• Be caught up in the communal spirit. It's an inspiring time of year. —Mario Thomas

    Join us for seasonal films, music, and activities, all while preparing for the holidays with help from the Shops at Library Square. This year's event coincides with the Friends of The City Library Holiday Used Book Sale, which will be taking place all day in the Book Sale area.

  • 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.

  • Books make great gifts
    A friend is a gift you give yourself. Robert Louis Stevenson

    Books make great gifts

    Pick up a great book for a loved one (or yourself!) at The Friends of The City Library's annual Holiday Used Book Sale on Saturday, December 6, at the Main Library.

  • The Big Read
    There was nothing to do now and the days were long and empty. —from "When the Emperor Was Divine"

    The Big Read

    The Big Read gives communities the opportunity to come together to read, discuss, and celebrate literature. From now through April 2015, The City Library will be hosting events and book discussions centered on Julie Otsuka's novel "When the Emperor Was Divine". The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest.

  • 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.

  • New hours at Chapman starting December 1

    Beginning December 1, the Chapman Branch will operate during new hours. The branch's new schedule will be 11am-8pm Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm on Saturdays, and noon-6pm on Sundays.

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Join The City Library's ongoing Goodreads disucssion on Julie Otsuka’s When the Emperor Was Divine, the focus of The Big Read at The City Library.

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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.