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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Drum Safari comes to Mesa County Libraries June 27-29

Get ready for a variety of great summer entertainment through mid-July as we celebrate the halfway point of Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries! Beginning Tuesday, June 27, join us for several performances by Drum Safari, a local favorite whose interactive and energetic drum performances attract more fans every year as they perform at library […]

“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 […]

Teen Video Camp canceled

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the Teen Video Camp has been canceled due to low registration and attendance. Mesa County Libraries plan to offer the class again in the future, so please watch for further information. ORIGINAL POST: “In a world where everything has gone wrong …” You’ve seen those fantastic movie trailers with the booming sound and magnificent special […]

Mesa County Libraries to celebrate Grand Valley Bike Month during June

June is Grand Valley Bike Month 2017, a time when people throughout Mesa County and the rest of Colorado experience the fun and fitness of riding a bicycle to work and for fun. As part of the community-wide festivities, Mesa County Libraries plan to host several activities throughout the month, so air up your bike […]