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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kick off National Novel Writing Month in November at Mesa County Libraries

  Do you think you have a novel in you? Find out by participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) during November. Start right by attending a NaNoWriMo Kickoff Discussion and Party with an inspirational panel featuring published Young Adult authors Renee Collins, James Van Pelt, and Shannon Maynard. The discussion happens at 4 p.m. […]

Comic Con is coming Saturday, Oct. 8, to the Central Library!

Save the date — Oct. 8! The second annual Mesa County Libraries Comic Con is happening from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Central Library, Fifth Street and Grand Avenue in Grand Junction. Last year’s event, which attracted more than 1,600 people, featured activities and entertainment for all ages. This year, […]