• Kick off the 17th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival
    Great book and author events throughout the month of October

    Kick off the 17th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival

    The Festival has become Utah’s signature literary event, and offers book lovers of all types the chance to enjoy some great, free-of-charge events throughout Utah.

  • Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbara Streisand

    A monthly showcase of short new works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, come see new pieces in music, dance, writing, film, theater, performance art and the like, each 12 minutes or less.

  • Savvy Senior Movies
    Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan

    Savvy Senior Movies

    At 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, the Main Library hosts films about and starring seniors.

  • Art that needs to be experienced live and in person

    Experience live performance art suitable for all ages and interests. Curator Kristina Lenzi, an internationally respected Utah performance artist, will bring together 16 local and out-of-state artists to fill one of Salt Lake City’s most remarkable buildings.

  • The Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale
    Thousands of movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

    The Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale

    Visit the Main Library Oct 9-14 to encounter monster deals on thousands of movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more. The bargains available through this event are so good, it's spooky.

  • Authors Live: Kenan Trebincevic
    Join us for an evening with Kenan Trebincevic, author of 'The Bosnia List'

    Authors Live: Kenan Trebincevic

    Trebincevic's searing memoir, The Bosnia List, chronicles his escape from the brutal ethnic cleansing campaign in the former Yugoslavia and his return after two decades in the United States.


First Wednesdays

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Discuss about the latest fiction and nonfiction books.

Sprague Branch

CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for elementary school students(ages 5+).

Main Library Technology Center

Excel I: Basic Skills

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Learn basic spreadsheet skills in Microsoft Excel 2013, including entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, and formatting and previewing worksheets.

Main Library Technology Center

Learn how to sort and filter data, link data from one sheet to another, and use styles and formatting to make your spreadsheet look professional.

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The Salt Lake City Library hosts art exibits throughout the year. We also lists citywide exhibits here and in our events calendar. If you are a local artist, click on "Call for Entries" to get involved.


Exhibits are chosen by a staff committee according to the needs and interests of the community, the variety of shows, the artistic quality of the works, and the suitability of format for each library's physical space.