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 […]

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 […]