• Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
    Pacific Rim: Uprising Main Library Auditorium · Aug 22 · 2pm

    Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

    On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, watch the most popular movies from the Library's collection on the big screen. No need to wait on the hold list to see these hits!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Human Rights in Burma and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis Marmalade · Aug 29 · 7pm

    In this interactive panel discussion, local and international experts will address the crisis, the historical and contemporary situation of the Rohingyas, and the broader human rights context across Burma and its neighboring nations. Salt Lake City is home to many resettled members of the Rohingya, Karen, and Karenni populations from Burma and we welcome their contributions to the discussion.

  • Pasos sencillos para iniciar tu negocio
    Talleres de Negocios con Salt Lake SCORE Varias Sucursales · Julio a Septiembre

    Pasos sencillos para iniciar tu negocio

    Únete a la Biblioteca y los expertos de Salt Lake SCORE para esta serie de talleres mensuales que te ayudarán a despegar tu nueva empresa. Encuéntrate con mentores de negocios locales para discutir los pasos necesarios para iniciar un negocio y aprenda las claves del éxito.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Classics Under the Stars
    Outdoor Movies Chapman Branch · Multiple dates

    Classics Under the Stars

    Celebrate the Chapman Branch's Centennial Summer with free popcorn and outdoor screenings of classic films. Bring your own comfy chair and a refreshing beverage, wear a retro outfit, and don't forget the bug spray! All films start at 8:30pm in the back parking lot of the Chapman Branch. Screenings will move indoors in case of rain.

SUMMER ADULT EVENTS EVENTS
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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.

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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.

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"The Artist's Way" 12-Week Program

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A weekly support and discussion group for creators, writers, artists, or anyone who wants to empower themselves creatively during the summer!

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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. 

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

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Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

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A friendly introduction to Dungeon's & Dragons for first-timers, led by an experienced player. Held every Tuesday except for the 4th Tuesday of each month.

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Rooftop Music at Main

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

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Yarn Social

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Take part in a crochet, knitting, or other craft project each week.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Lifehacks for Spelling

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Play with some of the different tricks of becoming a stronger adult speller in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

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CDIY

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Turn old CDs into shiny craft projects. Materials provided.

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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.

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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Macabre Movies at Marmalade

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Screenings of some of the scariest horror movies from recent years. Last Thursday of each month. Recommended for adults only.

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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.

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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

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A friendly introduction to Dungeon's & Dragons for first-timers, led by an experienced player. Held every Tuesday except for the 4th Tuesday of each month.

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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.

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The first Thursday of each month, enjoy tasty samples and learn something new and about the classic combination—coffee and chocolate— from local producers and experts.

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Genealogy Club

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

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How-to at Glendale

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Documentaries at Marmalade

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Monthly screenings of documentary films examining social justice issues from around the world and throughout history.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

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A friendly introduction to Dungeon's & Dragons for first-timers, led by an experienced player. Held every Tuesday except for the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

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A friendly introduction to Dungeon's & Dragons for first-timers, led by an experienced player. Held every Tuesday except for the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

41 people like this -

A friendly introduction to Dungeon's & Dragons for first-timers, led by an experienced player. Held every Tuesday except for the 4th Tuesday of each month.

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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.