• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Friends of The City Library Spring Used Book Sale
    Find great deals on books, music, movies, and more!

    Friends of The City Library Spring Used Book Sale

    Browse through a well rounded collection of materials—including children’s books, teen fiction, graphic novels, sci-fi, and audiobooks—that are all available at bargain prices.

  • 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.

  • Art Exhibit Call for Entries Submission Deadline: April 10

    The City Library hosts art exhibitions at all of our locations to expose residents to new art forms and ideas, to foster creativity and inspire curiosity, and to provide exhibition opportunities for the artistic community.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Internet Safety

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Learn how to keep yourself and your information secure from spam, viruses, and identity theft with safe computing tips.

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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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Teen Night

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

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Photo Restoration

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Rescue your vintage family photos with Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to use this photo editing software to restore damaged images. Please bring your own photo and USB flash drive.

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Contribute to the Poet Tree

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Celebrate National Poetry Month in April by contributing an original poem or one of your favorite poems to an interactive “Poet Tree” display at your nearest City Library location.

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New Readers Book Group

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

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Résumé Basics

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In this hands-on class, you will create a basic resume. Please bring your job history and education information. Bring a USB flash drive to save your work.

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Wild Woods Grand Opening

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Celebrate the grand opening of the Children’s Library’s new Wild Woods space with a special storytime, ribbon-cutting ceremony, crafts, and refreshments. Kids will be able to explore the Wild Woods, and will have an opportunity to win a small prize.

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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

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Excel 2013 Part I: Basic Skills

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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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Cover Letters

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Learn the basics on creating a cover letter for your résumé that can be both printed and sent electronically.

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The Spring Used Book Sale offers a well rounded collection of materials, including children’s books, teen fiction, graphic novels, sci-fi, and audiobooks, all available at bargain prices.

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Books to Die For

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A book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

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Computer Basics

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Learn the basics of using a personal computer (PC), including how to turn it on and off, how to move and click a mouse, how to type and use a keyboard, and how to open and close documents and pages.

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Library Bingo

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Kids can grab a Bingo card from their nearest City Library location and fill it out by completing the challenges detailed in each space of the card. Once you’ve filled out a vertical, horizontal, or diagonal line on your Bingo card, take it back to the Library for a prize, then see if you can black out your entire card to claim a second prize!

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Power Bingo

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Become a power user of The City Library and learn more about what the Library has to offer by playing Power Bingo!

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Spring Break STEM Activities

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Kids and families will be able to take part in activities that include LEGO and magnet building, styrofoam crafting, and experimenting with a wind tunnel.

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Hive-Side Chat

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Learn about the life of bees and the process of urban beekeeping through a monthly conversation with Salt Lake City Beekeeper Frank Whitby. This series offers an opportunity to meet and discuss issues related to the popular hobby of beekeeping.

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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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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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Join The Village Square, Living Room Conversations, and The City Library for a respectful and passionate dialogue on the role religion plays in politics.

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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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LEAP Into Science Family Workshops

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Kids and families can learn about and investigate new concepts each month by working with different materials

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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 is hosting a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

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Podcasting

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Let the world know what you have to say. Learn how to make your own podcast and post it online.

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Online Basics

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Learn how to get online to open a personal email account, create a Facebook page, and search for information resources that interest you.

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PowerPoint 2013

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Learn how to create an impressive, colorful presentation in PowerPoint 2013. The first half of this class will cover basic skills, and the second half will cover intermediate skills, including creating a master slide and automating a slide show. Come with an idea and bring digital copies of images you may want to use. Bring a USB flash drive to save your work.

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Online Financial Safety

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Find out how to protect yourself from identity theft. Attendees will learn how to detect identity theft, what to do if their identity has been stolen, and best practices for computer safety.

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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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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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Two-Day Grant Writing Workshop

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Join The City Library and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a two-day workshop on grant writing.

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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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Design and Print a Poster

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Learn how to use Adobe InDesign to create a poster, then print it using the Library’s large-format poster printer. The first poster that you design will be printed for free.

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QTalks with Equality Utah

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Join Equality Utah for QTalks, an engaging, fast-paced, one-hour lecture with four people teaching four 15-minute segments on topics related to Utah’s LGBTQ community.

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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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Communicating with Email

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Learn how to create and use an email account, send attachments, and use proper email etiquette in this computer class.

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Plarn Social

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Learn about the environmental benefits of crafting with plarn—yarn made out of plastic bags—and start your own knit or crochet project with plarn or regular yarn.

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Upcycle with 3D Printing

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Breathe new life into your jars and cans with 3D printing software and equipment.

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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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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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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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Explore the Library’s eBook and eAudiobook resources, including OverDrive, OneClickDigital, 3M Cloud Library, and more.

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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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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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Join yoga teacher, body positive advocate, Instagram star, and writer Jessamyn Stanley as she sits down with local educator Romeo Jackson to discuss her book, Every Body Yoga, and her experiences with yoga and body image.

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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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Résumé Basics

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In this hands-on class, you will create a basic resume. Please bring your job history and education information. Bring a USB flash drive to save your work.

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YouTube

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Learn how to make a video for YouTube and how to start your own YouTube channel.

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Cover Letters

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Learn the basics on creating a cover letter for your résumé that can be both printed and sent electronically.

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3D Printed Desk Accessories

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Make a fun and unique pencil holder or other desk accessory with 3D printing software and equipment.

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Photoshop Basics

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Learn basic skills that will help you utilize the incredibly powerful application Photoshop.

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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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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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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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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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Two-Day Grant Writing Workshop

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Join The City Library and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a two-day workshop on grant writing.

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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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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.