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Poem in Your Pocket Day 2024

Poem in Your Pocket Day takes place every year during National Poetry Month. The 2024 Poem in Your Pocket Day will take place on Thursday, April 18. The Academy of American Poets keeps this initiative going, and on the Poem in Your Pocket Day website you can find a free 61-page guide for celebrating this […]

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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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Musician Charles Walker is new Artist in Residence at Mesa County Libraries

Musician Charles Walker is the new Mesa County Libraries Artist in Residence, bringing a wide variety of musical experience to share with patrons and the public. During his residency, Walker will present public programs centered on music, rhythm, vocals, and more. His residency lasts through Aug. 8, 2022. Walker, whose nickname is “ChuckJay,” is from […]

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EUREKA! Science Museum Pass

Do your kids want to drive a simulated space shuttle? Make amazing shapes with bubbles? Spend the day exploring over 100 interactive hands-on exhibits? EUREKA! Science Museum in Mesa County has got you covered. Mesa County Libraries is proud to offer free admission passes to the EUREKA! Science Museum.  These passes can be checked out […]

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Check Out Virtual Magazines

Sometimes there’s no greater satisfaction than drinking a gargantuan cup of coffee and losing yourself in a spread of magazines. If you’re lacking in variety and feel the desire to acquire thousands of different options at your fingertips, turn to Libby for its virtual magazine selection.  Libby by Overdrive is a free online app available […]

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Submission deadline extended for pandemic collection

The submission deadline for the “In This Together” collection of writing and art from the pandemic has been extended to midnight Thursday, July 1, 2021. The collection seeks to gather stories, poems, and artwork that Mesa County residents created during the coronavirus pandemic into a volume that will capture how creativity was expressed during the past 15 months. […]

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Illustrator Rachel Campbell Osborne is new 970West Artist in Residence

Illustrator and graphic designer Rachel Campbell Osborne is the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Artist in Residence. Campbell Osborne’s residency begins May 24 and lasts through Aug. 30, 2021. During that time, she will teach programs focusing on different kinds of painting, and she will host weekly Meet and Greets at the Mesa County Libraries […]

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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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