• 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.

  • Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about. Steven Spielberg

    Take in big screen showings of summer blockbusters at The City Library! Classic movies will be presented under the twinkling night sky on the east lawn of Library Square. Grab a blanket, bring some snacks, and enjoy a night of outdoor movie magic.

  • Buy quality, buy organic, buy natural, go to the farmers market. Michael Symon

    Join us on Saturday, July 15 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

SUMMER KIDS EVENTS EVENTS
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Kids can explore and experience different aspects of nature in this series with the Library and experts from Tracy Aviary.

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Wind Tunnel

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Kids and families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in Thanksgiving Point’s Wind Tunnel.

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Book Trailer Call for Entries

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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.

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Pen Pal Project

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Kids can earn an additional entry into their Super Summer Challenge prize basket drawing by writing a letter to another City Library location.

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Zumba for Kids

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Kids ages 5 and up can take part in rockin’, high-energy Zumba classes that feature fun and kid-friendly routines and games.

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Outdoor Games

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can enjoy the outdoors with a variety of sports and gaming equipment.

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Wednesday Activities

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Flex your creativity and learn a variety of new crafts. Kids can take part in creative workshops with supplies provided by the Library.

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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.

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DrumBus

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Join a mobile music party. Kids and families can play provided drums and hand percussion as part of a moving drum circle. Space is limited, so please arrive early to ensure your spot.

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Wind Tunnel

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Kids and families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in Thanksgiving Point’s Wind Tunnel.

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Gaming for Kids

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Kids ages 9–12 can play games on the Library’s Wii and PlayStation 4.

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Monday Movies at Day-Riverside

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Enjoy free screenings of popular movies. <a href="http://catalog.slcpl.org/search/title.aspx?cn=586781" target="_blank">

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Kids ages 5 and up can take part in rockin’, high-energy Zumba classes that feature fun and kid-friendly routines and games.

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Candy Construction

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Enjoy a sweet exploration of construction.

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Wind Tunnel

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Kids and families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in Thanksgiving Point’s Wind Tunnel.

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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.

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Jump Rope Workshop

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Learn new jump rope skills that will impress friends and family.

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Teddy Bear Picnic

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Enjoy a picnic with your teddy bear and grown-up. Kids ages 3–10 will enjoy crafts, songs, dancing, their own personally-decorated sweet treat, and juice, and will be able to take photos with the Library’s giant teddy bear.

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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.

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Art Truck Extravaganza

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Explore the concept of community through art, music, and map-making on Library Square.

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UMOCA Art Truck Exhibit

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Visit the only traveling educational art exhibit of its kind in Utah, the UMOCA Art Truck, as it hosts the exhibit whereABOUTS by artists Jaime Salvador Castillo and Michael Anthony García.

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Build a Park

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Imagine and build the park of your dreams.

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Candy Construction

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Enjoy a sweet exploration of construction.

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Zumba for Kids

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Kids ages 5 and up can take part in rockin’, high-energy Zumba classes that feature fun and kid-friendly routines and games.

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Craft Time Saturdays

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Kids ages 5 and up can take part in unique projects to create something new.

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Rocket Launchers

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Build and launch your own paper rockets!

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Learn new jump rope skills that will impress friends and family.

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Worldstock

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

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Bookmaking for Kids

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Learn how to create your own book and other fun printmaking processes from experts from the Book Arts Program at the University of Utah.

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Magic with Paul Brewer

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Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

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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!

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Adventure Dance

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Kids ages 5–10 can join Imagination Place for an exploration of children’s literature, movement, and dance.

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Enjoy a picnic with your teddy bear and grown-up. Kids ages 3–10 will enjoy crafts, songs, dancing, their own personally-decorated sweet treat, and juice, and will be able to take photos with the Library’s giant teddy bear.

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Adventure Dance

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Kids ages 5–10 can join Imagination Place for an exploration of children’s literature, movement, and dance.

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Book Trailer Awards Gala

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Enjoy a showcase of book trailers submitted for the Library's Book Trailer Awards.

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Magic with Paul Brewer

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Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

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Build a Park

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Imagine and build the park of your dreams.

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Children's Chocolate Party

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Learn about and sample a variety of chocolates with experts from Moka. Kids ages 5 and up will be able to explore the processes that create this tasty treat, as well as try chocolate samples.

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Animal Safari Campout

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Celebrate the end of the Super Summer Challenge with a “campout” featuring tents, animal stories, music, and s’mores.

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Kids and families can celebrate the end of the Super Summer Challenge with the Library, KUED Kids, and ocean friends Splash and Bubbles.

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End of Summer Celebration

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Celebrate the end of the Super Summer Challenge by watching a slideshow of the Stuffed Animal Stowaway and by making and launching your own paper rockets.

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Magic with Paul Brewer

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Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

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Storytime Celebration

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Storytime Celebration

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Storytime Celebration

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Storytime Celebration

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Storytime Celebration

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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Join the Library during regularly-scheduled Preschool Storytimes for stories, songs, and other fun surprises.

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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.