Acrylic painting

Feed Your Creative Soul

You’ve been brainstorming which direction to take next for hours, days, or even months.  You sit down to write the song, but the melody refuses to match the words. The canvas continues to be disparagingly blank. You yearn to create something fulfilling and beautiful – but what? But how? This, folks, sounds like a case of […]

Art and events focus on compassion, civility, and homelessness

Mesa County Libraries are hosting a unique combination of art and events at the Central Library in downtown Grand Junction through May 10. The Civil Discourse Series consists of workshops and discussions that explore ways of understanding other people, engaging in constructive disagreement, and communicating with compassion. It also features an art exhibition about homelessness […]

Active Seniors Day is Saturday, March 17

If you’re a senior — or know someone who is — you’ll want to stop by the Central Library this Saturday for Active Seniors Day! Active Seniors Day, which happens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 17, gives seniors a chance to learn more about their community. It takes place at the Mesa […]

Poetic Celebration of Women's History Month

Poetic Celebration of National Women’s History Month

  “Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” -Mary Oliver   March is National Women’s History Month.  To further celebrate the abundance of fantastic female masterminds who have roamed this earth, I’ve compiled a short list of American lady poets whose words have inspired throughout the years. The following authors […]

Video producer Nicholas Moore is new 970West Studio Artist in Residence

Nicholas Moore, a producer, filmmaker, and digital marketing consultant, is the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio Artist in Residence for the first four months of 2018. Moore, who holds an English degree from Colorado Mesa University, is a collaboration artist and digital videographer. For years after graduating from CMU, Moore traveled to multiple countries […]

Dog Ears reading program expands to Orchard Mesa and Collbran branches

Dog Ears, a children’s reading program at several Mesa County Libraries locations, is expanding to the Orchard Mesa and Collbran branches this year. Dog Ears lets children read individually to specially trained therapy dogs for 15 minutes uninterrupted. Kids who get frustrated or feel uncomfortable while reading often relax and enjoy reading more when they […]

SAT practice tests set for Feb. 10 and 17 at Central Library

Students who want to warm up for the SAT exam are invited to take a practice test at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library on Feb. 10 or 17, 2018. Timed SAT prep tests are offered at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, and 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th […]

Tech Expo graphic

Mesa County Libraries Tech Expo to showcase digital media, photography, and other technology Jan. 23

Technology novices and seasoned pros alike will find something to their liking at the 2nd Annual Mesa County Libraries Tech Expo from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction.  Tech Expo will highlight demonstrations of technology such as the library’s new digital conversion station, digital […]

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 […]