• Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time Thomas Merton

    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.

  • 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.

  • "Fun Home" Discussion with Salt Lake Acting Company
    "Fun Home" Discussion with Salt Lake Acting Company April 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.

  • Main Library Children's Library and Rooftop Terrace

    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.

  • Business Growth Strategies
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    Business Growth Strategies

    Join The City Library and Salt Lake SCORE for this monthly workshop series that will help you start up and nurture your small business. You will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and learn the keys to success.

  • Star Wars Day
    celebration of all things Star Wars Chapman · Glendale · Sweet · Marmalade

    Star Wars Day

    Kids and teens will make space-worthy crafts, get their millennium snack-on, and take in a screening of The Last Jedi at the Glendale Branch. Enjoy galactic crafts, prizes, snacks, a costume contest, and a screening of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope at the Sweet Branch. Star Wars crafts, selfies with Darth Vader, and a screening of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope at the Chapman Branch. At the Marmalade Branch young Jedi can enjoy an afternoon of Star Wars-themed games, snacks, and crafts.

  • Kickoff and advance screening Sat, 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 advance screening of the first episode of "The Great American Read" on Saturday, May 12 in the Main Library Auditorium.

  • Sprague Branch Express Service Available Now

    The City Library’s Sprague Branch has reopened with limited service. The main level of the building is open with "express services," including holds pick-up, a small collection of materials, a handful of public access computers with shortened time limits, and free public WiFi Internet access.

  • Introduction to Finding Nonprofit Grants
    One Person can make a difference. And everyone should try. John F. Kennedy

    Introduction to Finding Nonprofit Grants

    Learn the ten most important things you need to know about finding grants for your nonprofit, and start looking for funders right away. The City Library will be holding five sessions of this workshop.

  • Sweet Reads Book CLub 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.

DEC 15 - APR 26
Marmalade Branch
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Teen DIY at Marmalade

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Exercise your creative muscles, learn new skills, and create something that's entirely your own.

Glendale Branch
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Teen DIY at Glendale

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Weekly Do-It-Yourself workshop. Teens ages 10–17 can explore unique projects and create something to take home. We'll provide the materials, you provide the imagination.

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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 18 to May 20

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

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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.



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.