• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Monster Used Book Sale Oct 11-14 · Main Library Book Sale Area

    Find spooky great 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. For this sale we’ll have notably large quantities of children’s and teen fiction, sci-fi and fantasy, cookbooks, history, and religion books.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 · Main Library

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

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Teen Zone

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The Teen Zone is a space made just for ages 12–18 that is open every Thursday and Friday.

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Teen DIY at Marmalade

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Weekly Do-It-Yourself workshop. Teens ages 10–17 can explore unique projects and create something to take home, use, or consume. We'll provide the materials, you provide the imagination.

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Teen DIY at Day-Riverside

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Weekly Do-It-Yourself workshop. Teens ages 10–17 can explore unique projects and create something to take home, use, or consume. We'll provide the materials, you provide the imagination.

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Teen DIY at Glendale

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Weekly Do-It-Yourself workshop. Teens ages 10–17 can explore unique projects and create something to take home, use, or consume. We'll provide the materials, you provide the imagination.

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Teen DIY at Day-Riverside

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The weekly, after-school Teen DIY workshops allow those ages 10–17 to explore unique projects and activities.

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Teen DIY: Stranger Things

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We'll create keychains and magnets featuring your favorite Stranger Things characters.

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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.