• 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.

  • You only need one ray of light to chase all the shadows away. Fredrik Backman, "A Man Called Ove"

    United We Read SLC is an initiative for everyone in Salt Lake County to connect by reading the same book and by sharing their experience with others. Community members are invited to participate in discussions, programs, and events and to contribute to a public collection of stories of kindness—random, intentional, received, and given.

  • Bookmaking Workshops 3rd Wednesday of Each Month, 4–5pm

    Learn about the different forms that books can take, then create your own bookish crafts with provided materials in this series of workshops taking place at the Day-Riverside Branch.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

KIDS & FAMILY EVENTS
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Celebrate Matilda at Glendale

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Celebrate the premier of Matilda the Musical at Broadway at the Eccles by taking part in activities and events all month long.

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Beehive Bingo

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Play a game of bingo to help choose the 2017 Beehive Book Award winner.

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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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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.

Chapman Branch
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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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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Hip Hop Dancing

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Kids and teens ages 6–18 can learn hip hop dance moves with playful stretches, movement, and music. This series is sponsored by The City Library and University Neighborhood Partners.

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Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration

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Join The City Library, Discovery Gateway, and KUED in celebrating Dr. Seuss with games, activities, and a special appearance by the Cat in the Hat!

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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.

Sprague Branch
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Minecraft Tech Club

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Explore Minecraft your peers while improving your creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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STEAM Activities

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Kids ages 4–7 can explore a variety of topics related to science, technology, engineering, art, and math with hands-on activities.

Main Library Craft Room
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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.

Sprague Branch
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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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Dog Day Afternoons

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

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Makers and Movies at Chapman

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Kids, teens, and adults can enjoy seasonal crafts and film screenings the first Saturday of each month.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids and families can learn about and investigate new concepts each month by working with different materials

Chapman Branch
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Discovery Hour

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Kids can learn and explore a variety of topics through engaging activities and crafts.

Glendale Branch
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LEAP Into Science!

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Learn the basics of how to be a scientist through inquiry-based, hands-on workshops.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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St. Patrick's Day Crafts

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Celebrate the patron saint of Ireland by taking part in St. Patrick's Day-themed crafts.

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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.

Main Library Story Room
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LEAP Into Science Family Workshops

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Kids and families can learn about and investigate new concepts each month by working with different materials

Day-Riverside Branch
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Escape the Room!

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Kids ages 9–12 will use their knowledge of math and reading to solve riddles, figure out puzzles, and save the day!

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Discover Discovery Kits

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The City Library’s Discovery Kits are a great way for kids to explore space, technology, and more topics through books, games, and fun devices. See what the Library’s Discovery kits have to offer in this exploratory program.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Minecraft Tech Club

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Explore Minecraft your peers while improving your creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Poetry for Kids

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Kids can celebrate National Poetry Month with hands-on activities.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Hogwarts End-of-Term Bash

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Celebrate nearing the end of the school year with a Harry Potter-themed bash!

All Locations
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Library Bingo

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Kids can grab a Bingo card from their nearest City Library location and fill it out by completing the challenges detailed in each space of the card. Once you’ve filled out a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line on your Bingo card, take it back to the Library for a prize, then see if you can black out your entire card to claim a second prize!

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Spring Break STEM Activities

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Kids and families will be able to take part in activities that include LEGO and magnet building, styrofoam crafting, and experimenting with a wind tunnel.

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Kids Movies

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Kids and families can enjoy free screenings of popular movies.

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Kids Movies

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Kids and families can enjoy free screenings of popular movies.

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Children's Chocolate Party

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Kids will explore the world of chocolate with experts from Moka and will be able to try some chocolate samples.

Sprague Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids Movies

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Kids and families can enjoy free screenings of popular movies.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids and families can learn about and investigate new concepts each month by working with different materials

Chapman Branch
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Discovery Hour

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Kids can learn and explore a variety of topics through engaging activities and crafts.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids Movies

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Kids and families can enjoy free screenings of popular movies.

Glendale Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids Movies

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Kids and families can enjoy free screenings of popular movies.

Marmalade Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Poetry for Kids

18 people like this -

Kids can celebrate National Poetry Month with hands-on activities.

Chapman Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

Anderson-Foothill
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

81 people like this -

Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids and families can learn about and investigate new concepts each month by working with different materials

Chapman Branch
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Discovery Hour

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Kids can learn and explore a variety of topics through engaging activities and crafts.

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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.