• Charlas en Chapman
    Charlas en Chapman: Primeros Auxilios y RCP Sucursal de Chapman · 30 de junio · 2pm

    Charlas en Chapman

    En 2018, la Sucursal de Chapman cumple 100 años! Para celebrarlo, llevará a cabo las Charlas Chapman en español, una serie de programas informativos y entretenidos, ¡todos presentados en español! Esta mes, presentamos "Primeros Auxilios y RCP."

  • Film has the power to take you around the world or travel through time. 3rd Thu of each month · 6:30–8:30pm

    Monthly screenings of powerful films examining current and historical social issues from throughout the world. Selections coincide with the Marmalade Branch's Monthly Collection Highlight themes.

  • 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.

  • The Artist's Way: 12 Week Program
    The Artist's Way Day-Riverside · Tuesdays · June–Aug

    The Artist's Way: 12 Week Program

    A weekly meetup for creators, writers, and artists, using Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way as a springboard.Through exercises, journaling, and discussion, this group will help you overcome creative block and kickstart new artistic endeavors.

  • Bike the Branches
    Bike The Branches Sun, June 17 · 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.

  • Stay informed on local issues. Marmalade Library

    There may be as many as six ballot initiatives when Utah voters go to the polls this November. Through panel discussions and Q & A sessions, this town hall-style series will help you make informed decisions when you vote by explaining the issues behind these ballot initiatives, and the pros and cons of each.

  • 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.

  • Business Growth Strategies
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    Business Growth Strategies

    Join The City Library and Salt Lake SCORE for this monthly workshop series that will help you start up and nurture your small business. You will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and learn the keys to success.

  • 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.

  • Discover local music this summer at The City Library Multiple Locations · June–Aug

    Concerts will be hosted at five different City Library locations and will highlight local music of any style.

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Preschool Zone

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

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Summer Lunch Program

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Feed your body and mind this summer. Everyone ages 18 and under can eat a free lunch every weekday.

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Scales and Tails for Toddlers

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Children ages 4 and under can touch and hold some very nice reptiles while learning all about these fascinating creatures.

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Alt Press Fest 2018 Call for Entries

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The City Library’s 10th annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City.

Main Library Craft Room
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Art & Maker Classes

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Make something with clean, discarded materials that have been saved from the landfill.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Lizzy Luna’s unique Yoga Storytime and Songs incorporates yoga-position-inspired characters and settings, original music, and interactive movements.

Main Library Urban Room
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Summer Lunch Program

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Feed your body and mind this summer. Everyone ages 18 and under can eat a free lunch every weekday.

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Rooftop Yoga

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Join Salt Lake Power Yoga on the scenic rooftop of the Main Library for free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise.

Main Library Urban Room
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Summer Lunch Program

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Feed your body and mind this summer. Everyone ages 18 and under can eat a free lunch every weekday.

Main Library Level 2 Canteena
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3D Print Your Own Instrument

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See a 3D printing demonstration and get your own 3D-printed Ocarina, then add the finishing touches.

Main Library Auditorium
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Afternoon Blockbusters

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Catch recent Hollywood hits on the big screen in the Main Library Auditorium.

Main Library
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Tinker Workshop Open Session

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Kids can experiment with computer programs and gizmos during these open creative sessions.

Main Library Urban Room
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Summer Lunch Program

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Feed your body and mind this summer. Everyone ages 18 and under can eat a free lunch every weekday.

Main Library
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Tinker Workshop Open Session

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Kids can experiment with computer programs and gizmos during these open creative sessions.

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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.

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Teen Night

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Every Friday afternoon The City Library downtown hosts movies, video and board gaming, and other activities (always accompanied by snacks) for teens ages 12-18.

Main Library Urban Room
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Summer Lunch Program

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Feed your body and mind this summer. Everyone ages 18 and under can eat a free lunch every weekday.

Main Library
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Tinker Workshop Open Session

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Kids can experiment with computer programs and gizmos during these open creative sessions.

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A whimsical workshop all about Dr. Seuss! Discover the ins-and-outs of musical theatre by learning the songs and choreography from the hit musical Seussical, then perform for friends and family on the Library stage. For ages 6 and up.

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.

Main Library Level 2 Canteena
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Video Gaming Kids and Teens

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Every Tuesday in July, kids can spend some time with teens on Level 2 of the Main Library and play collaborative video games.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Teen Night

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Every Friday afternoon The City Library downtown hosts movies, video and board gaming, and other activities (always accompanied by snacks) for teens ages 12-18.

Main Library
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Magic and More: Card Games at Main

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Monthly gaming meetups at the Main Library. Teens can duel their friends, meet new people, or learn new games like Magic: the Gathering... and more!

Main Library, The Plot
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Garden Yoga

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Set yourself in The Plot — the Main Library's Community Garden — while Sarah Kelley of Centered City Yoga guides you through stretches and restorative poses.

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Science Movie Night

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Join the Library and the Utah Film Center for a series of science-themed movie screenings followed by lively discussions with local experts.

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Art & Maker Classes

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Make something with clean, discarded materials that have been saved from the landfill.

Main Library
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A special kids’ story time featuring the book Trombone Shorty, illustrated by National Summer Learning Day ambassador Bryan Collier. The book will lead to an interactive exploration of the science of sound, where we'll build our own instruments! Recommended for kids ages 5 and up and their families.

Main Library Tinker Lab
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Kids will learn how electric currents flow, what materials are conductive, and then build their own projects using circuits, like light-up cards and LED bracelets, or using Playdoh and other conductive materials as computer keys.

Main Library Auditorium
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Afternoon Blockbusters

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Catch recent Hollywood hits on the big screen in the Main Library Auditorium.

Main Library, Computer Lab
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PowerPoint 2013

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In this class, you will learn to create a colorful presentation that will impress colleagues and friends alike.

