• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Part of being at a concert is that you're all hearing the same thing. It's about being in a crowd. Cate Blanchett

    Showcase your music at the Library this summer by submitting an application to perform at one of The City Library's summer concert series! Concerts will be hosted at four City Library locations and will highlight all styles of music. Applications will be accepted through Monday, May 15, 2017.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Every Body Yoga
    Let go of Fear, Get on the mat, Love Your Body. Jessamyn Stanley

    Every Body Yoga

    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.

  • 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
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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 2
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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.

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.

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.

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, Level 4 Conference Room
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Join the MLK Commission, The Sutherland Institute, The Village Square, and The City Library for a respectful dialogue that will explore the differences differences between stereotypes, prejudices, and implicit biases and explore the many faces these attitudes and ideas wear.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Summer Book Club

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Join our book club this summer! We plan on reading a book a month and discussing them every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month here at the CWC.

Sprague 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.

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.

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.

Sprague Branch
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Classic Cinema Night

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Kick back and enjoy outdoor screenings of classic movies this summer at the Sprague Branch.

Marmalade Branch
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Richard Clegg will present "There Is No Difference," an evening of prose and poetry. He was an academic advisor at the University of Maryland's European Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany, and is part of the SLCC Community Writing Center's DiverseCity Writing Series Gay Writes.

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 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.

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. 

Anderson-Foothill
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Introduction to Meditation

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Learn the who, what, where, when, and why of meditation in this class presented by Meditation SLC.

Sprague Branch
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Learn how to start saving your family’s history with Lori Gillespie, personal life historian and founder of Red Artichoke Stories.

Main Library, Conference Room 2
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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.

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.

The Leonardo, 205 E 500 S
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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.

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.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Summer Book Club

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Join our book club this summer! We plan on reading a book a month and discussing them every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month here at the CWC.

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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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. 

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.

Main Library Rooftop
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Rooftop Yoga

805 people like this -

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 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.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Learn the basics of business and technical writing including straightforward sentence structure, document design, and usability.

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.

Sprague Branch
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Introduction to Meditation

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Learn the who, what, where, when, and why of meditation in this class presented by Meditation SLC.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Board in the Library

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Take a break from the summer sun and play a variety of board games with friends, family, and new faces. Attendees can bring their own favorite games, or play one provided by the Library. Light refreshments will also be provided.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Learn the basics of business and technical writing including straightforward sentence structure, document design, and usability.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Writing for Change

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Join the Library and the SLCC Community Writing Center for free workshops that will teach you how to effectively engage in civic dialogue and start writing for change.

Anderson-Foothill
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Yarn Bomb the Library

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Use your knitting or crocheting skills to help “yarn bomb” various areas within the Anderson-Foothill Branch throughout the summer.

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.

Glendale Branch
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Yoga for Families

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

Urban Lounge, 241 South 500 East, SLC
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BuzzWord: An Adult Spelling Bee

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Put your spelling skills to the test at this pub-style competition hosted by City Library staff.

Main Library Auditorium
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Film Screening: Loving

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Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ruling on Loving v. Virginia with a screening of Loving.

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.

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.

West Jordan Senior Center, 8025 S. 2200 W
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All seniors are invited to attend interactive life story workshops in preparation for the annual Silver Pen Competition sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services.

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 Auditorium
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An Evening with Mary Roach

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Join the Library and Weller Book Works for a Conversation with New York Times bestselling author Mary Roach.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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United in Art: Writing Workshops

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Come visit the SLCC Community Writing Center during the Utah Arts Festival and participate in one of our many one-hour writing workshops for kids and adults, magnetic poetry, plus a variety of community readings.

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.

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. 

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

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

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Meet with zinester and DIYer Alex Wrekk as she discusses her zine series Brainscan, which she has been creating for the last 20 years.

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 Urban Room
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Alt Press Fest

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The City Library’s ninth 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 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.

Mount Olympus Senior Center, 1635 East Murray Holladay Road
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All seniors are invited to attend interactive life story workshops in preparation for the annual Silver Pen Competition sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services.

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.

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. 

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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Worldstock

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Enjoy music, art, and performances at this celebration of the world’s cultures.

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.

Main Library
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Harry Potter Birthday Party

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Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday and the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!

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.

Mount Olympus Senior Center, 1635 East Murray Holladay Road
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All seniors are invited to attend interactive life story workshops in preparation for the annual Silver Pen Competition sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services.

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.

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.

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. 

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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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.

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. 

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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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 E
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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.

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.

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.

From Apr 22 to Jun 09

Paintings By Bill Lee Reception: Sat, Apr 22, 4pm Main Library, Gallery at Library Square

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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.