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.
Sweet Reads Book Club4th Tuesday of Each Month, 7–9pm
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same timeThomas 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.
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.
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.
Outdoor MoviesChapman Branch · Multiple dates
Classics Under the Stars
Celebrate the Chapman Branch's Centennial Summer with free popcorn and outdoor screenings of classic films. Bring your own comfy chair and a refreshing beverage, wear a retro outfit, and don't forget the bug spray! All films start at 8:30pm in the back parking lot of the Chapman Branch. Screenings will move indoors in case of rain.
When the breath is calmed, the mind too will be still.Svatmarama, Hatha Yoga Pradipika
Join Salt Lake Power Yoga on the scenic rooftop of the Main Library for free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise. Yoga classes will be offered two times each month May through August.
The Artist's WayDay-Riverside · Tuesdays · June–Aug
The Artist's Way: 12 Week Program
A weekly meetup for creators, writers, and artists, using Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way as a springboard.Through exercises, journaling, and discussion, this group will help you overcome creative block and kickstart new artistic endeavors.
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.
The Quietude of Silence: Paintings by Larry Cohen Reception: Sat, July 28, 4–5:30pm Marmalade Branch
The Book: Material Histories & Digital Futures Reception: Thu, Jul 12, 6:30–8:30pm Main Library, Special Collections
Appendages of Sense: Hand-Manipulated Photos by Justin Chouinard Gallery Talk: Fri, Aug 10, 6pm. Reception/Gallery Stroll: Fri, Aug 17, 6–9pm. Gallery Stroll: Fri, Sep 21, 6–9pm Finch Lane Gallery, 1320 East 100 South, Salt Lake City 84102
Run Happy . . . Photography by Cindy McConkie Reception: Thu, Aug 9, 6:30–7:30pm Day-Riverside Branch
Shapes in Space: Mobiles by Matthew Linwood Hill Reception: Sat, Jul 7, 4–5pm Chapman Branch
Minoyki China Art by Sel Heidel 777 Reception: Sat, Jul 7, 4–5pm Chapman Branch
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.