• The Pursuit of Social Change
    Vision begins with the eyes, but it truly takes place in the brain. Fei-Fei Li

    The Pursuit of Social Change

    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 October event will be centered on "The Pursuit of Social Change," presented by Agustin Diaz.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

KIDS & FAMILY EVENTS
Main Library Craft Room
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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.

Sprague Branch
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CANCELLED: 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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Gaming for Kids

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Kids ages 9–12 can play board games as well as games on the Library's Wii and PlayStation 4.

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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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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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.

Chapman Branch
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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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Art Afternoon

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Themed art-projects and educational instruction for children up to age 8.

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Hip Hop Dancing

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Kids and teens ages 6–18 can learn hip hop dance moves with playful stretches, movement, and music. This series is sponsored by The City Library and University Neighborhood Partners.

Day-Riverside Branch
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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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Art & Maker with Clever Octopus

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

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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.

Legacy Village of Sugar House, 1212 E. Wilmington Ave., Fairmont Room (Level 5)
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Sugar House Storytimes

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Book Baby and Storytime are back in Sugar House!

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Wednesday Activities

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Flex your creativity and learn a variety of new crafts. Kids can take part in creative workshops with supplies provided by the Library.

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Cartoon Afternoons

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Every Wednesday, kids ages 9-12 can spend an afternoon enjoying modern cartoon series, then put together a presentation based on the topic.

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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.

Glendale Branch
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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.

Marmalade Branch
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Art & Maker with Clever Octopus

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

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Family Movie: Cars

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Enjoy a free screening of the animated Pixar hit, "Cars."

Glendale Branch
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Halloween Family Film Series

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Each week in October we’ll show a classic horror-comedy with lots of laughs and a few light frights.

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Wednesday Activities

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Flex your creativity and learn a variety of new crafts. Kids can take part in creative workshops with supplies provided by the Library.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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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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Dog Day Afternoons

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Kids can practice reading to a fuzzy friend in a non-threatening environment.

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Escape the Room: Creepy Carnival

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Kids ages 8 and up are invited to take part in a special carnival-themed escape challenge. Solve puzzles, escape the creepy carnival, and win a prize!

Marmalade Branch
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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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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

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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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Sensory Storytime

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This series of storytimes is intended for kids ages 3-10 who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related sensory processing challenges and are functioning at a preschool- to early elementary age-developmental level.

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Sensory Storytime

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This series of storytimes is intended for kids ages 3-10 who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related sensory processing challenges and are functioning at a preschool- to early elementary age-developmental level.

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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

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Kids' Cafe at Main

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Every weekday we’ll be providing free afterschool meals to kids up to age 18.

Glendale Branch
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Escape the Room: Creepy Carnival

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Kids ages 8 and up are invited to take part in a special carnival-themed escape challenge. Solve puzzles, escape the creepy carnival, and win a prize!

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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.

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Monster Matinees: Frankenweenie

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It's Fall Break for local schools, so take some time to relax with these family films that are just the right amount of spooky.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Sensory Storytime

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This series of storytimes is intended for kids ages 3-10 who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related sensory processing challenges and are functioning at a preschool- to early elementary age-developmental level.

Anderson-Foothill
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Harry Potter Wand Workshop

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Witches and wizards of all ages can create their own unique wands. Wand cores and permits will be provided.

Main Library Story Room
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LEAP Into Science Family Workshops

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Kids and families can learn about and investigate new scientific concepts each month through hands-on experiences in working with different materials.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Escape the Room: Creepy Carnival

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Kids ages 8 and up are invited to take part in a special carnival-themed escape challenge. Solve puzzles, escape the creepy carnival, and win a prize!

Main Library, Children's Library
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Treat the kids to some early Halloween fun in a safe, friendly, and not-too-spooky environment. With activities, prizes, and trick-or-treating all afternoon.

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Gaming for Kids

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Kids ages 9–12 can play board games as well as games on the Library's Wii and PlayStation 4.

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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.

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We’ll be making popcorn balls and hosting a free screening of Academy Award Nominated Stop-Motion Animated Film ParaNorman. Recommended for ages 9-12

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Halloween Toddler Dance Party

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Kids ages 0–5 can boogie to some fun (and spooky) Halloween-themed tunes.

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Make a Spooky Photo

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Take creepy photos on your own or with loved ones, then print your masterpiece. Costumes are welcome!

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Wednesday Activities

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Flex your creativity and learn a variety of new crafts. Kids can take part in creative workshops with supplies provided by the Library.

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Take a virtual trip around the world as we explore different cultures through the games they play.

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Gaming for Kids

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Kids ages 9–12 can play board games as well as games on the Library's Wii and PlayStation 4.

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Wednesday Activities

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Flex your creativity and learn a variety of new crafts. Kids can take part in creative workshops with supplies provided by the Library.

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Gaming for Kids

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Kids ages 9–12 can play board games as well as games on the Library's Wii and PlayStation 4.

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Gaming for Kids

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Kids ages 9–12 can play board games as well as games on the Library's Wii and PlayStation 4.

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Gaming for Kids

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Kids ages 9–12 can play board games as well as games on the Library's Wii and PlayStation 4.

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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.