• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Book Trailer Contest
    The Internet can be a place that facilitates conversations about books. John Green

    Book Trailer Contest

    Showcase your talent for critical acclaim and the chance to win a GoPro camera and other great prizes! 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.

  • 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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SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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United in Art: Writing Workshops

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Come visit the SLCC Community Writing Center during the Utah Arts Festival and participate in one of our many one-hour writing workshops for kids and adults, magnetic poetry, plus a variety of community readings.

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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.

Avenues Proper, 376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City
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Sweet Reads at Avenues Proper

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Get to know new faces from your neighborhood and expose yourself to books you might not normally read at this monthly book club gathering.

River's Bend Senior Center, 1300 West 300 North, Salt Lake City
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Cool Websites

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SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Summer Book Club

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Join our book club this summer! We plan on reading a book a month and discussing them every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month here at the CWC.

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Online Games

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Explore and play a variety of online games.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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This summer we are offering a series of workshops specifically for all our teen writers out there! Our facilitators will focus on secrets we wished we had known about the craft when we started writing. We'll read and workshop pieces throughout. Come to one or come to all!

Mount Olympus Senior Center, 1635 East Murray Holladay Road
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All seniors are invited to attend interactive life story workshops in preparation for the annual Silver Pen Competition sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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This summer we are offering a series of workshops specifically for all our teen writers out there! Our facilitators will focus on secrets we wished we had known about the craft when we started writing. We'll read and workshop pieces throughout. Come to one or come to all!

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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This summer we are offering a series of workshops specifically for all our teen writers out there! Our facilitators will focus on secrets we wished we had known about the craft when we started writing. We'll read and workshop pieces throughout. Come to one or come to all!

River's Bend Senior Center, 1300 West 300 North, Salt Lake City
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Learn about and explore the wide variety of online resources The City Library offers.

The Leonardo, 205 E 500 S
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Trivia Night at The Leonardo

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The second Friday of each month, take part in The Leonardo's Trivia night and see how much you know about about current events, science, pop culture, history, and more.

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Farmers Market Used Book Sale

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Join us for our annual Used Book Sale at the Downtown Farmers Market! Hundreds of books, DVDs, and children’s materials to choose from — all at bargain prices!

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Summer Book Club

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Join our book club this summer! We plan on reading a book a month and discussing them every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month here at the CWC.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Open Letters, Part 1

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Join us for a workshop on open letters. We’ll be investigating the way writers like James Baldwin have used the genre in the past and how we can use it for our needs today!

River's Bend Senior Center, 1300 West 300 North, Salt Lake City
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TED Talks

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Watch a short and inspiring TED Talk and discuss your thoughts on the talk.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Open Letters, Part 2

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Join us for a workshop on open letters. We’ll be investigating the way writers like James Baldwin have used the genre in the past and how we can use it for our needs today!

River's Bend Senior Center, 1300 West 300 North, Salt Lake City
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Cool Websites

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Mount Olympus Senior Center, 1635 East Murray Holladay Road
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All seniors are invited to attend interactive life story workshops in preparation for the annual Silver Pen Competition sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Creative Writing Basics, Part 1

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Join us for a workshop on the basics of creative writing. Come with a story in mind or a desire to learn.

River's Bend Senior Center, 1300 West 300 North, Salt Lake City
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Online Games

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SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Creative Writing Basics, Part 2

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River's Bend Senior Center, 1300 West 300 North, Salt Lake City
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SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Screenwriting, Part 1

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The first step to writing a screenplay is developing a compelling cinematic idea. Join screenwriter Tami Anderson to explore the world of visual storytelling. Topics covered will include character development, screenplay format and story structure.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Creative Writing Basics, Part 3

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Join us for a workshop on the basics of creative writing. Come with a story in mind or a desire to learn.

River's Bend Senior Center, 1300 West 300 North, Salt Lake City
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TED Talks

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Watch a short and inspiring TED Talk and discuss your thoughts on the talk.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Screenwriting, Part 2

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The first step to writing a screenplay is developing a compelling cinematic idea. Join screenwriter Tami Anderson to explore the world of visual storytelling. Topics covered will include character development, screenplay format and story structure.

River's Bend Senior Center, 1300 West 300 North, Salt Lake City
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Cool Websites

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Online Games

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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 22 to Jun 25

United in art. 2017 Utah Arts Festival The 41st annual Utah Arts Festival will feature more than 160 visual artists and 100-plus performing arts groups celebrating artistic expression in the heart of Salt Lake City. Main Library, 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.