• 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.

  • Call for Entries Deadline: May 18

    Rhythms at Riverside, the Summer Music Series at the Day-Riverside Branch, is gearing up for its fourth season! Every other Wednesday night this summer, The City Library will highlight all styles of music, especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park's community.

  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    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.

  • Vision begins with the eyes, but it truly takes place in the brain. Fei-Fei Li

    Become inspired and informed at a series of events featuring TED Talk videos and conversations with your community. Each month, the Marmalade Branch invites all to experience dynamic talks centered around a central theme at TEDxMarmaladeLibrary.

  • Call for Entries Deadline: May 31

    Showcase your music at the Library this summer by submitting an application to perform at Sounds of Summer! This summer music series, hosted at Sugar House's Sprague Branch, is gearing up for another season and will highlight all styles of music. Applications will be available and accepted from May 1–31, 2016.

Main Library, Children's Library
Featured Event

Code Camp

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Every Monday and Wednesday in May, kids ages 9-12 will be guided through a series of workshops by experts from Code to the Future.

Chapman Branch
Featured Event

Zumba at Chapman

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Teens and adults are invited to take part in an eight-week Zumba class led by a certified Zumba instructor.

Marmalade Branch
Featured Event

The first Thursday of each month, learn something new about coffee and chocolate from local coffee and chocolate producers and experts.

Day-Riverside Branch

Yarn Social

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Take part in a crochet, knitting, or other craft project every Tuesday and Thursday.

Glendale Branch

Teen DIY

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

Day-Riverside Branch

Teen DIY

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Flex your creativity and learn a variety of new crafts. Each week, teens can take part in creative workshops with supplies provided by the Library.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2

Teen Movie Night

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Enjoy a different film every Thursday at the Main Library Canteena. This weekly film screening is open to all teens.

Chapman Branch

LEGO® at the Library

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LEGO® bricks will be provided for kids to dream up imaginative creations based around a new theme each month. At the end of the hour, creations will be displayed and the children invited to explain their projects.

Main Library, Conference Room Level 2

Books to Die For

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A book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

River's Bend Senior Center, 1300 West 300 North, Salt Lake City

Word 5: Merge Letters

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Learn how to send a form letter to a group of people using the Microsoft Word’s Mail Merge function.

Day-Riverside Branch
Featured Event

Throughout the month of May, Rose Park Residents are invited to photograph themselves are their favorite locations within Rose Park and upload them to Instagram with the hashtag #ILoveRosePark.

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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.


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 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.