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Get Ready for the Spring Garden!

The Mesa County Libraries Discovery Garden, located at 5th Street and Chipeta Avenue, is looking for volunteers to help plant and maintain the community garden this Spring.

The garden features includes pollinator beds, compost demonstration, a children’s garden, food plots, hoop house, xeric landscaping, native plant area, shade structures, a shed that uses solar panels to power irrigation, and artists’ benches. For more information, email [email protected] or call 970-243-4442.

The Seed Library is reopening from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday, February 26 at the Central Library. You can pick up seeds all day on the 26th, in addition to:

  • Checking out over 50 seed varieties
  • Taking up to 4 seed packets per month
  • Joining us at 6 p.m. with Master Gardener, Vanessa Brines for an Indoor Seed Starting 101 discussion and introduction to starting your seeds indoors.

Adult Learning Center main office is moving!

Adult Learning Center main office is moving March 4!

In March, the Adult Learning Center Central Library main office will be moving to the new Clifton Branch library. Through the transition, all classes will remain at their current locations. If you would like to move your class to Clifton, please don’t hesitate to speak with a team member, or to contact us at 970-683-2443 or [email protected].

Thank you for your patience and hope you will join us for our Grand Opening later this spring!


Durante la transición a la sucursal de Clifton, todas las clases permanecerán en la Biblioteca Central.

¿Quiere trasladar su clase a Clifton? Hable con un miembro del equipo o contáctenos al: 970-683-2443, o [email protected]

Upcoming Library Events

Mesa County Oral History Meeting Oppression and Opportunity: Marginalized Narratives of the

Grand Valley

12 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15

Central Library Community Room

443 N. 6th Street

A Quilt of Honor. A Story of Heroes

2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10

Fruita Branch Library

324 N Coulson Street, Fruita

Weekend Book Sale

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3

9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10

Feb. 16 & 17

Feb. 23 & 24

First Congregational Church of Grand Junction, 1425 N. 5th Street

Game Night

6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15

Clifton Branch Library, 3270 D 1/2 Road

Camera Q&A

1 p.m. Wednesday, February 7

10 a.m. Wednesday, February 21

Central Library, 443 N. 6th Street

Books on Tap

5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8

Ale House, 2531 N 12th Street

Armchair Travel: Western Australia

6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7

Central Library, 443 N. 6th Street

Midday with New Dimensions

12-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8

Central Library Community Room

443 N. 6th Street

Clifton Fiber Arts Club 

10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27

Clifton Branch Library, 3270 D 1/2 Road

Moab's Ancient Astronomers

6 p.m. Monday, March 4

Central Library Community Room

443 N. 6th Street

Basic Computer Class

11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22

Central Library, 443 N. 6th Street

Audio Production Workshop

9:30 a.m. Friday, February 10

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Saturday March 2

Central Library, 443 N. 6th Street

Clifton Writer's Group 

10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20

Clifton Branch Library, 3270 D 1/2 Road

Fiber Arts Skill Fair

10 a.m. Saturday, March 9

Central Library, 443 N. 6th Street

Second Saturday Community Event in Collbran

Join Kathy Thaden, former Mesa County Library's Artist in Residence at 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. at the Collbran Congregational Church, 2003 High Street. Explore the evolution from ancient to modern mosaics and discover the materials and

techniques behind these masterpieces.

Full events calendar online

Columbine Elementary School Tile Project

Over 500 pieces of hand-crafted history from Grand Junction’s District 51 former Columbine Elementary School’s kindergarten through fifth grade students (1997-98), are now on permanent display at Mesa County Libraries Central Branch in the East Hallway.

Read more about the tiles here

Local History Thursday: Temperance and the Colorado Frontier (Nathan Meeker, part 1)

"When you think of the Old West, what comes to mind? For most people, it’s images of saloons, drunken cowboys, and whiskey flowing like water. It’s usually assumed that most pioneers had a strong appetite for alcohol, at least outside of Mormon country. After all, liquor was a great antidote to the hardships of frontier living ..."

Read more about local history and other topics on our library blog.

Read the whole story here

Needle Punch

4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20

Palisade Branch Library

119 W. 3rd Street, Palisade

Coloradans and Our Shared Environment: Workshop and Art Exhibit

4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8

Central Library, 443 N. 6th St.

It's time to unleash your creativity and submit your entries for the library's Recycled Book Juried Art Show.

The call for artists will open on Monday, January 8, and close at 8 p.m. Monday, February 26, 2024. All entries can be submitted electronically via the library's website, and artists will be notified of acceptance by Wednesday, March 6.

Enter contest here

New Artist in Residence!

Learn more about Adamson's Art

From January 8 through April 12, 2024, Emily Adamson will be the 970West Studio Artist in Residence, where she will focus on the art of rug making. Programs offered by Adamson will explore the history of rug making and techniques such as needle punching.

Adamson will be hosting weekly Meet & Greets every Tuesday from 12-2 p.m. starting January 9 at the 970West Studio located at 502 Ouray Ave, across from the Central Library.

Join a monthly book club!

Clifton Branch Book Club

Join us at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Clifton Branch, 3270 D 1/2 Road, to discuss "The Strange Courtship of Kathleen O'Dwyer" by Robert Temple with other people who've read the book.

Book Club Information
Fruita Branch Book Club

Join us at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Fruita Branch, 324 N. Coulson St., to discuss "The Library Book" by Susan Orlean with other people who've read the book.

Book Club Information
Monument Book Club

Join us at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St., to discuss "The Ten Thousand Doors of January" by Alix E Harrow with other people who've read the book.

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Beyond Words Book Club

Join us at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Central Library, 443 N. 6th St., to discuss "Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family " by Robert Kolker with other people who've read the book.

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Contact Mesa County Libraries at 970-243-4442 or visit mesacountylibraries.org


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