• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A collection of original works by Maurice Sendak

    Visit this comprehensive memorial exhibition of 50 selected works by the late author and illustrator Maurice Sendak at the Main Library Children's Gallery January 16–March 8.

Anderson-Foothill
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First Wednesdays

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Discuss the latest in fiction and nonfiction books.

Main Library Technology Center
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Internet Job Search

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn how to use the Internet to seek employment.

Main Library Technology Center
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Computers for Beginners

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In this class we will introduce you to everything from turning on your computer, to Microsoft Office, to surfing the Internet.

Chapman Branch
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Teen Art Lab

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Every 1st Wednesday of the month, teens can take part in craft workshops with supplies provided by the Library.

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LEGO® Mania

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See what local youth made using their imaginations and LEGO® blocks!

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The Big Read Goodreads book discussion

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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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Don't Read This

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Works by Gary Barton, Namon Bills, Linnie Brown, Aundrea Frahm, Randal Marsh, Joseph Ostraff, Nick Stephens, and Justin Wheatley

Finch Lane Gallery, 1320 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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The Finch Lane Gallery is now accepting entries from artists interested in presenting their newest work at the Gallery during the 2016 exhibition season.

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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 Feb 24 to Mar 28

LEGO® Mania See what local youth made using their imaginations and LEGO® blocks! All Locations

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From Mar 02 to Apr 30

Japanese Kites Japanese Kites from the Collection of Scott Skinner Chapman Branch

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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.