• Plarn Social Thu, Apr 27, 6–7:30pm, Main Library

    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. Yarn, needles, and other supplies will be provided, and completed knit or crochet projects can be donated for display.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Go Electric Thu, Apr 27, 6:30–8:30pm Anderson-Foothill Branch

    Explore the personal and environmental benefits of driving an electric vehicle (EV) or electic bicycle (E-Bike) from local EV drivers and representatives from Utah Clean Energy. Learn how owning an EV or E-Bike can save you money and help keep Utah’s air clean.

SUMMER KIDS EVENTS EVENTS
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Book Trailer Call for Entries

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Salt Lake area residents of all ages are invited to submit an original book trailer to be considered for The City Library’s Book Trailer Awards.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Craft Time Saturdays

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Kids ages 5 and up can take part in unique projects to create something new.

Glendale Branch
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DrumBus

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Join a mobile music party. Kids and families can play provided drums and hand percussion as part of a moving drum circle. Space is limited, so please arrive early to ensure your spot.

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Kids and families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in Thanksgiving Point’s Wind Tunnel.

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Pen Pal Project

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Kids can earn an additional entry into their Super Summer Challenge prize basket drawing by writing a letter to another City Library location.

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Kids and families are invited to an engaging showcase presented by magician Chris Lopez, which will showcase the magic of reading.

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Experience a small outdoor petting zoo provided by Ivie Acres Farm and Petting Zoo, including a miniature goat, miniature pig, ducks, and chickens.

Anderson-Foothill
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Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids and families are invited to an engaging showcase presented by magician Chris Lopez, which will showcase the magic of reading.

Chapman Branch
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Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

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Kids and families are invited to an engaging showcase presented by magician Chris Lopez, which will showcase the magic of reading.

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Monday Movies at Day-Riverside

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Enjoy free screenings of popular movies. <a href="http://catalog.slcpl.org/search/title.aspx?cn=586781" target="_blank">

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Kids and families are invited to an engaging showcase presented by magician Chris Lopez, which will showcase the magic of reading.

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Kids and families are invited to an engaging showcase presented by magician Chris Lopez, which will showcase the magic of reading.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Kids and families are invited to an engaging showcase presented by magician Chris Lopez, which will showcase the magic of reading.

Anderson-Foothill
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Kids and families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in Thanksgiving Point’s Wind Tunnel.

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Kids and families are invited to an engaging showcase presented by magician Chris Lopez, which will showcase the magic of reading.

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Teddy Bear Picnic

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Enjoy a picnic with your teddy bear and grown-up. Kids ages 3–10 will enjoy crafts, songs, dancing, their own personally-decorated sweet treat, and juice, and will be able to take photos with the Library’s giant teddy bear.

Glendale Branch
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Kids and families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in Thanksgiving Point’s Wind Tunnel.

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Wind Tunnel

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Kids and families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in Thanksgiving Point’s Wind Tunnel.

Day-Riverside Branch
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DrumBus

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Join a mobile music party. Kids and families can play provided drums and hand percussion as part of a moving drum circle. Space is limited, so please arrive early to ensure your spot.

Anderson-Foothill
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DrumBus

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Join a mobile music party. Kids and families can play provided drums and hand percussion as part of a moving drum circle. Space is limited, so please arrive early to ensure your spot.

Chapman Branch
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Kids and families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in Thanksgiving Point’s Wind Tunnel.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids and families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in Thanksgiving Point’s Wind Tunnel.

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Teddy Bear Picnic

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Enjoy a picnic with your teddy bear and grown-up. Kids ages 3–10 will enjoy crafts, songs, dancing, their own personally-decorated sweet treat, and juice, and will be able to take photos with the Library’s giant teddy bear.

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Celebrate Embrace Your Geekness Day by taking and editing their own geeky photos using equipment in the Library’s Creative Lab.

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UMOCA Art Truck Exhibit

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Visit the only traveling educational art exhibit of its kind in Utah, the UMOCA Art Truck, as it hosts the exhibit whereABOUTS by artists Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García.

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Create a Wearable Planter

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Use the Library’s 3D printing software and equipment to create a miniature planter that can travel with you on the road.

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Worldstock

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

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Bookmaking for Kids

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Learn how to create your own book and other fun printmaking processes.

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Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

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!

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Adventure Dance

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Kids ages 5–10 can join Imagination Place for an exploration of children’s literature, movement, and dance.

Main Library, Conference Center
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Teddy Bear Picnic

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Enjoy a picnic with your teddy bear and grown-up. Kids ages 3–10 will enjoy crafts, songs, dancing, their own personally-decorated sweet treat, and juice, and will be able to take photos with the Library’s giant teddy bear.

Chapman Branch
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Adventure Dance

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Kids ages 5–10 can join Imagination Place for an exploration of children’s literature, movement, and dance.

Main Library Auditorium
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Book Trailer Awards Gala

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Enjoy a showcase of book trailers submitted for the Library's Book Trailer Awards.

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Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

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Kids and families can celebrate the end of the Super Summer Challenge with the Library, KUED Kids, and ocean friends Splash and Bubbles.

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End of Summer Celebration

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Celebrate the end of the Super Summer Challenge by watching a slideshow of the Stuffed Animal Stowaway by making and launching your own paper rockets.

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Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

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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.