• The earth laughs in flowers Ralph Waldo Emerson

    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.

  • 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
Featured Event

Brown Bag Concert Series

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The Brown Bag Concert Series, now in its 38th year, is a summer music program of free concerts in downtown Salt Lake City. Local performers will represent a variety of performing arts elements throughout the month of August, including music, dance, and other performing disciplines. Concerts are held Monday through Friday during the noon hour at a variety of downtown parks and plazas.

Featured Event

Concerts by the Creek

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Relax at the end of Utah’s hot summer days with a series of free outdoor concerts in the Anderson-Foothill Branch’s amphitheater.

Day-Riverside Branch
Featured Event

Rhythms at Riverside

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Rhythms at Riverside will highlight all styles of music, especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.


First Wednesdays

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Discuss the latest in fiction and nonfiction books.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square

The SLCC Community Writing Center invites seniors to our interactive life story workshops in preparation for the annual Silver Pen Competition, which is sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services.

Main Library Story Room

Music Together

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Bring your Book Babies and learn how every child's development benefits from early exposure to music and movement with experts from Music Together.

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.

Glendale Branch

Superhero Storytime

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Dress up as your favorite superhero and join us for a high-flying adventure full of spectacular stories, songs, and other fantastic fun.

Glendale Branch

Nerd Night

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Meet other manga and graphic novel fans for a weekly discussion on your favorite titles, as well as for some team-based computer gaming.

Glendale Branch

Yoga for Heroes

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Kids and families and improve their strength, balance, and flexibility with this fast-paced yoga class.

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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.