If you are a local teen, and are looking for something to do this weekend, the Mesa County Libraries has something just for you.

In celebration of teens and technology, the Mesa County Libraries will host a couple of events for this coming Saturday (March 16) that are geared towards the teen crowd.

The first event is a Teen Author Boot Camp, which will explore aspects of writing and publishing. A live webcast from Salt Lake City will feature a lineup of teen-book authors and will explore a variety of topics related to writing and publishing.

The event will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, and will be presented in the Teen Center at the Mesa County Libraries Central Library at First Street and Gunnison Avenue in Grand Junction.

The webcast is intended for teens ages 12 through 18 (grades 6 through 12). No reservations are required, and pizza will be provided for lunch. Also, there's no admission charge for the event, which is expected to run through 4:15 p.m.

Mesa County Libraries scheduled their second event for Saturday evening, when teens can battle in a “Rock Band” Tournament against the Grand Junction Police Department. The tournament will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Café V, Fifth Street and Belford Avenue in Grand Junction.

Local teens will have a chance to take on members of the Grand Junction Police Department in a Rock Band video-game tournament.

The tournament will consist of teams of 2 to 4 people. No registration is necessary – teens are encouraged to just show up with their friends and enjoy gaming, food, prizes, and friends.

All youth ages 12 to 18 (grades 6 through 12) are welcome to attend.

For more information on either of these events, contact Bob Kretschman at the Mesa County Libraries at 683-2437.