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, […]

2017 Mesa County Libraries Culture Fest Art Show seeks entries

Art work is being sought for a juried art show that will take place as part of the 2017 Mesa County Libraries Culture Fest, an annual celebration of Mesa County’s cultural diversity. The show will be exhibited Oct. 27, 2017, through Jan. 4, 2018, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. […]

World Wide Knit in Public Day is Saturday, June 10

Imagine the needles of every knitter in the world, working at the same time. It will happen Saturday, June 10, and local knitters are invited to take part. Join us for World Wide Knit in Public Day, the largest knitter-run event in the world, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, outside […]

Adults- join us for coloring fun!

If the hurly-burly of this modern world is getting you down, come to the Central library Monument Community Room May 11, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, and chill out creatively.  We supply the coloring pages, coloring books, and colored pencils, and you bring your own sweet self ( and a friend!). It’s a fun, peaceful way to […]

Learn how to keep gardening easy and enjoyable

Limited mobility doesn’t have to mean the end of your gardening days. An upcoming presentation titled “Gardening for Seniors: Making Gardening Easy and Enjoyable” will explore clever equipment, modifications to existing gardens, and a few outside-the-box gardens that can help you keep your green thumb. The presentation is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, […]

New 970West Studio Artist in Residence to present variety of workshops

Emmi Hall, a graphic designer with a strong interest in education and artistic expression, is the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio Artist in Residence. During her residency – which lasts from Jan. 9 through April 24, 2017 – Hall will present a variety of workshops and activities for all ages. Hall recently graduated from […]

Kick off National Novel Writing Month in November at Mesa County Libraries

  Do you think you have a novel in you? Find out by participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) during November. Start right by attending a NaNoWriMo Kickoff Discussion and Party with an inspirational panel featuring published Young Adult authors Renee Collins, James Van Pelt, and Shannon Maynard. The discussion happens at 4 p.m. […]

Learn to Play an Instrument with Lynda

Great news!  You can now learn to play an instrument with your library card and Lynda.com.  Lynda is already an industry leader when it comes to software and business training, and now they’ve brought that same excellence to learning music! Lynda now has courses in voice training, songwriting, guitar, drums, piano and bass.  There are […]

Pin-spirational

If you’re wondering what to read/listen to/watch next, look no further than our Pinterest Board!  It’s full of staff picks for fiction, nonfiction, music and lots more.  We’ve also got boards to pique your interest in local history or get inspired to finally start that gardening or cooking hobby.  Warning:  Pinterest is highly addictive!