• One-Day Used Book Sale Sat, Aug 11 · 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.

  • Well we're all in the mood for a melody, And you've got us feelin' alright Billy Joel, "Piano Man"

    Strike a Chord this summer by taking part in The City Library's Super Summer Challenge! Starting June 1, stop by any City Library location to sign up and grab a tracker full of activities that challenge you to READ, CREATE, EXPLORE, and MOVE. There's something for all ages so everyone can get in on the fun! Track your progress for a chance to win prizes and make it a Super Summer. Enjoy free events at the Library all summer long.

  • Yoga Flow
    Yoga Flow Marmalade Branch

    Yoga Flow

    Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels. Led by certified teacher Sarah Kelly, this class centers on breath awareness, as well as promoting a sense of calm meditative focus as you move through various yoga poses.

  • Open Mic Night
    Just get me a stage, get me a mic, and I am going to be happy! Rita Wilson

    Open Mic Night

    All ages are welcome to share their talent at the Day-Riverside Branch, be it singing, playing a musical instrument, dance, poetry, or comedy. Sign-up is first come, first serve.

  • 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 a soothing episode of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross and paint your own happy little trees.

  • 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.

  • Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
    Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Main Library Auditorium · June 27 · 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!

  • Bike the Branches
    Bike The Branches Sun, June 17 · 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.

  • Discover local music this summer at The City Library Multiple Locations · June–Aug

    Concerts will be hosted at five different City Library locations and will highlight local music of any style.

  • June 11- August 11 Glendale · Marmalade · Main Library

    Every weekday we'll be providing free afternoon meals to kids up to age 18. Meals at Glendale and Marmalade are offered in partnership with Utahns Against Hunger and Utah Food Bank. Meals at Main offered in partnership with Salt Lake City School District

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Kidding Around Yoga with Sarah Bly combines traditional yoga techniques with original music, games, and other activities, guiding children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

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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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Video Gaming

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Teens can have fun and relax for the afternoon by taking the Sweet Branch's Xbox One for a spin.

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Magic with Paul Brewer

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Magical Entertainer Paul Brewer has 30 years of experience entertaining audiences throughout Utah.

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CDIY

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Turn old CDs into shiny craft projects. Materials provided.

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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

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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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Sweet Reads Book Club

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Get to know new faces from your neighborhood and expose yourself to books you might not normally read at this monthly book club gathering.

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Sweet Reads Book Club

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Get to know new faces from your neighborhood and expose yourself to books you might not normally read at this monthly book club gathering.

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Mario!

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Play classic Mario Nintendo games, make Mario crafts, and snack on Nintendo cupcakes.

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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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Video Gaming

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Teens can have fun and relax for the afternoon by taking the Sweet Branch's Xbox One for a spin.

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

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Preschool Dance Party

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Young dancers ages 3–7 can grab props and instruments and dance their socks off to music from a Librarian DJ.

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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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Movie: Spirited Away

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Watch the award-winning Miyazaki film Spirited Away and eat soot-sprite cake pops.

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Geocache Bash with Tracy Aviary

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Kids and families can explore the nature in their neighborhood and learn the basics of geocaching on a high tech treasure hunt.

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Geek Girl Party

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A party for just the girls, with crafts, video games, temporary hair colors, and cupcakes!

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Film in the Crafternoon

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Enjoy popular movies while working on a themed craft. We'll supply the crafting materials. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

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Adventure Dance

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Using children’s literature as a springboard to explore movement and dance, this class from Imagination Place invites the child to become an active role in the story.

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Pompom Crafts

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Make our own pompoms and turn them into emoji pompom bookmarks, keychains, and decorations

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Author in the House

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Conversation, refreshments, and a reading by a local author.

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The Sound of Science: Bat Eyes

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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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Escape the Room: Empire Records

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An adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints, and strategy.

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Sweet Reads Book Club

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Get to know new faces from your neighborhood and expose yourself to books you might not normally read at this monthly book club gathering.

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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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Art & Maker Classes

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

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This seminar will answer common questions about Social Security and help you plan for your future. You’ll learn who qualifies for Social Security, how and when you can claim it, what the future holds for the program, and how to calculate your benefit.

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Video Gaming

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Teens can have fun and relax for the afternoon by taking the Sweet Branch's Xbox One for a spin.

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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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Preschool Dance Party

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Young dancers ages 3–7 can grab props and instruments and dance their socks off to music from a Librarian DJ.

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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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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 Jun 21 to Jun 24

Art lives here. 2018 Utah Arts Festival The 42n annual Utah Arts Festival will feature more than 160 visual artists and 100-plus performing arts groups celebrating artistic expression in the heart of Salt Lake City. Main Library, Library Square

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From Jun 01 to Jul 26

Alt Press Fest 2018 Call for Entries The City Library’s 10th annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. Main Library Urban Room

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From Jun 15 to Aug 03

The Summons Has Reached Us: Drawings by wren ross Gallery Talk: Fri, June 15, 6pm. Reception/Gallery Stroll: Fri, June 15, 6–9pm. Gallery Stroll: Fri, July 20, 6–9pm Finch Lane Gallery, 1320 East 100 South, Salt Lake City 84102

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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.