• 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.

  • Discover local music this summer at The City Library Multiple Locations · June–Aug

    Concerts will be hosted at five different City Library locations and will highlight local music of any style.

  • 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.

  • Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time Thomas Merton

    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.

  • 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.

  • Sprague Branch Express Service Available Now

    The City Library’s Sprague Branch has reopened with limited service. The main level of the building is open with "express services," including holds pick-up, a small collection of materials, a handful of public access computers with shortened time limits, and free public WiFi Internet access.

  • 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

  • The Artist's Way: 12 Week Program
    The Artist's Way Day-Riverside · Tuesdays · June–Aug

    The Artist's Way: 12 Week Program

    A weekly meetup for creators, writers, and artists, using Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way as a springboard.Through exercises, journaling, and discussion, this group will help you overcome creative block and kickstart new artistic endeavors.

  • Showcase your smarts against other trivia geeks

    The second Friday of each month, take part in The Leonardo's Trivia night and see how much you know about current events, science, pop culture, history, and more.

  • 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.

SUMMER TEEN EVENTS EVENTS
Marmalade Branch
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Chapman Branch
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Main Library Urban Room
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Summer Lunch Program

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Feed your body and mind this summer. Everyone ages 18 and under can eat a free lunch every weekday.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Board Gaming

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Teens and Tweens ages 10–17 can learn a new game or play something from the branch's collection.

Marmalade Branch
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A Taste of Utah

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Teens can sample delicious treats made by local artisans while learning about different food-making processes. Led by Moka SLC.

Glendale Branch
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Kids Café

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Free after-school snacks for kids & teens.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids Café

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Free after-school snacks for kids & teens.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Main Library Urban Room
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Summer Lunch Program

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Feed your body and mind this summer. Everyone ages 18 and under can eat a free lunch every weekday.

Anderson-Foothill
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Art in the Amphitheater

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Enjoy creating projects like Cassette-Tape Wallets or Duct-Tape Swords outside in Anderson-Foothill's Amphitheater.

Glendale Branch
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Kids Café

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Free after-school snacks for kids & teens.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids Café

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Free after-school snacks for kids & teens.

Glendale Branch
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Improv Workshop

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Learn the basics of improvisation, practice word association and other improv techniques, then construct your own narrative.

Glendale Branch
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Main Library Urban Room
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Summer Lunch Program

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Feed your body and mind this summer. Everyone ages 18 and under can eat a free lunch every weekday.

Chapman Branch
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The Sound of Science: Bat Eyes

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Bats can navigate in the dark by making sounds and listening for the echoes off of their surroundings. Learn about light and sound waves, and participate in hands-on experiments that let you can "see" like a bat does.

Glendale Branch
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Kids Café

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Free after-school snacks for kids & teens.

Glendale Branch
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Solar Oven S'mores

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Make s'mores using heat from the sun and an "oven" made from recycled materials.

Glendale Branch
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Book Break

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Take a mid-day break to relax and listen to a story with read-alouds, audio books, or podcasts, along with simple activities. Participants will earn an extra hour of computer time!

Marmalade Branch
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Kids Café

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Free after-school snacks for kids & teens.

Marmalade Branch
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Paint-a-Pot

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Design, decorate, and fill personalized potted planters

Anderson-Foothill
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

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 Urban Room
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Summer Lunch Program

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Feed your body and mind this summer. Everyone ages 18 and under can eat a free lunch every weekday.

Anderson-Foothill
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G Suite Training

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Google's G Suite offers Gmail, word processing with Docs, spreadsheets with Sheets, and more! Learn how to take advantage of these free tools.

Glendale Branch
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A Taste of Utah

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Teens can sample delicious treats made by local artisans while learning about different food-making processes. Led by Moka SLC.

Glendale Branch
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Kids Café

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Free after-school snacks for kids & teens.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids Café

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Free after-school snacks for kids & teens.

Anderson-Foothill
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Adult Autism Book Group

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Adults and teens who live with autism are invited to share their love of books (and pizza) at this monthly get-together.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Teen Night

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Every Friday afternoon The City Library downtown hosts movies, video and board gaming, and other activities (always accompanied by snacks) for teens ages 12-18.

