• Concert Series Call for Entries
    Everything is better with music! - Awen

    Concert Series Call for Entries

    Showcase your music at The City Library’s Summer Concert Series! Concerts will be hosted at four different City Library locations and will highlight local music of any style. Submissions are open through April 22, 2018. Concerts will be held at the Main Library, Day-Riverside, Marmalade, and Sprague Branches.

  • Year of Centennial Celebration
    The Chapman Branch has served the people of Salt Lake since May 27, 1918.

    Year of Centennial Celebration

    Throughout the year there will be Centennial events like Chapman's 100th birthday party! Look out for decades-themed book displays and share your personal memories of #chapman100.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Cruelest Month: World War I Commemorative Events
    The Cruelest Month: World War I Commemorative Events Chapman Branch

    The Cruelest Month: World War I Commemorative Events

    When the Chapman Branch opened in May of 1918, World War I still raged in Europe. April of that year marked a turning point that eventually led to the Armistice, ending that great and terrible war. As part of a month-long commemoration of that “cruelest month,” the branch will hold film screenings, talks, and other commemorations.

  • 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!

  • Stay informed on local issues. Marmalade Library

    There may be as many as six ballot initiatives when Utah voters go to the polls this November. Through panel discussions and Q & A sessions, this town hall-style series will help you make informed decisions when you vote by explaining the issues behind these ballot initiatives, and the pros and cons of each.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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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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Teen DIY at Marmalade

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Exercise your creative muscles, learn new skills, and create something that's entirely your own.

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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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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.

Glendale Branch
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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. We'll provide the materials, you provide the imagination.

Marmalade Branch
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Documentaries at Marmalade

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Monthly screenings of documentary films examining social justice issues from around the world and throughout history.

Main Library, Lower Urban Room
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Piecing Together Mental Illness

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Piecing Together Mental Illness Presentation: Fri, Apr, 20 · 7–8pm, Reception: Fri, Apr, 20 · 8–9pm

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The Letter Box Project

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Experience the personal connection you can get from handwritten letters. Drop a quarter into a restored vending machine and receive a handwritten, hand-decorated letter from a member of the community.

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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.