Local History Thursday: Battle of the Newspaper Men

Walter Walker was a popular and influential man during early 1900’s Mesa County.  He was most famously known for his ownership of the Daily Sentinel newspaper in Grand Junction, Colorado, which he bought in 1911 and ran until his death in 1956. He was also a huge player in the political scene: a staunch Democratic, […]

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Michelle Boisvenue-Fox selected as new director of Mesa County Libraries

Michelle Boisvenue-Fox, a library administrator with a two-decade record of driving innovation and creativity in library settings, has been selected as the new director of Mesa County Libraries. The Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees made the announcement today. Boisvenue-Fox currently serves as director of programming, outreach, and collection services for the Kent District Library […]

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Library staff pedal in on Bike to Work Day

Neither clouds nor rain nor chill of morn could stop Mesa County Libraries staff from participating in the annual Bike to Work Day on Wednesday. Twenty-eight staff members pedaled in to work at library locations around the county, celebrating the use of bicycles for transportation, health, and fun! We at Mesa County Libraries extend our […]

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Library seeks talented performers for 2019 Culture Fest

Performers of all types are invited to apply for an opportunity to entertain audiences at the 2019 Mesa County Libraries Culture Fest, an annual event celebrating western Colorado’s cultural diversity. Anyone interested should submit an online application at mesacountylibraries.org/cfperformers by July 20, 2019. Performers must be available to perform at Culture Fest, which takes place […]

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Library board to interview director finalists

The Mesa County Public Library District Board of Trustees has scheduled several gatherings May 2 and 3, 2019, related to interviews with four finalists for library director. A public forum featuring presentations by the four finalists is set for 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St., Grand Junction. Several members of […]

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2019 Poetry Contest Adult and Teen Winners!

Congratulations to our 2019 poetry contest winners! As usual, we had lots of great submissions this year. If you missed entering this year, keep an eye out for our 2020 contest. On May 21st at 5pm, please join us at the Central Library to hear the winning poems from our 2019 Mesa County Libraries Teen […]

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Meet the library director finalists this Thursday

You are cordially invited to meet the four finalists for library director at Mesa County Libraries! At 5 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the Central Library Community Room, 443 N. 6th St., the finalists each will give a short public presentation about a public library’s responsibility to its community. The presentations will be followed by […]

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