• Rooftop Yoga
    When the breath is calmed, the mind too will be still. Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika

    Rooftop Yoga

    Join Salt Lake Power Yoga on the scenic rooftop of the Main Library for free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise. Yoga classes will be offered two times each month May through August.

  • 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.

  • Alt Press Fest 2017 Sat, July 8, 12–4pm

    The City Library’s ninth annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. Visit with local artists and see their wares, watch prints be made with a steam roller, create sumi ink illustrations, and take part in gelatin printing and zine-making workshops.

  • 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.

  • Whatever good things we build end up building us. Jim Rohn

    Build a better world with The City Library's Super Summer Challenge! Beginning June 1, visit any City Library location to sign up, receive a Super Summer Challenge tracker, and start working toward entry into prize drawings. Fun, free events will also be offered at the Library all summer long.

  • 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.

  • Eid al-Fitr Celebration Sat, Jul 8, 12–5:30pm · Marmalade Branch

    Mark the end of Ramadan at The City Library. Join us for remarks from keynote speaker Professor Nebil Husayn, followed by a lively and interactive discussion. Festivities will also include crafts, storytime, a fashion show, traditional finger foods, and Ramadan trivia by Faeiza's Initiative.

  • 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.

  • Book Trailer Contest
    The Internet can be a place that facilitates conversations about books. John Green

    Book Trailer Contest

    Showcase your talent for critical acclaim and the chance to win a GoPro camera and other great prizes! Salt Lake area residents of all ages are invited to submit an original book trailer to be considered for The City Library’s Book Trailer Awards.

  • Summer Concert Series at The City Library

    Discover local bands and musicians in genres ranging from folk and bluegrass to sauce rock and swing. The City Library's Summer Concert Series will feature live performances all summer long at the Main Library and Anderson-Foothill, Day-Riverside, Marmalade, and Sprague branches.

GENERAL AUDIENCE EVENTS
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Rhythms at Riverside

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Every other Tuesday night this summer, The City Library will highlight all styles of music, especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Earth + Sky Teas for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Main Library Rooftop
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Rooftop Yoga

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Join Salt Lake Power Yoga on the scenic rooftop of the Main Library for free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise. 

Avenues Proper, 376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City
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Sweet Reads at Avenues Proper

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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Yarn Bomb the Library

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Use your knitting or crocheting skills to help “yarn bomb” various areas within the Anderson-Foothill Branch throughout the summer.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

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.

Glendale Branch
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Yoga for Families

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Enjoy an hour of yoga with family and friends. Everyone is welcome, and all levels of experience are accepted.

Marmalade Branch
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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Sprague Branch
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Sounds of Summer

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Sprague Branch's weekly Sounds of Summer Concert Series highlights all styles of music.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Summer Book Club

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Join our book club this summer! We plan on reading a book a month and discussing them every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month here at the CWC.

Main Library, Conference Room 2
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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library hosts a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

Marmalade Branch
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Make It and Take It Workshops

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Learn how to do a variety of new crafts in this monthly workshop series. Adults will be guided through maker activities and will create a handmade goods using provided materials.

Marmalade Branch
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The first Thursday of each month, learn something new about coffee and chocolate from local coffee and chocolate producers and experts.

Marmalade Branch
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The first Thursday of each month, learn something new about coffee and chocolate from local coffee and chocolate producers and experts.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Meet with zinester and DIYer Alex Wrekk as she discusses her zine series Brainscan, which she has been creating for the last 20 years.

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.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Eid al-Fitr Celebration

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Mark the end of Ramadan at The City Library’s Eid al-Fitr Celebration. Festivities will include remarks from keynote speaker Professor Nebil Husayn and Ramadan trivia by Faeiza's Initiative.

Main Library Urban Room
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Alt Press Fest

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The City Library’s ninth annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Rhythms at Riverside

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Every other Tuesday night this summer, The City Library will highlight all styles of music, especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

Sprague Branch
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Classic Cinema Night

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Kick back and enjoy outdoor screenings of classic movies this summer at the Sprague Branch.

Main Library
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Hive-Side Chat

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Learn about the life of bees and the process of urban beekeeping through a monthly conversation with Salt Lake City Beekeeper Frank Whitby.

Main Library, Conference Room A
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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 Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Concert Series

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor musical performances on the Library's Rooftop Terrace on select Wednesday nights in July and August.

Main Library Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Concert Series

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor musical performances on the Library's Rooftop Terrace on select Wednesday nights in July and August.

Main Library, Conference Rooms A & B
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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 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.

Marmalade Branch
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Marmalade Concert Series

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Add some music to your summer evenings by heading to the Marmalade Branch's outdoor plaza for this free concert series.

