• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

SUMMER TEEN EVENTS EVENTS
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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.

Glendale Branch
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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.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Teen Night

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Enjoy movies, gaming, and a variety of other activities every Friday in the Main Library Canteena. Snacks will be provided.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Magic: The Gathering® at Main

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Grab a friend and head to the Main Library for a game of MTG. Beginners and learners are welcome. Prizes and snacks will be available for participants.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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">

Marmalade Branch
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Escape the Room! for Teens

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Teens ages 14 and up can take part in a riveting game where they’ll be tasked with navigating through several forms of historical and modern communication to unlock puzzles and save the day.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Board Gaming

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Take part in tabletop gaming and meet other teens from your neighborhood.

Anderson-Foothill
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Teen DIY

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

Glendale Branch
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help make the Library a better place for teens by taking part in the Teen Advisory Board. This group offers you a space to voice your opinion and shape the direction of teen-oriented Library programming. Snacks and crafts will be available at each meeting.

Glendale Branch
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Wacky Wednesdays

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Take part in a new activity each week, including video gaming, outdoor activities, crafts, karaoke, and more.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Teen DIY

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

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen DIY

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

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Geek Out Crafternoon

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Teens and adults can enjoy screenings of popular movies while taking part in a related craft.

Glendale Branch
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Zine Camp: Autobiographies

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Decorate a notebook to keep a journal or your writing, write an autobiography using prompts, and add a pictures!

Day-Riverside Branch
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Video Gaming

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Play provided games on a first-come, first-served basis and enjoy provided snacks.

Anderson-Foothill
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Geek Prom: Hunger Games Edition

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Teens are invited to this Hunger Games-themed celebration where they'll be able to take part in Capitol makeovers, cupcake decorating in Peeta's bakery, and photo booth opportunities.

Glendale Branch
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Second Saturday Snack Attack

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Improve your cooking skills by learning to make simple, delicious, and healthy snacks with provided ingredients and cooking equipment.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Manga Club

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Discuss your favorite Manga and Anime titles, learn some new art skills, and meet other Manga fans.

Sprague Branch
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Read-a-Thon

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Grab your favorite book and head to the library for a read-a-thon!

Marmalade Branch
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Movie Club

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Enjoy free screenings of popular movies Wednesday at the Marmalade Branch.

Anderson-Foothill
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Chocolate Tasting with Moka

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

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.

Glendale Branch
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Read-a-Thon

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Grab your favorite book and head to the library for a read-a-thon!

Marmalade Branch
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Read-a-Thon

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Grab your favorite book and head to the library for a read-a-thon!

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Portal for Teens

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Tweens and Teens are invited to think strategically and creatively to solve a variety of digital puzzles and obstacles in Portal.

Sprague Branch
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Teen DIY: Button Making

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Using the Library's button maker, create a cool custom button using upcycled imagery from discarded books, magazines, and comic books.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Engineering Challenge

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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.

Chapman Branch
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Chocolate Tasting with Moka

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

Marmalade Branch
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Outdoor Minecraft

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Join SLC Let's Move Outside! to play video game-inspired outdoor games.

Marmalade Branch
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Design Your Own Decal

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Use the Creative Lab’s Cricut machine to design and make your own vinyl decal.

Marmalade Branch
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Video Game Tournament

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Test your video gaming skills and face off against other neighborhood teens in a tournament where both accolades and prizes are at stake.

Glendale Branch
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Outdoor Minecraft

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Join SLC Let's Move Outside! to play video game-inspired outdoor games.

Anderson-Foothill
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Help make the Library a better place for teens by taking part in the Teen Advisory Board. This group offers you a space to voice your opinion and shape the direction of teen-oriented Library programming. Snacks and crafts will be available at each meeting.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Chocolate Tasting with Moka

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

Glendale Branch
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Zine Camp: Art and Words

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At this workshop, enjoy drawing your own book character, designing a storyboard, and creating a comic book page.

Main Library, Level 2 Canteena
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Read-a-Thon

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Grab your favorite book and head to the library for a read-a-thon!

Sprague Branch
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Outdoor Minecraft

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Join SLC Let's Move Outside! to play video game-inspired outdoor games.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Design Your Own Decal

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Use the Creative Lab’s Cricut machine to design and make your own vinyl decal.

Anderson-Foothill
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Design Your Own Decal

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Use the Creative Lab’s Cricut machine to design and make your own vinyl decal.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help the Library become a better place for teens. This Teen Advisory Board meeting is open to any teen who is interested in shaping the direction of teen-oriented Library programming.

Marmalade Branch
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Help the Library become a better place for teens. This Teen Advisory Board meeting is open to any teen who is interested in shaping the direction of teen-oriented Library programming.

