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Feed Your Creative Soul

You’ve been brainstorming which direction to take next for hours, days, or even months.  You sit down to write the song, but the melody refuses to match the words. The canvas continues to be disparagingly blank. You yearn to create something fulfilling and beautiful – but what? But how? This, folks, sounds like a case of […]

An Oral History with U.S. Congressman Wayne Aspinall of Palisade

Mesa County residents can now find an oral history interview of U.S. Representative Wayne Aspinall online in the Mesa County Libraries catalog, via the Mesa County Oral History Project. In his time, Wayne Aspinall was one of the most powerful men in the United States. As one of the longest serving members of the U.S. […]

Video producer Nicholas Moore is new 970West Studio Artist in Residence

Nicholas Moore, a producer, filmmaker, and digital marketing consultant, is the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio Artist in Residence for the first four months of 2018. Moore, who holds an English degree from Colorado Mesa University, is a collaboration artist and digital videographer. For years after graduating from CMU, Moore traveled to multiple countries […]

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Mesa County Libraries Tech Expo to showcase digital media, photography, and other technology Jan. 23

Technology novices and seasoned pros alike will find something to their liking at the 2nd Annual Mesa County Libraries Tech Expo from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction.  Tech Expo will highlight demonstrations of technology such as the library’s new digital conversion station, digital […]

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Small Business: Connecting With Your Community

Maybe you are an artist, musician or web designer. Maybe you are just dreaming of getting started in your career. Whatever your small business dream, you will likely need to promote and connect with people on Facebook, Instagram, Etsy, Twitter, and other social media. You will also want to network locally. Lynda, a database offered […]

Attention artists! Apply now for 970West Artist in Residence spots in 2018

Mesa County Libraries are accepting applications now through Nov. 17, 2017, for openings in the 970West Studio Artist in Residence program for 2018. The 970West Studio Artist in Residence program is open to artists 18 and older who reside in Mesa County. Artists in a variety of mediums – including writers, musicians, videographers, sound technicians, […]

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Dino Dreamin’

If you’re a girl like me, you grew up playing with dinosaurs. When your sister tried to force you to play with her little Suzy dolls instead of dinosaurs, you made your T-Rex figurine bite Suzy’s arm off within a matter of minutes.  My fascination for paleontology and dinosaurs began early and took off like […]

Mesa County Libraries win District of the Year Award from state association; Public celebrations planned Sept. 21 at several library locations

The Mesa County Public Library District has been selected as the 2017 District of the Year by the Special District Association of Colorado. This year marks the first time that a library district has won the honor. The Mesa County Public Library District operates eight library locations throughout Mesa County, circulating 1.4 million items and […]