• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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I Can Be a Personal Trainer

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Explore a variety of careers and learn what it takes to land a job in each one. One Thursday a month, teens will be able to meet with a professional in a new field and learn about the skills each field requires through hands-on activities.

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Teen Zone

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The Teen Zone is a space made just for ages 12–18 that is open every Thursday and Friday.

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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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Spring Teen Lock-In

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Teens ages 12–18 will be able to see what the Library’s like when it’s closed to the public and will be able to participate in an escape room challenge.

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Happy Hula Dance

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Kids and families will be able to take part in dances originating from the Cook Islands, New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, and Samoa.

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Computer Basics

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Learn the basics of using a personal computer (PC), including how to turn it on and off, how to move and click a mouse, how to type and use a keyboard, and how to open and close documents and pages.

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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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Join Dr. Jack Longino for a crash course in the lives of ants as he highlights his research on ant diversity in Central America and tells some interesting ant-ecdotes.

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Online Basics

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Learn how to get online to open a personal email account, create a Facebook page, and search for information resources that interest you.

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Fiction Writing Workshop

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Learn about the basics of writing and work on your own pieces of writing in a collaborative environment.

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

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Fiction Writing Workshop

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Learn about the basics of writing and work on your own pieces of writing in a collaborative environment.

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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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Experience a small outdoor petting zoo provided by Ivie Acres Farm and Petting Zoo, including a miniature goat, miniature pig, ducks, and chickens.

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Monday Movies at Day-Riverside

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Enjoy free screenings of popular movies. <a href="http://catalog.slcpl.org/search/title.aspx?cn=586781" target="_blank">

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Fiction Writing Workshop

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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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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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DrumBus

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Join a mobile music party. Kids and families can play provided drums and hand percussion as part of a moving drum circle. Space is limited, so please arrive early to ensure your spot.

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UMOCA Art Truck Exhibit

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Visit the only traveling educational art exhibit of its kind in Utah, the UMOCA Art Truck, as it hosts the exhibit whereABOUTS by artists Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García.

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Bookmaking for Kids

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Learn how to create your own book and other fun printmaking processes.

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

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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.