Two areas of the Main Library are currently closed for repairs and renovation. The Children's Library is closed until May 4 while new shelving is installed, and the Rooftop Terrace is closed until May 1 while several leaks are addressed.
Main LibraryChildren's Library and Rooftop Terrace
The Cruelest Month: World War I Commemorative EventsChapman Branch
The Cruelest Month: World War I Commemorative Events
When the Chapman Branch opened in May of 1918, World War I still raged in Europe. April of that year marked a turning point that eventually led to the Armistice, ending that great and terrible war. As part of a month-long commemoration of that “cruelest month,” the branch will hold film screenings, talks, and other commemorations.
Film has the power to take you around the world or travel through time.3rd Thu of each month · 6:30–8:30pm
Monthly screenings of powerful films examining current and historical social issues from throughout the world. Selections coincide with the Marmalade Branch's Monthly Collection Highlight themes.
"Fun Home" Discussion with Salt Lake Acting CompanyApril 30 · Marmalade branch · 7 pm
"Fun Home" Discussion with Salt Lake Acting Company
Members of the Salt Lake Acting Company will host a panel discussion exploring the themes and big questions of Fun Home: the Musical, based on Alison Bechdel's award-winning graphic novel.
Kickoff and advance screeningSat, May 12 · 1–4pm, Main Library
This year, PBS will present "The Great American Read," an eight-part television series about reading and the books that have inspired, moved, and shaped us. One hundred books have been selected and everyone is encouraged to read them and vote as the series searches for America's most-beloved book. Join KUED and The City Library for an advanced screening of the first episode of "The Great American Read" on Saturday, May 12 in the Main Library Auditorium.
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.
Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival: Call for Proposals Submit your idea for performance at this year's Performance Art Festical, scheduled to take place Oct 5–6. Main Library
People, Places, Things: New and Old Paintings by David Estes Reception: Sat, Apr 28, 4–5:30pm Marmalade Branch
Darker Territory: Paper Constructions by Lenka Konopasek Gallery Talk: Fri, Apr 20, 5:45pm. Reception/Gallery Stroll: Fri, Apr 20, 6–9pm Finch Lane Gallery, 1320 East 100 South, Salt Lake City 84102
Head Lands: Paper and Found Object Constructions by Sarah Bown Roberts Gallery Talk: Fri, Apr 20, 6pm. Reception/Gallery Stroll: Fri, Apr 20, 6–9pm Finch Lane Gallery, 1320 East 100 South, Salt Lake City 84102
My Marmalade: Artwork by Students from Washington Elementary Reception: Thu, May 10, 5:30–7:30pm, Arts & Culture Night at Washington Elementary (420 N 200 W) Marmalade Branch
Piecing Together Mental Illness Piecing Together Mental Illness Presentation: Fri, Apr, 20 · 7–8pm, Reception: Fri, Apr, 20 · 8–9pm Main Library, Lower Urban Room
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.
PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Each year, The City Library's Performance Art Festival invites the Salt Lake City community to experience world-class performance art, live and in person, featuring works from respected local and international artists. Curator Kristina Lenzi assembles a varied group of performances, suitable for all ages and interests. If you are interested in performing, please submit a proposal by May 31, 2018.