• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Halloween Celebration Fri, Oct 27, 1–4pm · Main Library

    Treat the kids to some early Halloween fun in the safe, friendly, and not-too-spooky environment of the Main Library's Children’s Library. We’ll have Halloween activities, prizes, and trick-or-treating all afternoon. Everyone is welcome to show off their costume, or come as they are.

  • 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.

  • Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. Carl Sagan

    The City Library is teaming up with KUED Kids for a STEM Festival and Reading Marathon Kickoff. Pick up a Reading Log for the KUED November reading challenge, choose a book to take home, and participate in engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art), and Math activities with your favorite community organizations.

  • 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.

  • Bob Ross Paint-Along
    Let's Have a little evergreen tree, and he lives right there. He's a nice tree. Bob Ross

    Bob Ross Paint-Along

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

KIDS & FAMILY EVENTS
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Escape the Room: Creepy Carnival

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Kids ages 8 and up are invited to take part in a special carnival-themed escape challenge. Solve puzzles, escape the creepy carnival, and win a prize!

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.

Marmalade Branch
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Monster Matinees: Frankenweenie

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It's Fall Break for local schools, so take some time to relax with these family films that are just the right amount of spooky.

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Art & Maker with Clever Octopus

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

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.

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.

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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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.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Main Library Story Room
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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Harry Potter Wand Workshop

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Witches and wizards of all ages can create their own unique wands. Wand cores and permits will be provided.

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.

Glendale Branch
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Halloween Family Film Series

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Each week in October we’ll show a classic horror-comedy with lots of laughs and a few light frights.

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.

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.

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.

Main Library, Children's Library Craft Room
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Art & Maker with Clever Octopus

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

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Kids' Cafe at Main

740 people like this -

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

Anderson-Foothill
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Art & Maker with Clever Octopus

5,552 people like this -

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

Day-Riverside Branch
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Escape the Room: Creepy Carnival

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Kids ages 8 and up are invited to take part in a special carnival-themed escape challenge. Solve puzzles, escape the creepy carnival, and win a prize!

Main Library, Children's Library
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Treat the kids to some early Halloween fun in a safe, friendly, and not-too-spooky environment. With activities, prizes, and trick-or-treating all afternoon.

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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Join us for a free film series the fourth Saturday of each month. Movie fans of all ages are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be provided.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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We’ll be making popcorn balls and hosting a free screening of Academy Award Nominated Stop-Motion Animated Film ParaNorman. Recommended for ages 9-12

Day-Riverside Branch
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Halloween Toddler Dance Party

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Kids ages 0–5 can boogie to some fun (and spooky) Halloween-themed tunes.

Main Library Creatlive Lab
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Make a Spooky Photo

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Take creepy photos on your own or with loved ones, then print your masterpiece. Costumes are welcome!

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Festivities include music and dance performances, calavera (sugar skull) and altar decorating, a photo-booth, face painting, food and drink, and more.

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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International Games Day

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Take a virtual trip around the world as we explore different cultures through the games they play.

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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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Bring the whole family, pick up your Reading Log, choose a book to take home, and participate in engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, (Art) and Math activities with your favorite community organizations.

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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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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.

Glendale Branch, Meeting Room B
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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.

Glendale Branch, Meeting Room B
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Sensory Storytime

68 people like this -

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.

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.

Chapman Branch
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Recipe Book Making

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Assemble and decorate your very own cookbook to take home.

Main Library
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TInker Lab Grand Opening

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See our new maker-space for kids with the Tinker Lab's Grand Opening

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.

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.

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.

Sprague Branch OR Legacy Village
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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Wednesday Activities

55 people like this -

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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Gingerbread Jamboree

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

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

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.

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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Gingerbread Jamboree

11 people like this -

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

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.

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
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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

11 people like this -

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

Day-Riverside Branch
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Gaming for Kids

69 people like this -

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.

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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.