• 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.

  • Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about. Steven Spielberg

    Take in big screen showings of summer blockbusters at The City Library! Classic movies will be presented under the twinkling night sky on the east lawn of Library Square. Grab a blanket, bring some snacks, and enjoy a night of outdoor movie magic.

  • 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.

  • Whatever good things we build end up building us. Jim Rohn

    Build a better world with The City Library's Super Summer Challenge! Beginning June 1, visit any City Library location to sign up, receive a Super Summer Challenge tracker, and start working toward entry into prize drawings. Fun, free events will also be offered at the Library all summer long.

  • Worldstock Sat, July 29 · 1–5pm, Anderson-Foothill
  • 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.

  • Book Trailer Contest
    The Internet can be a place that facilitates conversations about books. John Green

    Book Trailer Contest

    Showcase your talent for critical acclaim and the chance to win a GoPro camera and other great prizes! Salt Lake area residents of all ages are invited to submit an original book trailer to be considered for The City Library’s Book Trailer Awards.

  • 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.

  • Summer Used Book Sale Sat, Aug 5, 9am–6pm

    Everyone is invited to shop the Summer Used Book Sale. This event will feature movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

  • I wouldn' say no teh a bit o' yer birthday cake, neither. Hagrid

    Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday and the 20th anniversary of the publication of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone"! All ages will be able to take part in activities that include potion making, the care of magical creatures, magic, and much more.

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help make the Library a better place for teens by taking part in the Teen Advisory Board. This group offers you a space to voice your opinion and shape the direction of teen-oriented Library programming. Snacks and crafts will be available for those who attend.

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Rooftop Yoga

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Join Salt Lake Power Yoga on the scenic rooftop of the Main Library for free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise. 

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Chocolate Tasting with Moka

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Learn about and sample a variety of chocolates with experts from Moka. Young chocolate enthusiasts will be able to explore the processes that create this tasty treat, as well as try chocolate samples.

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Book Trailer Call for Entries

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Salt Lake area residents of all ages are invited to submit an original book trailer to be considered for The City Library’s Book Trailer Awards.

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Pen Pal Project

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Kids can earn an additional entry into their Super Summer Challenge prize basket drawing by writing a letter to another City Library location.

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Savvy Senior Movies

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Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our series featuring films about and starring seniors.

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Create a Wearable Planter

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Use the Library’s 3D printing software and equipment to create a miniature planter that can travel with you on the road.

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Teen Night

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Enjoy movies, gaming, and a variety of other activities every Friday in the Main Library Canteena. Snacks will be provided.

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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.

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Laptops and Chromebooks 101

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Learn how to use a Chromebook or other type of laptop, including how to power it on, how to set up Internet through a wireless hotspot, how to add apps, and how to save your work.

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Magic with Paul Brewer

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Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

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Harry Potter's Birthday Party

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Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday and the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!

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Learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants for your nonprofit, and start looking for funders right away with Foundation Directory Online.

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Music at Main

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor performances from local bands and musicians select Wednesday nights in July and August.

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Teddy Bear Picnic

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Enjoy a picnic with your teddy bear and grown-up. Kids ages 3–10 will enjoy crafts, songs, dancing, their own personally-decorated sweet treat, and juice, and will be able to take photos with the Library’s giant teddy bear.

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Books to Die For

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Enjoy discussions centered around a new mystery book each month.

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GarageBand: Part I

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Learn the basics of and become familiar with Apple’s GarageBand music creation software.

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Waffle Off!

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Compete for the title of Library Iron Chef! Teens will test and taste a variety of potential waffle ideas in order to create their edible masterpiece.

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Everyone is invited to shop the Summer Used Book Sale. This event will feature movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

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Book Trailer Awards Gala

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Enjoy a showcase of book trailers submitted for the Library's Book Trailer Awards.

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Magic: The Gathering® at Main

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Grab a friend and head to the Main Library for a game of MTG. Beginners and learners are welcome. Prizes and snacks will be available for participants.

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Bike the Branches

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Learn about safe urban bike riding from the Bicycle Collective and take part in a group ride that will depart from the Main Library and stop at the Glendale, Day-Riverside, and Marmalade branches.

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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library hosts a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

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Rooftop Concert Series

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor musical performances on the Library's Rooftop Terrace on select Wednesday nights in July and August.

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Rooftop Concert Series

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor musical performances on the Library's Rooftop Terrace on select Wednesday nights in July and August.

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Savvy Senior Movies

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Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our series featuring films about and starring seniors.

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Savvy Senior Movies

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Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our series featuring films about and starring seniors.

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Email Basics

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Learn how to create and use an email account, send attachments, and use proper email etiquette.

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GarageBand: Part II

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Learn how to record, edit, and mix your own music with Apple’s GarageBand music creation software.

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Rooftop Yoga

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Join Salt Lake Power Yoga on the scenic rooftop of the Main Library for free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise. 

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Engineering Challenge

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Challenge your mind and mettle in this tournament, where you’ll compete against other teens using science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

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Kids and families can celebrate the end of the Super Summer Challenge with the Library, KUED Kids, and ocean friends Splash and Bubbles.

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Learn basic spreadsheet skills in Excel 2013, including entering data and formulas; moving and copying data; formatting and previewing worksheets; sorting and filtering data; linking data from one sheet to another; and using styles and formatting to make your spreadsheet look professional.

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Things Lost to Time

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Come take a trip down Memory Lane in the Special Collections and discover what we have lost.

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Storytime Celebration

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Music at Main

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor performances from local bands and musicians select Wednesday nights in July and August.

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Super Summer Cinema Series

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Bring the whole family to the east lawn of Library Square at dusk to enjoy this free film series. In case of inclement weather, screenings will move to the Main Library Auditorium.

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Sustaining Your Small Business

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Explore topics related to business ownership with various experts from Salt Lake SCORE.

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Learn basic word processing skills in Word 2013, including using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and opening documents; formatting text; and formatting individual sections of your document, including section breaks, columns, and pages.

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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library hosts a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

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Word 2013: Tables and Mail Merge

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Learn how to create and format tables, columns, and rows in Word 2013 and find out how to use the mail merge function to create form letters, mailing labels, envelopes, and emails. Some knowledge of Excel or Access is helpful, but is not required.

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Watch and learn about honey harvesting as Frank Whitby, the Salt Lake City Beekeeper, and Boy Scout Troop 202, St. Ambrose Parish, East Millcreek District harvest this year's honey.

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Music at Main

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor performances from local bands and musicians on select Wednesday nights in July and August.

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Sustaining Your Small Business

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Explore topics related to business ownership with various experts from Salt Lake SCORE.

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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

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Curator Kristina Lenzi will bring together several local and out-of-state performance artists to fill one of Salt Lake City’s most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking art performance art pieces.

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All City Libraries will be closed on Sunday, Dec 24, 2017 for Christmas Eve, as well as Monday, Dec 25, 2017, to commemorate Christmas Day.

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All City Libraries will be closed on Sunday, Dec 24, 2017 for Christmas Eve, as well as Monday, Dec 25, 2017, to commemorate Christmas Day.

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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.