• Friends of The City Library Spring Used Book Sale
    Find great deals on books, music, movies, and more!

    Friends of The City Library Spring Used Book Sale

    Browse through a well rounded collection of materials—including children’s books, teen fiction, graphic novels, sci-fi, and audiobooks—that are all available at bargain prices.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Art Exhibit Call for Entries Submission Deadline: April 10

    The City Library hosts art exhibitions at all of our locations to expose residents to new art forms and ideas, to foster creativity and inspire curiosity, and to provide exhibition opportunities for the artistic community.

  • Bookmaking Workshops 3rd Wednesday of Each Month, 4–5pm

    Learn about the different forms that books can take, then create your own bookish crafts with provided materials in this series of workshops taking place at the Day-Riverside Branch.

  • 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.

GENERAL AUDIENCE EVENTS
Main Library Rooftop
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Rooftop Yoga

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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. 

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.

Marmalade Branch
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Must-See Movie Series

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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Chapman Branch
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Makers and Movies at Chapman

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Kids, teens, and adults can enjoy seasonal crafts and film screenings the first Saturday of each month.

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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.

Main Library, Conference Room D
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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library is hosting a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

Marmalade Branch
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Parenting the Love and Logic Way

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Learn how to raise responsible children and enjoy parenting in this free four-part course offered by Utah State University Extension.

Anderson-Foothill
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Rumi Poetry Club

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This monthly meeting offers participants the opportunity to read their favorite poems from Rumi or other spiritual poets from around the world.

Marmalade Branch
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Make It and Take It Workshops

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Learn how to do a variety of new crafts in this monthly workshop series. Adults will be guided through maker activities and will create a handmade goods using provided materials.

Main Library, Book Sale Area
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The Spring Used Book Sale offers a well rounded collection of materials, including children’s books, teen fiction, graphic novels, sci-fi, and audiobooks, all available at bargain prices.

Marmalade Branch
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The first Thursday of each month, learn something new about coffee and chocolate from local coffee and chocolate producers and experts.

All Locations
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Power Bingo

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Become a power user of The City Library and learn more about what the Library has to offer by playing Power Bingo!

Day-Riverside Branch
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United We Read Book Discussion

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Join other members of your community to discuss your thoughts about the novel A Man Called Ove.

Main Library
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Hive-Side Chat

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Learn about the life of bees and the process of urban beekeeping through a monthly conversation with Salt Lake City Beekeeper Frank Whitby. This series offers an opportunity to meet and discuss issues related to the popular hobby of beekeeping.

Marmalade Branch
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Take part in a panel discussion moderated by KRCL RadioActive Host and Executive Producer Lara Jones that will explore real and fake news and facts with local experts.

Main Library, Conference Room A
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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

Main Library Auditorium
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Savvy Senior Movies

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Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our series featuring films about and starring seniors.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Join The Village Square, Living Room Conversations, and The City Library for a respectful and passionate dialogue on the role religion plays in politics.

Main Library Rooftop
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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. 

Main Library, Conference Room D
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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library is hosting a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Bookmaking Workshops

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Learn about the different forms that books can take, then create your own bookish crafts with provided materials in this series of workshops.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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United We Read Book Discussion

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Join other members of your community to discuss your thoughts about the novel A Man Called Ove.

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Trivia Night at The Leonardo

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The third 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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Earth Day Art Workshop

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Bring your non-toxic, difficult-to-recycle post-consumer waste and use it to create a unique work of art.

Glendale Branch
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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

Anderson-Foothill
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Study Lab

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Soothe your stress and make the most out of your study time with quiet study space and sustenance. Take advantage of the Library’s meeting room space to get ready for your finals, and enjoy provided coffee, tea, and snacks.

Main Library Auditorium
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QTalks with Equality Utah

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Join Equality Utah for QTalks, an engaging, fast-paced, one-hour lecture with four people teaching four 15-minute segments on topics related to Utah’s LGBTQ community.

Main Library Auditorium
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Savvy Senior Movies

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Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our series featuring films about and starring seniors.

Marmalade Branch
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Must-See Movie Series

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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Main Library, Browsing Library
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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 or regular yarn.

Anderson-Foothill
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Drive Electric

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Explore the personal and environmental benefits of driving an electric vehicle (EV) from local EV drivers and representatives from Utah Clean Energy.

Marmalade Branch
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Study Lab

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Soothe your stress and make the most out of your study time with quiet study space and sustenance. Take advantage of the Library’s meeting room space to get ready for your finals, and enjoy provided coffee, tea, and snacks.

Glendale Branch
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Parenting the Love and Logic Way

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Learn how to raise responsible children and enjoy parenting in this free four-part course offered by Utah State University Extension.

Main Library Technology Center
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Learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants for your nonprofit, and start looking for funders right away with Foundation Directory Online.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Parenting the Love and Logic Way

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Learn how to raise responsible children and enjoy parenting in this free four-part course offered by Utah State University Extension.

Anderson-Foothill
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Rumi Poetry Club

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This monthly meeting offers participants the opportunity to read their favorite poems from Rumi or other spiritual poets from around the world.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Sprague Branch
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Soothe your stress and make the most out of your study time with quiet study space and sustenance. Take advantage of the Library’s meeting room space to get ready for your finals, and enjoy provided coffee, tea, and snacks.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

Main Library Auditorium
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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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United We Read Book Discussion

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Join other members of your community to discuss your thoughts about the novel A Man Called Ove.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Enjoy a one-hour performance of The Elixir of Love by some of Utah Opera’s resident artists. This piece will be performed in English to a piano accompaniment.

Main Library
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Bike the Branches

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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.

Main Library
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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Must-See Movie Series

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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Rumi Poetry Club

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This monthly meeting offers participants the opportunity to read their favorite poems from Rumi or other spiritual poets from around the world.

Sprague Branch
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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Main Library
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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

Anderson-Foothill
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Rumi Poetry Club

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This monthly meeting offers participants the opportunity to read their favorite poems from Rumi or other spiritual poets from around the world.

Main Library, Conference Room A
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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

Main Library
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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

Glendale Branch
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Learning About Fall Crops

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Find out how you can grow luscious and healthy fall crops in October, November and beyond with experts from Wasatch Community Gardens.

Anderson-Foothill
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Rumi Poetry Club

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This monthly meeting offers participants the opportunity to read their favorite poems from Rumi or other spiritual poets from around the world.

Marmalade Branch
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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

Chapman Branch
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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

Anderson-Foothill
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Rumi Poetry Club

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This monthly meeting offers participants the opportunity to read their favorite poems from Rumi or other spiritual poets from around the world.

Sprague Branch
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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

Main Library
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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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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.

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.