• 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. For the first event in January, come ready with book titles you’ve read and enjoyed. Gatherings taking place February and later will focus on a pre-selected title.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bookmaking Workshops 3rd Wednesday of Each Month, 4–5pm

    Learn about the different forms that books can take, then create your own bookish crafts with provided materials in this series of workshops taking place at the Day-Riverside Branch.

  • 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.

  • Utah's Trailblazing Women Wed, Feb 22, 7pm

    Celebrate Women’s History Month with a discussion about breaking down barriers and making positive differences in the Beehive State. KRCL RadioActive Host and Executive Producer Lara Jones will moderate a panel in the Main Library Auditorium featuring some of Utah’s influential women.

  • 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.

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Beehive Bingo

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Play a game of bingo to help choose the 2017 Beehive Book Award winner.

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Minecraft Tech Club

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Explore Minecraft your peers while improving your creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills.

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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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United We Read Book Discussion

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Join other members of your community to discuss your thoughts about the novel A Man Called Ove.

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STEAM Activities

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Kids ages 4–7 can explore a variety of topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and math with hands-on activities.

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Beginning Organic Gardening

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Learn the basics of organic gardening in this workshop with Wasatch Community Gardens.

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Escape the Room! for Teens

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Teens ages 14 and up can take part in a riveting game where they’ll be tasked with navigating through several forms of historical and modern communication to unlock puzzles and save the day.

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St. Patrick's Day Crafts

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Celebrate the patron saint of Ireland by taking part in St. Patrick's Day-themed crafts.

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Maker Madness

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Challenge your mind and mettle in this tournament, where you’ll compete against other teens using science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

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Author in the House

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Join the Library for an evening of conversation, refreshments, and readings from author Ann (A. E.) Cannon.

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Discover Discovery Kits

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The City Library’s Discovery Kits are a great way for kids to explore space, technology, and more topics through books, games, and fun devices. See what the Library’s Discovery kits have to offer in this exploratory program.

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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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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

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Hogwarts End-of-Term Bash

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Celebrate nearing the end of the school year with a Harry Potter-themed bash!

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United We Read Book Discussion

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Join other members of your community to discuss your thoughts about the novel A Man Called Ove.

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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.