• Computer Classes at The City Library

    The City Library offers a variety of computer classes every month, from introductory classes and basic skills to advanced classes in the Creative Lab.

  • When you give a homemade gift, you are giving a part of yourself to the recipient. Mark Frauenfelder

    It's that time of year when the weather turns frosty, friends and families gather, and Pinterest pages fill with aspirational craft projects. Make your DIY dreams a reality this holiday season while indulging in warm popcorn and a movie.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Computer science and machine learning can make rapid advances that seem really incredible. Bill Maris

    Join the University of Utah School of Computing and The City Library for a lecture series about the impact of computer science on our society and culture. Topics include algorithms and bias, the science of air quality, and technology and arts collaborations.

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

    Re-Imagining Learning

    Marmalade Branch invites all to become inspired and informed at our series of events featuring dynamic talks from live local speakers, TED Talk videos, and conversations with your community. The December event will be centered on "Re-Imagining Learning," presented by Jason Tackett.

  • 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.

  • Sat, Dec 2 · 9am–6pm
    A book is a gift you can open again and again. Garrison Keillor

    Sat, Dec 2 · 9am–6pm

    We’ll make gifting easy with prices so low you can spoil everyone on your list, and even pick up a little something for yourself. You'll find gift-quality holiday books, DVDs, and CDs, along with children’s items, crafting guides, cookbooks, and more!

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Art & Maker with Clever Octopus

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Crafting for elementary-aged kids using repurposed and recycled materials from Clever Octopus, with a bit of art history as well.

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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.

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Teens are invited for a special tea-time chocolate tasting, including hot chocolate, tea, cheese, and cakes.

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Holi-DIY for Adults

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Make your DIY dreams a reality with themed craft projects.

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We read and write to help us make sense of our own lives. Join the SLCC Community Writing Center to create a written snapshot of your life and learn just how we can translate our experiences to the page.

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Teens and tweens are invited to these free screenings of classic Tim Burton animated films. Themed snacks will be provided.

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Bob Ross Paint-Along

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

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Preschool Dance Party

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Little dancers ages 3-7 and their grown-ups and older siblings can dance with props and instruments. Must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

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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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Gingerbread Jamboree

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A cookie-themed Preschool Storytime with a chance to decorate your very own gingerbread pals.

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All City Libraries will be closed on Sunday, Dec 24, 2017 for Christmas Eve, as well as Monday, Dec 25, 2017, to commemorate Christmas Day.

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All City Libraries will be closed on Sunday, Dec 24, 2017 for Christmas Eve, as well as Monday, Dec 25, 2017, to commemorate Christmas Day.

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Caught Reading! Read-a-thon

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Kids and families: put on your comfy clothes, grab a pillow and blanket, and find a cozy reading spot.

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Newbery Reading Challenge

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Kids, teens, and adults can read Newbery Medal-winning or Honored books and receive award pins.

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Children up to age four and their families can come for stories highlighting circles, then explore circles further through intentional play with dots, wheel, hula hoops, and other fun circles and spheres!

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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.