Archaeologist to describe Ute Indian trading July 22 at Central Library  

  Local archaeologist Curtis Martin will present “Ephemeral Bounty: The Impact of the Horse and European Trade Goods on the Ute Indians” at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. The Utes of western Colorado lived a hunting-and-gathering lifestyle for thousands of […]

Comic Con seeks presenters for workshops; deadline is Aug. 1

Do you have a special skill, talent, or insight to share with a Comic Con crowd? Mesa County Libraries Comic Con is seeking applications from anyone who would like to present a public workshop at Comic Con on Saturday, Oct. 7. Workshops and presentations should be related to comics, sci-fi fantasy, and any and all […]

970West Studio to host Teen Video Camp July 31-Aug. 4

Teens can learn how to create a custom movie trailer during a one-week Teen Video Camp set for Monday through Friday, July 31-Aug. 4, at the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio, 502 Ouray Ave. (across from the Central Library) in Grand Junction. Teen Video Camp takes place 9 a.m.-noon each day, and participants will learn […]

Local History: mining in Western Colorado

Join us at the Palisade Branch library, July 18 at 3:30 pm, for A Brief History of Mining in Western Colorado.  Librarian Ike Rakiecki, who is in charge of the Central Library’s Rasheigh Regional History collection, will present a program about the history of mining and the types of mining on the western slope.  And for […]

Bike to Work Day is Wednesday, June 28

You might see more bicyclists on local roads than usual on Wednesday, June 28, as Mesa County celebrates Bike to Work Day. Hundreds of local workers – including many staff of Mesa County Libraries – will be riding bicycles to work and back home tomorrow. Bike to Work Day is part of Bike Month in […]

Workshop series to examine the American West through literature July 11-25

“American West as Living Space,” a three-part series of workshops July 11-25 in Grand Junction, will explore the West through a series of readings and discussions with history and English professors from Colorado Mesa University. The American West is associated with wide-open spaces, lots of elbow room, and open lands beckoning adventurous men and women. […]

“Dragonkyn” author Nathan Smith Jones to present June 24 reading to teens

Young-adult author Nathan Smith Jones will present a reading from his book “Dragonkyn” to teens at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, in the Teen Area of the Mesa County Libraries Central Library, 443 N. 6th St. in Grand Junction. The reading is open to interested teens ages 12-18 and their families at no charge. Seating is limited. “Dragonkyn” is […]

Comic Con presenter and exhibitor applications are open now!

Mesa County Libraries Comic Con is seeking applications from people and businesses that have ideas for public workshops or would like to participate in the exhibitor fair at Comic Con. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. Workshops, presentations, and exhibits should […]

Author Ian Doescher to appear Mesa County Libraries Comic Con Saturday, Oct. 7

Ian Doescher, author of the brilliantly unique “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars” book series, will be a special guest at Mesa County Libraries Comic Con on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Two Rivers Convention Center in Grand Junction. Doescher will speak and sign his books during the day-long Comic Con, a celebration of comic books, comic […]

World Wide Knit in Public Day is Saturday, June 10

Imagine the needles of every knitter in the world, working at the same time. It will happen Saturday, June 10, and local knitters are invited to take part. Join us for World Wide Knit in Public Day, the largest knitter-run event in the world, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, outside […]