• Savvy Senior Movies
    Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan

    Savvy Senior Movies

    At 2pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, the Main Library hosts films about and starring seniors.

  • Eid al-Fitr Celebration Sat, Jul 8, 12–5:30pm · Marmalade Branch

    Mark the end of Ramadan at The City Library. Join us for remarks from keynote speaker Professor Nebil Husayn, followed by a lively and interactive discussion. Festivities will also include crafts, storytime, a fashion show, traditional finger foods, and Ramadan trivia by Faeiza's Initiative.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Buy quality, buy organic, buy natural, go to the farmers market. Michael Symon

    Join us on Saturday, July 15 for our annual Used Book Sale at the Downtown Farmers Market! Hundreds of books, DVDs, and children’s materials to choose from—all at bargain prices!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • June 22–25 Library Square

    The 41st annual Utah Arts Festival will feature more than 160 visual artists and 100-plus performing arts groups celebrating artistic expression in the heart of Salt Lake City.

  • August Members Only Used Book Sale Sat, Aug 5, 9am-Noon

    Friends of The City Library are invited to shop the Members-Only Used Book Sale from 9am–Noon. The sale will be open to the public from Noon–6pm.

MUSIC EVENTS
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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2017 Rumi Poetry Festival

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Join The City Library and the Rumi Poetry Club for a gathering of poetry, music, and contemplation.

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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 22 to Jun 25

United in art. 2017 Utah Arts Festival The 41st annual Utah Arts Festival will feature more than 160 visual artists and 100-plus performing arts groups celebrating artistic expression in the heart of Salt Lake City. Main Library, Library Square

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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.