• 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.

  • Main Library Children's Library and Rooftop Terrace

    Two areas of the Main Library are currently closed for repairs and renovation. The Children's Library is closed until May 4 while new shelving is installed, and the Rooftop Terrace is closed until May 1 while several leaks are addressed.

  • 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.

  • Film has the power to take you around the world or travel through time. 3rd Thu of each month · 6:30–8:30pm

    Monthly screenings of powerful films examining current and historical social issues from throughout the world. Selections coincide with the Marmalade Branch's Monthly Collection Highlight themes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Introduction to Finding Nonprofit Grants
    One Person can make a difference. And everyone should try. John F. Kennedy

    Introduction to Finding Nonprofit Grants

    Learn the ten most important things you need to know about finding grants for your nonprofit, and start looking for funders right away. The City Library will be holding five sessions of this workshop.

  • 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.

  • Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
    Victoria and Abdul Main Library Auditorium · Apr 25 · 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!

  • 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.

KIDS & FAMILY EVENTS
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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.

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Tree Tales Storytime

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In honor of Earth Day, The City Library will celebrate the natural world with special tree-themed storytimes.

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Tinker Workshop Open Session

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Kids can experiment with computer programs and gizmos during these open creative sessions.

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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.

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CANCELLED: 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.

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Tree Tales Storytime

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In honor of Earth Day, The City Library will celebrate the natural world with special tree-themed storytimes.

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Video Gaming

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Kids and teens can play provided Wii U and PlayStation 4 games on a first-come, first-served basis and enjoy provided snacks.

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Sensory Storytime

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This series of storytimes is intended for kids ages 3-10 who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related sensory processing challenges and are functioning at a preschool- to early elementary age-developmental level.

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LEAP Into Science Family Workshops

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Kids and families can learn about and investigate new scientific concepts each month through hands-on experiences in working with different materials.

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Fabulous Fairy Houses

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Kids and adults will find all the supplies they need to build fabulous fairy houses.

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Earth Day Crafts for Kids

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Kids can save a plastic bottle from the landfill by turning it into a hand-decorated planter.

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Kidding Around Yoga with Sarah Bly

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Certified KAY instructor Sarah Bly will guide children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Preschool Zone

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Rotating activities for preschoolers ever Monday in the Children's Library.

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Art Afternoon

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Themed art-projects and educational instruction for children up to age 8.

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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.

Legacy Village of Sugar House, 1212 E. Wilmington Ave., Fairmont Room (Level 5)
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Sugar House Storytimes

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Book Baby and Storytime are back in Sugar House!

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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.

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Tinker Workshop Open Session

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Kids can experiment with computer programs and gizmos during these open creative sessions.

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Cartoon Afternoons

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Every Wednesday, kids ages 9-12 can spend an afternoon enjoying modern cartoon series, then put together a presentation based on the topic.

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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.

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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.

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Give Poetry a Try

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Kids (and kids-at-heart) can learn just how fun poetry can be by exploring different activities.

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Gaming for Kids

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Kids ages 9–12 can play board games as well as games on the Library's Wii and PlayStation 4.

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Join us for a free film series the fourth Saturday of each month. Movie fans of all ages are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be provided.

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Celebra el centenario de la Sucursal de Chapman con proyecciones de películas para toda la familia que tienen lugar el cuarto sábado de cada mes a las 3pm. Palomitas de maíz gratis..

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Celebra el centenario de la Sucursal de Chapman con proyecciones de películas para toda la familia que tienen lugar el cuarto sábado de cada mes a las 3pm. Palomitas de maíz gratis.

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Dog Day Afternoons

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Kids can practice reading to a fuzzy friend in a non-threatening environment.

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Family Cinco de Mayo Celebration

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with festive crafts, entertainment, and a piñata. Then at 5pm, stay for a screening of Cantinflas (2014), a biopic of Mexico's most beloved comedy film star.

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Young pre-readers will enjoy a story, followed by a walk through the park led by Anna Maki of the Salt Lake City Division of Parks & Public Lands.

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Star Wars Day at Marmalade

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This May, the Marmalade Branch will take young Jedi ages 8–12 to a galaxy far, far away with an afternoon of Star Wars-themed games, snacks, and crafts.

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LEGO® bricks will be provided for kids to dream up creations based around a new theme each month. Children will be invited to explain their projects. Family participation is encouraged!

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Sensory Storytime

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This series of storytimes is intended for kids ages 3-10 who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related sensory processing challenges and are functioning at a preschool- to early elementary age-developmental level.

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Kidding Around Yoga with Sarah Bly

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Certified KAY instructor Sarah Bly will guide children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

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Family Yoga at Day-Riverside

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Enjoy an hour of yoga with family and friends. Everyone is welcome, and all levels of experience are accepted.

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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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Certified KAY instructor Sarah Bly will guide children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

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Gaming for Kids

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Kids ages 9–12 can play board games as well as games on the Library's Wii and PlayStation 4.

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Join us for a free film series the fourth Saturday of each month. Movie fans of all ages are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be provided.

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Preschool Zone

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Rotating activities for preschoolers ever Monday in the Children's Library.

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See and touch live reptiles, a crocodilian skull, and one very big snake while learning all about these fascinating creatures. Recommended for 5 and up.

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Scales and Tails Reptile Show

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See and touch live reptiles, a crocodilian skull, and one very big snake while learning all about these fascinating creatures. Recommended for 5 and up.

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See and touch live reptiles, a crocodilian skull, and one very big snake while learning all about these fascinating creatures. Recommended for 5 and up.

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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.

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Celebra el centenario de la Sucursal de Chapman con proyecciones de películas para toda la familia que tienen lugar el cuarto sábado de cada mes a las 3pm. Palomitas de maíz gratis.

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See and touch live reptiles, a crocodilian skull, and one very big snake while learning all about these fascinating creatures. Recommended for 5 and up.

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.

Chapman Branch
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Scales and Tails Reptile Show

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See and touch live reptiles, a crocodilian skull, and one very big snake while learning all about these fascinating creatures. Recommended for 5 and up.

Glendale Branch
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See and touch live reptiles, a crocodilian skull, and one very big snake while learning all about these fascinating creatures. Recommended for 5 and up.

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.

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Preschool Zone

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Rotating activities for preschoolers ever Monday in the Children's Library.

Chapman Branch
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Celebra el centenario de la Sucursal de Chapman con proyecciones de películas para toda la familia que tienen lugar el cuarto sábado de cada mes a las 3pm. Palomitas de maíz gratis.

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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 Apr 18 to May 20

Piecing Together Mental Illness Piecing Together Mental Illness Presentation: Fri, Apr, 20 · 7–8pm, Reception: Fri, Apr, 20 · 8–9pm Main Library, Lower Urban Room

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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.



PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Each year, The City Library's Performance Art Festival invites the Salt Lake City community to experience world-class performance art, live and in person, featuring works from respected local and international artists. Curator Kristina Lenzi assembles a varied group of performances, suitable for all ages and interests. If you are interested in performing, please submit a proposal by May 31, 2018.