• Plarn Social Thu, Apr 27, 6–7:30pm, Main Library

    Learn about the environmental benefits of crafting with plarn—yarn made out of plastic bags—and start your own knit or crochet project with plarn. Yarn, needles, and other supplies will be provided, and completed knit or crochet projects can be donated for display.

  • You only need one ray of light to chase all the shadows away. Fredrik Backman, "A Man Called Ove"

    United We Read SLC is an initiative for everyone in Salt Lake County to connect by reading the same book and by sharing their experience with others. Community members are invited to participate in discussions, programs, and events and to contribute to a public collection of stories of kindness—random, intentional, received, and given.

  • Go Electric Thu, Apr 27, 6:30–8:30pm Anderson-Foothill Branch

    Explore the personal and environmental benefits of driving an electric vehicle (EV) or electic bicycle (E-Bike) from local EV drivers and representatives from Utah Clean Energy. Learn how owning an EV or E-Bike can save you money and help keep Utah’s air clean.

  • Sustaining Your Small Business
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    Sustaining Your Small Business

    Join the Library and experts from Salt Lake SCORE to explore topics related to business ownership. In May, find out how marketing yourself and managing your personal brand can help you build a dedicated client and fan base.

  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
    As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work. Kevin McCarthy

    Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

    Join Salt Lake SCORE for a workshops that will help you get your start-up off the ground. Participants will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and will learn the keys to success.

  • Sweet Reads at Avenues Proper 4th Tuesday of Each Month, 7–9pm

    Get to know new faces from your neighborhood and expose yourself to books you might not normally read at this monthly book club gathering. Gatherings taking place February and later will focus on a pre-selected title.

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

    Savvy Senior Movies

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

  • Part of being at a concert is that you're all hearing the same thing. It's about being in a crowd. Cate Blanchett

    Showcase your music at the Library this summer by submitting an application to perform at one of The City Library's summer concert series! Concerts will be hosted at four City Library locations and will highlight all styles of music. Applications will be accepted through Monday, May 15, 2017.

  • Every Body Yoga
    Let go of Fear, Get on the mat, Love Your Body. Jessamyn Stanley

    Every Body Yoga

    Join yoga teacher, body positive advocate, Instagram star, and writer Jessamyn Stanley as she sits down with local educator Romeo Jackson to discuss her book, "Every Body Yoga," and her experiences with yoga and body image.

  • 12 Minutes Max
    Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbra Streisand

    12 Minutes Max

    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.

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Plarn Social

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Learn about the environmental benefits of crafting with plarn—yarn made out of plastic bags—and start your own knit or crochet project with plarn.

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Contribute to the Poet Tree

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Celebrate National Poetry Month in April by contributing an original poem or one of your favorite poems to an interactive “Poet Tree” display at your nearest City Library location.

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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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Enjoy movies, gaming, and a variety of other activities every Friday at the Main Library Canteena. Snacks will be provided.

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Upcycle with 3D Printing

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Breathe new life into your jars and cans with 3D printing software and equipment.

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Email Basics

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Learn how to create and use an email account, send attachments, and use proper email etiquette.

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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library is hosting a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library is hosting a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

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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.

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Learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants for your nonprofit, and start looking for funders right away with Foundation Directory Online.

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Join the MLK Commission, The Sutherland Institute, The Village Square, and The City Library for a respectful dialogue that will explore the differences differences between stereotypes, prejudices, and implicit biases and explore the many faces these attitudes and ideas wear.

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Books to Die For

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Enjoy discussions centered around a new mystery book each month.

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Explore the Library’s eBook and eAudiobook resources, including OverDrive, OneClickDigital, 3M Cloud Library, and more.

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Learn basic word processing skills in Word 2013, including using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and opening documents; formatting text; and formatting individual sections of your document, including section breaks, columns, and pages.

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Hive-Side Chat

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Learn about the life of bees and the process of urban beekeeping through a monthly conversation with Salt Lake City Beekeeper Frank Whitby. This series offers an opportunity to meet and discuss issues related to the popular hobby of beekeeping.

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Savvy Senior Movies

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Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our series featuring films about and starring seniors.

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Word 2013: Tables and Mail Merge

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Learn how to create and format tables, columns, and rows in Word 2013 and find out how to use the mail merge function to create form letters, mailing labels, envelopes, and emails. Some knowledge of Excel or Access is helpful, but is not required.

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Join yoga teacher, body positive advocate, Instagram star, and writer Jessamyn Stanley as she sits down with local educator Romeo Jackson to discuss her book, Every Body Yoga, and her experiences with yoga and body image.

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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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Laptops and Chromebooks 101

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Learn how to use a Chromebook or other type of laptop, including how to power it on, how to set up Internet through a wireless hotspot, how to add apps, and how to save your work.

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Résumé Basics

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In this hands-on class, you will create a basic resume. Please bring your job history and education information. Bring a USB flash drive to save your work.

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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library is hosting a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library is hosting a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

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Book Trailer Call for Entries

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Salt Lake area residents of all ages are invited to submit an original book trailer to be considered for The City Library’s Book Trailer Awards.

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YouTube

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Learn how to make a video for YouTube and how to start your own YouTube channel.

