• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • The Sound of Silents
    The Sound of Silents Main Library Auditorium

    The Sound of Silents

    3 matinee movies coming this summer, one Saturday a month. Local composers create their own soundtracks to classic silent films like, "The General" and "A Trip to the Moon."

  • The Artist's Way: 12 Week Program
    The Artist's Way Day-Riverside · Tuesdays · June–Aug

    The Artist's Way: 12 Week Program

    A weekly meetup for creators, writers, and artists, using Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way as a springboard.Through exercises, journaling, and discussion, this group will help you overcome creative block and kickstart new artistic endeavors.

  • Computer Classes at The City Library

    The City Library offers a variety of computer classes every month, from introductory classes and basic skills to advanced classes in the Creative Lab.

GENERAL AUDIENCE EVENTS
Main Library, Library Square
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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Main Library Urban Room
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Alt Press Fest 2018 Call for Entries

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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.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Main Library, The Plot
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Garden Yoga

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Set yourself in The Plot — the Main Library's Community Garden — while Sarah Kelley of Centered City Yoga guides you through stretches and restorative poses.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Herbalist Josh Williams for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

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.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Yarn Social

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Take part in a crochet, knitting, or other craft project each week.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Rhythms at Riverside

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The last Thursday of each month, these concerts will highlight all styles of music — especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

174 people like this -

Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

Marmalade Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

40 people like this -

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

Day-Riverside Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

39 people like this -

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

Main Library, Level 2 Conference Room
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New Readers Book Group

1,090 people like this -

This is a group for adults who are new to reading.

Anderson-Foothill
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Rumi Poetry Club

1,216 people like this -

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

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

225 people like this -

Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

49 people like this -

Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Marmalade Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

35 people like this -

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

Main Library, The Plot
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Garden Yoga

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Set yourself in The Plot — the Main Library's Community Garden — while Sarah Kelley of Centered City Yoga guides you through stretches and restorative poses.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Join other Day-Riverside detectives for this monthly reading discussion group. Each month we'll highlight a different sub-genre, and you'll be encouraged to discuss your favorite reading recommendations.

Main Library Auditorium
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Science Movie Night

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Join the Library and the Utah Film Center for a series of science-themed movie screenings followed by lively discussions with local experts.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

94 people like this -

Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Anderson-Foothill
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Concerts by the Creek

71 people like this -

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

Anderson-Foothill
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Amigos y Libros

245 people like this -

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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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Music at Marmalade

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Add music to your summer evening by heading to the Marmalade Branch's outdoor plaza for a free concert featuring Morgan Thomas.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

95 people like this -

Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

49 people like this -

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

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

40 people like this -

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

Marmalade Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

44 people like this -

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

Marmalade Branch
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Genealogy Club

6,752 people like this -

Research your family history and create a four-generation pedigree chart.

Glendale Branch
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How-to DIY

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Every month adults and older teens can “make it and take it” with a craft project, or learn a new skill to practice at home. Materials provided.

Main Library
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Bike the Branches

271 people like this -

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.

Main Library, Level 2 Conference Room
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New Readers Book Group

680 people like this -

This is a group for adults who are new to reading.

Marmalade Branch
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Coffee- and chocolate-themed books will be provided by the Library while the Marmalade Coffee and Chocolate Society and Moka offer the latest delights from local artisan producers.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

46 people like this -

Join Moka and Herbalist Josh Williams for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Day-Riverside Branch
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Family Yoga at Day-Riverside

43 people like this -

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

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

93 people like this -

Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

38 people like this -

Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Film in the Crafternoon

4,141 people like this -

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

Day-Riverside Branch
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Rhythms at Riverside

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The last Thursday of each month, these concerts will highlight all styles of music — especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Author in the House

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

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

170 people like this -

Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

95 people like this -

Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Sweet Reads Book Club

194 people like this -

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

Day-Riverside Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

38 people like this -

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

Marmalade Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

47 people like this -

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

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Amigos y Libros

193 people like this -

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
Featured Event
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

41 people like this -

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

Marmalade Branch
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

35 people like this -

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

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
Featured Event
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Bob Ross Paint-Along

37 people like this -

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

Main Library, Book Sale Area
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One-Day Used Book Sale

27 people like this -

Everyone is invited to shop the One-Day Used Book Sale. This event will feature movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

52 people like this -

Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

47 people like this -

Join Moka and Herbalist Josh Williams for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

48 people like this -

Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Main Library Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Music at Main

27 people like this -

Summer Concerts: Wednesday nights in August all ages can enjoy live outdoor musical performances on the Library's Rooftop Terrace.

Main Library Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Music at Main

23 people like this -

Summer Concerts: Wednesday nights in August all ages can enjoy live outdoor musical performances on the Library's Rooftop Terrace.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Rhythms at Riverside

29 people like this -

The last Thursday of each month, these concerts will highlight all styles of music — especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

118 people like this -

Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

80 people like this -

Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Marmalade Branch
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Amigos y Libros

141 people like this -

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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This new conversation series puts politics and policy aside to further community discussions about immigration topics, and how Utahns welcome people to the neighborhood.

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.

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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Amigos y Libros

104 people like this -

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 Urban Room
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Alt Press Fest 2018

18 people like this -

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, Conference Room E
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Amigos y Libros

49 people like this -

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

22 people like this -

Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

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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.