• 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.

  • When you give a homemade gift, you are giving a part of yourself to the recipient. Mark Frauenfelder

    It's that time of year when the weather turns frosty, friends and families gather, and Pinterest pages fill with aspirational craft projects. Make your DIY dreams a reality this holiday season while indulging in warm popcorn and a movie.

  • 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.

  • Computer science and machine learning can make rapid advances that seem really incredible. Bill Maris

    Join the University of Utah School of Computing and The City Library for a lecture series about the impact of computer science on our society and culture. Topics include algorithms and bias, the science of air quality, and technology and arts collaborations.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Showcase your smarts against other trivia geeks

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

KIDS & FAMILY EVENTS
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Sensory Storytime

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This series of storytimes is intended for kids ages 3-10 who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related sensory processing challenges and are functioning at a preschool- to early elementary age-developmental level.

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Sensory Storytime

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This series of storytimes is intended for kids ages 3-10 who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related sensory processing challenges and are functioning at a preschool- to early elementary age-developmental level.

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LEAP Into Science Family Workshops

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Kids and families can learn about and investigate new scientific concepts each month through hands-on experiences in working with different materials.

Chapman Branch
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Gingerbread Jamboree

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A cookie-themed Preschool Storytime with a chance to decorate your very own gingerbread pals.

Glendale Branch
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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.

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Certified KAY instructor Sarah Bly will guide children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

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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.

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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.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

Glendale Branch
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Art Afternoon

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Themed art-projects and educational instruction for children up to age 8.

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.

Marmalade Branch
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Gingerbread Jamboree

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A cookie-themed Preschool Storytime with a chance to decorate your very own gingerbread pals.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

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Minecraft Club

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Every Tuesday, kids up to age can learn problem-solving skills through Minecraft projects and challenges.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Gingerbread Jamboree

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A cookie-themed Preschool Storytime with a chance to decorate your very own gingerbread pals.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Art & Maker with Clever Octopus

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Crafting for elementary-aged kids using repurposed and recycled materials from Clever Octopus, with a bit of art history as well.

Glendale Branch
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Cartoon Afternoons

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Every Wednesday, kids ages 9-12 can spend an afternoon enjoying modern cartoon series, then put together a presentation based on the topic.

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Family Yoga at Day-Riverside

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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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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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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.

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Las Posadas Celebration

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This event will feature joyful singing, dance performances, refreshments, and a children’s lesson and craft session that will help them understand how people around the world celebrate the Christmas holiday in different ways.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

Main Library Tinker Lab
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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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CANCELLED: 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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Gaming for Kids

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Kids ages 9–12 can play board games as well as games on the Library's Wii and PlayStation 4.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

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Video Gaming

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Kids and teens can play provided Wii U and PlayStation 4 games on a first-come, first-served basis and enjoy provided snacks.

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Caught Reading! Read-a-thon

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Kids and families: put on your comfy clothes, grab a pillow and blanket, and find a cozy reading spot.

Main Library
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Gingerbread Jamboree

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A cookie-themed Preschool Storytime with a chance to decorate your very own gingerbread pals.

Main Library
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Gingerbread Jamboree

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A cookie-themed Preschool Storytime with a chance to decorate your very own gingerbread pals.

Main Library
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Caught Reading! Read-a-thon

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Kids and families: put on your comfy clothes, grab a pillow and blanket, and find a cozy reading spot.

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We'll teach kids age 9–12 some basic cooking skills and make a no-bake treat they can recreate at home.

Marmalade Branch
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Family Movies at Marmalade

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Stay warm and cozy this winter with family-friendly movies in the Marmalade Branch Multipurpose Room.

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Teddy Bear Picnic

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Kids up to age eight can enjoy an indoor picnic with their favorite stuffed animal and a grown-up.

Main Library
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Children up to age four and their families can come for stories highlighting circles, then explore circles further through intentional play with dots, hula hoops, and other fun circles and spheres!

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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Family Yoga at Glendale

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Relax your mind and connect with your body with an hour of yoga for all ages and all experience levels.

Main Library
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Children up to age four and their families can come for stories highlighting circles, then explore circles further through intentional play with dots, hula hoops, and other fun circles and spheres!

Marmalade Branch
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Preschool Dance Party

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Little dancers ages 3-7 and their grown-ups and older siblings can dance with props and instruments. Must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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Dog Day Afternoons

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

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Certified KAY instructor Sarah Bly will guide children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

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Preschool Zone

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Rotating activities for preschoolers ever Monday in the Children's Library.

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Children up to age four and their families can come for stories highlighting circles, then explore circles further through intentional play with dots, hula hoops, and other fun circles and spheres!

Marmalade Branch
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Fidget Spinner Olympics

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Kids age 8-12 can show off their fidget spinner skills or learn some new ones with the first ever City Library Fidget Spinner Olympics!

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Sensory Storytime

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This series of storytimes is intended for kids ages 3-10 who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related sensory processing challenges and are functioning at a preschool- to early elementary age-developmental level.

Anderson-Foothill
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Children up to age four and their families can come for stories highlighting circles, then explore circles further through intentional play with dots, hula hoops, and other fun circles and spheres!

Chapman Branch
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Children up to age four and their families can come for stories highlighting circles, then explore circles further through intentional play with dots, hula hoops, and other fun circles and spheres!

Marmalade Branch
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Potty Training Party

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Come listen to stories and songs to inspire and motivate you little ones to get going!

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Children up to age four and their families can come for stories highlighting circles, then explore circles further through intentional play with dots, hula hoops, and other fun circles and spheres!

Marmalade Branch
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Children up to age four and their families can come for stories highlighting circles, then explore circles further through intentional play with dots, hula hoops, and other fun circles and spheres!

Main Library - Children's Storyroom
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Preschool Zone

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Rotating activities for preschoolers ever Monday in the Children's Library.

Glendale Branch
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Children up to age four and their families can come for stories highlighting circles, then explore circles further through intentional play with dots, hula hoops, and other fun circles and spheres!

Day-Riverside Branch
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Children up to age four and their families can come for stories highlighting circles, then explore circles further through intentional play with dots, hula hoops, and other fun circles and spheres!

Legacy Village of Sugar House (Sprague Branch)
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Children up to age four and their families can come for stories highlighting circles, then explore circles further through intentional play with dots, wheel, hula hoops, and other fun circles and spheres!

Marmalade Branch
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Certified KAY instructor Sarah Bly will guide children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

Marmalade Branch
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Family Movies at Marmalade

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Stay warm and cozy this winter with family-friendly movies in the Marmalade Branch Multipurpose Room.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Gaming for Kids

146 people like this -

Kids ages 9–12 can play board games as well as games on the Library's Wii and PlayStation 4.

Marmalade Branch
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Certified KAY instructor Sarah Bly will guide children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Certified KAY instructor Sarah Bly will guide children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Gaming for Kids

156 people like this -

Kids ages 9–12 can play board games as well as games on the Library's Wii and PlayStation 4.

Main Library - Children's Storyroom
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Preschool Zone

23 people like this -

Rotating activities for preschoolers ever Monday in the Children's Library.

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Gaming for Kids

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Kids ages 9–12 can play board games as well as games on the Library's Wii and PlayStation 4.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Gaming for Kids

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Kids ages 9–12 can play board games as well as games on the Library's Wii and PlayStation 4.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Gaming for Kids

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Kids ages 9–12 can play board games as well as games on the Library's Wii and PlayStation 4.

Main Library - Children's Storyroom
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Preschool Zone

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Rotating activities for preschoolers ever Monday in the Children's Library.

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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.