• Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
    Victoria and Abdul Main Library Auditorium · Apr 25 · 2pm

    Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday

    On the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, watch the most popular movies from the Library's collection on the big screen. No need to wait on the hold list to see these hits!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

TEENS 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.

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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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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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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.

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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Open Creative Lab

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The Creative Lab puts awesome technology in your hands for making videos, podcasts, music, 3D printing, and more! Open for Teens Monday and Wednesday evenings.

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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.

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.

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.

Glendale Branch
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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.

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.

Glendale Branch
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Open Creative Lab

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The Creative Lab puts awesome technology in your hands for making videos, podcasts, music, 3D printing, and more! Open for Teens Monday and Wednesday evenings.

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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.

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.

Marmalade Branch
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Teen DIY at Marmalade

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Exercise your creative muscles, learn new skills, and create something that's entirely your own.

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen DIY at Day-Riverside

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The weekly, after-school Teen DIY workshops allow those ages 12–17 to explore unique projects and activities.

Glendale Branch
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Teen DIY at Glendale

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Weekly Do-It-Yourself workshop. Teens ages 10–17 can explore unique projects and create something to take home. We'll provide the materials, you provide the imagination.

Main Library Tinker Lab
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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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Teen Night

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Every Friday afternoon The City Library downtown hosts movies, video and board gaming, and other activities (always accompanied by snacks) for teens ages 12-18.

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.

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.

Marmalade Branch
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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.

Glendale Branch
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Manga and Anime Club

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The Manga and Anime Club meets every Friday. We’ll watch a variety of Anime series, discuss recent Manga reads, play games, create cosplay costumes, and learn more about the Japanese culture that gave rise to these art forms. For teens ages 12–17.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Video Gaming for Teens

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Take a break with the Day-Riverside Branch's Wii and PlayStation 4 gaming system each week.

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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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CDIY

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Turn old CDs into shiny craft projects. Materials provided.

Marmalade Branch
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Teen DIY at Marmalade

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Weekly Teen DIY workshops allow those ages 10–17 to explore unique projects and make something to take home, use, or even eat.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen DIY at Day-Riverside

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Weekly Teen DIY workshops allow those ages 12–17 to explore unique projects and make something to take home, use, or even eat.

Glendale Branch
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Teen DIY at Glendale

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Weekly Teen DIY workshops allow those ages 10–17 to explore unique projects and make something to take home.

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.

Main Library
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Monthly gaming meetups at the Main Library. Teens can duel their friends, meet new people, or learn new games like Magic: the Gathering... and more!

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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 activities will be available at each meeting.

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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.

Main Library
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No Bake Cooking Club for Teens

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Every month we'll create relatively healthy, no-bake, seasonal treats you can easily recreate at home.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Manga and Anime Club

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This club meets the 2nd Saturday of each month. We’ll watch a variety of anime series, discuss recent manga reads, play games, and learn more about the Japanese culture that gave rise to these art forms. For teens ages 12–17.

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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Adult Autism Book Group

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Adults and teens who live with autism are invited to share their love of books (and pizza) at this monthly get-together.

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.

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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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Outdoor Watercolor Series

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Produce a simple watercolor painting while enjoying the view from the Main Library's rooftop garden. Supplies will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.

Chapman Branch
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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.

Glendale Branch
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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.

Glendale Branch
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STEAM Makerspace: Engineering

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Kids and teens can fight the summer slump and work on open-ended STEAM activities, where they can put their own ingenuity and creativity to work.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Board Gaming

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Teens and Tweens ages 10–17 can learn a new game or play something from the branch's collection.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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3D Print Your Own Instrument

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See a 3D printing demonstration and get your own 3D-printed Ocarina, then add the finishing touches.

Glendale Branch
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Book Break

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Take a mid-day break to relax and listen to a story with read-alouds, audio books, or podcasts, along with simple activities. Participants will earn an extra hour of computer time!

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A Taste of Utah

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Sample delicious treats made by local artisans while learning about different food-making processes.

Marmalade Branch
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A Taste of Utah

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Teens can sample delicious treats made by local artisans while learning about different food-making processes. Led by Moka SLC.

Glendale Branch
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A Taste of Utah

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Teens can sample delicious treats made by local artisans while learning about different food-making processes. Led by Moka SLC.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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A Taste of Utah

21 people like this -

Teens can sample delicious treats made by local artisans while learning about different food-making processes. Led by Moka SLC.

Main Library Level 2 Canteena
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3D Print Your Own Instrument

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See a 3D printing demonstration and get your own 3D-printed Ocarina, then add the finishing touches.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Teen DIY: Tie-Dye

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Weekly craft program for tweens and teens, ages 10–17.

Main Library Level 2 Canteena
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Video Gaming Kids and Teens

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Every Tuesday in July, kids can spend some time with teens on Level 2 of the Main Library and play collaborative video games.

Glendale Branch
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Kids and teens can fight the summer slump and work on open-ended STEAM activities, where they can put their own ingenuity and creativity to work.

Day-Riverside Branch
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A Taste of Utah

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Teens can sample delicious treats made by local artisans while learning about different food-making processes. Led by Moka SLC.

Glendale Branch
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Book Break

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Take a mid-day break to relax and listen to a story with read-alouds, audio books, or podcasts, along with simple activities. Participants will earn an extra hour of computer time!

Day-Riverside Branch
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3D Print Your Own Instrument

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See a 3D printing demonstration and get your own 3D-printed Ocarina, then add the finishing touches.

Chapman Branch
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A Taste of Utah

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Teens can sample delicious treats made by local artisans while learning about different food-making processes. Led by Moka SLC.

Anderson-Foothill
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A Taste of Utah

23 people like this -

Teens can sample delicious treats made by local artisans while learning about different food-making processes. Led by Moka SLC.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Geek Girl Party

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A party for just the girls, with crafts, video games, temporary hair colors, and cupcakes!

Glendale Branch
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Kids and teens can fight the summer slump and work on open-ended STEAM activities, where they can put their own ingenuity and creativity to work.

Main Library Level 2 Canteena
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Video Gaming Kids and Teens

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Every Tuesday in July, kids can spend some time with teens on Level 2 of the Main Library and play collaborative video games.

Glendale Branch
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Book Break

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Take a mid-day break to relax and listen to a story with read-alouds, audio books, or podcasts, along with simple activities. Participants will earn an extra hour of computer time!

Glendale Branch
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STEAM Makerspace: Technology

5 people like this -

Kids and teens can fight the summer slump and work on open-ended STEAM activities, where they can put their own ingenuity and creativity to work.

Glendale Branch
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Hip-Hop Dancing

7 people like this -

Kids and teens ages 6–18 can learn hip-hop dance moves with playful stretches, movement, and music.

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.

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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.