• Yoga Flow
    Yoga Flow Marmalade Branch

    Yoga Flow

    Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels. Led by certified teacher Sarah Kelly, this class centers on breath awareness, as well as promoting a sense of calm meditative focus as you move through various yoga poses.

  • Business Growth Strategies
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    Business Growth Strategies

    Join The City Library and Salt Lake SCORE for this monthly workshop series that will help you start up and nurture your small business. You will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and learn the keys to success.

  • "Fun Home" Discussion with Salt Lake Acting Company
    "Fun Home" Discussion with Salt Lake Acting Company April 30 · Marmalade branch · 7 pm

    "Fun Home" Discussion with Salt Lake Acting Company

    Members of the Salt Lake Acting Company will host a panel discussion exploring the themes and big questions of Fun Home: the Musical, based on Alison Bechdel's award-winning graphic novel.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Cruelest Month: World War I Commemorative Events
    The Cruelest Month: World War I Commemorative Events Chapman Branch

    The Cruelest Month: World War I Commemorative Events

    When the Chapman Branch opened in May of 1918, World War I still raged in Europe. April of that year marked a turning point that eventually led to the Armistice, ending that great and terrible war. As part of a month-long commemoration of that “cruelest month,” the branch will hold film screenings, talks, and other commemorations.

  • 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.

  • Introduction to Finding Nonprofit Grants
    One Person can make a difference. And everyone should try. John F. Kennedy

    Introduction to Finding Nonprofit Grants

    Learn the ten most important things you need to know about finding grants for your nonprofit, and start looking for funders right away. The City Library will be holding five sessions of this workshop.

  • Main Library Children's Library and Rooftop Terrace

    Two areas of the Main Library are currently closed for repairs and renovation. The Children's Library is closed until May 4 while new shelving is installed, and the Rooftop Terrace is closed until May 1 while several leaks are addressed.

  • 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.

GENERAL AUDIENCE EVENTS
Main Library Welcome Desk
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The Letter Box Project

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Experience the personal connection you can get from handwritten letters. Drop a quarter into a restored vending machine and receive a handwritten, hand-decorated letter from a member of the community.

Day-Riverside Branch Meeting Room
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Creative Career Talks

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A talk from a local professional with a creative, artistic, or unconventional occupation, followed by a hands-on activity related to the topic.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Sweet Reads Book Club

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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Sweet Reads Book Club

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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Herbalist Josh Williams for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Day-Riverside Branch
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Yarn Social

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Take part in a crochet, knitting, or other craft project each week.

Main Library Creatlive Lab
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Decorate a T-Shirt

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Design a graphic, then use a Cricut cut it out of vinyl and put it on a t-shirt.

Marmalade Branch
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This new conversation series puts politics and policy aside to further community discussions about immigration topics, and how Utahns welcome people to the neighborhood.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Yarn Social

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Take part in a crochet, knitting, or other craft project each week.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Chapman Branch
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World War I Film Screenings

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World War I films with introductions by U of U Film Professor Sam Dunn. Every Friday night in April.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Join us for a free film series the fourth Saturday of each month. Movie fans of all ages are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be provided.

Marmalade Branch
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Members of the Salt Lake Acting Company will host a panel discussion exploring the themes and big questions of "Fun Home: the Musical," based on Alison Bechdel's award-winning graphic novel.

Anderson-Foothill
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Rumi Poetry Club

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This monthly meeting offers participants the opportunity to read their favorite poems from Rumi or other spiritual poets from around the world.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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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.

Main Library, Level 2 Conference Room
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New Readers Book Group

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

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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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.

Main Library Creatlive Lab
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3D Printing Workshop: Dice

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Use TinkerCAD — a free online modelling program-— to create snazzy custom dice.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

The Leonardo, 205 E 500 S
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Trivia Night at The Leonardo

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The second Friday of each month, take part in The Leonardo's Trivia night and see how much you know about about current events, science, pop culture, history, and more.

Glendale Branch
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Every month at these mini-workshops adults and older teens will have an opportunity to “make it and take It” with a craft project, or learn a new trick to practice at home.

Marmalade Branch
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Genealogy Club

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Research your family history and create a four-generation pedigree chart.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Join other Day-Riverside detectives for this monthly reading discussion group. Each month we'll highlight a different sub-genre, and you'll be encouraged to discuss your favorite reading recommendations.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word 2013: Tables and Mail Merge

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Learn how to create and format tables, columns, and rows in Word 2013 and find out how to use the mail merge function to create form letters, mailing labels, envelopes, and emails. Some knowledge of Excel or Access is helpful, but is not required.

Main Library Creatlive Lab
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Intro to Podcasting

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Learn the basics of podcasting and make a quick recording.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Family Yoga at Day-Riverside

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Enjoy an hour of yoga with family and friends. Everyone is welcome, and all levels of experience are accepted.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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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.

Main Library
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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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Learn basic spreadsheet skills in Excel 2013, including entering data and formulas; moving and copying data; formatting and previewing worksheets; sorting and filtering data; linking data from one sheet to another; and using styles and formatting to make your spreadsheet look professional.

Main Library, Level 2 Conference Room
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New Readers Book Group

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

Marmalade Branch
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Coffee- and chocolate-themed books will be provided by the Library while the Marmalade Coffee and Chocolate Society and Moka offer the latest delights from local artisan producers.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Join us for a free film series the fourth Saturday of each month. Movie fans of all ages are welcome to attend, and refreshments will be provided.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Herbalist Josh Williams for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Concerts by the Creek

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Relax at the end of Utah’s hot summer days with outdoor concerts in the Anderson-Foothill Branch’s amphitheater.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Herbalist Josh Williams for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Anderson-Foothill
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Concerts by the Creek

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Relax at the end of Utah’s hot summer days with outdoor concerts in the Anderson-Foothill Branch’s amphitheater.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Author in the House

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Conversation, refreshments, and a reading by a local author.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Sweet Reads Book Club

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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

107 people like this -

Join Moka and Herbalist Josh Williams for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Main Library, Conference Room E
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Marmalade Branch
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Yoga Flow

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Yoga Flow combines music and yoga for a unique class designed for all experience levels.

Marmalade Branch
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Tea Tuesday

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Join Moka and Herbalist Josh Williams for a casual, hands-on workshop focused on teas for wellness, peace, and tradition. 

Day-Riverside Branch
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Playtime Book Club for Grownups

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Monthly book club where parents and care-givers can have some adult interaction while the children play.

Glendale Branch
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Dungeons & Dragons Club

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Every other Friday, players of any level can form a party and experience the excitement and imagination of Dungeons & Dragons.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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This new conversation series puts politics and policy aside to further community discussions about immigration topics, and how Utahns welcome people to the neighborhood.

Main 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.

Main 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.

Main Library Urban Room
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Alt Press Fest

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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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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 Apr 18 to May 20

Piecing Together Mental Illness Piecing Together Mental Illness Presentation: Fri, Apr, 20 · 7–8pm, Reception: Fri, Apr, 20 · 8–9pm Main Library, Lower Urban Room

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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.



PERFORMANCE ART FESTIVAL CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Each year, The City Library's Performance Art Festival invites the Salt Lake City community to experience world-class performance art, live and in person, featuring works from respected local and international artists. Curator Kristina Lenzi assembles a varied group of performances, suitable for all ages and interests. If you are interested in performing, please submit a proposal by May 31, 2018.