• Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time Thomas Merton

    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.

  • Homebuying 101 Multiple Locations · Oct–Jan

    Buying a home is exciting, but sometimes daunting experience. This class will help you learn the basics of home buying, including how to find grants, loans, and government financing programs, how to identify mistakes to avoid, what to expect from new builds and how to purchase foreclosures. You'll leave feeling more confident about the next steps and with a clear vision of how the entire home-buying process comes together.

  • American History, Culture, and society Lecture Series Thu, Nov 15 · 7–8pm · Marmalade Branch ·

    In this presentation Professor Button will integrate American history, political theory, and empirical social science to address both the present dangers and future possibilities of democracy in America.

  • 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.

  • Friends of The City Library Design Contest Deadline for Submissions: Nov 30, 2018

    Submit a design for the next Friends of The City Library Book Bag and T-Shirt! If your design is selected, you'll receive $100 as well as a Book Bag and T-Shirt bearing your design. Designs must include "Friends of The City Library."

  • Learn and Grow Playtime
    Learn and Grow Playtime Multiple Locations · Nov

    Learn and Grow Playtime

    Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play. At the playtime, parents and guardians can fill out a developmental questionnaire, learn how they can help their child’s development, and get more information about community resources. For children ages 0–8.

  • Check out a book club kit today!

    Run your own book club! The City Library offers numerous titles bundled as Book Club Kits, as well as partnering with Utah State Library to offer hundreds more. Each kit contains several copies of the book along with discussion guides and book club resource information. Availability of the kits is on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • How to start the Conversation about Being Mortal Multiple Locations · Nov–Dec

    A Living Will states who you want to make decisions for you in the event of an incapacitating medical emergency. Bring adult family members and discuss this important topic with Camille Collett, MD, MPH.

  • Annual Candelight Concert Sat, Dec 1, 7:30–9pm · Chapman Branch

    Wrap up the Chapman Branch's Centennial year with songs of falling leaves, slanting rays, and crackling fires as duo Que Faire illuminates the winter season with their performance, "Winter Warm."

  • Great Basin Baroque Sat, Nov 17 · 3pm · Glendale Branch

    Let music take you to another time and place with this performance by Great Basin Baroque. This ensemble — composed of accomplished local musicians — recreates the European music of the 16th, 17th, and 18th Century using historically crafted instruments and historically authentic playing techniques



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