Applications accepted for Mesa County Libraries Board of Trustees openings

Applications are being accepted to fill upcoming openings on the Mesa County Public Library District’s Board of Trustees. The seven-member volunteer board adopts and oversees the budget, bylaws, and policies of the library district; conducts long-range planning; and prepares an annual financial report to the Mesa County Commissioners. Board terms are for five years, and […]

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Students complete high-school programs at Mesa County Libraries

This summer, Mesa County Libraries celebrated 24 students who completed studies in two high-school education programs offered through Mesa County Libraries. The students completed their studies in 2020 and 2021 and graduated from the Career Online High School (COHS) and GED preparation programs offered through the library. COHS is a program designed for adults who […]

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Drive-up book return at Central Library closes for construction

The drive-up book return at the Central Library in downtown Grand Junction is temporarily closed for installation of a drive-through service window. The library is installing a drive-through window in order to make Curbside Pick-Up more convenient for patrons and more efficient for library staff to serve. Construction will disrupt the drive-through lane, so the […]

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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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New trees planted in Discovery Garden

The Mesa County Libraries Discovery Garden has a forest of young, new trees that will welcome garden visitors for decades. The trees were acquired through a grant from Friends of Mesa County Libraries and were planted in the Wilderness Garden section that fronts Fifth Street. The Discovery Garden is located at Fifth Street and Chipeta […]

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Summer Reading starts June 1

Now that summer is here, be sure to include Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries in your plans! Summer Reading 2021 begins Tuesday, June 1, and wraps up Saturday, July 17. Along the way, kids, teens, and adults will have opportunities to pursue their reading goals, win prizes in biweekly drawings, and exercise their creativity […]

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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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Eli Saslow, author of “Rising Out of Hatred,” to present online talk May 27

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Eli Saslow, author of “Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist,” will give a live online author talk May 27 about his book and the issues it addresses. Saslow’s talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, via Zoom. Those interested in attending the event should register […]

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