Mesa County Libraries win District of the Year Award from state association; Public celebrations planned Sept. 21 at several library locations

The Mesa County Public Library District has been selected as the 2017 District of the Year by the Special District Association of Colorado. This year marks the first time that a library district has won the honor. The Mesa County Public Library District operates eight library locations throughout Mesa County, circulating 1.4 million items and […]

Global business is focus of Sept. 21 Lunch and Learn

If you’re in business and have thought about expanding your operations overseas, or if you would like to work internationally with your current employer, you’ll want to join us for the next Entrepreneurs Lunch and Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at Factory, 750 Main St. in Grand Junction. Michael Butler, […]

Digital entrepreneur to give website SEO tips Sept. 6 at Factory

Learn tips for making your business website rank better in Google by attending the next Entrepreneurs Lunch and Learn presentation from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Factory Coworking, 750 Main St. in Grand Junction. Stan Stephens from Long Point Digital, a marketing agency in Palisade, will discuss how and why Google […]

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, […]

Meet Legendary Ladies from history Aug. 18 at the Central Library

Take a step back in time and meet “Legendary Ladies: Unconventional Women of the West.” This unique event happens at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 442 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. Four historic characters will be portrayed by actors in this Chautauqua performance, including: Helen Hunt […]

Mesa County Libraries to offer eclipse-related events and viewing aids

UPDATED 8/18/17 at 10:20 am: Please note–At this point, all but one library is out of glasses and it is doubtful there will be any left for the public once their programming (Collbran–see below) is finished.  The library district (8 locations) split the few glasses we received between locations, with the sole purpose of developing […]

Learn about Mesa County’s historic buildings Aug. 8 at the Central Library

Learn about some of Mesa County’s historic buildings in a presentation set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. “The Historic Buildings of Mesa County” will be presented by local history expert Zebulon Miracle, curator of curiosity at Gateway Canyons Resort. […]

Learn about using GIS for business market research

Find out how you can use geographic information systems to conduct market research. Laureen Cantwell, distance services librarian at Colorado Mesa University, will discuss that topic at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2, at Factory, 750 Main St. in Grand Junction. Cantwell will describe geographic information systems that contain vast information tied to location. She also […]