• 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.

  • We're Hiring!
    Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. –Julia Child

    We're Hiring!

    The City Library is hiring for several positions at the Main Library, Day-Riverside Branch, and Marmalade Branch (scheduled to open in late 2015). Now is your chance to apply to work for an organization committed to offering services, information resources, programs, and events to all members of the community.

  • 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.

  • The earth laughs in flowers Ralph Waldo Emerson

    These workshops are designed to make your foray into gardening as easy and successful as possible.

  • Taking Place through August 22 All City Library Locations

    Toddlers, kids, teens, and adults can complete challenges and win prizes all summer long! See a librarian to sign up today.


Dog Day Afternoons

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Kids can practice reading to a fuzzy friend in a non-threatening environment.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
Featured Event

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.

Sprague Branch

Sugar House 4th of July Festival

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Kids and families can head to the front lawn of the Sprague Branch during the Sugar House 4th of July Festival to enjoy crafts and activities from Zaniac and a bounce house sponsored by the Sugar House Chamber. 4th of July themed storytimes from Library staff will also take place at 11am and 2pm.

Main Library Story Room

Superheroes Wind Tunnel

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Kids and their families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in our wind tunnel.

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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.

From Jun 12 to Jul 31

Elements: Works by Namon Bills Works in collage, painting, and installation by Namon Bills Finch Lane Gallery, 1330 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT

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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.