• 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.

  • Express Service Starting October 23

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Make Your Own Bookplate Sat, Dec 2 · Main Library, Level 4

    Join us for a bookplate workshop during the Friends of The City Library Holiday Used Book Sale. If you pick up a giftable book during the Sale, why not personalize it with a custom-made bookplate? We'll have materials to transform our bookplate designs into your very own set of bookplates for gifts or for your own library.

  • 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.

TEENS 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.

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.

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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.

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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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Open Creative Lab

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The Creative Lab puts awesome technology in your hands for making videos, podcasts, music, 3D printing, and more! Open for Teens Monday and Wednesday evenings throughout the fall.

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, 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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Yarn Social

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Take part in a crochet, knitting, or other craft project each week.

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ACT® Study Session

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Get prepped for the ACT® college admissions test. Teens ages 14–18 are invited to this series of peer study sessions where you can work together as a group to review test subjects, learn testing strategies, and practice taking the ACT®.

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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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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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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Yarn Social

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Take part in a crochet, knitting, or other craft project each week.

Marmalade Branch
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Teen DIY at Marmalade

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Weekly Do-It-Yourself workshop. Teens ages 10–17 can explore unique projects and create something to take home, use, or consume. We'll provide the materials, you provide the imagination.

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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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Teen DIY at Day-Riverside

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The weekly, after-school Teen DIY workshops allow those ages 10–17 to explore unique projects and activities.

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Teen Zone

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The Teen Zone is a space made just for ages 12–18 that is open every Thursday and Friday.

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Teen Night

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

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.

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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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Manga and Anime Club

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The Manga and Anime Club meets every Friday. We’ll watch a variety of Anime series, discuss recent Manga reads, play games, create cosplay costumes, and learn more about the Japanese culture that gave rise to these art forms.

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Video Gaming for Teens

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Take a break with the Day-Riverside Branch's Wii and PlayStation 4 gaming system each week.

Marmalade Branch
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ACT® Study Session

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Get prepped for the ACT® college admissions test. Teens ages 14–18 are invited to this series of peer study sessions where you can work together as a group to review test subjects, learn testing strategies, and practice taking the ACT®.

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Creative Career Talks

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A talk from a local professional with a creative, artistic, or unconventional occupation, followed by a hands-on activity related to the topic.

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Teens are invited for a special tea-time chocolate tasting, including hot chocolate, tea, cheese, and cakes.

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Scientific Saturdays: Slime

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A monthly program that gives teens a chance to explore scientific concepts with fun, hands-on experiments.

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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.

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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 activities will be available at each meeting.

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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.

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Teen DIY at Marmalade

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Weekly Do-It-Yourself workshop. Teens ages 10–17 can explore unique projects and create something to take home, use, or consume. We'll provide the materials, you provide the imagination.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen DIY at Day-Riverside

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The weekly, after-school Teen DIY workshops allow those ages 12–17 to explore unique projects and activities.

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Teens and tweens are invited to these free screenings of classic Tim Burton animated films. Themed snacks will be provided.

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No Bake Cooking Club for Teens

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Every month we'll create relatively healthy, no-bake, seasonal treats you can easily recreate at home.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Film in the Crafternoon

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Enjoy popular movies while working on a themed craft. We'll supply the crafting materials. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

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A talk from a local professional with a creative, artistic, or unconventional occupation, followed by a hands-on activity related to the topic.

Marmalade Branch
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Give back to the community by making blankets for a local hospital while helping to shape the future of the Library’s teen-oriented 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.

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.