• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Beehive Book Award March Madness

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Help decide which Beehive Book Award nominee will be crowned The City Library’s March Madness champion!

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Maker Madness

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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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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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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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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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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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Teen DIY: Perler Bead Crafts

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Get creative and see what you can make with perler beads. Teens will be able to create unique, fun objects using provided materials and will also be able to enjoy snacks.

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Día de los Niños

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Celebrate Día de los niños with a performance from Grupo de Danza Nuevas Raices, Bolivian treats, and stories that will get you up and moving.

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Soothe your stress and make the most out of your study time with quiet study space and sustenance. Take advantage of the Library’s meeting room space to get ready for your finals, and enjoy provided coffee, tea, and snacks.

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Teen DIY: Zentangle

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Learn about Zentangle and create your own beautiful images at this workshop made just for teens.

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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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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.