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, […]

Ceratosaurus drawing Brooke Safken

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 […]

Paleontological illustrator Melody Brooke Safken is 970West Studio Artist in Residence through early December  

  Melody Brooke Safken, an award-winning illustrator and instructor at Colorado Mesa University, is the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio Artist in Residence. Specializing in paleontological illustration, Safken plans to host open studio hours and a variety of workshops during her residency, which lasts through Dec. 4, 2017. Born and raised in Grand Junction, […]

Teen Video Camp canceled

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the Teen Video Camp has been canceled due to low registration and attendance. Mesa County Libraries plan to offer the class again in the future, so please watch for further information. ORIGINAL POST: “In a world where everything has gone wrong …” You’ve seen those fantastic movie trailers with the booming sound and magnificent special […]

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, […]

Mesa County Libraries take bold steps forward in 2016

By Joseph Sanchez, Director, Mesa County Libraries In 2016, Mesa County Libraries expanded what it means to be a library. From the opening of the 970West Studio to the introduction of an innovative new app, Mesa County Libraries are creating new and different ways to help local residents learn, discover, create, and connect with one another. […]