• Well we're all in the mood for a melody, And you've got us feelin' alright Billy Joel, "Piano Man"

    Strike a Chord this summer by taking part in The City Library's Super Summer Challenge! Starting June 1, stop by any City Library location to sign up and grab a tracker full of activities that challenge you to READ, CREATE, EXPLORE, and MOVE. There's something for all ages so everyone can get in on the fun! Track your progress for a chance to win prizes and make it a Super Summer. Enjoy free events at the Library all summer long.

  • 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.

  • Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Main Library Auditorium · June 27 · 2pm

    Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

    On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, watch the most popular movies from the Library's collection on the big screen. No need to wait on the hold list to see these hits!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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."

  • June 11- August 11 Glendale · Marmalade · Main Library

    Every weekday we'll be providing free afternoon meals to kids up to age 18. Meals at Glendale and Marmalade are offered in partnership with Utahns Against Hunger and Utah Food Bank. Meals at Main offered in partnership with Salt Lake City School District

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Call for Entries
    Alt Press Fest 2018 Saturday, October 13

    Call for Entries

    Fill out this form if you want to table at the The City Library's 10th annual Alt Press Fest! The fest celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. The Call for Entries form will be open through Thursday, July 26.

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Board Gaming

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Teens and Tweens ages 10–17 can learn a new game or play something from the branch's collection.

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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.

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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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A weekly support and discussion group for creators, writers, artists, or anyone who wants to empower themselves creatively during the summer!

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Yarn Social

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Take part in a crochet, knitting, or other craft project each week.

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Teen DIY: Tie-Dye

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Weekly craft program for tweens and teens, ages 10–17.

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Rhythms at Riverside

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The last Thursday of each month, these concerts will highlight all styles of music — especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

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Teen Video Gaming

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Teens can grab a snack and take a break with the Day-Riverside Branch's Wii and PlayStation 4. Games are available on a first-come, first serve basis.

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Bob Ross Paint-Along

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Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

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Open Mic Night

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Performers of all ages can share their talent — music, dance, poetry, comedy, or anything else! Amateurs and beginners are welcome. Material must be appropriate for all ages. Sign-up is first-come, first-perform.

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Meet HawkWatch International's education birds: a hawk, a falcon, and an owl. Learn the birds' individual stories about how they came to be in captivity and how we can help these species in the wild through our own thoughtful conservation actions.

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Join other Day-Riverside detectives for this monthly reading discussion group. Each month we'll highlight a different sub-genre, and you'll be encouraged to discuss your favorite reading recommendations.

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LEGO® bricks will be provided for kids to dream up creations based around a new theme each month. Children will be invited to explain their projects. Family participation is encouraged!

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A Taste of Utah

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Teens can sample delicious treats made by local artisans while learning about different food-making processes. Led by Moka SLC.

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Manga and Anime Club

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This club meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. We’ll watch a variety of anime series, discuss recent manga reads, play games, and learn more about the Japanese culture that gave rise to these art forms. For teens ages 12–17.

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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.

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Candy Creations

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Let your imagination come alive where candy and creativity collide. Candy and other supplies will be provided.

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Family Yoga at Day-Riverside

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Enjoy an hour of yoga with family and friends. Everyone is welcome, and all levels of experience are accepted.

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Zumba Kids

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Zumba Kids classes are rockin', high-energy dance parties packed with kid-friendly routines and movement games. Recommended for kids 5 and up.

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A weekly support and discussion group for creators, writers, artists, or anyone who wants to empower themselves creatively during the summer!

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Rain Stick Creation

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Kids will make their own sound-making rain stick and decorate it with Cricut stickers. Recommended for ages 5–8.

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Bucket Percussion Drum Circle

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This interactive class will have kids learning rhythms, rhythm notation, improvisation, and playing in an ensemble!

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Rhythms at Riverside

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The last Thursday of each month, these concerts will highlight all styles of music — especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

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Movie: Mamma Mia!

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Monthly Movie showing on the 3rd Saturday of each month. All ages.

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A weekly support and discussion group for creators, writers, artists, or anyone who wants to empower themselves creatively during the summer!

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Open Mic Night

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Performers of all ages can share their talent — music, dance, poetry, comedy, or anything else! Amateurs and beginners are welcome. Material must be appropriate for all ages. Sign-up is first-come, first-perform.

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Couple LINKS

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This course helps married or committed adults maintain a healthy and happy relationship.

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Parker Solar Probe

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In late Summer 2018, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will set out on a mission to learn more about the sun and gather scientific data we've never had before.

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Bob Ross Paint-Along

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Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

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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.

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Zumba Kids

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Zumba Kids classes are rockin', high-energy dance parties packed with kid-friendly routines and movement games. Recommended for kids 5 and up.

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Rhythms at Riverside

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The last Thursday of each month, these concerts will highlight all styles of music — especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

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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.