• You only need one ray of light to chase all the shadows away. Fredrik Backman, "A Man Called Ove"

    United We Read SLC is an initiative for everyone in Salt Lake County to connect by reading the same book and by sharing their experience with others. Community members are invited to participate in discussions, programs, and events and to contribute to a public collection of stories of kindness—random, intentional, received, and given.

  • 12 Minutes Max
    Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbra Streisand

    12 Minutes Max

    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 2pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, the Main Library hosts films about and starring seniors.

  • Sustaining Your Small Business
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    Sustaining Your Small Business

    Join the Library and experts from Salt Lake SCORE to explore topics related to business ownership. In May, find out how marketing yourself and managing your personal brand can help you build a dedicated client and fan base.

  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
    As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work. Kevin McCarthy

    Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

    Join Salt Lake SCORE for a workshops that will help you get your start-up off the ground. Participants will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and will learn the keys to success.

  • Sweet Reads at Avenues Proper 4th Tuesday of Each Month, 7–9pm

    Get to know new faces from your neighborhood and expose yourself to books you might not normally read at this monthly book club gathering. Gatherings taking place February and later will focus on a pre-selected title.

  • Bookmaking Workshops 3rd Wednesday of Each Month, 4–5pm

    Learn about the different forms that books can take, then create your own bookish crafts with provided materials in this series of workshops taking place at the Day-Riverside Branch.

Featured Event

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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I Can Be a Graphic Designer

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Explore a variety of careers and learn what it takes to land a job in each one. One Thursday a month, teens will be able to meet with a professional in a new field and learn about the skills each field requires through hands-on activities.

Glendale Branch
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Adventurers’ Guild for Teens

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Tweens and teens ages 11–18 can enjoy tabletop roleplaying games in genres ranging from epic fantasy to futuristic science-fiction.

Marmalade Branch
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Must-See Movie Series

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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Join The Village Square, Living Room Conversations, and The City Library for a respectful and passionate dialogue on the Earth’s climate.

Glendale Branch

Teen DIY

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Every Thursday, teens can take part in a new craft with supplies provided by the Library.

Day-Riverside Branch

Teen Zone

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The Teen Zone is a space made just for ages 12–18 that is open every Thursday and Friday.

Chapman Branch

Family Warm-Up and Chill Nights

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Warm up with good stories and fun activities. Kids and families are invited to take part in this weekly series, where all ages can read, relax, and enjoy treats and warm drinks.

River's Bend Senior Center, 1300 West 300 North, Salt Lake City

Online News

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Learn about the different news outlets that are available online and how you can access stories from this publications.

Glendale Branch
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Celebrate Matilda at Glendale

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Celebrate the premier of Matilda the Musical at Broadway at the Eccles by taking part in activities and events all month long.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch

Beehive Bingo

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Play a game of bingo to help choose the 2017 Beehive Book Award winner.

Main Library, Children's Gallery

The Confucius Institute at the University of Utah, the Utah Chinese Association of Sciences and Technology, and the Salt Lake City Public Library jointly present the 2017 Utah Children’s Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibit.

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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.


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 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.