• Business Growth Strategies
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    Business Growth Strategies

    Join The City Library and Salt Lake SCORE for this monthly workshop series that will help you start up and nurture your small business. You will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and learn the keys to success.

  • 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.

  • Stay informed on local issues. Marmalade Library

    There may be as many as six ballot initiatives when Utah voters go to the polls this November. Through panel discussions and Q & A sessions, this town hall-style series will help you make informed decisions when you vote by explaining the issues behind these ballot initiatives, and the pros and cons of each.

  • Charlas en Chapman
    Charlas en Chapman: Primeros Auxilios y RCP Sucursal de Chapman · 30 de junio · 2pm

    Charlas en Chapman

    En 2018, la Sucursal de Chapman cumple 100 años! Para celebrarlo, llevará a cabo las Charlas Chapman en español, una serie de programas informativos y entretenidos, ¡todos presentados en español! Esta mes, presentamos "Primeros Auxilios y RCP."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Well we're all in the mood for a melody, And you've got us feelin' alright Billy Joel, "Piano Man"

    Strike a Chord this summer by taking part in The City Library's Super Summer Challenge! Starting June 1, stop by any City Library location to sign up and grab a tracker full of activities that challenge you to READ, CREATE, EXPLORE, and MOVE. There's something for all ages so everyone can get in on the fun! Track your progress for a chance to win prizes and make it a Super Summer. Enjoy free events at the Library all summer long.

  • 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.

  • Open Mic Night
    Just get me a stage, get me a mic, and I am going to be happy! Rita Wilson

    Open Mic Night

    All ages are welcome to share their talent at the Day-Riverside Branch, be it singing, playing a musical instrument, dance, poetry, or comedy. Sign-up is first come, first serve.

SUMMER ADULT EVENTS EVENTS
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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!

Main Library, Rooftop Terrace
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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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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

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.

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

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Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

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Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

Anderson-Foothill
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Experts from Healthy Relationships Utah will teach singles what to look for in a healthy relationship, and how to identify key markers of an unhealthy relationship.

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Open Mic Night

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Performers of all ages can share their talent — music, dance, poetry, comedy, or anything else! Amateurs and beginners are welcome. Material must be appropriate for all ages. Sign-up is first-come, first-perform.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

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Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

Chapman Branch
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In honor of Argentina's Independence Day on July 9, join Max Resanovich for a reenactment of Argentina's War of Independence and the creation of their flag, as told through folk music and dances such as the Chacarera, Gato, and Zamba.

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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Main Library Auditorium
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Science Movie Night

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Join the Library and the Utah Film Center for a series of science-themed movie screenings followed by lively discussions with local experts.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

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.

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.

Main Library, Computer Lab
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PowerPoint 2013

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In this class, you will learn to create a colorful presentation that will impress colleagues and friends alike.

Marmalade Branch
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Music at Marmalade

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Add music to your summer evening by heading to the Marmalade Branch's outdoor plaza for a free concert featuring Morgan Thomas.

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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Poetry Open Mic

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Poetry is a way to connect with yourself and connect with others. Adults, share your words at the Glendale Branch and let yourself be free in a safe space to explore the beauty of poetry and community.

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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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Bob Ross Paint-Along

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Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

50 people like this -

Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

Marmalade Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

49 people like this -

Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

Main Library
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The Sound of Silents

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Past meets present with this film series featuring free screenings of classics from the silent era accompanied by original scores written and performed live by local musicians.

Marmalade Branch
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Genealogy Club

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

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
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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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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.

Marmalade Branch
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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. 

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.

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.

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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Film in the Crafternoon

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Enjoy popular movies while working on a themed craft. We'll supply the crafting materials. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Main Library, The Plot
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Garden Yoga

571 people like this -

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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!

Main Library, Creative Lab
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T-Shirt Pillows

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Bring an old t-shirt and turn it into a pillow!

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Author in the House

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Conversation, refreshments, and a reading by a local author.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

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

Day-Riverside Branch
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Open Mic Night

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Performers of all ages can share their talent — music, dance, poetry, comedy, or anything else! Amateurs and beginners are welcome. Material must be appropriate for all ages. Sign-up is first-come, first-perform.

Main Library, Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Yoga

61 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 Creative Lab
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Make a Patch

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Stitch together a fabric patch using a sewing machine.

Main Library, Creative Lab
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Photoshop: Staycation

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Use the Creative Lab's green screen to make your staycation look like a dream vacation.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Couple LINKS

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This course helps married or committed adults maintain a healthy and happy relationship.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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This seminar will answer common questions about Social Security and help you plan for your future. You’ll learn who qualifies for Social Security, how and when you can claim it, what the future holds for the program, and how to calculate your benefit.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

48 people like this -

Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

Marmalade Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

57 people like this -

Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

Main Library, Computer Lab
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Microsoft Excel II: Formulas

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Learn how to use commonly used formulas and functions and how to create charts and pivot tables using data in an Excel spreadsheet.

Anderson-Foothill
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

51 people like this -

Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

Marmalade Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

40 people like this -

Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

47 people like this -

Follow along with an episode of "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross" and paint your own happy little trees.

Main Library
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The Sound of Silents

35 people like this -

Past meets present with this film series featuring free screenings of classics from the silent era accompanied by original scores written and performed live by local musicians.

Main Library, Book Sale Area
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One-Day Used Book Sale

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

Main Library, Computer Lab
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Microsoft Word I

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Learn basic word processing skills in Word 2013: using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and more!

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Main Library, Computer Lab
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Microsoft Word II

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The next steps in becoming comfortable using Word 2013.

Glendale Branch
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This workshop will teach the most important things you need to know about finding grants for your nonprofit, so you can focus on your organization's mission.

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.

Main Library Gallery at Library Square
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Art Exhibit Opening

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Artist reception for painters Leslie Thomas and Mark Knudsen.

Marmalade Branch
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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. 

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

58 people like this -

Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Main Library Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Music at Main

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

Main Library, Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Yoga

59 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 Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Music at Main

28 people like this -

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

Marmalade Branch
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Macabre Movies at Marmalade

127 people like this -

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

Day-Riverside Branch
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Rhythms at Riverside

35 people like this -

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

124 people like this -

Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

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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.