• Sprague Branch Express Service Available Now

    The City Library’s Sprague Branch has reopened with limited service. The main level of the building is open with "express services," including holds pick-up, a small collection of materials, a handful of public access computers with shortened time limits, and free public WiFi Internet access.

  • Film has the power to take you around the world or travel through time. 3rd Thu of each month · 6:30–8:30pm

    Monthly screenings of powerful films examining current and historical social issues from throughout the world. Selections coincide with the Marmalade Branch's Monthly Collection Highlight themes.

  • Showcase your smarts against other trivia geeks

    The second Friday of each month, take part in The Leonardo's Trivia night and see how much you know about current events, science, pop culture, history, and more.

  • Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
    The Mountain Between Us Main Library Auditorium · May 9 · 2pm

    Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

    On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, watch the most popular movies from the Library's collection on the big screen. No need to wait on the hold list to see these hits!

  • Chapman Chats with Michael Evans
    Chapman Chats: "Free Public Libraries -Windows on a Wider World" Sat, May 12 · Chapman Branch · 2pm

    Chapman Chats with Michael Evans

    Michael Evans, writer and photographer for West View Media, will chat about growing up with The Salt Lake City Public Library and discuss his memoir The Great Salt Lake Mime Saga and Amsterdam's Festival of Fools, which details his adventures in the 1970s with an international dance company. Mr. Evans will touch on highlights from his post-theatrical career working for the Hockaday Museum of Art in Montana during the Centennial of its founding as a Carnegie Library. This Chapman Chat will be followed by a book signing and refreshments.

  • Main Library Rooftop Terrace

    The Main Library’s Rooftop Terrace is closed until May 31 while several leaks are addressed.

  • 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.

  • Year of Centennial Celebration
    The Chapman Branch has served the people of Salt Lake since May 27, 1918.

    Year of Centennial Celebration

    Throughout the year there will be Centennial events like Chapman's 100th birthday party! Look out for decades-themed book displays and share your personal memories of #chapman100.

  • Business Growth Strategies
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    Business Growth Strategies

    Join The City Library and Salt Lake SCORE for this monthly workshop series that will help you start up and nurture your small business. You will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and learn the keys to success.

  • Bike the Branches
    Bike The Branches Sun, May 20 · Noon · Main Library

    Bike the Branches

    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. The bike ride will be approximately 15 miles long, with stops for refreshments at each Library location. Bike riders of all ages are welcome. Be sure to wear a helmet! Space is limited and registration is required for this program.

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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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Strike a Chord Kickoff Party

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Sign up for the Super Summer Challenge and celebrate with a community extravaganza of music! Make your own instrument and dance along to local performers, including traditional Irish dancing, classical Indian and Bollywood dancing, drumming with the DrumBus at 4pm and more. Crafts start at 1pm, with performances from 2–5pm.

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Dog Day Afternoons

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Kids can practice reading to a fuzzy friend in a non-threatening environment.

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DrumBus

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The DrumBus is a drum circle on wheels. A facilitator will provide drums and guidance while you experience the fun of group percussion!

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Experts from Healthy Relationships Utah will teach singles what to look for in a healthy relationship, and how to identify key markers of an unhealthy relationship.

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Art in the Amphitheater

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Enjoy creating projects like Cassette-Tape Wallets or Duct-Tape Swords outside in Anderson-Foothill's Amphitheater.

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Art & Maker Classes

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Make something with clean, discarded materials that have been saved from the landfill.

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Rumi Poetry Club

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This monthly meeting offers participants the opportunity to read their favorite poems from Rumi or other spiritual poets from around the world.

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First Wednesdays

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Find your next great read or share your enthusiasm for one of your favorites at the First Wednesdays Book Discussion Group.

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The Sound of Science: Bat Eyes

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Bats can navigate in the dark by making sounds and listening for the echoes off of their surroundings. Learn about light and sound waves, and participate in hands-on experiments that let you can "see" like a bat does.

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Bollywood Dance Class

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Learn the basics of this form Indian hip-hop that includes lots of jumping, spinning, and smiling, set to energetic and exotic music.

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Zumba Kids

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Zumba Kids classes are rockin', high-energy dance parties packed with kid-friendly routines and movement games. Recommended for kids 5 and up.

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Concerts by the Creek

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

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Candy Creations

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Let your imagination come alive where candy and creativity collide. Candy and other supplies will be provided.

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E-book Help for Everyone

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Stop on in from 1-3pm and Library staff will help you download e-books to take on vacation this summer.

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Adult Autism Book Group

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Adults and teens who live with autism are invited to share their love of books (and pizza) at this monthly get-together.

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Bob Ross Paint-Along

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

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G Suite Training

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Google's G Suite offers Gmail, word processing with Docs, spreadsheets with Sheets, and more! Learn how to take advantage of these free tools.

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Adult Autism Book Group

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Adults and teens who live with autism are invited to share their love of books (and pizza) at this monthly get-together.

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Music Together

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Bring your little ones to this exploration of music and movement brought to you by the experts from Music Together.

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Happy Hula

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Happy Polynesian Dance Group uses dance and music the cultures of the Cook Islands, New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji and Samoa. You're invited to learn and dance with them!

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Scales and Tails Reptile Show

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See and touch live reptiles, a crocodilian skull, and one very big snake while learning all about these fascinating creatures. Recommended for 5 and up.

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

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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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Bob Ross Paint-Along

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

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Toddler Musical Playtime

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Toddlers and their caregivers will enjoy this musically enhanced version of our Playtime programs!

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Rain Stick Creation

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Kids will make their own sound-making rain stick and decorate it with Cricut stickers. Recommended for ages 5–8.

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G Suite Training

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Google's G Suite offers Gmail, word processing with Docs, spreadsheets with Sheets, and more! Learn how to take advantage of these free tools.

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A Taste of Utah

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Teens can sample delicious treats made by local artisans while learning about different food-making processes. Led by Moka SLC.

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Scales and Tails for Toddlers

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Children ages 4 and under can touch and hold some very nice reptiles while learning all about these fascinating creatures.

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Art in the Amphitheater

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Enjoy creating projects like Cassette-Tape Wallets or Duct-Tape Swords outside in Anderson-Foothill's Amphitheater.

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First Wednesdays

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Find your next great read or share your enthusiasm for one of your favorites at the First Wednesdays Book Discussion Group.

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Meet HawkWatch International's education birds: a hawk, a falcon, and an owl. Learn the birds' individual stories about how they came to be in captivity and how we can help these species in the wild through our own thoughtful conservation actions.

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Parker Solar Probe

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In late Summer 2018, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will set out on a mission to learn more about the sun and gather scientific data we've never had before.

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Bob Ross Paint-Along

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

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Storytime Celebration

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Celebrate at this special graduation storytime where we will welcome new friends and say goodbye to kids who may be starting school.

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Storytime Celebration

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Celebrate at this special graduation storytime where we will welcome new friends and say goodbye to kids who may be starting school.

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G Suite Training

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Google's G Suite offers Gmail, word processing with Docs, spreadsheets with Sheets, and more! Learn how to take advantage of these free tools.

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First Wednesdays

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Find your next great read or share your enthusiasm for one of your favorites at the First Wednesdays Book Discussion Group.

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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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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.



PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Each year, The City Library's Performance Art Festival invites the Salt Lake City community to experience world-class performance art, live and in person, featuring works from respected local and international artists. Curator Kristina Lenzi assembles a varied group of performances, suitable for all ages and interests. If you are interested in performing, please submit a proposal by May 31, 2018.