• Celebrate the opening of the City Library's Newest Location
    Glendale Branch Grand Opening

    Celebrate the opening of the City Library's Newest Location

    The Glendale Branch will open to the public on Saturday, February 7, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10am. Additional activities will continue throughout the day.

  • Friends of The City Library Members Only Used Book Sale

    Members can shop movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Finch Lane Gallery, 1320 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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Black North

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"Black North" Exhibit at Finch Lane Gallery

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"Remapping the Natural World in Black and White" Exhibition with artists Elise LaJeunesse, Nancy Steele-Makasci, and Matt Kruback.

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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

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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.

Salt Lake City Arts Council, 54 Finch Lane (1320 East 100 South), Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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The Salt Lake Arts Council is currently seeking nominations for the Mayor’s Artists Awards for 2015.

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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 Jan 16 to Feb 27

Black North "Black North" Exhibit at Finch Lane Gallery Finch Lane Gallery, 1320 East 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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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.