• Sweet Reads Book CLub 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.

  • 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.

  • Year of Centennial Celebration
    The Chapman Branch has served the people of Salt Lake since May 27, 1918.

    Year of Centennial Celebration

    Throughout the year there will be Centennial events like Chapman's 100th birthday party! Look out for decades-themed book displays and share your personal memories of #chapman100.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Bike the Branches
    Bike The Branches Sun, May 20 · Noon · Main Library

    Bike the Branches

    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. The bike ride will be approximately 15 miles long, with stops for refreshments at each Library location. Bike riders of all ages are welcome. Be sure to wear a helmet! Space is limited and registration is required for this program.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 2-day Grant Writing Workshop
    2-day Grant Writing Workshop May 23-24 · 9am-4pm · MAIN

    2-day Grant Writing Workshop

    Join The City Library and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a two-day, beginning workshop on grant writing. At the workshop, you'll gain a greater understanding of what it takes to create a competitive grant application for your organization. You'll also learn about common factors in grant proposals, working with partners, how to evaluate success, and more.

KIDS & FAMILY EVENTS
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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.

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!

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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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Video Gaming

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Kids and teens can play provided Wii U and PlayStation 4 games on a first-come, first-served basis and enjoy provided snacks.

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.

Main Library
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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.

Chapman Branch
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Celebra el centenario de la Sucursal de Chapman con proyecciones de películas para toda la familia que tienen lugar el cuarto sábado de cada mes a las 3pm. Palomitas de maíz gratis..

Chapman Branch
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Celebra el centenario de la Sucursal de Chapman con proyecciones de películas para toda la familia que tienen lugar el cuarto sábado de cada mes a las 3pm. Palomitas de maíz gratis.

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.

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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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Marmalade Block Party

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Sign up for the Super Summer Challenge and enjoy festivities and activities all afternoon, including a performance by Doc Young's Family Fun Music at 3pm.

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Dog Day Afternoons

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

Chapman Branch
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Magic with Paul Brewer

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Magical Entertainer Paul Brewer has 30 years of experience entertaining audiences throughout Utah.

Anderson-Foothill
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DrumBus

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The DrumBus is a drum circle on wheels. A facilitator will provide drums and guidance while you experience the fun of group percussion!

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Preschool Zone

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

Glendale Branch
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DrumBus

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The DrumBus is a drum circle on wheels. A facilitator will provide drums and guidance while you experience the fun of group percussion!

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Meet HawkWatch International's education birds: a hawk, a falcon, and an owl. Learn the birds' individual stories about how they came to be in captivity and how we can help these species in the wild through our own thoughtful conservation actions.

Sprague Branch
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Music Together

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Bring your little ones to this exploration of music and movement brought to you by the experts from Music Together.

Marmalade Branch
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Scales and Tails Reptile Show

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See and touch live reptiles, a crocodilian skull, and one very big snake while learning all about these fascinating creatures. Recommended for 5 and up.

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Candy Creations

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Let your imagination come alive where candy and creativity collide. Candy and other supplies will be provided.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Scales and Tails Reptile Show

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See and touch live reptiles, a crocodilian skull, and one very big snake while learning all about these fascinating creatures. Recommended for 5 and up.

Sprague Branch
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This class incorporates the traditional benefits of Yoga — meditation, breathing, peace, and deep relaxation — with dancing! Kids can bring a stuffed animal for a dance partner.

Marmalade Branch
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Candy Creations

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Let your imagination come alive where candy and creativity collide. Candy and other supplies will be provided.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Scales and Tails Reptile Show

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See and touch live reptiles, a crocodilian skull, and one very big snake while learning all about these fascinating creatures. Recommended for 5 and up.

Glendale Branch
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Meet HawkWatch International's education birds: a hawk, a falcon, and an owl. Learn the birds' individual stories about how they came to be in captivity and how we can help these species in the wild through our own thoughtful conservation actions.

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LEGO® bricks will be provided for kids to dream up creations based around a new theme each month. Children will be invited to explain their projects. Family participation is encouraged!

Anderson-Foothill
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Candy Creations

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Let your imagination come alive where candy and creativity collide. Candy and other supplies will be provided.

Chapman Branch
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This class incorporates the traditional benefits of Yoga — meditation, breathing, peace, and deep relaxation — with dancing! Kids can bring a stuffed animal for a dance partner.

Main Library Tinker Lab
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Betty the Bird loves to sing. Freddy the Frog loves to listen. But when he tries to sing all that comes out is a great big CROAK! With the help of a wizard he steals Betty’s voice, but the spell doesn’t work and now Betty and Freddy have no voices at all! Help us fix Freddy’s mistake and get Betty’s voice back. For ages 9-12

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Preschool Dance Party

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Young dancers ages 3–7 can grab props and instruments and dance their socks to music from a Librarian DJ.

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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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Open Mic Night

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Performers of all ages can share their talent — music, dance, poetry, comedy, or anything else! Amateurs and beginners are welcome. Material must be appropriate for all ages. Sign-up is first-come, first-perform.

