• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Freedom to Read Banned Books Week Discussions

    Celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week 2017 with two community discussions on banned and challenged books.

  • Salt Lake City Performance Art Festival Oct 6–7 · Main Library

    Experience live performance art suitable for all ages and interests. This festival features 12 local and out-of-state artists, each presenting original pieces

  • Monster Used Book Sale Oct 11-14 · Main Library Book Sale Area

    Find spooky great deals on books, music, movies, and more! The Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale offers a well-rounded collection of materials for all ages, all available at bargain prices. For this sale we’ll have notably large quantities of children’s and teen fiction, sci-fi and fantasy, cookbooks, history, and religion books.

  • 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.

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

GET INVOLVED EVENTS
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ACT® Study Session

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Get prepped for the ACT® college admissions test. Teens ages 14–18 are invited to this series of peer study sessions where you can work together as a group to review test subjects, learn testing strategies, and practice taking the ACT®.

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Explore Sci-Fi's history and examine what makes "good" Sci-Fi, read some great short stories, and finally craft your own Sci-Fi short story.

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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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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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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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ACT® Study Session

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Get prepped for the ACT® college admissions test. Teens ages 14–18 are invited to this series of peer study sessions where you can work together as a group to review test subjects, learn testing strategies, and practice taking the ACT®.

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Observe! Patch Program

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A five-part, weekly workshop designed to connect teens to their neighborhood and help improve the community.

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As part of Banned Books Week, we'll host a free screening of Easy A for teens followed by a discussion of the source material.

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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 activities will be available at each meeting.

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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.

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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 activities will be available at each meeting.

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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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Certified KAY instructor Sarah Bly will guide children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

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The City Library and Listeners Community Radio of Utah invite you to participate in a discussion about Utah’s current voting district boundary system and the merits of a non-partisan redistricting commission. Sponsored by RadioActive on 90.9FM KRCL.

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Practice the timeless art of storytelling in this participatory workshop.

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Practice the timeless art of storytelling in this participatory workshop.

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Two-Day Grant Writing Workshop

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Join The City Library and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a two-day workshop on grant writing.

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Certified KAY instructor Sarah Bly will guide children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 Aug 14 to Sep 30

Things Lost to Time Come take a trip down Memory Lane in the Special Collections and discover what we have lost. Main Library Special Collections

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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.