Main Library, Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Yoga

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Join Salt Lake Power Yoga on the scenic rooftop of the Main Library for free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise.

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The Sound of Silents

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Past meets present with this film series featuring free screenings of classics from the silent era accompanied by original scores written and performed live by local musicians.

Main Library, Canteena, Level 2
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No-Bake Cooking Club

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Teens can enjoy a sweet or savory treat crafted by their own two hands during this monthly no-bake meetup.

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Bike the Branches

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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.

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.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Lizzy Luna’s unique Yoga Storytime and Songs incorporates yoga-position-inspired characters and settings, original music, and interactive movements.

Main Library Tinker Lab
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Kids will learn how electric currents flow, what materials are conductive, and then build their own projects using circuits, like light-up cards and LED bracelets, or using Playdoh and other conductive materials as computer keys.

Main Library
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The Sound of Science: Bat Eyes

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Bats can navigate in the dark by making sounds and listening for the echoes off of their surroundings. Learn about light and sound waves, and participate in hands-on experiments that let you can "see" like a bat does.

Main Library, The Plot
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Garden Yoga

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Set yourself in The Plot — the Main Library's Community Garden — while Sarah Kelley of Centered City Yoga guides you through stretches and restorative poses.

Main Library Tinker Lab
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Kids will learn how electric currents flow, what materials are conductive, and then build their own projects using circuits, like light-up cards and LED bracelets, or using Playdoh and other conductive materials as computer keys.

Main Library, Creative Lab
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T-Shirt Pillows

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Bring an old t-shirt and turn it into a pillow!

Main Library Craft Room
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Kids will use snack foods in an engineering-design challenge to create simple structures, then test and refine the structure’s ability to withstand “earthquakes”.

Main Library Craft Room
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Art & Maker Classes

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Make something with clean, discarded materials that have been saved from the landfill.

Main Library Story Room
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Lizzy Luna’s unique Yoga Storytime and Songs incorporates yoga-position-inspired characters and settings, original music, and interactive movements.

Main Library Level 2 Canteena
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Video Gaming Kids and Teens

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Every Tuesday in July, kids can spend some time with teens on Level 2 of the Main Library and play collaborative video games.

Main Library, Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Yoga

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Join Salt Lake Power Yoga on the scenic rooftop of the Main Library for free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise.

Main Library Tinker Lab
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Robotics Series: Artbots

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On the first three Wednesdays in August, kids will learn about robotic engineering and put their new knowledge to work by creating three different kinds of robots of their own!

Main Library Creative Lab
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Make a Patch

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Stitch together a fabric patch using a sewing machine.

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Photoshop: Staycation

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Use the Creative Lab's green screen to make your staycation look like a dream vacation.

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Microsoft Excel II: Formulas

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Learn how to use commonly used formulas and functions and how to create charts and pivot tables using data in an Excel spreadsheet.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Lizzy Luna’s unique Yoga Storytime and Songs incorporates yoga-position-inspired characters and settings, original music, and interactive movements.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

Main Library Tinker Lab
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Robotics Series: Wobblebots

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On the first three Wednesdays in August, kids will learn about robotic engineering and put their new knowledge to work by creating three different kinds of robots of their own!

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The Sound of Silents

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Past meets present with this film series featuring free screenings of classics from the silent era accompanied by original scores written and performed live by local musicians.

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One-Day Used Book Sale

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Everyone is invited to shop the One-Day Used Book Sale. This event will feature movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

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Microsoft Word I

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Learn basic word processing skills in Word 2013: using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and more!

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Microsoft Word II

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The next steps in becoming comfortable using Word 2013.

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Storytime Celebration

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Celebrate at this special graduation storytime where we will welcome new friends and say goodbye to kids who may be starting school.

Main Library Tinker Lab
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On the first three Wednesdays in August, kids will learn about robotic engineering and put their new knowledge to work by creating three different kinds of robots of their own!

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Art Exhibit Opening

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Artist reception for painters Leslie Thomas and Mark Knudsen.

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Utah Utah

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Reception: Sat, Aug 18, 4–5:30pm

Main Library Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Music at Main

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Summer Concerts: Wednesday nights in August all ages can enjoy live outdoor musical performances on the Library's Rooftop Terrace.

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Rooftop Yoga

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Join Salt Lake Power Yoga on the scenic rooftop of the Main Library for free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise.

Main Library Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Music at Main

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Summer Concerts: Wednesday nights in August all ages can enjoy live outdoor musical performances on the Library's Rooftop Terrace.

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Preschool Zone

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

Main Library
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Curator Kristina Lenzi will bring together several local and out-of-state performance artists to fill one of Salt Lake City’s most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking art performance art pieces.

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Curator Kristina Lenzi will bring together several local and out-of-state performance artists to fill one of Salt Lake City’s most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking art performance art pieces.

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Alt Press Fest 2018

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The City Library’s 10th annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City.

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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

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All City Libraries will be closed on Monday, Dec 24, 2018 for Christmas Eve, as well as Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018, to commemorate Christmas Day.

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All City Libraries will be closed on Monday, Dec 24, 2018 for Christmas Eve, as well as Tuesday, Dec 25, 2018, to commemorate Christmas Day.

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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.

From Jun 01 to Jul 26

Alt Press Fest 2018 Call for Entries The City Library’s 10th annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. Main Library Urban Room

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From Jun 15 to Aug 03

The Summons Has Reached Us: Drawings by wren ross Gallery Talk: Fri, June 15, 6pm. Reception/Gallery Stroll: Fri, June 15, 6–9pm. Gallery Stroll: Fri, July 20, 6–9pm Finch Lane Gallery, 1320 East 100 South, Salt Lake City 84102

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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.