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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Robots, cameras, and more to highlight Mesa County Libraries Tech Expo on Jan. 24

Whether you’re a tech novice or expert, you’ll find something interesting at the Mesa County Libraries Tech Expo, which takes place 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. The Tech Expo will feature demonstrations of cool technology such as robots, digital cameras, and live-streaming from the 970West Studio. […]

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