• 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.

  • Scales & Tails Reptile Show Multiple Locations · June–July

    This show includes a crocodilian skull, and 6 live small to medium reptiles (with at least one from each of the reptilian groups). The finale will be a snake between 6–8 feet. Kids will be invited to touch the animals at the end. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

  • Download the NEW Library App! Available for Apple & Android

    The City Library's new app makes it easy to search the Library's catalog on the go, see items you have checked out, and place holds. You can access mobile-friendly versions of the Digital Library's online resources, use your Library card's barcode right from the app, and so much more!

  • Teen Song Writing Workshop Sprague Branch · July 28 · 2pm

    Join award-winning singer-songwriter and musical teaching artist Mindy Dillard in a songwriting workshop for ages 12 to 18. This workshop will introduce students to creative writing exercises, prompts and games as well as the components of songwriting. Students will have an opportunity to share what they create with the group. Students are encouraged to bring an instrument, if they play, although no instrument is required.

  • Anime Banzai "Get Into Books" Charity Event Glendale Branch · July 28 · 1-5pm

    Have you ever imagined your self at the Mad Hatter's tea party or playing croquet with the Queen of Hearts? Or perhaps you would like to be a Wizard and experience a real live potions class. Or maybe you want to investigate the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss. We will be exploring the world of books for all ages join us to help raise funds for Autism Gives and learn what it is like to be a character from one of your favorite books.

  • After a thousand watercolors you will find you have fallen in love with paper and paint. Rex Brandt

    Paint en plein air like a French impressionist. The third Saturday of each month, teens can produce a simple watercolor painting while enjoying the view from the Main Library's Rooftop Garden. Supplies will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • Long live local music!
    The HUM Collection

    Long live local music!

    The HUM Collection is a free, local music service that provides streaming access to everyone and digital downloads to City Library cardholders. The collection includes 40 albums — and growing! — representing Salt Lake City’s local music scene.

  • 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.



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