• Tour the Topaz historic site and Museum in Delta, Utah

    This free, all-day event will include a tour of the Topaz War Relocation Camp as well as the Topaz Museum in Delta, Utah. Transportation and lunch will be provided. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

  • 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 Big Read
    There was nothing to do now and the days were long and empty. from "When the Emperor Was Divine"

    The Big Read

    The Big Read gives communities the opportunity to come together to read, discuss, and celebrate literature. Through May 2015, The City Library will be hosting events and book discussions centered on Julie Otsuka's novel "When the Emperor Was Divine". The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest.

  • 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.

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.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room

Middle- and high-school educators can join the Utah Film Center, in partnership with Spy Hop and SHIFT, for an intensive, three-hour workshop to learn the essentials of how to integrate digital media arts and filmmaking into the classroom.

Main Library

Leadie Eddie Puppet Show

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Meet Leadie Eddie and his friends as they demonstrate how to be safe, healthy, and lead-free in their lead poisoning prevention puppet show.

Main Library, Conference Center

Remember watching fight scenes from action movies and wondering how they look so cool and intense without actually hurting anyone? Learn what it takes to create your own fight scene and use what you've learned to create a scene of your very own.

Main Library Auditorium
Featured Event

TiltShift Festival for Teens

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Utah Film Center's TiltShift Festival, their inaugural Film and Media Arts Festival for Teens, runs April 25-26.

Chapman Branch

Japanese Kites

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Japanese Kites from the Collection of Scott Skinner

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The Big Read Goodreads book discussion

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Join The City Library's ongoing Goodreads disucssion on Julie Otsuka’s When the Emperor Was Divine, the focus of The Big Read at The City Library.

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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 Mar 02 to Apr 30

Japanese Kites Japanese Kites from the Collection of Scott Skinner Chapman Branch

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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.