• Friends of the City Library Farmers Market Book Sale
    When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes. Desiderius Erasmus

    Friends of the City Library Farmers Market Book Sale

    Head to The Friends of The City Library's Used Book Sale at the Downtown Salt Lake City Farmer's Market on Sat, Jul 19. You'll find hundreds of movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

  • One benefit of summer is that each day we have more light to read by Jeannette Walls

    Reading challenges to tackle for all ages, cool chemistry- and science-themed events all summer, and awesome prizes to win! The City Library's Summer Reading Program runs from May 31–Aug 2.

  • Celebrating all forms of alternative press and the awesome people who create it

    The City Library's sixth annual Alt Press Fest is Saturday, July 12 from 12–5pm. The event will feature dozens of artists and writers exhibiting their wares in the Main Library's grand Urban Room. Some of Salt Lake’s finest artists will host workshops to show you the tricks of their trade. Don’t miss it!

  • Savvy Senior Movies
    Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan

    Savvy Senior Movies

    At 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, the Main Library hosts films about and starring seniors.

  • Intro to Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
    Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food Hippocrates

    Intro to Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

    Learn about the many health benefits and culinary uses of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms in an event presented by the Biocentric Bros.

  • Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbara Streisand

    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
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Molecular Mendhi

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Get a cool henna tattoo with a molecular theme.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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“Turn left, turn to pg. 7. Turn right, pg. 18.” Join the CWC to explore different ways of imagining, organizing and creating a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure story. Writing all of the twists and turns of the story can be great fun! Come create a story where the reader gets to choose what happens next. For kids ages 6-12.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Thanksgiving Point Wind Tunnel

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Every day during Summer Reading, kids can experiment with wind and air with the Thanksgiving Point wind tunnel!

Anderson-Foothill
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What adventures could you have in the library at night? Drop off your stuffed animal, doll, or other toy and they can find out for you!

Day-Riverside Branch
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Mexico Then: The Casasola Archive

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"Mexico Then: The Casasola Archive" is an exhibit about the Mexican Revolution as seen through the camera lens of Agustín Casasola and other photographers working for his photo agency.

Finch Lane Gallery, 54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City
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The Finch Lane Gallery is celebrating artists who have exhibited in this iconic space over the past 30 years with the exhibition titled “30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective.” The exhibition features 30 of the hundreds of artists who have shown in the space, many of whom also have pieces of public art in Salt Lake City. It is a celebration of artistic diversity, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and honors those who have contributed to the city’s artistic fabric. The exhibition will be on view at the Finch Lane Gallery June 27 through August 8, 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, June 27 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m.

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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 Jul 01 to Sep 01

Mexico Then: The Casasola Archive "Mexico Then: The Casasola Archive" is an exhibit about the Mexican Revolution as seen through the camera lens of Agustín Casasola and other photographers working for his photo agency. Day-Riverside Branch

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From Jun 27 to Aug 08

30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective The Finch Lane Gallery is celebrating artists who have exhibited in this iconic space over the past 30 years with the exhibition titled “30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective.” The exhibition features 30 of the hundreds of artists who have shown in the space, many of whom also have pieces of public art in Salt Lake City. It is a celebration of artistic diversity, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and honors those who have contributed to the city’s artistic fabric. The exhibition will be on view at the Finch Lane Gallery June 27 through August 8, 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, June 27 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Finch Lane Gallery, 54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City

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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.