• 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.

  • The Pursuit of Social Change
    Vision begins with the eyes, but it truly takes place in the brain. Fei-Fei Li

    The Pursuit of Social Change

    Marmalade Branch invites all to become inspired and informed at our series of events featuring dynamic talks from live local speakers, TED Talk videos, and conversations with your community. The October event will be centered on "The Pursuit of Social Change," presented by Agustin Diaz.

  • Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival Oct 6–7

    Experience live performance art suitable for all ages and interests. This festival features 12 local and out-of-state artists, each presenting original pieces

  • 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.

  • Computer science and machine learning can make rapid advances that seem really incredible. Bill Maris

    Join the University of Utah School of Computing and The City Library for a lecture series about the impact of computer science on our society and culture. Topics include algorithms and bias, the science of air quality, and technology and arts collaborations.

  • Bob Ross Paint-Along
    Let's Have a little evergreen tree, and he lives right there. He's a nice tree. Bob Ross

    Bob Ross Paint-Along

    Follow along with an episode of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross and paint your own happy little trees.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Freedom to Read Banned Books Week Discussions

    Celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week 2017 with two community discussions on banned and challenged books.

  • 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.

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Art & Maker with Clever Octopus

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Crafting for preschoolers using repurposed and recycled materials from Clever Octopus, with a bit of art history as well.

Main Library Technology Center
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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.

Main Library Special Collections
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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.

Main Library Creative Lab
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Podcasting

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Podcasting is one of the most accessible forms of entertainment today. Learn to make your own podcast and give it to the world.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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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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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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Résumé Basics

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Learn how to create a basic resume. Please bring your job history and education information, and a USB flash drive to save your work.

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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.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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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.

Main Library Technology Center
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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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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.

Main Library Auditorium
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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.

Main Library Creative Lab
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Adobe Premiere

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Learn how to edit video projects and use effects to make them look even more professional.

Main Library - Conference Room 2
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New Readers Book Group

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This is a group for adults who are new to reading.

Main Library Technology Center
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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.

Main Library Creatlive Lab
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Creating Spooky Music

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Come explore the trick and tips to create music and sound effects that will send shivers up the listener's spine.

Main Library, Level 2 Conference Room
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Books to Die For

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Enjoy discussions centered around a new mystery book each month.

Main Library
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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.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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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.

Main Library Technology Center
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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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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

Main Library Technology Center
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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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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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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.

Main Library Auditorium
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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.

Main Library
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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

Main Library, Book Sale Area
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Monster Used Book Sale

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Find monster deals on books, music, movies, and more! The Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale offers a well-rounded collection of materials for all ages, all available at bargain prices.

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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

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New Readers Book Group

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This is a group for adults who are new to reading.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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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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YouTube 101

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Learn how to start a YouTube channel and pick up a few tips and tricks along the way!

Main Library Technology Center
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Résumé Basics

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Learn how to create a basic resume. Please bring your job history and education information, and a USB flash drive to save your work.

Main Library Story Room
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LEAP Into Science Family Workshops

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Kids and families can learn about and investigate new scientific concepts each month through hands-on experiences in working with different materials.

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PowerPoint 2013

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Learn to create a colorful presentation that will impress colleagues and friends in PowerPoint 2013.

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Cover Letter Basics

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

Main Library, Children's Library
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Treat the kids to some early Halloween fun in a safe, friendly, and not-too-spooky environment. With activities, prizes, and trick-or-treating all afternoon.

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Make a Spooky Photo

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Take creepy photos on your own or with loved ones, then print your masterpiece. Costumes are welcome!

Main Library Auditorium
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Join the University of Utah School of Computing and The City Library for a lecture series about the impact of computer science on our society and culture. Topics include algorithms and bias, the science of air quality, and technology and arts collaborations.

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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.

From Aug 14 to Sep 30

Things Lost to Time Come take a trip down Memory Lane in the Special Collections and discover what we have lost. Main Library Special Collections

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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.