CyberStrong: A series of family wellbeing programs at the library

Hurry—the first program is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6! Please register at mesacountylibraries.org or by calling 970-243-4442. Studies and articles have been popping up about the impact of various online activities particularly aimed at children. We continue to chart the territory as digital dependencies develop and permeate our lives. The cyber world is […]

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, […]

Pwning Literacy: Gaming in the Library

It’s Friday afternoon at the library. The doors to the Teen Center are shut and the lights are out, but it is not quiet. A sign posted on the door reads “Teen Gaming in Progress: Come In, We Are Open!” Those who enter are engulfed by the joyful screams and shouts of teenagers, eating Doritos […]

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 […]

Six-week Toastmasters Youth Leadership Workshop offered for teens Oct. 10-Nov. 14 at Central Library

Toastmasters Youth Leadership Workshop, a six-week course for teens designed to develop presentation and leadership skills, will be offered six consecutive Tuesdays beginning Oct. 10, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St., Grand Junction. The course, open to teens ages 13-17, helps participants develop communication and leadership skills through practical […]

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, […]