Main Library Urban Room
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Summer Lunch Program

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Feed your body and mind this summer. Everyone ages 18 and under can eat a free lunch every weekday.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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A Taste of Utah

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Teens can sample delicious treats made by local artisans while learning about different food-making processes. Led by Moka SLC.

Glendale Branch
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Manga Club

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A Friday meetup where teens can watch a variety of anime series, discuss recent manga reads, play games, make cosplay costumes, and learn more about the Japanese culture that gave rise to these art forms.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Video Gaming

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Teens can have fun and relax for the afternoon by taking the Sweet Branch's Xbox One for a spin.

Glendale Branch
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Kids Café

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Free after-school snacks for kids & teens.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids Café

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Free after-school snacks for kids & teens.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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CDIY

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Turn old CDs into shiny craft projects. Materials provided.

Day-Riverside Branch
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The Sound of Science: Bat Eyes

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Bats can navigate in the dark by making sounds and listening for the echoes off of their surroundings. Learn about light and sound waves, and participate in hands-on experiments that let you can "see" like a bat does.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Mario!

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Play classic Mario Nintendo games, make Mario crafts, and snack on Nintendo cupcakes.

Main Library Level 2 Canteena
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3D Print Your Own Instrument

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See a 3D printing demonstration and get your own 3D-printed Ocarina, then add the finishing touches.

Marmalade Branch
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Tie-Dye

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We'll bring the dye supplies, you bring the creativity!

Glendale Branch
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The Sound of Science: Bat Eyes

56 people like this -

Bats can navigate in the dark by making sounds and listening for the echoes off of their surroundings. Learn about light and sound waves, and participate in hands-on experiments that let you can "see" like a bat does.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen DIY: Tie-Dye

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Weekly craft program for tweens and teens, ages 10–17.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen Video Gaming

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Teens can grab a snack and take a break with the Day-Riverside Branch's Wii and PlayStation 4. Games are available on a first-come, first serve basis.

Main Library Level 2 Canteena
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Video Gaming Kids and Teens

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Every Tuesday in July, kids can spend some time with teens on Level 2 of the Main Library and play collaborative video games.

Glendale Branch
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Musical Jeopardy

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Test your music knowledge with this Jeopardy-style music trivia game!

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Teen Night

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Every Friday afternoon The City Library downtown hosts movies, video and board gaming, and other activities (always accompanied by snacks) for teens ages 12-18.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Video Gaming

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Teens can have fun and relax for the afternoon by taking the Sweet Branch's Xbox One for a spin.

Glendale Branch
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STEAM Makerspace: Wind & Weather

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Kids and teens can fight the summer slump and work on open-ended STEAM activities, where they can put their own ingenuity and creativity to work.

Day-Riverside Branch
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A Taste of Utah

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Teens can sample delicious treats made by local artisans while learning about different food-making processes. Led by Moka SLC.

Glendale Branch
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Book Break

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Take a mid-day break to relax and listen to a story with read-alouds, audio books, or podcasts, along with simple activities. Participants will earn an extra hour of computer time!

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.

Glendale Branch
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Shrinky Dinks

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Customize Shrinky Dinks to make zipper-pulls, jewelry, tiny art, or anything else you can dream up.

Glendale Branch
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G Suite Training

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Google's G Suite offers Gmail, word processing with Docs, spreadsheets with Sheets, and more! Learn how to take advantage of these free tools.

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, Canteena, Level 2
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No-Bake Cooking Club

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Teens can enjoy a sweet or savory treat crafted by their own two hands during this monthly no-bake meetup.

Glendale Branch
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Creative Writing Basics

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Join the SLCC Community Writing Center in this workshop on the basics of creative writing.

Day-Riverside Branch
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3D Print Your Own Instrument

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See a 3D printing demonstration and get your own 3D-printed Ocarina, then add the finishing touches.

Chapman Branch
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A Taste of Utah

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Teens can sample delicious treats made by local artisans while learning about different food-making processes. Led by Moka SLC.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Movie: Spirited Away

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Watch the award-winning Miyazaki film Spirited Away and eat soot-sprite cake pops.

