• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Holiday Closure
    For those who here gave their lives that their nation might live. Abraham Lincoln

    Holiday Closure

    In honor of Memorial Day, all City Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 29, and will reopen during regular operating hours on Tuesday, May 30.

  • 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.

  • Build a Better World

    Celebrate the start of the Super Summer Challenge with a variety of enjoyable activities taking place at all Library locations from Friday, June 2 through Sunday, June 4. Be sure to visit your nearest City Library to sign up for the Super Summer Challenge and pick up a tracker and calendar of events.

TEENS EVENTS
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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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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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Game Club

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Play various multiplayer games with neighborhood friends, watch fantastic cinematics and trailers, and keep up with gaming news at this weekly get-together.

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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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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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Teen DIY

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Every Thursday, teens can take part in a new craft with supplies provided by the Library.

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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 in the Main Library Canteena. Snacks will be provided.

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.

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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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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">

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Movie Club

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

Glendale Branch
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Throw Back Thursdays

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

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.

Glendale 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.

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!

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Video Gaming

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

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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.

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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!

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.

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!

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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.

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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Adult Autism Book Group

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Adults and teens who live with autism are invited to share their love of books (and pizza) at this monthly get-together.

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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.

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Outdoor Minecraft

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 for those who attend.

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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 for those who attend.

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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.

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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

29 people like this -

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!

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.

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This summer we are offering a series of workshops specifically for all our teen writers out there! Our facilitators will focus on secrets we wished we had known about the craft when we started writing. We'll read and workshop pieces throughout. Come to one or come to all!

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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This summer we are offering a series of workshops specifically for all our teen writers out there! Our facilitators will focus on secrets we wished we had known about the craft when we started writing. We'll read and workshop pieces throughout. Come to one or come to all!

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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This summer we are offering a series of workshops specifically for all our teen writers out there! Our facilitators will focus on secrets we wished we had known about the craft when we started writing. We'll read and workshop pieces throughout. Come to one or come to all!

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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

23 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

31 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!

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Back-to-School DIY

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Teens and tweens can get ready for the new school year by making or personalizing their own school supplies using provided materials.

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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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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.

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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.