• Well we're all in the mood for a melody, And you've got us feelin' alright Billy Joel, "Piano Man"

    Strike a Chord this summer by taking part in The City Library's Super Summer Challenge! Starting June 1, stop by any City Library location to sign up and grab a tracker full of activities that challenge you to READ, CREATE, EXPLORE, and MOVE. There's something for all ages so everyone can get in on the fun! Track your progress for a chance to win prizes and make it a Super Summer. Enjoy free events at the Library all summer long.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Call for Entries
    Alt Press Fest 2018 Saturday, October 13

    Call for Entries

    Fill out this form if you want to table at the The City Library's 10th annual Alt Press Fest! The fest celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. The Call for Entries form will be open through Thursday, July 26.

  • The Sound of Silents Main Library Auditorium

    3 matinee movies coming this summer, one Saturday a month. Local composers create their own soundtracks to classic silent films like, "The General" and "A Trip to the Moon."

  • Sprague Branch Express Service Available Now

    The City Library’s Sprague Branch has reopened with limited service. The main level of the building is open with "express services," including holds pick-up, a small collection of materials, a handful of public access computers with shortened time limits, and free public WiFi Internet access.

  • 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.

  • One-Day Used Book Sale Sat, Aug 11 · 9am–6pm

    Everyone is invited to shop the Summer Used Book Sale. This event will feature movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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 Jun 01 to Jul 26

Alt Press Fest 2018 Call for Entries The City Library’s 10th annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. Main Library Urban Room

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From Jun 15 to Aug 03

The Summons Has Reached Us: Drawings by wren ross Gallery Talk: Fri, June 15, 6pm. Reception/Gallery Stroll: Fri, June 15, 6–9pm. Gallery Stroll: Fri, July 20, 6–9pm Finch Lane Gallery, 1320 East 100 South, Salt Lake City 84102

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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.