• When you give a homemade gift, you are giving a part of yourself to the recipient. Mark Frauenfelder

    It's that time of year when the weather turns frosty, friends and families gather, and Pinterest pages fill with aspirational craft projects. Make your DIY dreams a reality this holiday season while indulging in warm popcorn and a movie.

  • 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.

  • 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 an episode of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross and paint your own happy little trees.

  • 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.

  • Computer science and machine learning can make rapid advances that seem really incredible. Bill Maris

    Join the University of Utah School of Computing and The City Library for a lecture series about the impact of computer science on our society and culture. Topics include algorithms and bias, the science of air quality, and technology and arts collaborations.

  • Halloween Celebration Fri, Oct 27, 1–4pm · Main Library

    Treat the kids to some early Halloween fun in the safe, friendly, and not-too-spooky environment of the Main Library's Children’s Library. We’ll have Halloween activities, prizes, and trick-or-treating all afternoon. Everyone is welcome to show off their costume, or come as they are.

  • 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.

  • The Pursuit of Social Change
    Vision begins with the eyes, but it truly takes place in the brain. Fei-Fei Li

    The Pursuit of Social Change

    Marmalade Branch invites all to become inspired and informed at our series of events featuring dynamic talks from live local speakers, TED Talk videos, and conversations with your community. The November event will be centered on "Daring to Have Fun," presented by Clint Watson.

  • Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. Carl Sagan

    The City Library is teaming up with KUED Kids for a STEM Festival and Reading Marathon Kickoff. Pick up a Reading Log for the KUED November reading challenge, choose a book to take home, and participate in engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art), and Math activities with your favorite community organizations.

  • Día de los Muertos Festival
    Everything that has existed lingers in the eternity. Agatha Christie

    Día de los Muertos Festival

    Celebrate the rich Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos at the Day-Riverside Branch on Thursday, November 2. Festivities include music and dance performances, calavera (sugar skull) and altar decorating, a photo-booth, face painting, food and drink, and more.

TEENS 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.

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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Yarn Social

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

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Teen DIY at Marmalade

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Weekly Do-It-Yourself workshop. Teens ages 10–17 can explore unique projects and create something to take home, use, or consume. We'll provide the materials, you provide the imagination.

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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

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Teen DIY at Day-Riverside

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Weekly Do-It-Yourself workshop. Teens ages 10–17 can explore unique projects and create something to take home, use, or consume. We'll provide the materials, you provide the imagination.

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Teen DIY at Glendale

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Weekly Do-It-Yourself workshop. Teens ages 10–17 can explore unique projects and create something to take home, use, or consume. We'll provide the materials, you provide the imagination.

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Teen Zone

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The Teen Zone is a space made just for ages 12–18 that is open every Thursday and Friday.

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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.

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Teen Night

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Enjoy movies, gaming, and a variety of other activities every Friday at the Main Library Canteena. Snacks will be provided.

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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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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Decorate Pinterest-worthy Halloween jars while helping to shape the future of the Library’s teen-oriented programming.

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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

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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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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.

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Video Gaming for Teens

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Take a break with the Day-Riverside Branch's Wii and PlayStation 4 gaming system each week.

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ACT® Study Session

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Get prepped for the ACT® college admissions test. Teens ages 14–18 are invited to this series of peer study sessions where you can work together as a group to review test subjects, learn testing strategies, and practice taking the ACT®.

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Harry Potter Wand Workshop

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Witches and wizards of all ages can create their own unique wands. Wand cores and permits will be provided.

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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.

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Halloween Teen Lock-In

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When the Day-Riverside Branch closes the real fun begins with this after-hours Halloween Teen party.

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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.

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.

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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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Creative Career Talks

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A talk from a local professional with a creative, artistic, or unconventional occupation, followed by a hands-on activity related to the topic.

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 Meeting Room
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A talk from a local professional with a creative, artistic, or unconventional occupation, followed by a hands-on activity related to the topic.

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Creative Career Talks

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A talk from a local professional with a creative, artistic, or unconventional occupation, followed by a hands-on activity related to the topic.

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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

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Open Creative Lab

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The Creative Lab puts awesome technology in your hands for making videos, podcasts, music, 3D printing, and more! Open for Teens every Monday evening throughout the fall.

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Teen Halloween Crafts

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A frightfully fun Halloween crafting session for Teens.

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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Help the library become a better place for teens and learn how to apply zombie makeup just in time for Halloween.

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Kids' Cafe at Main

744 people like this -

Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Yarn Social

274 people like this -

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

Marmalade Branch
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ACT® Study Session

6,292 people like this -

Get prepped for the ACT® college admissions test. Teens ages 14–18 are invited to this series of peer study sessions where you can work together as a group to review test subjects, learn testing strategies, and practice taking the ACT®.

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Observe! Patch Program

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A five-part, weekly workshop designed to connect teens to their neighborhood and help improve the community.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

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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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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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Make a Spooky Photo

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Take creepy photos on your own or with loved ones, then print your masterpiece. Costumes are welcome!

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No-Trick-Or-Treat

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Spend Halloween night at the Sweet Branch with candy and a screening of Coraline and other Halloween classics.

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Family Yoga at Glendale

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Relax your mind and connect with your body with an hour of yoga for all ages and all experience levels.

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Festivities include music and dance performances, calavera (sugar skull) and altar decorating, a photo-booth, face painting, food and drink, and more.

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Teen DIY at Day-Riverside

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The weekly, after-school Teen DIY workshops allow those ages 10–17 to explore unique projects and activities.

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Bring the whole family, pick up your Reading Log, choose a book to take home, and participate in engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art) and Math activities with your favorite community organizations.

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GarageBand: Part I

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Learn the basics of using Apple Garageband to record your own music.

Chapman Branch
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Teen DIY: Stranger Things

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We'll create keychains and magnets featuring your favorite Stranger Things characters.

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Scientific Saturdays: Lava Lamps

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A monthly program that gives teens a chance to explore scientific concepts with fun, hands-on experiments.

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Magic: The Gathering® at Main

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Grab a friend and head to the Main Library for a game of MTG. Beginners and learners are welcome. Prizes and snacks will be available for participants.

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help make the Library a better place for teens by taking part in the Teen Advisory Board. This group offers you a space to voice your opinion and shape the direction of teen-oriented Library programming. Snacks and activities will be available at each meeting.

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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.

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Teens and tweens are invited to these free screenings of classic Tim Burton animated films. Themed snacks will be provided.

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Use Shrinky Dinks to make jewelry, tiny art, and whatever your imagination dreams up while helping to make the Library a better place for teens.

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TInker Lab Grand Opening

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See our new maker-space for kids with the Tinker Lab's Grand Opening

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Teens are invited for a special tea-time chocolate tasting, including hot chocolate, tea, cheese, and cakes.

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Scientific Saturdays: Slime

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A monthly program that gives teens a chance to explore scientific concepts with fun, hands-on experiments.

Marmalade Branch
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Teen DIY at Marmalade

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Weekly Do-It-Yourself workshop. Teens ages 10–17 can explore unique projects and create something to take home, use, or consume. We'll provide the materials, you provide the imagination.

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Teen DIY at Day-Riverside

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The weekly, after-school Teen DIY workshops allow those ages 12–17 to explore unique projects and activities.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Teens and tweens are invited to these free screenings of classic Tim Burton animated films. Themed snacks will be provided.

Day-Riverside Branch Meeting Room
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Creative Career Talks

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A talk from a local professional with a creative, artistic, or unconventional occupation, followed by a hands-on activity related to the topic.

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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.