• 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.

  • Bike the Branches
    Bike The Branches Sun, June 17 · Noon · Main Library

    Bike the Branches

    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. The bike ride will be approximately 15 miles long, with stops for refreshments at each Library location. Bike riders of all ages are welcome. Be sure to wear a helmet! Space is limited and registration is required for this program.

  • 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.

  • Bob Ross Paint-Along
    Let's have a little evergreen Tree, and he lives right there. He's a nice tree. Bob Ross

    Bob Ross Paint-Along

    Follow along with a soothing episode of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross and paint your own happy little trees.

  • Open Mic Night
    Just get me a stage, get me a mic, and I am going to be happy! Rita Wilson

    Open Mic Night

    All ages are welcome to share their talent at the Day-Riverside Branch, be it singing, playing a musical instrument, dance, poetry, or comedy. Sign-up is first come, first serve.

  • Well we're all in the mood for a melody, And you've got us feelin' alright Billy Joel, "Piano Man"

    Strike a Chord this summer by taking part in The City Library's Super Summer Challenge! Starting June 1, stop by any City Library location to sign up and grab a tracker full of activities that challenge you to READ, CREATE, EXPLORE, and MOVE. There's something for all ages so everyone can get in on the fun! Track your progress for a chance to win prizes and make it a Super Summer. Enjoy free events at the Library all summer long.

  • June 11- August 11 Glendale · Marmalade · Main Library

    Every weekday we'll be providing free afternoon meals to kids up to age 18. Meals at Glendale and Marmalade are offered in partnership with Utahns Against Hunger and Utah Food Bank. Meals at Main offered in partnership with Salt Lake City School District

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Yoga Flow
    Yoga Flow Marmalade Branch

    Yoga Flow

    Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels. Led by certified teacher Sarah Kelly, this class centers on breath awareness, as well as promoting a sense of calm meditative focus as you move through various yoga poses.

GENERAL AUDIENCE EVENTS
Main Library, Library Square
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The 42n 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.

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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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.

Main Library Urban Room
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Alt Press Fest 2018 Call for Entries

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The City Library’s 10th annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Marmalade 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.

Main Library, The Plot
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Garden Yoga

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Set yourself in The Plot — the Main Library's Community Garden — while Sarah Kelley of Centered City Yoga guides you through stretches and restorative poses.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Sweet Reads Book Club

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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Sweet Reads Book Club

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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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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Herbalist Josh Williams for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Anderson-Foothill
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Concerts by the Creek

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Relax at the end of Utah’s hot summer days with outdoor concerts in the Anderson-Foothill Branch’s amphitheater.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Rhythms at Riverside

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The last Thursday of each month, these concerts will highlight all styles of music — especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

Marmalade 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.

Day-Riverside 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.

Main Library, Level 2 Conference Room
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New Readers Book Group

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

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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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

47 people like this -

Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Marmalade 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.

Main Library, The Plot
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Garden Yoga

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Set yourself in The Plot — the Main Library's Community Garden — while Sarah Kelley of Centered City Yoga guides you through stretches and restorative poses.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Join other Day-Riverside detectives for this monthly reading discussion group. Each month we'll highlight a different sub-genre, and you'll be encouraged to discuss your favorite reading recommendations.

Main Library Auditorium
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Science Movie Night

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Join the Library and the Utah Film Center for a series of science-themed movie screenings followed by lively discussions with local experts.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Anderson-Foothill
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Concerts by the Creek

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Relax at the end of Utah’s hot summer days with outdoor concerts in the Anderson-Foothill Branch’s amphitheater.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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E-book Help for Everyone

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Stop on in from 1-3pm and Library staff will help you download e-books to take on vacation this summer.

Marmalade Branch
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Music at Marmalade

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Add music to your summer evening by heading to the Marmalade Branch's outdoor plaza for a free concert featuring Morgan Thomas.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

46 people like this -

Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

39 people like this -

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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Bob Ross Paint-Along

43 people like this -

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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Genealogy Club

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Research your family history and create a four-generation pedigree chart.

Glendale Branch
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How-to DIY

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Every month adults and older teens can “make it and take it” with a craft project, or learn a new skill to practice at home. Materials provided.

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, Level 2 Conference Room
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New Readers Book Group

678 people like this -

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

Marmalade Branch
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Coffee- and chocolate-themed books will be provided by the Library while the Marmalade Coffee and Chocolate Society and Moka offer the latest delights from local artisan producers.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Herbalist Josh Williams for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Day-Riverside Branch
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Family Yoga at Day-Riverside

42 people like this -

Enjoy an hour of yoga with family and friends. Everyone is welcome, and all levels of experience are accepted.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

92 people like this -

Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

37 people like this -

Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Rhythms at Riverside

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The last Thursday of each month, these concerts will highlight all styles of music — especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Author in the House

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Conversation, refreshments, and a reading by a local author.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

168 people like this -

Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

95 people like this -

Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Sweet Reads Book Club

192 people like this -

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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Tea Tuesday

159 people like this -

Join Moka and Herbalist Josh Williams for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Day-Riverside Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

37 people like this -

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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Bob Ross Paint-Along

45 people like this -

Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Amigos y Libros

190 people like this -

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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

40 people like this -

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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Bob Ross Paint-Along

34 people like this -

Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

35 people like this -

Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

Main Library, Book Sale Area
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One-Day Used Book Sale

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Everyone is invited to shop the One-Day Used Book Sale. This event will feature movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

47 people like this -

Join Moka and Herbalist Josh Williams for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

48 people like this -

Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Main Library Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Music at Main

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Summer Concerts: Wednesday nights in August all ages can enjoy live outdoor musical performances on the Library's Rooftop Terrace.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

124 people like this -

Join Moka and Herbalist Josh Williams for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Main Library Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Music at Main

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Summer Concerts: Wednesday nights in August all ages can enjoy live outdoor musical performances on the Library's Rooftop Terrace.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Rhythms at Riverside

29 people like this -

The last Thursday of each month, these concerts will highlight all styles of music — especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

116 people like this -

Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

80 people like this -

Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Marmalade Branch
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Amigos y Libros

139 people like this -

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.

Marmalade Branch
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This new conversation series puts politics and policy aside to further community discussions about immigration topics, and how Utahns welcome people to the neighborhood.

Main Library
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Curator Kristina Lenzi will bring together several local and out-of-state performance artists to fill one of Salt Lake City’s most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking art performance art pieces.

Main Library
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Curator Kristina Lenzi will bring together several local and out-of-state performance artists to fill one of Salt Lake City’s most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking art performance art pieces.

Anderson-Foothill
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Amigos y Libros

101 people like this -

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 Urban Room
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Alt Press Fest 2018

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The City Library’s 10th annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Amigos y Libros

46 people like this -

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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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

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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 21 to Jun 24

Art lives here. 2018 Utah Arts Festival The 42n 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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From Jun 01 to Jul 26

Alt Press Fest 2018 Call for Entries The City Library’s 10th annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. Main Library Urban Room

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From Jun 15 to Aug 03

The Summons Has Reached Us: Drawings by wren ross Gallery Talk: Fri, June 15, 6pm. Reception/Gallery Stroll: Fri, June 15, 6–9pm. Gallery Stroll: Fri, July 20, 6–9pm Finch Lane Gallery, 1320 East 100 South, Salt Lake City 84102

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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.