Learning to draw

Do you doodle?Would you like to improve your skills and learn to draw? I know I would. Drawing’s a fun and relaxing way to get rid of stress and be creative, and drawing can be practically free, for the price of a pencil and a scrap of paper, and it’s portable.  And maybe, just maybe, […]

Clifton Crochet Club flier

New crochet group to meet monthly at Clifton Branch

Whether you’re new to crocheting or an experienced crochet enthusiast looking for like-minded neighbors, plan to join a new crochet group that will meet monthly at the Mesa County Libraries Clifton Branch, 590 32 Road. The Crochet Club plans to meet from 3-4 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month, beginning Jan. 16 at […]

ROC Day at the Central Library to highlight fiber arts Jan. 6

If you’re a fan of yarn, cloth, and fiber arts, don’t miss ROC Day from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. Historically, ROC Day is a centuries-old celebration by European weavers and spinners who returned to work after the 12 days of Christmas […]

Universal Class Spreads Holiday Cheery

Universal Class Spreads Holiday Cheer

The holiday season is upon us.  It’s the time for random relatives to come out of the woodworks, sugar intake to go up, belt notches to be loosened, and shiny, bright decor to radiate light from all angles.  Are you feeling slightly lackluster or in need of some new ideas to spice up your season? […]

Speaking of kombucha . . .

The library is offering, to staunch kombucha-loyalists and the rank amateur alike, a delightful and  informative program, Beyond the Garden: Kombucha! Trendy drink, or healthy gut and immunity booster?, on Wednesday, December 6, at 6:30 pm in the Central Library’s Community Room. Health coach Paula Roelands will talk about the history and health aspects of this […]

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. […]