• One-Day Used Book Sale Sat, Aug 11 · 9am–6pm

    Everyone is invited to shop the Summer Used Book Sale. This event will feature movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

  • Film has the power to take you around the world or travel through time. 3rd Thu of each month · 6:30–8:30pm

    Monthly screenings of powerful films examining current and historical social issues from throughout the world. Selections coincide with the Marmalade Branch's Monthly Collection Highlight themes.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bob Ross Paint-Along
    Let's have a little evergreen Tree, and he lives right there. He's a nice tree. Bob Ross

    Bob Ross Paint-Along

    Follow along with a soothing episode of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross and paint your own happy little trees.

  • The Artist's Way: 12 Week Program
    The Artist's Way Day-Riverside · Tuesdays · June–Aug

    The Artist's Way: 12 Week Program

    A weekly meetup for creators, writers, and artists, using Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way as a springboard.Through exercises, journaling, and discussion, this group will help you overcome creative block and kickstart new artistic endeavors.

  • June 11- August 11 Glendale · Marmalade · Main Library

    Every weekday we'll be providing free afternoon meals to kids up to age 18. Meals at Glendale and Marmalade are offered in partnership with Utahns Against Hunger and Utah Food Bank. Meals at Main offered in partnership with Salt Lake City School District

  • The Sound of Silents
    The Sound of Silents Main Library Auditorium

    The Sound of Silents

    3 matinee movies coming this summer, one Saturday a month. Local composers create their own soundtracks to classic silent films like, "The General" and "A Trip to the Moon."

  • Discover local music this summer at The City Library Multiple Locations · June–Aug

    Concerts will be hosted at five different City Library locations and will highlight local music of any style.

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Summer Lunch Program

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Feed your body and mind this summer. Everyone ages 18 and under can eat a free lunch every weekday.

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Tinker Workshop Open Session

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Kids can experiment with computer programs and gizmos during these open creative sessions.

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Alt Press Fest 2018 Call for Entries

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The City Library’s 10th annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City.

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The 42n annual Utah Arts Festival will feature more than 160 visual artists and 100-plus performing arts groups celebrating artistic expression in the heart of Salt Lake City.

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Summer Lunch Program

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Feed your body and mind this summer. Everyone ages 18 and under can eat a free lunch every weekday.

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Tinker Workshop Open Session

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Kids can experiment with computer programs and gizmos during these open creative sessions.

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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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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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Summer Lunch Program

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Feed your body and mind this summer. Everyone ages 18 and under can eat a free lunch every weekday.

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Tinker Workshop Open Session

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Kids can experiment with computer programs and gizmos during these open creative sessions.

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Garden Yoga

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Set yourself in The Plot — the Main Library's Community Garden — while Sarah Kelley of Centered City Yoga guides you through stretches and restorative poses.

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Preschool Zone

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Rotating activities for preschoolers ever Monday in the Children's Library.

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Summer Lunch Program

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Feed your body and mind this summer. Everyone ages 18 and under can eat a free lunch every weekday.

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Scales and Tails for Toddlers

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Children ages 4 and under can touch and hold some very nice reptiles while learning all about these fascinating creatures.

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Art & Maker Classes

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Make something with clean, discarded materials that have been saved from the landfill.

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Lizzy Luna’s unique Yoga Storytime and Songs incorporates yoga-position-inspired characters and settings, original music, and interactive movements.

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Summer Lunch Program

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Feed your body and mind this summer. Everyone ages 18 and under can eat a free lunch every weekday.

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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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3D Print Your Own Instrument

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See a 3D printing demonstration and get your own 3D-printed Ocarina, then add the finishing touches.

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Afternoon Blockbusters

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Catch recent Hollywood hits on the big screen in the Main Library Auditorium.

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A whimsical workshop all about Dr. Seuss! Discover the ins-and-outs of musical theatre by learning the songs and choreography from the hit musical Seussical, then perform for friends and family on the Library stage. For ages 6 and up.

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New Readers Book Group

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This is a group for adults who are new to reading.

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Video Gaming Kids and Teens

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Every Tuesday in July, kids can spend some time with teens on Level 2 of the Main Library and play collaborative video games.

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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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Magic and More: Card Games at Main

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Monthly gaming meetups at the Main Library. Teens can duel their friends, meet new people, or learn new games like Magic: the Gathering... and more!

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Garden Yoga

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Set yourself in The Plot — the Main Library's Community Garden — while Sarah Kelley of Centered City Yoga guides you through stretches and restorative poses.

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Science Movie Night

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Join the Library and the Utah Film Center for a series of science-themed movie screenings followed by lively discussions with local experts.

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Art & Maker Classes

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Make something with clean, discarded materials that have been saved from the landfill.

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A special kids’ story time featuring the book Trombone Shorty, illustrated by National Summer Learning Day ambassador Bryan Collier. The book will lead to an interactive exploration of the science of sound, where we'll build our own instruments! Recommended for kids ages 5 and up and their families.

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Kids will learn how electric currents flow, what materials are conductive, and then build their own projects using circuits, like light-up cards and LED bracelets, or using Playdoh and other conductive materials as computer keys.

