• Sprague Branch Express Service Available Now

    The City Library’s Sprague Branch has reopened with limited service. The main level of the building is open with "express services," including holds pick-up, a small collection of materials, a handful of public access computers with shortened time limits, and free public WiFi Internet access.

  • Introduction to Finding Nonprofit Grants
    One Person can make a difference. And everyone should try. John F. Kennedy

    Introduction to Finding Nonprofit Grants

    Learn the ten most important things you need to know about finding grants for your nonprofit, and start looking for funders right away. The City Library will be holding five sessions of this workshop.

  • Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
    The Mountain Between Us Main Library Auditorium · May 9 · 2pm

    Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

    On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, watch the most popular movies from the Library's collection on the big screen. No need to wait on the hold list to see these hits!

  • Yoga Flow
    Yoga Flow Marmalade Branch

    Yoga Flow

    Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels. Led by certified teacher Sarah Kelly, this class centers on breath awareness, as well as promoting a sense of calm meditative focus as you move through various yoga poses.

  • Year of Centennial Celebration
    The Chapman Branch has served the people of Salt Lake since May 27, 1918.

    Year of Centennial Celebration

    Throughout the year there will be Centennial events like Chapman's 100th birthday party! Look out for decades-themed book displays and share your personal memories of #chapman100.

  • Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time Thomas Merton

    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.

  • Computer Classes at The City Library

    The City Library offers a variety of computer classes every month, from introductory classes and basic skills to advanced classes in the Creative Lab.

  • Bike the Branches
    Bike The Branches Sun, May 20 · Noon · Main Library

    Bike the Branches

    Learn about safe urban bike riding from the Bicycle Collective and take part in a group ride that will depart from the Main Library and stop at the Glendale, Day-Riverside, and Marmalade Branches. The bike ride will be approximately 15 miles long, with stops for refreshments at each Library location. Bike riders of all ages are welcome. Be sure to wear a helmet! Space is limited and registration is required for this program.

  • 2-day Grant Writing Workshop
    2-day Grant Writing Workshop May 23-24 · 9am-4pm · MAIN

    2-day Grant Writing Workshop

    Join The City Library and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a two-day, beginning workshop on grant writing. At the workshop, you'll gain a greater understanding of what it takes to create a competitive grant application for your organization. You'll also learn about common factors in grant proposals, working with partners, how to evaluate success, and more.

  • Main Library Rooftop Terrace

    The Main Library’s Rooftop Terrace is closed until May 31 while several leaks are addressed.

Marmalade Branch
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Certified KAY instructor Sarah Bly will guide children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Chapman Branch
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Main Library, Children's Storyroom
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Preschool Zone

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Rotating activities for preschoolers ever Monday in the Children's Library.

Main Library Technology Center
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Learn basic spreadsheet skills in Excel 2013, including entering data and formulas; moving and copying data; formatting and previewing worksheets; sorting and filtering data; linking data from one sheet to another; and using styles and formatting to make your spreadsheet look professional.

Glendale Branch
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Art Afternoon

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Themed art-projects and educational instruction for children up to age 8.

Main Library, Level 2 Conference Room
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New Readers Book Group

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This is a group for adults who are new to reading.

Glendale Branch
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Open Creative Lab

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The Creative Lab puts awesome technology in your hands for making videos, podcasts, music, 3D printing, and more! Open for Teens Monday and Wednesday evenings.

Marmalade Branch
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Coffee- and chocolate-themed books will be provided by the Library while the Marmalade Coffee and Chocolate Society and Moka offer the latest delights from local artisan producers.

Main Library Welcome Desk
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The Letter Box Project

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Experience the personal connection you can get from handwritten letters. Drop a quarter into a restored vending machine and receive a handwritten, hand-decorated letter from a member of the community.

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Art EXHIBITS

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.

CALL FOR ENTRIES

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. Submissions are accepted twice annually: during the two-week periods prior to April 10 and October 10.



TEEN ART EXHIBIT CALL FOR ENTRIES

Teen artists and art instructors, submit your or your student's portfolio to be featured at The City Library! We are always on the lookout for original art exhibitions for the Main Library's Canteena Space on Level 2, and welcome submissions year-round.



PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Each year, The City Library's Performance Art Festival invites the Salt Lake City community to experience world-class performance art, live and in person, featuring works from respected local and international artists. Curator Kristina Lenzi assembles a varied group of performances, suitable for all ages and interests. If you are interested in performing, please submit a proposal by May 31, 2018.