Glendale Branch
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Improv Workshop

32 people like this -

Learn the basics of improvisation, practice word association and other improv techniques, then construct your own narrative.

Anderson-Foothill
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G Suite Training

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Google's G Suite offers Gmail, word processing with Docs, spreadsheets with Sheets, and more! Learn how to take advantage of these free tools.

Marmalade Branch
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The Sound of Science: Bat Eyes

60 people like this -

Bats can navigate in the dark by making sounds and listening for the echoes off of their surroundings. Learn about light and sound waves, and participate in hands-on experiments that let you can "see" like a bat does.

Anderson-Foothill
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A Taste of Utah

67 people like this -

Teens can sample delicious treats made by local artisans while learning about different food-making processes. Led by Moka SLC.

Main Library
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The Sound of Science: Bat Eyes

59 people like this -

Bats can navigate in the dark by making sounds and listening for the echoes off of their surroundings. Learn about light and sound waves, and participate in hands-on experiments that let you can "see" like a bat does.

Glendale Branch
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Hula Hoop Making

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<p>Make your own hula hoop and learn some simple tricks.</p>

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Geek Girl Party

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A party for just the girls, with crafts, video games, temporary hair colors, and cupcakes!

Glendale Branch
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STEAM Makerspace: Writing & Art

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Kids and teens can fight the summer slump and work on open-ended STEAM activities, where they can put their own ingenuity and creativity to work.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Pompom Crafts

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Make our own pompoms and turn them into emoji pompom bookmarks, keychains, and decorations

Glendale Branch
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Pick Jewelry Making

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Use a guitar-pick punch to create unique jewelry out of guitar picks!

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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The Sound of Science: Bat Eyes

47 people like this -

Learn about light and sound waves, and participate in hands-on experiments that let you can "see" like a bat does.

Sprague Branch
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Teen Song Writing Workshop

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Award-winning singer-songwriter and musical teaching artist Mindy Dillard will lead a songwriting workshop for teens ages 12–18.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Escape the Room: Empire Records

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An adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy.

Anderson-Foothill
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Art in the Amphitheater

29 people like this -

Enjoy creating projects like Cassette-Tape Wallets or Duct-Tape Swords outside in Anderson-Foothill's Amphitheater.

Main Library Level 2 Canteena
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Video Gaming Kids and Teens

45 people like this -

Every Tuesday in July, kids can spend some time with teens on Level 2 of the Main Library and play collaborative video games.

Marmalade Branch
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Solar Oven S'mores

37 people like this -

Make s'mores using heat from the sun and an "oven" made from recycled materials.

Glendale Branch
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Book Break

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Take a mid-day break to relax and listen to a story with read-alouds, audio books, or podcasts, along with simple activities. Participants will earn an extra hour of computer time!

Glendale Branch
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Water Wars!

38 people like this -

A day of outdoor play! Make sure to bring a change of clothes and a towel — you WILL get wet!

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Video Gaming

45 people like this -

Teens can have fun and relax for the afternoon by taking the Sweet Branch's Xbox One for a spin.

Glendale Branch
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Manga Club

34 people like this -

A Friday meetup where teens can watch a variety of anime series, discuss recent manga reads, play games, make cosplay costumes, and learn more about the Japanese culture that gave rise to these art forms.

Glendale Branch
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STEAM Makerspace: Technology

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Kids and teens can fight the summer slump and work on open-ended STEAM activities, where they can put their own ingenuity and creativity to work.

Glendale Branch
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Movie: Every Day

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Popcorn and a screening of Every Day, adapted from the best-selling novel by David Levithan.

Marmalade Branch
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Musical Jeopardy

32 people like this -

Test your music knowledge with this Jeopardy-style music trivia game!

Anderson-Foothill
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G Suite Training

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Google's G Suite offers Gmail, word processing with Docs, spreadsheets with Sheets, and more! Learn how to take advantage of these free tools.

Tracy Aviary, 589 E 1300 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84105
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Celebrate your successful completion of the Super Summer Challenge by bringing a completion ticket to Tracy Aviary for free admission!

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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 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.