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Afternoon Blockbusters

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Catch recent Hollywood hits on the big screen in the Main Library Auditorium.

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PowerPoint 2013

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In this class, you will learn to create a colorful presentation that will impress colleagues and friends alike.

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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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The Sound of Silents

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Past meets present with this film series featuring free screenings of classics from the silent era accompanied by original scores written and performed live by local musicians.

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No-Bake Cooking Club

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Teens can enjoy a sweet or savory treat crafted by their own two hands during this monthly no-bake meetup.

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Bike the Branches

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Learn about safe urban bike riding from the Bicycle Collective and take part in a group ride that will depart from the Main Library and stop at the Glendale, Day-Riverside, and Marmalade branches.

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New Readers Book Group

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This is a group for adults who are new to reading.

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Lizzy Luna’s unique Yoga Storytime and Songs incorporates yoga-position-inspired characters and settings, original music, and interactive movements.

Main Library Tinker Lab
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Kids will learn how electric currents flow, what materials are conductive, and then build their own projects using circuits, like light-up cards and LED bracelets, or using Playdoh and other conductive materials as computer keys.

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The Sound of Science: Bat Eyes

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Bats can navigate in the dark by making sounds and listening for the echoes off of their surroundings. Learn about light and sound waves, and participate in hands-on experiments that let you can "see" like a bat does.

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Kids will learn how electric currents flow, what materials are conductive, and then build their own projects using circuits, like light-up cards and LED bracelets, or using Playdoh and other conductive materials as computer keys.

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T-Shirt Pillows

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Bring an old t-shirt and turn it into a pillow!

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Kids will use snack foods in an engineering-design challenge to create simple structures, then test and refine the structure’s ability to withstand “earthquakes”.

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Art & Maker Classes

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Make something with clean, discarded materials that have been saved from the landfill.

Main Library Story Room
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Lizzy Luna’s unique Yoga Storytime and Songs incorporates yoga-position-inspired characters and settings, original music, and interactive movements.

Main Library Level 2 Canteena
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Video Gaming Kids and Teens

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Every Tuesday in July, kids can spend some time with teens on Level 2 of the Main Library and play collaborative video games.

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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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Robotics Series: Artbots

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On the first three Wednesdays in August, kids will learn about robotic engineering and put their new knowledge to work by creating three different kinds of robots of their own!

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Make a Patch

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Stitch together a fabric patch using a sewing machine.

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Photoshop: Staycation

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Use the Creative Lab's green screen to make your staycation look like a dream vacation.

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Microsoft Excel II: Formulas

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Learn how to use commonly used formulas and functions and how to create charts and pivot tables using data in an Excel spreadsheet.

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Lizzy Luna’s unique Yoga Storytime and Songs incorporates yoga-position-inspired characters and settings, original music, and interactive movements.

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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

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Robotics Series: Wobblebots

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On the first three Wednesdays in August, kids will learn about robotic engineering and put their new knowledge to work by creating three different kinds of robots of their own!

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The Sound of Silents

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Past meets present with this film series featuring free screenings of classics from the silent era accompanied by original scores written and performed live by local musicians.

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One-Day Used Book Sale

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Everyone is invited to shop the One-Day Used Book Sale. This event will feature movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

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Microsoft Word I

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Learn basic word processing skills in Word 2013: using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and more!

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Microsoft Word II

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The next steps in becoming comfortable using Word 2013.

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Storytime Celebration

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Celebrate at this special graduation storytime where we will welcome new friends and say goodbye to kids who may be starting school.

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On the first three Wednesdays in August, kids will learn about robotic engineering and put their new knowledge to work by creating three different kinds of robots of their own!

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Art Exhibit Opening

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Artist reception for painters Leslie Thomas and Mark Knudsen.

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Rooftop Concert Series

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Summer Concerts: Wednesday nights in August all ages can enjoy live outdoor musical performances on the Library's Rooftop Terrace.

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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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Rooftop Concert Series

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Summer Concerts: Wednesday nights in August all ages can enjoy live outdoor musical performances on the Library's Rooftop Terrace.

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Preschool Zone

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Rotating activities for preschoolers ever Monday in the Children's Library.

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Curator Kristina Lenzi will bring together several local and out-of-state performance artists to fill one of Salt Lake City’s most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking art performance art pieces.

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Curator Kristina Lenzi will bring together several local and out-of-state performance artists to fill one of Salt Lake City’s most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking art performance art pieces.

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Alt Press Fest 2018

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The City Library’s 10th annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City.

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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

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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 Jun 01 to Jul 26

Alt Press Fest 2018 Call for Entries The City Library’s 10th annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City. Main Library Urban Room

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From Jun 15 to Aug 03

The Summons Has Reached Us: Drawings by wren ross Gallery Talk: Fri, June 15, 6pm. Reception/Gallery Stroll: Fri, June 15, 6–9pm. Gallery Stroll: Fri, July 20, 6–9pm Finch Lane Gallery, 1320 East 100 South, Salt Lake City 84102

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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.