• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Gene Luen Yang
    What does it mean to be a hero? ... What does it mean to be a saint? Gene Luen Yang

    Gene Luen Yang

    Visit the Main Library on November 6 as we host graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, author of the two-part Boxers & Saints.

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12 Minutes Max is 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.

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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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Learn the basic terms used when working with computers. Learn about the components which make up the hardware and software of your computer system.

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Join us during the week of Oct 20-24 as we offer special friendship-themed storytimes. These events are in support of the YWCA's Week Without Violence initiative, which brings together people in communities across the United States to take action against all forms of violence.

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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 Technology Center
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Computer Basics: Using the Mouse

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Learn how to hold, move, and click a mouse; how to scroll and highlight; and other basic mouse functions.

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
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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.

Main Library Auditorium
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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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Computers for Dummies

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In this class, you will get an introduction to everything you need to know, including turning on your computer, using Microsoft Office, and surfing the web.

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Internet Job Search

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Out of work, looking for a new job, or ready to change careers? In this 90-minute computer class, learn how to use the Internet to seek employment.

Main Library
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Utah Humanities Book Festival

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The City Library will play host to authors Karl Beckstrand, Armando Solórzano, and Reyna Grande.

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Halloween Block Party

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Join The City Library and the Department of Public Safety for an afternoon full of Halloween-themed activities.

Main Library
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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.

Level 4 Conference Room
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The Big Bad Musical

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Watch a 20-minute performance of the Big Bad Musical by the University of Utah Youth Theatre, and participate in a craft led by the play's actors.

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Dhamma Brothers Film Screening

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The City Library, in partnership with Vipassana Meditation as Taught by S.N. Goenka in the Tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin and the Utah Film Center, will screen The Dhamma Brothers.

Main Library Technology Center
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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.<br><br>

Main Library Technology Center
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In this 90-minute computer class using Microsoft Excel 2013, learn how to sort and filter data, link data from one sheet to another, and use styles and formatting to make your spreadsheet look professional.

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+).

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Cowboys & Ninjas

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Yee-haw and hi-yah! Have you ever dreamed of becoming a cowboy ninja or a ninja cowboy? Now is your chance to learn from the best as East meets West in this epic storytime full of legendary awesomeness. Master the secret arts of the ninja and the wild ways of the cowboy in this rip-roarin’ jamboree full of stories, songs, and other sensai-tional silliness.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Books to Die For

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Book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

Level 4 Conference Room
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Gene Luen Yang

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Visit the Main Library to meet graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, author of American Born Chinese.

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.

Main Library Technology Center
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In Part 1 of this two-part computer class, learn to use commonly used formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel 2013.

Main Library Technology Center
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In Part 2 of this two-part computer class, learn to use commonly used formulas and functions in Microsoft Excel 2013.

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.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Finding funding for non-profit organizations can be a challenge, especially with limited resources to devote to the process of seeking and acquiring grants. Join The City Library, Utah Nonprofits Association, and the SLCC Community Writing Center for a day geared toward helping non-profits in the process of finding sources for funding and a crash course in grant writing.

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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.

Main Library
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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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Google Calendar Basics

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Have a hard time remembering all your appointments and deadlines? Are you overwhelmed with random sticky notes? In this 90-minute class, learn how to create an online calendar that will keep it all sorted for you.

Main Library Technology Center
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Résumé Basics

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In this hands-on class, you will create a basic résumé. Please bring your job history and education information. Bring a USB flash drive to save your work.

Main Library Technology Center
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In this 90-minute computer class, learn how to create charts and pivot tables using data in a Microsoft Excel 2013 spreadsheet

Main Library Technology Center
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Buyer’s Tips: Digital Devices

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Planning on buying a digital device as a gift or for you? The holidays are fast approaching and Black Friday is just around the corner. In this class, you will learn what to look for and tips for making the best choice for making your purchase.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word I

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In this 90-minute computer class using Microsoft Word 2013, learn basic word processing skills, including using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and opening documents; and formatting text.

Level 2, Canteena
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The Big Read teen book discussion

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Join us for a discussion on the Julie Otsuka novel When the Emperor Was Divine, The City Library's selection for The Big Read. <br>

Main Library Technology Center
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Word II

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn to format individual sections of your document in Microsoft Word 2013, including section breaks, columns, and page formatting.

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Word III

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In this 90-minute computer class, you will learn how to create and format tables, columns and rows in your Microsoft Word 2013 document.

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Word IV

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In this 90-minute computer class, 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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Join local author Bryan Young for a monthly series of readings featuring visiting and local authors.

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Cover Letters

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In this 90-minute class, you will learn the basics on creating a cover letter to add to your resume which can be both printed and sent electronically.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Excel 2013 Part I: Basic Skills

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Learn basic spreadsheet skills in Microsoft Excel 2013, including entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, and formatting and previewing worksheets.

Main Library Aditorium, Conference Rooms A & B
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'Frozen' Sing Along Fun

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We'll be screening Disney's <i>Frozen, Sing Along Edition</i> at the Main Library Auditorium and invite kids of all ages to join in on the musical fun

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Photo Editing Online

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Have photos from the holidays you want to touch up, crop, or liven up? We’ll teach you how to touch up your holiday photos.

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This class will look at a variety of websites including eBay, KSL, and Craigslist to purchase gifts and what you can do to keep your accounts safe.

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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.

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12 Minutes Max: a Monthly Showcase of Short Works by Local Artists 12 Minutes Max is 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. Main Library Auditorium

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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.