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Cover Letters

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Learn the basics on creating a cover letter for your résumé that can be both printed and sent electronically.

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3D Printed Desk Accessories

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Make a fun and unique pencil holder or other desk accessory with 3D printing software and equipment.

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LEAP Into Science Family Workshops

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Kids and families can learn about and investigate new concepts each month by working with different materials

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Photoshop Basics

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Learn basic skills that will help you utilize the incredibly powerful application Photoshop.

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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.

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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help make the Library a better place for teens by taking part in the Teen Advisory Board. This group offers you a space to voice your opinion and shape the direction of teen-oriented Library programming. Snacks and crafts will be available for those who attend.

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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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Savvy Senior Movies

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Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our series featuring films about and starring seniors.

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Craft Time Saturdays

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Kids ages 5 and up can take part in unique projects to create something new.

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Kids and families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in Thanksgiving Point’s Wind Tunnel.

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Take part in a special building adventure. Kids ages 3–5 can work with blocks and diggers while wearing special work aprons and hard hats provided by the Library.

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Writing for Change

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Join the Library and the SLCC Community Writing Center for free workshops that will teach you how to effectively engage in civic dialogue and start writing for change.

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Pen Pal Project

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Kids can earn an additional entry into their Super Summer Challenge prize basket drawing by writing a letter to another City Library location.

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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.

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Kids and families are invited to an engaging showcase presented by magician Chris Lopez, which will showcase the magic of reading.

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Father’s Day 3D Print

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Design and 3D print a custom tie clip or money clip for Father’s Day.

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Gain the skills necessary to earn a Digital Literacy Certificate through the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment.

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Film Screening: Loving

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ruling on Loving v. Virginia with a screening of Loving.

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Learn basic word processing skills in Word 2013, including using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and opening documents; formatting text; and formatting individual sections of your document, including section breaks, columns, and pages.

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Word 2013: Tables and Mail Merge

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Learn how to create and format tables, columns, and rows in Word 2013 and find out how to use the mail merge function to create form letters, mailing labels, envelopes, and emails. Some knowledge of Excel or Access is helpful, but is not required.

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Teddy Bear Picnic

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Enjoy a picnic with your teddy bear and grown-up. Kids ages 3–10 will enjoy crafts, songs, dancing, their own personally-decorated sweet treat, and juice, and will be able to take photos with the Library’s giant teddy bear.

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An Evening with Mary Roach

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Join the Library and Weller Book Works for a Conversation with New York Times bestselling author Mary Roach.

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Laptops and Chromebooks 101

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Learn how to use a Chromebook or other type of laptop, including how to power it on, how to set up Internet through a wireless hotspot, how to add apps, and how to save your work.

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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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Meet with zinester and DIYer Alex Wrekk as she discusses her zine series Brainscan, which she has been creating for the last 20 years.

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Alt Press Fest

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The City Library’s ninth 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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Celebrate Embrace Your Geekness Day by taking and editing their own geeky photos using equipment in the Library’s Creative Lab.

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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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Two-Day Grant Writing Workshop

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Join The City Library and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a two-day workshop on grant writing.

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PowerPoint 2013

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Learn how to create an impressive, colorful presentation in PowerPoint 2013. The first half of this class will cover basic skills, and the second half will cover intermediate skills, including creating a master slide and automating a slide show. Come with an idea and bring digital copies of images you may want to use. Bring a USB flash drive to save your work.

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Create a Wearable Planter

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Use the Library’s 3D printing software and equipment to create a miniature planter that can travel with you on the road.

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Laptops and Chromebooks 101

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Learn how to use a Chromebook or other type of laptop, including how to power it on, how to set up Internet through a wireless hotspot, how to add apps, and how to save your work.

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Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

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Harry Potter Birthday Party

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Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday and the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!

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Teddy Bear Picnic

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Enjoy a picnic with your teddy bear and grown-up. Kids ages 3–10 will enjoy crafts, songs, dancing, their own personally-decorated sweet treat, and juice, and will be able to take photos with the Library’s giant teddy bear.

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GarageBand: Part I

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Learn the basics of and become familiar with Apple’s GarageBand music creation software.

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Book Trailer Awards Gala

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Enjoy a showcase of book trailers submitted for the Library's Book Trailer Awards.

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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.

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Email Basics

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Learn how to create and use an email account, send attachments, and use proper email etiquette.

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GarageBand: Part II

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Learn how to record, edit, and mix your own music with Apple’s GarageBand music creation software.

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Kids and families can celebrate the end of the Super Summer Challenge with the Library, KUED Kids, and ocean friends Splash and Bubbles.

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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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Learn basic word processing skills in Word 2013, including using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and opening documents; formatting text; and formatting individual sections of your document, including section breaks, columns, and pages.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word 2013: Tables and Mail Merge

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Learn how to create and format tables, columns, and rows in Word 2013 and find out how to use the mail merge function to create form letters, mailing labels, envelopes, and emails. Some knowledge of Excel or Access is helpful, but is not required.

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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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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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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 Apr 22 to Jun 09

Paintings By Bill Lee Reception: Sat, Apr 22, 4pm Main Library, Gallery at Library Square

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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.