Mount Olympus Senior Center, 1635 East Murray Holladay Road
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All seniors are invited to attend interactive life story workshops in preparation for the annual Silver Pen Competition sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services.

Main Library Rooftop
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Rooftop Yoga

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Join Salt Lake Power Yoga on the scenic rooftop of the Main Library for free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise. 

The Leonardo, 205 E 500 S
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Trivia Night at The Leonardo

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

Pioneer Park
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Farmers Market Used Book Sale

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Join us for our annual Used Book Sale at the Downtown Farmers Market! Hundreds of books, DVDs, and children’s materials to choose from — all at bargain prices!

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Sustaining Your Small Business

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Explore topics related to business ownership with various experts from Salt Lake SCORE.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Summer Book Club

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Join our book club this summer! We plan on reading a book a month and discussing them every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month here at the CWC.

Main Library
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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, Conference Room 2
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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library hosts a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Writers at Riverside

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Join the Library for an evening of readings and conversation with local authors.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Open Letters, Part 1

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Join us for a workshop on open letters. We’ll be investigating the way writers like James Baldwin have used the genre in the past and how we can use it for our needs today!

Library Square Amphitheater
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Music at Main

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor performances from local bands and musicians select Wednesday nights in July and August.

Marmalade Branch
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Gandhi Film Series

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Come to the Marmalade Branch to watch a film highlighting social justice issues.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Board Gaming

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Take part in tabletop gaming and meet others from your neighborhood.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Earth + Sky Teas for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Open Letters, Part 2

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Join us for a workshop on open letters. We’ll be investigating the way writers like James Baldwin have used the genre in the past and how we can use it for our needs today!

Marmalade Branch
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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Anderson-Foothill
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Worldstock

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Enjoy music, art, and performances at this celebration of the world’s cultures.

Glendale Branch
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Learning About Fall Crops

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Find out how you can grow luscious and healthy fall crops in October, November and beyond with experts from Wasatch Community Gardens.

Main Library
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Harry Potter Birthday Party

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Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday and the 20th anniversary of the U.S. publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone!

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Library Square Amphitheater
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Music at Main

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor performances from local bands and musicians select Wednesday nights in July and August.

Marmalade Branch
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Celebrate one of life's most perfect pairings at the 2017 Coffee and Chocolate Festival, organized in partnership with Moka.

Mount Olympus Senior Center, 1635 East Murray Holladay Road
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All seniors are invited to attend interactive life story workshops in preparation for the annual Silver Pen Competition sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Creative Writing Basics, Part 1

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Join us for a workshop on the basics of creative writing. Come with a story in mind or a desire to learn.

Main Library, Book Sale Area
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Friends of The City Library are invited to shop the Members Only Used Book Sale. This event will feature movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

Main Library
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Bike the Branches

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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.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Creative Writing Basics, Part 2

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Join us for a workshop on the basics of creative writing. Come with a story in mind or a desire to learn.

Day-Riverside Branch
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La serie de talleres de negocios "Pasos Sencillos Para Iniciar Su Negocio" le permitirá evitar errores muy costosos y le simplifica el proceso de empezar su negocio en 5 módulos

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Screenwriting, Part 1

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The first step to writing a screenplay is developing a compelling cinematic idea. Join screenwriter Tami Anderson to explore the world of visual storytelling. Topics covered will include character development, screenplay format and story structure.

Library Square Amphitheater
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Music at Main

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor performances from local bands and musicians select Wednesday nights in July and August.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Creative Writing Basics, Part 3

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Join us for a workshop on the basics of creative writing. Come with a story in mind or a desire to learn.

Main Library, Conference Room C
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Sustaining Your Small Business

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Explore topics related to business ownership with various experts from Salt Lake SCORE.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Screenwriting, Part 2

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The first step to writing a screenplay is developing a compelling cinematic idea. Join screenwriter Tami Anderson to explore the world of visual storytelling. Topics covered will include character development, screenplay format and story structure.

Chapman Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Earth + Sky Teas for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Library Square Amphitheater
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Music at Main

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor performances from local bands and musicians on select Wednesday nights in July and August.

Marmalade Branch
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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Sprague Branch
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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, Conference Room C
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Sustaining Your Small Business

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Explore topics related to business ownership with various experts from Salt Lake SCORE.

Main Library
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Earth + Sky Teas for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Marmalade Branch
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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Marmalade Branch
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2017 Rumi Poetry Festival

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Join The City Library and the Rumi Poetry Club for a gathering of poetry, music, and contemplation.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

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.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Earth + Sky Teas for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

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.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

All Locations
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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.

All Locations
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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.

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.