• Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford

    In honor of The Nation’s 150th anniversary, join The City Library for a series of events that celebrate the magazine’s legacy of cultural commentary, political analysis, and forward-thinking reporting. Throughout the series, we’ll feature a variety of contemporary voices from the magazine and cover topics that range from politics, the environment, social justice, and more.

  • The earth laughs in flowers Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Make your foray into gardening as easy and successful as possible.

  • Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbara Streisand

    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.

  • Savvy Senior Movies
    Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan

    Savvy Senior Movies

    At 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, the Main Library hosts films about and starring seniors.

Library Square Amphitheatre
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Brown Bag Concert Series

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The Brown Bag Concert Series is a summer music program of free concerts in downtown Salt Lake City. Concerts are held Monday through Friday during the noon hour at a variety of downtown parks and plazas.

Chapman Branch
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LEGO® at the Library

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LEGO® bricks will be provided for kids to dream up imaginative creations based around a new theme each month. At the end of the hour, creations will be displayed and the children invited to explain their projects.

Main Library
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In honor of The Nation’s 150th anniversary, join The City Library for a series of events that celebrate the magazine’s legacy of cultural commentary, political analysis, and forward-thinking reporting.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Sidewalk Chalk Creations

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Use your imagination and ideas from picture books to decorate the back patio of the Day-Riverside Branch.

Finch Lane Gallery, 1330 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT
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Guest Writers Series

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The 21st annual Guest Writers Series kicks off with readings by graduate students in the University of Utah Department of English and Creative Writing Program.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Salt Lake area youth (up to age 19) are encouraged to submit artwork for the 2015 Rose Park Día de los Muertos Festival, taking place November 1 at the Day-Riverside Branch of The City Library.

Finch Lane Gallery, 1330 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT
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This exhibition presents 100 small portraits of everyday people, each painting as unique as its subject. The subjects are from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, and different ages and genders.

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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.

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.