• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

KIDS & FAMILY EVENTS
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Hip Hop Dancing

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Kids and teens ages 6–18 can learn hip hop dance moves with playful stretches, movement, and music. This series is sponsored by The City Library and University Neighborhood Partners.

Anderson-Foothill
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Main Library Craft Room
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Sprague Branch
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Glendale Branch
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Happy Hula Dance

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Kids and families will be able to take part in dances originating from the Cook Islands, New Zealand, Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, and Samoa.

Main Library, Children's Library
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Chapman Branch
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

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, Children's Library
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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.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Preschool Building Zone

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Take part in a special building adventure. Kids ages 3–5 can work with blocks and diggers while wearing special work aprons and hard hats provided by the Library.

Anderson-Foothill
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Dog Day Afternoons

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Kids can practice reading to a fuzzy friend in a non-threatening environment.

All Locations
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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.

Sprague Branch
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Chris Lopez Magic Show

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Kids and families are invited to an engaging showcase presented by magician Chris Lopez, which will showcase the magic of reading.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Barnyard Friends Petting Zoo

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Experience a small outdoor petting zoo provided by Ivie Acres Farm and Petting Zoo, including a miniature goat, miniature pig, ducks, and chickens.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Chris Lopez Magic Show

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Kids and families are invited to an engaging showcase presented by magician Chris Lopez, which will showcase the magic of reading.

Chapman Branch
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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Chris Lopez Magic Show

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Kids and families are invited to an engaging showcase presented by magician Chris Lopez, which will showcase the magic of reading.

Glendale Branch
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Chris Lopez Magic Show

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Kids and families are invited to an engaging showcase presented by magician Chris Lopez, which will showcase the magic of reading.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Chris Lopez Magic Show

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Kids and families are invited to an engaging showcase presented by magician Chris Lopez, which will showcase the magic of reading.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Chris Lopez Magic Show

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Kids and families are invited to an engaging showcase presented by magician Chris Lopez, which will showcase the magic of reading.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Chris Lopez Magic Show

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Kids and families are invited to an engaging showcase presented by magician Chris Lopez, which will showcase the magic of reading.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Whizgiggle Puppet’s Favorites

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Join Whizgiggle as he revisits his zaniest puppet show moments from the last decade.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Amazing Animals Petting Zoo

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Experience a small petting zoo with a variety of small, friendly animals.

Chapman Branch
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Fun Food with Food Sense

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Learn how to make easy, tasty, and nutritious budget-friendly meals in a series of workshops hosted by the USU Extension Service.

Marmalade Branch
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Jump Rope Workshop

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

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Sensory Playtime

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Babies and toddlers ages 10 months to 3 years will learn about colors, numbers, letters, and more through sight, smell, touch, and hearing.

Main Library, Conference Center
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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.

Glendale Branch
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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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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Super Summer Cinema Series

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Bring the whole family to the east lawn of Library Square at dusk to enjoy this free film series. In case of inclement weather, screenings will move to the Main Library Auditorium.

Marmalade Branch
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Preschool Building Zone

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Take part in a special building adventure. Kids ages 3–5 can work with blocks and diggers while wearing special work aprons and hard hats provided by the Library.

Glendale Branch
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Jump Rope Workshop

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

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Toddler Dance Party

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Little dancers ages 2–5 and their grown-ups and older siblings can dance with scarves, shakers, and a parachute.

Sprague Branch
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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.

Day-Riverside 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.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Preschool Building Zone

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Take part in a special building adventure. Kids ages 3–5 can work with blocks and diggers while wearing special work aprons and hard hats provided by the Library.

Chapman Branch
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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.

Chapman Branch
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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Candy Construction

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Enjoy a sweet exploration of construction.

Sprague Branch
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Preschool Building Zone

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Take part in a special building adventure. Kids ages 3–5 can work with blocks and diggers while wearing special work aprons and hard hats provided by the Library.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Jump Rope Workshop

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

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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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.

Main Library, Library Square
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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.

Glendale Branch
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Preschool Building Zone

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Take part in a special building adventure. Kids ages 3–5 can work with blocks and diggers while wearing special work aprons and hard hats provided by the Library.

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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.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Build a Park

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Imagine and build the park of your dreams.

Anderson-Foothill
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Music Together

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Bring your little ones to this exploration of music and movement brought to you by the experts from Music Together.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Candy Construction

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Enjoy a sweet exploration of construction.

Sprague Branch
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Music Together

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Bring your little ones to this exploration of music and movement brought to you by the experts from Music Together.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Preschool Building Zone

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Take part in a special building adventure. Kids ages 3–5 can work with blocks and diggers while wearing special work aprons and hard hats provided by the Library.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Rocket Launchers

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Build and launch your own paper rockets!

Chapman Branch
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Preschool Building Zone

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Take part in a special building adventure. Kids ages 3–5 can work with blocks and diggers while wearing special work aprons and hard hats provided by the Library.

Sprague Branch
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Jump Rope Workshop

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

Anderson-Foothill
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Worldstock

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

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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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.

Chapman Branch
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Music Together

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Bring your little ones to this exploration of music and movement brought to you by the experts from Music Together.

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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Adventure Dance

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

Marmalade Branch
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Music Together

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Bring your little ones to this exploration of music and movement brought to you by the experts from Music Together.

Main Library, Conference Center
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Teddy Bear Picnic

57 people like this -

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Preschool Building Zone

30 people like this -

Take part in a special building adventure. Kids ages 3–5 can work with blocks and diggers while wearing special work aprons and hard hats provided by the Library.

Chapman Branch
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Adventure Dance

54 people like this -

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

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Music Together

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Bring your little ones to this exploration of music and movement brought to you by the experts from Music Together.

Marmalade Branch
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Build a Park

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Imagine and build the park of your dreams.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Toddler Dance Party

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Little dancers ages 2–5 and their grown-ups and older siblings can dance with scarves, shakers, and a parachute.

Chapman Branch
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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.

Main Library, Children's Library
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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.

Sprague Branch
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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Main Library Story Room
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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.

Sprague Branch
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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Chapman Branch
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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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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.