• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

MAIN BRANCH
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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.

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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.

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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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Books to Die For

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Book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

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Spanish Conversation Club

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Post-beginner Spanish conversation. A short reading or themed questions will guide each session. No sign up required.

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Prepare for international travel by learning essential phrases in a variety of foreign languages. In this 60-minute class, learn about the free language learning resources provided by the Library.

Children's Library Craft Room
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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) and elementary school students (ages 5+).

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Gizmo Garage

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Library staff will be available for those needing help checking out, downloading, and transferring Library digital materials to devices.

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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) and elementary school students (ages 5+).

Main Library, Level 5
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Hive-Side Chat

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Salt Lake City's Beekeeper, Frank Whitby, will discuss the life of bees and the process of urban beekeeping.

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Science Movie Night

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The 2nd Tuesday of every month, join us for free movie screenings followed by lively discussion with an expert in the field, presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center, and The City Library.

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Résumé Basics

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In this hands-on class, you will create a basic résumé.

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Savvy Senior Movies

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Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our series featuring films about and starring seniors.

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Join the Energy & Geoscience Institute (EGI)and the University of Utah College of Engineering and Chemical Engineering Department for a lecture from Robert Bryce, author of Smarter Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong.

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Learn how to keep your finances on track after completing or taking a break from school. Find out what Excel can do for your budgeting needs in this class.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Magic: The Gathering® at Main

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To learn more about Magic: The Gathering®, grab a friend and head down to the Main Library! Beginners and learners are welcome. Prizes and snacks will be available for participants, and you can meet some new friends and potential opponents.

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Pi Day Celebration

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Round out your week by celebrating the mathematical constant π (pi).

Level 4 Conference Room
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Great American Tall Tales

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Watch a 20-minute performance of Great American Tall Tales by the University of Utah Youth Theatre, and participate in a craft led by the play's actors.

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12 Minutes Max is a monthly showcase of short works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, we feature three new pieces in in a varied mix, chosen from music, dance, film, writing, theater, performance art and the like,each 12 minutes or less.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word 2013: Part I

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Learn basic word processing skills, including using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and opening documents; and formatting text.

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Word 2013: Part II

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Learn to format individual sections of your document in Microsoft Word 2013, including section breaks, columns, and page formatting.

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Cover Letters

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Learn the basics on creating a cover letter to add to your resume which can be both printed and sent electronically.

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Word 2013: Part III

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Learn how to create and format tables, columns and rows in your Microsoft Word 2013 document.

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Word 2013: Part IV

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Learn how to use the mail merge function in Microsoft Word 2013 to create form letters, mailing labels, envelopes, and emails. Some knowledge of Excel or Access is helpful but not required.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Prose and the Spoken Word

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Local author Bryan Young invites you to a monthly series of fiction readings featuring visiting and local authors, as well as readings from you!

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Apps for Travel

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Going away on vacation? Learn about apps that can make traveling a much more enjoyable experience. Learn to navigate and communicate like a pro, even if you have never been there before.

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Bach at the Library

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The City Library is taking part in Bach in the Subways through a series of serendipitous performances at the Main Library.

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Gizmo Garage

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Library staff will be available for those needing help checking out, downloading, and transferring Library digital materials to devices.

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Savvy Senior Movies

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Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our series featuring films about and starring seniors.

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Buyer’s Tips: Digital Devices

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Before you plan on purchasing a digital device as a gift or for your own use, learn what to look for and how to make the best choice on your purchase.

Children's Library Craft Room
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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) and elementary school students (ages 5+).

Children's Library Craft Room
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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) and elementary school students (ages 5+).

Main Library, Meeting Room E
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Minecraft Tech Club

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Explore Minecraft with 10 of your peers while improving your creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills.

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Learn how to keep your finances on track after completing or taking a break from school. Find out what Excel can do for your budgeting needs in this class.

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.

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Being able to make informed decisions about auto care can help you and your vehicle now and in the future. Learn about the digital resources the Library offers for automobile care.

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Excel 2013 Part I: Basic Skills

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn basic spreadsheet skills in Microsoft Excel 2013, including entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, and formatting and previewing worksheets.

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Gizmo Garage

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Library staff will be available for those needing help checking out, downloading, and transferring Library digital materials to devices.

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12 Minutes Max is a monthly showcase of short works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, we feature three new pieces in in a varied mix, chosen from music, dance, film, writing, theater, performance art and the like,each 12 minutes or less.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word 2013: Part I

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Learn basic word processing skills, including using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and opening documents; and formatting text.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word 2013: Part II

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Learn to format individual sections of your document in Microsoft Word 2013, including section breaks, columns, and page formatting.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word 2013: Part III

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Learn how to create and format tables, columns and rows in your Microsoft Word 2013 document.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word 2013: Part IV

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Learn how to use the mail merge function in Microsoft Word 2013 to create form letters, mailing labels, envelopes, and emails. Some knowledge of Excel or Access is helpful but not required.

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'Downtown 81' film screening

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Join The City Library and the Utah Film Center for a screening of the film Downtown 81.

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Leadie Eddie Puppet Show

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Meet Leadie Eddie and his friends as they demonstrate how to be safe, healthy, and lead-free in their lead poisoning prevention puppet show.

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Learn about the variety of downloadable materials that is available through The City Library, including music, magazines, eBooks, and more.

Main Library Technology Center
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Gizmo Garage

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Library staff will be available for those needing help checking out, downloading, and transferring Library digital materials to devices.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is a monthly showcase of short works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, we feature three new pieces in in a varied mix, chosen from music, dance, film, writing, theater, performance art and the like,each 12 minutes or less.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is a monthly showcase of short works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, we feature three new pieces in in a varied mix, chosen from music, dance, film, writing, theater, performance art and the like,each 12 minutes or less.

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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.