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Kidding Around Yoga with Sarah Bly combines traditional yoga techniques with original music, games, and other activities, guiding children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

Chapman Branch
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Meet HawkWatch International's education birds: a hawk, a falcon, and an owl. Learn the birds' individual stories about how they came to be in captivity and how we can help these species in the wild through our own thoughtful conservation actions.

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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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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Kidding Around Yoga with Sarah Bly combines traditional yoga techniques with original music, games, and other activities, guiding children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Magic with Paul Brewer

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Magical Entertainer Paul Brewer has 30 years of experience entertaining audiences throughout Utah.

Anderson-Foothill
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Music Together

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Bring your little ones to this exploration of music and movement brought to you by the experts from Music Together.

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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.

Chapman Branch
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Celebra el centenario de la Sucursal de Chapman con proyecciones de películas para toda la familia que tienen lugar el cuarto sábado de cada mes a las 3pm. Palomitas de maíz gratis.

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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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Open Mic Night

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Performers of all ages can share their talent — music, dance, poetry, comedy, or anything else! Amateurs and beginners are welcome. Material must be appropriate for all ages. Sign-up is first-come, first-perform.

Chapman Branch
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Music Together

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Bring your little ones to this exploration of music and movement brought to you by the experts from Music Together.

Anderson-Foothill
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Scales and Tails Reptile Show

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See and touch live reptiles, a crocodilian skull, and one very big snake while learning all about these fascinating creatures. Recommended for 5 and up.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Meet HawkWatch International's education birds: a hawk, a falcon, and an owl. Learn the birds' individual stories about how they came to be in captivity and how we can help these species in the wild through our own thoughtful conservation actions.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Candy Creations

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Let your imagination come alive where candy and creativity collide. Candy and other supplies will be provided.

Glendale Branch
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Musical Bridge

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Kids ages 6–9 will learn musical theory concepts through songs, games, rhythm and tonal activities, and musical instruments/props.

Marmalade Branch
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Kidding Around Yoga with Sarah Bly combines traditional yoga techniques with original music, games, and other activities, guiding children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

Chapman Branch
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Candy Creations

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Let your imagination come alive where candy and creativity collide. Candy and other supplies will be provided.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Preschool Dance Party

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Young dancers ages 3–7 can grab props and instruments and dance their socks to music from a Librarian DJ.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Kidding Around Yoga with Sarah Bly combines traditional yoga techniques with original music, games, and other activities, guiding children and adults as they focus their minds, stretch their bodies, and have fun.

Glendale Branch
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Musical Bridge

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Kids ages 6–9 will learn musical theory concepts through songs, games, rhythm and tonal activities, and musical instruments/props.

Sprague Branch
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Meet HawkWatch International's education birds: a hawk, a falcon, and an owl. Learn the birds' individual stories about how they came to be in captivity and how we can help these species in the wild through our own thoughtful conservation actions.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Candy Creations

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Let your imagination come alive where candy and creativity collide. Candy and other supplies will be provided.

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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Candy Creations

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Let your imagination come alive where candy and creativity collide. Candy and other supplies will be provided.

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.

Chapman Branch
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Scales and Tails Reptile Show

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See and touch live reptiles, a crocodilian skull, and one very big snake while learning all about these fascinating creatures. Recommended for 5 and up.

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Movie: Mamma Mia!

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Monthly Movie showing on the 3rd Saturday of each month. All ages.

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Parker Solar Probe

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In late Summer 2018, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will set out on a mission to learn more about the sun and gather scientific data we've never had before.

Glendale Branch
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Scales and Tails Reptile Show

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See and touch live reptiles, a crocodilian skull, and one very big snake while learning all about these fascinating creatures. Recommended for 5 and up.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Open Mic Night

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Performers of all ages can share their talent — music, dance, poetry, comedy, or anything else! Amateurs and beginners are welcome. Material must be appropriate for all ages. Sign-up is first-come, first-perform.

Anderson-Foothill
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Meet HawkWatch International's education birds: a hawk, a falcon, and an owl. Learn the birds' individual stories about how they came to be in captivity and how we can help these species in the wild through our own thoughtful conservation actions.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Parker Solar Probe

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In late Summer 2018, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will set out on a mission to learn more about the sun and gather scientific data we've never had before.

Anderson-Foothill
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Parker Solar Probe

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In late Summer 2018, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will set out on a mission to learn more about the sun and gather scientific data we've never had before.

Marmalade Branch
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Parker Solar Probe

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In late Summer 2018, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will set out on a mission to learn more about the sun and gather scientific data we've never had before.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Preschool Dance Party

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Young dancers ages 3–7 can grab props and instruments and dance their socks to music from a Librarian DJ.

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.

Main Library, Children's Storyroom
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Preschool Zone

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

Chapman Branch
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Celebra el centenario de la Sucursal de Chapman con proyecciones de películas para toda la familia que tienen lugar el cuarto sábado de cada mes a las 3pm. Palomitas de maíz gratis.

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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.



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.