakes?  Now you can do all that and more with our new DERO Fixit bike repair station at the Central Library!  The station has an air pump and all the basic tools you need to mount your bike and […]

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Library Foundation sets stage to create unique new Wild Colorado mobile app

The Mesa County Public Library Foundation is setting the stage to develop a wildlife-identification and outdoor-recreation mobile app that will bring the research power of the library to users’ smartphones. The Wild Colorado app will contain a searchable database of Colorado mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles that lets users identify wildlife they see while enjoying […]

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Construction continues on 970West Studio

  The Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio building is taking shape at Fifth Street and Ouray Avenue, across from the Central Library in Grand Junction. Inside, framing reveals the layout of various features, such as the recording studio, the control room, and the artist-in-residence work space. The building will have a main hallway “spine,” similar […]

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Palisade Branch landscaping brings touch of green to library

  A newly completed landscaping project at the Mesa County Libraries Palisade Branch, 119 W. Third St., has created a lush, patron-friendly space adjacent to the covered patio. A new lawn, along with some shrubs, young trees, and a fence, give the library’s patio a down-home, backyard feel. Many Palisade Branch patrons enjoy reading outside […]

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Site work begins on 970West Studio building

Site preparation is underway at the future site of the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio building. Crews installed a perimeter fence on Friday, then today (Monday, June 29) began removing old sidewalks and otherwise getting the site ready for construction to begin. The 3,000-square foot digital recording and production studio will be built on library-owned […]

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Mesa County Libraries to begin construction of 970West production studio

Mesa County Libraries plan to break ground in early July on a digital recording and production studio that will offer opportunities for the public to learn and perform professional-level audio and video recording. The studio also will enhance Mesa County Libraries’ ability to document and preserve Mesa County’s unique and vanishing cultural assets. Approximately 3,000 […]