• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

TEENS EVENTS
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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 crafts will be available for those who attend.

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.

Marmalade Branch
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Help the Library become a better place for teens. This Teen Advisory Board meeting is open to any teen who is interested in shaping the direction of teen-oriented Library programming.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help the Library become a better place for teens. This Teen Advisory Board meeting is open to any teen who is interested in shaping the direction of teen-oriented Library programming.

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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 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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Teen Night

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

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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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Marmalade Branch
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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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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.

Glendale Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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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®.

Glendale Branch
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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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Teen DIY

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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

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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

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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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Cartoon Afternoons

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

Glendale Branch
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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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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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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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Honey Harvest Celebration

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Celebrate the end of summer with a bee-themed children's storytime and taste this year's honey from our rooftop beehives.

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What are Banned Books?

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Celebrating the freedom to read during Banned Books Week 2017 with a community discussion on banned and challenged books.

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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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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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Observe! Patch Program

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

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As part of Banned Books Week, we'll host a free screening of Easy A for teens followed by a discussion of the source material.

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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.

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Teens, put your problem-solving skills to the test with this after-hours Halloween edition of Escape the Room. You’ll have to work together to stop the Witches' spell before it's too late

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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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Your luck is looking up this Friday the 13th! Visit the Chapman Branch to make and take home some deliriously delicious Halloween treats. Recommended for ages 13-17.

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Teen Halloween Crafts

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A frightfully fun Halloween crafting session for Teens.

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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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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.

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.

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.

From Aug 14 to Sep 30

Things Lost to Time Come take a trip down Memory Lane in the Special Collections and discover what we have lost. Main Library Special Collections

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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.