News from the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio
July 2019
Introducing Lucky Day studio reservations
via text message
In an effort to maximize studio usage, we are introducing new opportunities to receive extra time with your 970West Studio projects.

When a user is unable to attend a reservation, there’s often a good chance the studio will sit empty while other users could be using the space and equipment. 

When a block of time becomes available, users who sign up for studio text notifications will receive a text message from the studio with the details of the open time slot. Interested users can then submit a reservation request as they would for a normal reservation ( 970West Studio Reservation Request ). Staff will approve eligible reservation requests on a first-come, first-served basis.

These Lucky Day reservations do not count toward your maximum allotment of five reservations per month. 

To receive studio notifications, you need to sign up for the studio's text-message service by texting the word SIGNUP to 970-620-9150. After you receive confirmation, you will reply with the word STUDIO

We request that when users need to cancel their studio reservations, they do so at least two days in advance so that other users can take advantage of the Lucky Day reservations.

If you ever have questions regarding the studio and its policies, you can email us at or call 970-243-4442. Be sure to ask to speak with a studio staff member.

Studio classes in July
Take your studio skills to the next level with classes at the Mesa County Libraries 970West Studio!

In July, you'll find a full series of audio-production classes, as well as classes on using a green screen, using Photoshop, editing video, and taking digital photos.

Here is a full calendar of 970West Studio and technology classes offered in July. Many of the classes require preregistration, so if you're interested, be sure to sign up now!

We'll see you in class at the 970West Studio!
970West Studio Tips
Studio-related titles for your
summer reading pleasure
What would the dog days of summer be without something to read? Here are some 970West Studio-related suggestions for your summer reading enjoyment:

And since you're reading anyway, why not sign up for Summer Reading at Mesa County Libraries and earn a chance at some great prizes, just for reading? Summer Reading is open to kids, teens, and adults -- and participation is free!

970West Studio Lounge features Stray Grass
Stray Grass is an acoustic quartet based in Western Colorado. Although the band is founded in Americana styles, their sound is anything but traditional. Known for their high-energy live performances, Stray Grass is a fan-favorite group. Layered vocal harmonies, mandolin grooves, and lively slapped double bass make up the group's core sound. 

For their 970West Studio Lounge appearance, Stray Grass performed two original songs, " It's A Nice Day Out Today " and " Written In the Stars ."

Art work sought for first Mesa County Libraries Comic Con Art Show!
Can you capture the spirit of  Mesa County Libraries Comic Con  in art? If so, here’s your chance to show your talent to the community!

Art work is being  sought  for the first Mesa County Libraries Comic Con Juried Art Show, to be displayed Aug. 30-Oct. 24, 2019, at the Central Library in downtown Grand Junction. There are three age categories for artists (11 and under, 12-18, and 19 and older), and prizes will be awarded in each age group.

Library seeks talented performers
for 2019 Culture Fest
Performers of all types are invited to apply for an opportunity to entertain audiences at the 2019 Mesa County Libraries Culture Fest, an annual event celebrating western Colorado’s cultural diversity.

Anyone interested should submit an online application at  by  July 20, 2019.  Performers must be available to perform at Culture Fest, which takes place Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the Central Library in downtown Grand Junction. Successful performers will be selected on the basis of artistic expression, overall community interest, cultural relevance, and special requirements, costs, or requests associated with their performance.

Drum Clinic at Fruita Branch Library
will introduce kids to drums July 25
Older children and teens can get an idea what it’s like to play the drums by attending a Drum Clinic scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the Mesa County Libraries Fruita Branch, 324 N. Coulson St. in the Fruita Community Center.

The clinic will be hosted by Kristofer Petross, a library staff member who plays drums for a local band and tours with national acts, and will include demonstrations of different drumming styles, keeping tempo, and assembling a drum kit. The information will be directed toward a younger audience that is interested in music and wants to gain insight into playing drums.

This interactive clinic is open to older children and teens and their families at no charge.