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Mesa County Libraries to close until at least April 6

After today (Saturday, March 14), all Mesa County Libraries locations will close until at least Monday, April 6, in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus in our communities. The announcement Saturday of a presumptive positive case of the illness in Mesa County prompted the library’s decision to close. Libraries are a popular […]

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Library cancels all programs and events through March 31

In an effort to limit the potential spread of the coronavirus among the public, Mesa County Libraries are canceling all programs and events through at least March 31. Although there have been no reports of COVID-19 illness in Mesa County, local health authorities are recommending the postponement or cancellation of all nonessential gatherings in order […]

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Good news! Library to continue offering Lynda

Good news for Lynda users! Lynda, a patron-favorite eResource with a wide variety of instructional videos on topics ranging from software to business, will remain available to cardholders through Mesa County Libraries. In late 2019, the library announced that it might soon be ending its contract to offer Lynda because of concerns about patron privacy. […]

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TJ Smith is new 970West Artist in Residence

Multidisciplinary artist TJ Smith is the new Mesa County Libraries 970West Artist in Residence. Smith, a two-year resident of Grand Junction, will host several how-to workshops at various library locations and also will host Meet and Greet times at the 970West Studio, 502 Ouray Ave. across from the Central Library, where the public may stop […]

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Old West topics to highlight history presentations  

History enthusiasts can get their fill of Old West tales during January and February at Mesa County Libraries. Topics such as bank robberies, train heists, ghost towns, and frontier economics will be the subject of several public presentations at library locations in Grand Junction and Fruita. All presentations are open to the public at no […]

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Lynda service through Mesa County Libraries may end Dec. 31

1/27/2020 UPDATE:  Access to Lynda has been extended. For details, see this post. Lynda, a popular educational eResource, may no longer be available through Mesa County Libraries as soon as Dec. 31, 2019. The library’s decision to potentially end Lynda’s availability is the result of privacy concerns with Lynda’s acquisition by LinkedIn, a professional networking […]

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