• Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. Carl Sagan

    The City Library is teaming up with KUED Kids for a STEM Festival and Reading Marathon Kickoff. Pick up a Reading Log for the KUED November reading challenge, choose a book to take home, and participate in engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art), and Math activities with your favorite community organizations.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Halloween Celebration Fri, Oct 27, 1–4pm · Main Library

    Treat the kids to some early Halloween fun in the safe, friendly, and not-too-spooky environment of the Main Library's Children’s Library. We’ll have Halloween activities, prizes, and trick-or-treating all afternoon. Everyone is welcome to show off their costume, or come as they are.

  • Día de los Muertos Festival
    Everything that has existed lingers in the eternity. Agatha Christie

    Día de los Muertos Festival

    Celebrate the rich Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos at the Day-Riverside Branch on Thursday, November 2. Festivities include music and dance performances, calavera (sugar skull) and altar decorating, a photo-booth, face painting, food and drink, and more.

  • When you give a homemade gift, you are giving a part of yourself to the recipient. Mark Frauenfelder

    It's that time of year when the weather turns frosty, friends and families gather, and Pinterest pages fill with aspirational craft projects. Make your DIY dreams a reality this holiday season while indulging in warm popcorn and a movie.

  • Computer science and machine learning can make rapid advances that seem really incredible. Bill Maris

    Join the University of Utah School of Computing and The City Library for a lecture series about the impact of computer science on our society and culture. Topics include algorithms and bias, the science of air quality, and technology and arts collaborations.

  • The Pursuit of Social Change
    Vision begins with the eyes, but it truly takes place in the brain. Fei-Fei Li

    The Pursuit of Social Change

    Marmalade Branch invites all to become inspired and informed at our series of events featuring dynamic talks from live local speakers, TED Talk videos, and conversations with your community. The November event will be centered on "Daring to Have Fun," presented by Clint Watson.

  • Computer Classes at The City Library

    The City Library offers a variety of computer classes every month, from introductory classes and basic skills to advanced classes in the Creative Lab.

GENERAL AUDIENCE EVENTS
Day-Riverside Branch Meeting Room
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Creative Career Talks

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A talk from a local professional with a creative, artistic, or unconventional occupation, followed by a hands-on activity related to the topic.

Day-Riverside Branch Meeting Room
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A talk from a local professional with a creative, artistic, or unconventional occupation, followed by a hands-on activity related to the topic.

Day-Riverside Branch Meeting Room
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Creative Career Talks

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A talk from a local professional with a creative, artistic, or unconventional occupation, followed by a hands-on activity related to the topic.

Glendale Branch
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Halloween Family Film Series

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Each week in October we’ll show a classic horror-comedy with lots of laughs and a few light frights.

Marmalade 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.

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Yarn Social

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

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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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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Yarn Social

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

Day-Riverside Branch
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Join us for a free film series the fourth Saturday of each month. Movie fans of all ages are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be provided.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Earth + Sky Teas for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Glendale Branch
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Family Yoga at Glendale

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Relax your mind and connect with your body with an hour of yoga for all ages and all experience levels.

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Festivities include music and dance performances, calavera (sugar skull) and altar decorating, a photo-booth, face painting, food and drink, and more.

Main Library, Level 2 Conference Room
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Books to Die For

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Enjoy discussions centered around a new mystery book each month.

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Holi-DIY for Adults

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Make your DIY dreams a reality with these themed craft projects.

Main Library Creative Lab
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GarageBand: Part I

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Learn the basics of using Apple Garageband to record your own music.

Chapman Branch
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Holi-DIY for Adults

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Make your DIY dreams a reality with themed craft projects and movie screenings.

Main Library - Conference Room 2
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New Readers Book Group

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This is a group for adults who are new to reading.

Marmalade Branch
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Marmalade Branch invites all to become inspired and informed at our series of events featuring dynamic talks from live local speakers, TED Talk videos, and conversations with your community.

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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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 Auditorium
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Join the University of Utah School of Computing and The City Library for a lecture series about the impact of computer science on our society and culture. Topics include algorithms and bias, the science of air quality, and technology and arts collaborations.

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.

Glendale Branch
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Every month at these mini-workshops adults and older teens will have an opportunity to “make it and take It” with a craft project, or learn a new trick to practice at home.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Free Digital Headshots

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Get a professionally photographed digital headshot for a personal website, LinkedIn, social media profile, or resume.

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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Gandhi Film Series

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Come to the Marmalade Branch to watch a film highlighting social justice issues.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Film in the Crafternoon

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Enjoy popular movies while working on a themed craft. We'll supply the crafting materials. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Main Library - Conference Room 2
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New Readers Book Group

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This is a group for adults who are new to reading.

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

Anderson-Foothill
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Holi-DIY for Adults

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Make your DIY dreams a reality with these themed craft projects.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Holi-DIY for Adults

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Make your DIY dreams a reality with themed craft projects.

Marmalade Branch
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Marmalade Branch invites all to become inspired and informed at our series of events featuring dynamic talks from live local speakers, TED Talk videos, and conversations with your community.

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.

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We read and write to help us make sense of our own lives. Join the SLCC Community Writing Center to create a written snapshot of your life and learn just how we can translate our experiences to the page.

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Holi-DIY for Adults

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Make your DIY dreams a reality with these themed craft projects.

Day-Riverside Branch Meeting Room
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Creative Career Talks

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A talk from a local professional with a creative, artistic, or unconventional occupation, followed by a hands-on activity related to the topic.

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All City Libraries will be closed on Sunday, Dec 24, 2017 for Christmas Eve, as well as Monday, Dec 25, 2017, to commemorate Christmas Day.

All Locations
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All City Libraries will be closed on Sunday, Dec 24, 2017 for Christmas Eve, as well as Monday, Dec 25, 2017, to commemorate Christmas Day.

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

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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.