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Central Library community mural artist selected

Mesa County Libraries have selected an artist to create a unique new mural in the Central Library, and we’re seeking your help to create the mural design. In 2022, Mesa County Libraries conducted community research and learned that the top priority from participants was “community and belonging.” This is now one of the library’s three […]

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Ceramic artist Hannah Martin is new Artist in Residence

Ceramic artist Hannah Martin is the new Mesa County Libraries Artist in Residence. Martin, a Grand Junction resident, has scheduled regular public Meet & Greets each Tuesday through Aug. 1 and will lead several programs for adults, teens, and children during her residency. Martin began her art career after watching a behind-the-scenes documentary of the […]

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Photographer Kyle Webb is new library Artist in Residence

Photographer Kyle Webb is the new Mesa County Libraries Artist in Residence through April 17. Kyle has extensive experience with photography and digital cameras, and he’s thrilled to have the opportunity to share his knowledge with the community. Photography is a lifelong pursuit for Kyle, with inspiration from his father’s photo hobby. In school, Kyle’s […]

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Poet, writer Jill Burkey is new Artist in Residence

Jill Burkey, a poet, writer, and editor, is the new 970West Artist in Residence at Mesa County Libraries. During her residency, which lasts through April 18, Burkey will host weekly Meet and Greets from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesdays at the 970West Studio, 502 Ouray Ave. (across from the Central Library). Meet and Greets are open […]

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Exhibitors and panel ideas sought for MCL Comic Con

Applications for exhibitor space at the 2021 Mesa County Libraries Comic Con are now being accepted, as are ideas and proposals for panel discussions and presentations. MCL Comic Con 2021 is set for 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Grand Junction Convention Center, 159 Main St. in downtown Grand Junction.   EXHIBITORS Exhibitor […]

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Contributions sought for anthology about pandemic experience

From May 1-June 1, 2021, written and artistic contributions will be accepted for possible inclusion in an upcoming anthology about the community’s experience with the coronavirus pandemic. The anthology will accept submissions from writers, poets, photographers, and artists who live in Mesa County or attend Colorado Mesa University. The anthology’s theme, “In This Together,” represents […]

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