• Writing for change: social media Mon, Aug 13, 6pm · Glendale Branch

    Join the SLCC Community Writing Center for this workshop on how to effectively engage in civic dialogue through social media.

  • 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.

  • The Artist's Way: 12 Week Program
    The Artist's Way Day-Riverside · Tuesdays · June–Aug

    The Artist's Way: 12 Week Program

    A weekly meetup for creators, writers, and artists, using Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way as a springboard.Through exercises, journaling, and discussion, this group will help you overcome creative block and kickstart new artistic endeavors.

  • Discover local music this summer at The City Library Multiple Locations · June–Sep

    Concerts will be hosted at five different City Library locations and will highlight local music of any style.

  • 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.

  • Storytime and Honey Tasting
    Honey Celebration Sat, Sep 22, 3:30pm · Main Library

    Storytime and Honey Tasting

    Celebrate The Main Library's buzzing bee buddies with a bee-themed children’s storytime, then taste this year’s honey from our rooftop beehives.

  • Sprague Branch Renovation Survey Available Through Fri, Aug 17

    Input from the community is vital as we ensure that the Sprague Branch continues to serve the Sugar House area for years to come. If you did not have an opportunity to attend one of the community meetings on August 9, we encourage you to provide us with your feedback now.

  • Bob Ross Paint-Along
    Let's have a little evergreen Tree, and he lives right there. He's a nice tree. Bob Ross

    Bob Ross Paint-Along

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

  • Bike the Branches
    Bike The Branches Sun, Aug 19 · Noon · Main Library

    Bike the Branches

    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. The bike ride will be approximately 15 miles long, with stops for refreshments at each Library location. Bike riders of all ages are welcome. Be sure to wear a helmet! Space is limited and registration is required for this program.

  • 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.

TEENS EVENTS
Glendale 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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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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The Salt Lake Teens Write program groups teen writers with adult mentors who use writing in their daily lives. The writing groups meet twice per month to explore writing and the ways it opens pathways to education and successful careers.

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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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Yarn Social

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Take part in a crochet, knitting, or other craft project each week.

Glendale Branch
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Movie: Every Day

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Popcorn and a screening of Every Day, adapted from the best-selling novel by David Levithan.

Main Library
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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.

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.

Main Library Tinker Lab
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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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Teen Night

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Every Friday afternoon the Canteena hosts movies, video and board gaming, and other activities (always accompanied by snacks) for teens ages 12-18.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Anderson-Foothill
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This month, we'll be making Salad-Spinner T-Shirt Art. Choose your paint colors and give them a spin for a totally unique, retro-style t-shirt!

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
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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.

Marmalade 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.

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.

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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

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A friendly introduction to Dungeon's & Dragons for first-timers, led by an experienced player. Held every Tuesday except for the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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CDIY

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Turn old CDs into shiny craft projects. Materials provided.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Main Library
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Magic and More: Card Games at Main

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Monthly gaming meetups at the Main Library. Teens can duel their friends, meet new people, or learn new games like Magic: the Gathering... and more!

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen DIY at Day-Riverside

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Work out your creative muscles, learn new skills, and make something that's all your own! For tweens and teens ages 10–17.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

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A friendly introduction to Dungeon's & Dragons for first-timers, led by an experienced player. Held every Tuesday except for the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Glendale Branch
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Escape the Room: My Weird School

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Teams will work together using math, science, and reading to solve puzzles, find the clues, and unlock the boxes. Escape in less than 20 minutes to win a prize! For grade-school kids and teens ages 8–18.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Outdoor Games

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Afternoon sports at the Day-Riverside Branch! Every Wednesday this fall, teens and kids ages 8–18 can enjoy the cooling weather while playing casual team games.

Marmalade Branch
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Teen DIY at Marmalade

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Work out your creative muscles, learn new skills, and make something that's all your own! For tweens and teens ages 10–17.

Glendale Branch
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Teen DIY at Glendale

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Work out your creative muscles, learn new skills, and make something that's all your own! For tweens and teens ages 10–17.

Sprague Branch
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Teen Wii U Game Night

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Unwind after school with a game or two of Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U. For Teens and tweens ages 12–17.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Teen Night

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Every Friday afternoon, the Canteena hosts movies, video and board gaming, and other activities (always accompanied by snacks) for grade-school teens ages 12-18.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Glendale Branch
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Manga and Anime Club

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The Manga and Anime Club meets every Friday. We’ll watch a variety of Anime series, discuss recent Manga reads, play games, create cosplay costumes, and learn more about the Japanese culture that gave rise to these art forms. For teens ages 12–17.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen Video Gaming

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Every Friday, teens can take a gaming and snack break with the Day-Riverside Branch's Wii and PlayStation 4.

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No Bake Cooking Club for Teens

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Every month we'll create relatively healthy, no-bake, seasonal treats you can easily recreate at home.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Manga and Anime Club

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This club meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. We’ll watch a variety of anime series, discuss recent manga reads, play games, and learn more about the Japanese culture that gave rise to these art forms. For teens ages 12–17.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

165 people like this -

Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Glendale Branch
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Escape the Room: My Weird School

15 people like this -

Teams will work together using math, science, and reading to solve puzzles, find the clues, and unlock the boxes. Escape in less than 20 minutes to win a prize! For grade-school kids and teens ages 8–18.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

40 people like this -

A friendly introduction to Dungeon's & Dragons for first-timers, led by an experienced player. Held every Tuesday except for the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

43 people like this -

A friendly introduction to Dungeon's & Dragons for first-timers, led by an experienced player. Held every Tuesday except for the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons for Beginners

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A friendly introduction to Dungeon's & Dragons for first-timers, led by an experienced player. Held every Tuesday except for the 4th Tuesday of each month.

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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.