• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Worldstock Sat, July 29 · 1–5pm, Anderson-Foothill
  • Book Trailer Contest
    The Internet can be a place that facilitates conversations about books. John Green

    Book Trailer Contest

    Showcase your talent for critical acclaim and the chance to win a GoPro camera and other great prizes! 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 ADULT 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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Yarn Bomb the Library

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Use your knitting or crocheting skills to help “yarn bomb” various areas within the Anderson-Foothill Branch throughout the summer.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Rhythms at Riverside

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Every other Tuesday night this summer, The City Library will highlight all styles of music, especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Earth + Sky Teas for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Main Library Rooftop
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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. 

Avenues Proper, 376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City
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Sweet Reads at Avenues Proper

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Get to know new faces from your neighborhood and expose yourself to books you might not normally read at this monthly book club gathering.

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.

Main Library Auditorium
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Savvy Senior Movies

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Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our series featuring films about and starring seniors.

Glendale Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Author in the House

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Join the Library for an evening of conversation, refreshments, and readings with local author Joel Long.

Sprague Branch
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Sounds of Summer

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Sprague Branch's weekly Sounds of Summer Concert Series highlights all styles of music.

Main Library Creative Lab
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Create a Wearable Planter

300 people like this -

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

Anderson-Foothill
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Worldstock

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

Glendale Branch
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Learning About Fall Crops

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Find out how you can grow luscious and healthy fall crops in October, November and beyond with experts from Wasatch Community Gardens.

Main Library
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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!

Marmalade Branch
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Make It and Take It Workshops

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Learn how to do a variety of new crafts in this monthly workshop series. Adults will be guided through maker activities and will create a handmade goods using provided materials.

Library Square Amphitheater
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Music at Main

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor performances from local bands and musicians select Wednesday nights in July and August.

Marmalade Branch
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Celebrate one of life's most perfect pairings at the 2017 Coffee and Chocolate Festival, organized in partnership with Moka.

Marmalade Branch
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The first Thursday of each month, learn something new about coffee and chocolate from local coffee and chocolate producers and experts.

Main Library Creative Lab
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GarageBand: Part I

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Learn the basics of and become familiar with Apple’s GarageBand music creation software.

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.

Main Library
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Bike the Branches

156 people like this -

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Rhythms at Riverside

1,451 people like this -

Every other Tuesday night this summer, The City Library will highlight all styles of music, especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

Main Library Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Concert Series

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor musical performances on the Library's Rooftop Terrace on select Wednesday nights in July and August.

Main Library Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Concert Series

5,333 people like this -

All ages can enjoy live outdoor musical performances on the Library's Rooftop Terrace on select Wednesday nights in July and August.

Main Library, Conference Rooms A & B
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Savvy Senior Movies

5,367 people like this -

Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our series featuring films about and starring seniors.

Main Library Technology Center
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Email Basics

330 people like this -

Learn how to create and use an email account, send attachments, and use proper email etiquette.

Marmalade Branch
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Marmalade Concert Series

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Add some music to your summer evenings by heading to the Marmalade Branch's outdoor plaza for this free concert series.

Main Library Creative Lab
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GarageBand: Part II

271 people like this -

Learn how to record, edit, and mix your own music with Apple’s GarageBand music creation software.

Main Library Rooftop
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Rooftop Yoga

2,986 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. 

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Film in the Crafternoon

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Teens and adults can enjoy screenings of popular movies while taking part in a related craft.

The Leonardo, 205 E 500 S
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Trivia Night at The Leonardo

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

Main Library Technology Center
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Learn basic spreadsheet skills in Excel 2013, including entering data and formulas; moving and copying data; formatting and previewing worksheets; sorting and filtering data; linking data from one sheet to another; and using styles and formatting to make your spreadsheet look professional.

Glendale Branch
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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.

Library Square Amphitheater
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Music at Main

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor performances from local bands and musicians select Wednesday nights in July and August.

Marmalade Branch
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Marmalade Concert Series

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Add some music to your summer evenings by heading to the Marmalade Branch's outdoor plaza for this free concert series.

Marmalade Branch
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Gandhi Film Series

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Come to the Marmalade Branch to watch a film highlighting social justice issues.

Library Square East Lawn
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Super Summer Cinema Series

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Bring the whole family to the east lawn of Library Square at dusk to enjoy this free film series. In case of inclement weather, screenings will move to the Main Library Auditorium.

Main Library Technology Center
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Learn basic word processing skills in Word 2013, including using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and opening documents; formatting text; and formatting individual sections of your document, including section breaks, columns, and pages.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word 2013: Tables and Mail Merge

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Learn how to create and format tables, columns, and rows in Word 2013 and find out how to use the mail merge function to create form letters, mailing labels, envelopes, and emails. Some knowledge of Excel or Access is helpful, but is not required.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Board Gaming

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Take part in tabletop gaming and meet others from your neighborhood.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Earth + Sky Teas for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Library Square Amphitheater
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Music at Main

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor performances from local bands and musicians on select Wednesday nights in July and August.

Marmalade Branch
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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

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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.