• Eid al-Fitr Celebration Sat, Jul 8, 12–5:30pm · Marmalade Branch

    Mark the end of Ramadan at The City Library. Join us for remarks from keynote speaker Professor Nebil Husayn, followed by a lively and interactive discussion. Festivities will also include crafts, storytime, a fashion show, traditional finger foods, and Ramadan trivia by Faeiza's Initiative.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rooftop Yoga
    When the breath is calmed, the mind too will be still. Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika

    Rooftop Yoga

    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. Yoga classes will be offered two times each month May through August.

  • August Members Only Used Book Sale Sat, Aug 5, 9am-Noon

    Friends of The City Library are invited to shop the Members-Only Used Book Sale from 9am–Noon. The sale will be open to the public from Noon–6pm.

  • 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.

  • Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about. Steven Spielberg

    Take in big screen showings of summer blockbusters at The City Library! Classic movies will be presented under the twinkling night sky on the east lawn of Library Square. Grab a blanket, bring some snacks, and enjoy a night of outdoor movie magic.

  • 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.

  • Summer Concert Series at The City Library

    Discover local bands and musicians in genres ranging from folk and bluegrass to sauce rock and swing. The City Library's Summer Concert Series will feature live performances all summer long at the Main Library and Anderson-Foothill, Day-Riverside, Marmalade, and Sprague branches.

  • Alt Press Fest 2017 Sat, July 8, 12–4pm

    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. Visit with local artists and see their wares, watch prints be made with a steam roller, create sumi ink illustrations, and take part in gelatin printing and zine-making workshops.

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Kids can explore and experience different aspects of nature in this series with the Library and experts from Tracy Aviary.

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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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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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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.

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Candy Construction

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Enjoy a sweet exploration of construction.

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Read-a-Thon

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Grab your favorite book and head to the library for a read-a-thon!

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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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Portal for Teens

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Tweens and Teens are invited to think strategically and creatively to solve a variety of digital puzzles and obstacles in Portal.

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Film in the Crafternoon

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Teens and adults can enjoy screenings of popular movies while taking part in a related craft.

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Sustaining Your Small Business

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Explore topics related to business ownership with various experts from Salt Lake SCORE.

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Preschool Building Zone

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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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Plant a Better World

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Pots, quick-dry paint, and succulents are provided for teens to plant and take home.

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Board Gaming

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Take part in tabletop gaming and meet others from your neighborhood.

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Author in the House

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Join the Library for an evening of conversation, refreshments, and readings with a local author.

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Design Your Own Decal

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Use the Creative Lab’s Cricut machine to design and make your own vinyl decal.

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Music Together

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Bring your little ones to this exploration of music and movement brought to you by the experts from Music Together.

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Storytime Celebration

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Back-to-School DIY

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Teens and tweens can get ready for the new school year by making or personalizing their own school supplies using provided materials.

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All City Libraries will be closed on Sunday, Dec 24, 2017 for Christmas Eve, as well as Monday, Dec 25, 2017, to commemorate Christmas Day.

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All City Libraries will be closed on Sunday, Dec 24, 2017 for Christmas Eve, as well as Monday, Dec 25, 2017, 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.

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.