• Art that needs to be experienced live and in person

    Experience live performance art suitable for all ages and interests. Curator Kristina Lenzi, an internationally respected Utah performance artist, will bring together 16 local and out-of-state artists to fill one of Salt Lake City’s most remarkable buildings.

  • 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.

  • Kick off the 17th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival
    Great book and author events throughout the month of October

    Kick off the 17th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival

    The Festival has become Utah’s signature literary event, and offers book lovers of all types the chance to enjoy some great, free-of-charge events throughout Utah.

  • The Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale
    Thousands of movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

    The Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale

    Visit the Main Library Oct 9-14 to encounter monster deals on thousands of movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more. The bargains available through this event are so good, it's spooky.

  • Authors Live: Kenan Trebincevic
    Join us for an evening with Kenan Trebincevic, author of 'The Bosnia List'

    Authors Live: Kenan Trebincevic

    Trebincevic's searing memoir, The Bosnia List, chronicles his escape from the brutal ethnic cleansing campaign in the former Yugoslavia and his return after two decades in the United States.

  • 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.

Day-Riverside Branch

CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers (ages 3–5).

Main Library, Conference Room E

Books to Die For

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Book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

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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.


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.