• Introduction to Finding Nonprofit Grants
    One Person can make a difference. And everyone should try. John F. Kennedy

    Introduction to Finding Nonprofit Grants

    Learn the ten most important things you need to know about finding grants for your nonprofit, and start looking for funders right away. The City Library will be holding five sessions of this workshop.

  • Year of Centennial Celebration
    The Chapman Branch has served the people of Salt Lake since May 27, 1918.

    Year of Centennial Celebration

    Throughout the year there will be Centennial events like Chapman's 100th birthday party! Look out for decades-themed book displays and share your personal memories of #chapman100.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration
    Grinches and Sneetches and Cats wearing Hats, Why, who do we have to thank for all that?

    Dr. Seuss' Birthday Celebration

    Join The City Library, KUED, and Discovery Gateway in celebrating Dr. Seuss's 114th birthday. There will be games, activities, birthday cake, and a special appearance by the Cat in the Hat! Fri, Mar 2, 3–5pm · Main Library, Children’s Library

  • Thunderball Wed, feb 28, 2pm · Main Library

    All are welcome to enjoy these free movie screenings in the Main Library Auditorium.

  • Sweet Reads Book CLub 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.

  • Business Growth Strategies
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    Business Growth Strategies

    Join The City Library and Salt Lake SCORE for this monthly workshop series that will help you start up and nurture your small business. You will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and 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.

  • Writing for Change
    "If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write." -Martin Luther

    Writing for Change

    Join the Library and the SLCC Community Writing Center for two free workshops that will teach you how to effectively engage in civic dialogue through social media and letter writing.

  • 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.

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.

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.

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Kids' Cafe at Marmalade

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

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 snacks to kids up to age 18.

Glendale Branch
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Kids' Cafe at Glendale

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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.

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 snacks to kids up to age 18.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids' Cafe at Marmalade

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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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Kids' Cafe at Glendale

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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®.

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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Kids' Cafe at Marmalade

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

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 snacks to kids up to age 18.

Glendale Branch
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Kids' Cafe at Glendale

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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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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.

Glendale Branch
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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.

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids' Cafe at Marmalade

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

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 snacks to kids up to age 18.

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.

Glendale Branch
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Teen DIY at Glendale

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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.

Glendale Branch
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Kids' Cafe at Glendale

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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.

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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.

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.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids' Cafe at Marmalade

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

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 snacks to kids up to age 18.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Glendale Branch
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Kids' Cafe at Glendale

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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 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®.

Day-Riverside 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.

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.

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.

Glendale Branch
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Teen DIY at Glendale

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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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Teen Night

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Every Friday afternoon The City Library downtown hosts movies, video and board gaming, and other activities (always accompanied by snacks) for teens ages 12-18.

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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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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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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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Time to Revise

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Get group feedback on a finished piece from writers like you!

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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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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Manga and Anime Club

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This club meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. We’ll watch a variety of Anime series, discuss recent Manga reads, play games, and learn more about the Japanese culture that gave rise to these art forms.

Main Library Creative Lab
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Cricut Workshop: Origami

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Use a Cricut ExploreAir to cut out designs that can be folded into 3D objects!

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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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Teen DIY: Shrinky Dinks

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Use Shrinky Dinks to make jewelry, tiny art, and whatever your imagination dreams up.

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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 Jan 22 to Mar 02

2018 Utah Children’s Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibit The Confucius Institute at the University of Utah, the Utah Chinese Association of Sciences and Technology, and the Salt Lake City Public Library jointly present the 2018 Utah Children’s Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibit. Main Library, Children's Gallery

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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.