• Summer Used Book Sale Sat, Aug 5, 9am–6pm

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

  • Rooftop Yoga
    When the breath is calmed, the mind too will be still. Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika

    Rooftop Yoga

    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. Yoga classes will be offered two times each month May through August.

  • I wouldn' say no teh a bit o' yer birthday cake, neither. Hagrid

    Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday and the 20th anniversary of the publication of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone"! All ages will be able to take part in activities that include potion making, the care of magical creatures, magic, and much more.

  • 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.

  • Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about. Steven Spielberg

    Take in big screen showings of summer blockbusters at The City Library! Classic movies will be presented under the twinkling night sky on the east lawn of Library Square. Grab a blanket, bring some snacks, and enjoy a night of outdoor movie magic.

  • Whatever good things we build end up building us. Jim Rohn

    Build a better world with The City Library's Super Summer Challenge! Beginning June 1, visit any City Library location to sign up, receive a Super Summer Challenge tracker, and start working toward entry into prize drawings. Fun, free events will also be offered at the Library all summer long.

  • Summer Concert Series at The City Library

    Discover local bands and musicians in genres ranging from folk and bluegrass to sauce rock and swing. The City Library's Summer Concert Series will feature live performances all summer long at the Main Library and Anderson-Foothill, Day-Riverside, Marmalade, and Sprague branches.

  • Bike the Branches Sun, Aug 6, 12–5pm

    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.

  • 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.

SUMMER KIDS EVENTS EVENTS
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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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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.

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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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Zumba for Kids

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Kids ages 5 and up can take part in rockin’, high-energy Zumba classes that feature fun and kid-friendly routines and games.

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Outdoor Games

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can enjoy the outdoors with a variety of sports and gaming equipment.

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Wednesday Activities

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Flex your creativity and learn a variety of new crafts. Kids can take part in creative workshops with supplies provided by the Library.

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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.

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Gaming for Kids

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Kids ages 9–12 can play games on the Library’s Wii and PlayStation 4.

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Jump Rope Workshop

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Learn new jump rope skills that will impress friends and family.

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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 from experts from the Book Arts Program at the University of Utah.

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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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Magic with Paul Brewer

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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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Harry Potter's Birthday Party

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Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday and the 20th anniversary of the 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.

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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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Adventure Dance

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

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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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Magic with Paul Brewer

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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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Build a Park

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Imagine and build the park of your dreams.

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Children's Chocolate Party

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Learn about and sample a variety of chocolates with experts from Moka. Kids ages 5 and up will be able to explore the processes that create this tasty treat, as well as try chocolate samples.

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Animal Safari Campout

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Celebrate the end of the Super Summer Challenge with a “campout” featuring tents, animal stories, music, and s’mores.

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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 and by making and launching your own paper rockets.

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Magic with Paul Brewer

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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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Join the Library and local coffee and chocolate experts from Moka for a delicious and informative workshop. Attendees will have a chance to try some of the best local chocolates and learn how to properly brew coffee.

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Storytime Celebration

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Storytime Celebration

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Storytime Celebration

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Storytime Celebration

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Storytime Celebration

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Zumba for Kids

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Kids ages 5 and up can take part in rockin’, high-energy Zumba classes that feature fun and kid-friendly routines and games.

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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.