“National Bird” film screening to explore U.S. drone wars April 26

“National Bird,” a documentary about the controversial U.S. drone war, is the next film in the Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Series at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library in Grand Junction. The screening opens with a reception at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, followed by the film in the Central Library Community Room, 443 N. 6th St. […]

2017 Poetry Contest Winners

In celebration of National Poetry Month this April, Mesa County Libraries hosted its 6th annual poetry contest.  We had 54 entries this year, making it the best year yet–thank you! Each winner received a gift certificate for Downtown Grand Junction. Special thanks to Dr. Randy Phillis for being our judge again!  The winners of the […]

Live-stream poetry reading to feature three poets April 25

Enjoy a live poetry reading in the comfort of your own home! To celebrate National Poetry Month, poetry fans are invited to tune in to the Mesa County Libraries Facebook page for a live-webcast Poetry Reading by three local poets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The reading – featuring poets L. Luis Lopez, […]

Learn how to keep gardening easy and enjoyable

Limited mobility doesn’t have to mean the end of your gardening days. An upcoming presentation titled “Gardening for Seniors: Making Gardening Easy and Enjoyable” will explore clever equipment, modifications to existing gardens, and a few outside-the-box gardens that can help you keep your green thumb. The presentation is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, […]

Five-week Toastmasters Youth Leadership Bootcamp offered March 23-April 20

Toastmasters Youth Leadership Bootcamp, a five-week course for teens designed to develop presentation and leadership skills, will be offered five consecutive Thursdays beginning March 23, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St., Grand Junction. The workshop-style course, open to teens ages 13-17, helps participants develop communication and leadership skills through […]

“The Bad Kids” film screening set for Feb. 22 at Central Library

“The Bad Kids,” a film presenting an inside look at the triumphs and tragedies of an alternative high school in a southeastern California community, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. A wine and appetizer reception starts the evening at 6 p.m., and after […]

Guidebook author to be guest at Table of Content library fundraiser March 4

Ed Sealover, author of a new guidebook to Colorado’s history, natural attractions, and unique watering holes, will be the special guest at the second annual Table of Content fundraiser scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in downtown Grand Junction. Proceeds from Table of Content benefit child […]

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, […]