• Express Service Starting October 23

    The City Library’s Sprague Branch is on schedule to re-open with limited service on Monday, October 23. The main level of the building will be 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.

  • #SLCPLpicks

    By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. This month, dive into and explore some of the more ghastly contents of The City Library's collection.

  • A children's play by Elaine Jarvik
    I sure wish someone had put on this play for me when I was a kid. Playwright Elaine Jarvik

    A children's play by Elaine Jarvik

    Five-year-old JJ (who has lots of questions) and eight-year-old Izzy (a know-it-all who doesn’t know it all) are siblings who have recently lost their grandmother. They embark on a funny and touching hero’s journey to try to make sense of loss, grief, death and life.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Haunted Library Goosebumps at Glendale

    This year’s Haunted Library theme is centered around a R.L. Stine’s beloved Goosebumps series. We’ll have games, crafting activities, our “photobooth,” and snacks that tie in with these enduring children’s horror novels. Halloween fun for all ages!

  • Nonprofit Grantseeking Resources

    The City Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, providing free access to the best and most comprehensive information available on foundation and corporate giving. Our free interactive workshops and trainings will teach you effective research techniques, writing processes, and other tactics to help you get the most out of our Funding Information Network resources.

  • Call for entries Deadline: Oct 26, 6pm

    Día de los Muertos is a joyful celebration of those who have passed on. We’re looking for original artwork that reflects the spirit of the day—physical or digital media—from youth up to age 17. Entries will be displayed during the Festival, with 10 finalists and one grand-prize winner chosen from among the entries.


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