• Book Trailer Contest
    The Internet can be a place that facilitates conversations about books. John Green

    Book Trailer Contest

    Showcase your talent for critical acclaim and the chance to win a GoPro camera and other great prizes! Salt Lake area residents of all ages are invited to submit an original book trailer to be considered for The City Library’s Book Trailer Awards.

  • 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.

  • August Members Only Used Book Sale Sat, Aug 5, 9am-Noon

    Friends of The City Library are invited to shop the Members-Only Used Book Sale from 9am–Noon. The sale will be open to the public from Noon–6pm.

  • 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.

  • Alt Press Fest 2017 Sat, July 8, 12–4pm

    The City Library’s ninth annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. Visit with local artists and see their wares, watch prints be made with a steam roller, create sumi ink illustrations, and take part in gelatin printing and zine-making workshops.

  • Eid al-Fitr Celebration Sat, Jul 8, 12–5:30pm · Marmalade Branch

    Mark the end of Ramadan at The City Library. Join us for remarks from keynote speaker Professor Nebil Husayn, followed by a lively and interactive discussion. Festivities will also include crafts, storytime, a fashion show, traditional finger foods, and Ramadan trivia by Faeiza's Initiative.

  • Buy quality, buy organic, buy natural, go to the farmers market. Michael Symon

    Join us on Saturday, July 15 for our annual Used Book Sale at the Downtown Farmers Market! Hundreds of books, DVDs, and children’s materials to choose from—all at bargain prices!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Kids can explore and experience different aspects of nature in this series with the Library and experts from Tracy Aviary.

Main Library Technology Center
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Gain the skills necessary to earn a Digital Literacy Certificate through the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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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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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 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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Rhythms at Riverside

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Every other Tuesday 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.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Earth + Sky Teas for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Main Library Rooftop
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Rooftop Yoga

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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. 

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Sweet Reads at Avenues Proper

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Get to know new faces from your neighborhood and expose yourself to books you might not normally read at this monthly book club gathering.

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Board Gaming

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Take part in tabletop gaming and meet other teens from your neighborhood.

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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.

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Wind Tunnel

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Kids and families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in Thanksgiving Point’s Wind Tunnel.

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Book Trailer Call for Entries

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Salt Lake area residents of all ages are invited to submit an original book trailer to be considered for The City Library’s Book Trailer Awards.

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Yarn Bomb the Library

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Use your knitting or crocheting skills to help “yarn bomb” various areas within the Anderson-Foothill Branch throughout the summer.

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Pen Pal Project

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Kids can earn an additional entry into their Super Summer Challenge prize basket drawing by writing a letter to another City Library location.

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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.