Main Library Creative Lab
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Design Your Own Decal

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Use the Creative Lab’s Cricut machine to design and make your own vinyl decal.

Chapman Branch
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Read-a-Thon

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Grab your favorite book and head to the library for a read-a-thon!

Day-Riverside Branch
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Chocolate Tasting with Moka

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

Marmalade Branch
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Outdoor Minecraft

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Join SLC Let's Move Outside! to play video game-inspired outdoor games.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Read-a-Thon

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Grab your favorite book and head to the library for a read-a-thon!

Sprague Branch
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Engineering Challenge

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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Outdoor Minecraft

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Join SLC Let's Move Outside! to play video game-inspired outdoor games.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Read-a-Thon

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Grab your favorite book and head to the library for a read-a-thon!

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.

Sprague Branch
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Outdoor Minecraft

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Join SLC Let's Move Outside! to play video game-inspired outdoor games.

Glendale Branch
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Read-a-Thon

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Grab your favorite book and head to the library for a read-a-thon!

Marmalade Branch
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Chocolate Tasting with Moka

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

Chapman Branch
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Design Your Own Decal

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Use the Creative Lab’s Cricut machine to design and make your own vinyl decal.

Glendale Branch
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Zine Camp: Poetry

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This workshop will use activities such as found poetry, black-out poetry, and the spoken word to discover the many ways poetry can be used to communicate and inspire our lives.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Summer Teen Lock-In

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Teens ages 12–17 will be able to see what the Library’s like when it’s closed to the public and will be able to participate in a variety of activities.

Sprague Branch
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Read-a-Thon

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Grab your favorite book and head to the library for a read-a-thon!

Marmalade Branch
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Engineering Challenge

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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.

Glendale Branch
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Chocolate Tasting with Moka

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

Anderson-Foothill
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Engineering Challenge

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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen DIY

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

Anderson-Foothill
Featured Event
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Help make the Library a better place for teens by taking part in the Teen Advisory Board. This group offers you a space to voice your opinion and shape the direction of teen-oriented Library programming. Snacks and crafts will be available at each meeting.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Plant a Better World

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Pots, quick-dry paint, and succulents are provided for teens to plant and take home.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help the Library become a better place for teens. This Teen Advisory Board meeting is open to any teen who is interested in shaping the direction of teen-oriented Library programming.

Marmalade Branch
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Help the Library become a better place for teens. This Teen Advisory Board meeting is open to any teen who is interested in shaping the direction of teen-oriented Library programming.

Main Library, Level 2 Canteena
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Chocolate Tasting with Moka

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

Glendale Branch
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Engineering Challenge

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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.

Glendale Branch
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Zine Camp: Fantasy

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Create a fantasy world and the creatures that inhabit it at this workshop.

Anderson-Foothill
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Worldstock

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

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!

Sprague Branch
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Chocolate Tasting with Moka

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

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Design Your Own Decal

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Use the Creative Lab’s Cricut machine to design and make your own vinyl decal.

Glendale Branch
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Zine Camp: Mystery

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Activities at this workshop include writing a letter in invisible ink, discovering the mystery mail of a suspect, and a game where there will be a detective, victims, and a...mystery.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Waffle Off!

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Compete for the title of Library Iron Chef! Teens will test and taste a variety of potential waffle ideas in order to create their edible masterpiece.

Main Library Auditorium
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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.

Sprague Branch
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Read-a-Thon

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Grab your favorite book and head to the library for a read-a-thon!

Glendale Branch
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Design Your Own Decal

18 people like this -

Use the Creative Lab’s Cricut machine to design and make your own vinyl decal.

Sprague Branch
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Design Your Own Decal

25 people like this -

Use the Creative Lab’s Cricut machine to design and make your own vinyl decal.

Glendale Branch
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Read-a-Thon

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Grab your favorite book and head to the library for a read-a-thon!

Marmalade Branch
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Project Runway

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Teens can create their own fashion accessories using provided sewing machines and supplies.

Chapman Branch
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Engineering Challenge

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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.

Glendale Branch
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Zine Camp: Team Workshop

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Add the final touches to your writing and art and help assemble and publish our very own zine.

Main Library, Level 2 Canteena
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Engineering Challenge

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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Read-a-Thon

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Grab your favorite book and head to the library for a read-a-thon!

Marmalade Branch
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Help the Library become a better place for teens. This Teen Advisory Board meeting is open to any teen who is interested in shaping the direction of teen-oriented Library programming.

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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 Apr 22 to Jun 09

Paintings By Bill Lee Reception: Sat, Apr 22, 4pm Main Library, Gallery at Library Square

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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.