• 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.

  • One benefit of summer is that each day we have more light to read by Jeannette Walls

    Reading challenges to tackle for all ages, cool chemistry- and science-themed events all summer, and awesome prizes to win! The City Library's Summer Reading Program runs from May 31–Aug 2.

  • Audubon Society Presentation
    As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature. John James Audubon

    Audubon Society Presentation

    Learn about John James Audubon, the Great Salt Lake Audubon Society's namesake ornithologist and painter, and about the Society's current work in Utah.

  • 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.

  • Intro to Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
    Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food Hippocrates

    Intro to Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

    Learn about the many health benefits and culinary uses of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms in an event presented by the Biocentric Bros.

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Thanksgiving Point Wind Tunnel

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Every day during Summer Reading, kids can experiment with wind and air with the Thanksgiving Point wind tunnel!

Main Library, Lower Urban Room
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"Images of Historical Salt Lake City" is an exhibit featuring historic prints and images of mid- to late-19th century Salt Lake City from The City Library’s permanent art collection.

Main Library Story Room
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LEGO® Engineering

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Join Play-Well TEKnologies for a workshop using the LEGO® Building System.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Are you looking to entertain? To amuse? To enthrall? To craft that perfect presentation for work? Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Come let Toastmasters International guru Doug Woodall help you write, refine, and deliver the perfect speech for any occasion.

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, Level 4 Conference Room
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Now that your non-profit organization has acquired funding, what's next? Join The City Library, Utah Nonprofits Association, and SLCC Community Writing Center for a day geared toward helping non-profits determine the next steps in maintaining and funding a nonprofit organization.

Main Library Story Room
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Robot Boot Camp

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Learn simple computer programming skills by programming an autonomous robot.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Can you name the location of all seven horcruxes? What about the 5 original Avengers? Brush up on your trivia before Comic Con. Prizes awarded for correct answers!

Main Library, Children's Library
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Dog Day Afternoons

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Kids can practice reading to a fuzzy friend in a non-threatening environment.

Main Library, Level 3
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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.

All Locations
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End of Summer Read-a-thon

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Celebrate the end of summer reading with a good old-fashioned Read-a-thon at all City Library locations.

Main Library
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Craft Sabbath

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Craft Sabbath is a monthly gathering of Artists and Crafters unique to the Wasatch front.

Main Library Technology Center
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Excel I: Basic Skills

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

Main Library Technology Center
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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.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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It’s human nature to reflect on our lives—what we’ve done, who we’ve known, what we’ve dreamt. The SLCC Community Writing Center invites seniors to our interactive life story workshops in preparation for the annual Silver Pen Competition sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services.

Main Library Technology Center
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Introduction to Facebook

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In this 2-hour class you will be led through a beginner’s guide to Facebook.com.

Main Library Special Collections (Level 4)
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Audubon Society Presentation

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Jenn Waterhouse of the Great Salt Lake Audubon Society will speak about John James Audubon, the society's namesake ornithologist and painter—his life, his work, and his enduring influence on ornithology.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Books to Die For

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Book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word I

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In this 90-minute computer class, 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 II

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

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 Auditorium
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Science Movie Night

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Free film screenings followed by a 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.

Mt. Olympus Senior Center, 1635 E Murray Holladay Road
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It’s human nature to reflect on our lives—what we’ve done, who we’ve known, what we’ve dreamt. The SLCC Community Writing Center invites seniors to our interactive life story workshops in preparation for the annual Silver Pen Competition sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services.

Main Library Technology Center
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Gizmo Garage: Part 1

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Do you own a Kindle, a Nook, a tablet, smart phone, or other portable device that can be used as an eReader? Do you want to learn how to check out e-books from the library or need help with downloading to your device? Bring in your device and we will help you learn how to get started.

Main Library, Level 3
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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.

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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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 Word 2010 document.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word IV

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Learn how to use the mail merge function in Microsoft Word 2010 to create form letters, mailing labels, envelopes, and emails. Some knowledge of Excel or Access is helpful but not required.

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Join us for a special Preschool Storytime the week of Aug 18-22 as we celebrate those who are graduating to preschool and kindergarten and welcome new and continuing Preschool Storytime friends. This event, intended for 3- to 5-year-olds, will be full of stories, songs, and other fun surprises!

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Please join Wasatch Community Gardens for “Food Talks”, a monthly discussion series aimed at shedding light on the large, multi-faceted topic of the food we eat. “Food Talks” will be held April–September 2014, every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Gizmo Garage: Part 2

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Bring your portable device and explore some of the Library’s digital content that can be downloaded to your computer or portable device. We will cover music, magazines, and eAudiobooks.

Main Library Technology Center
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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, Conference Center
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With the help of The Inclusion Center, the City Library will host a community discussion on how local residents can come together to address the issues of homelessness.

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 Rooftop Terrace, Beehive Courtyard
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Harvesting the Library Honey

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Watch and learn about honey as this year’s honey is harvested from the Library’s Beehives.

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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 Technology Center
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Introduction to Twitter

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In this course, learn how to use Twitter, the social network for sharing short bites of information instantly. Build and customize an individual profile, read and send Twitter updates (called tweets), and build a network of followers.

Main Library Auditorium and Urban Room
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In partnership with KUED and the Alzheimer's Association: Utah Chapter, The City Library invites you to join us for a special evening to honor Utahns affected by this devastating disease.

Main Library Technology Center
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Stay Safe on the Internet

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Have spam, viruses, and identity theft frightened you away from your computer? With some safe computing tips from this class, you’ll learn how to keep yourself and your information secure.

Main Library Technology Center
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Communicating with Email

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Learn how to set up and use an email account, send attachments, and use proper email etiquette in this computer class.

Main Library Technology Center
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Résumé Basics

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In this 90-minute class, you will learn the basics of creating résumés that can be both printed and submitted electronically.

Main Library Technology Center
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eBay Basics

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Learn tips and training to help you make this incredible online marketplace work for you.

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.

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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Excel 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 Technology Center
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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.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Please join Wasatch Community Gardens for “Food Talks”, a monthly discussion series aimed at shedding light on the large, multi-faceted topic of the food we eat. “Food Talks” will be held April–September 2014, every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

Main Library Technology Center
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Excel III: Formulas

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Learn to use commonly used formulas and functions in Excel 2013.

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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Gizmo Garage: Part 3

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Library staff will be available for those needing help checking out, downloading, and transferring Library eContent to devices. Bring your library card, device and/or laptop. Staff will also be available to help with other questions you may have about your device.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Celebrate Grandparent’s Day and find out how you can make the most of babysitting your grandpa and grandma through a variety of fun activities.

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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Word I

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In this 90-minute computer class, 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 II

47 people like this -

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

Main Library Technology Center
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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 Word 2013 document.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word 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 Canteena, Level 2
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Cupcake Wars

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Using supplies and ingredients provided by Library, teens will have one hour to create the most stunning cupcake creation they can think of. The winner of the competition will take home the title of "The City Library's Best Cupcake Chef".

Main Library
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Join The City Library and the Utah Humanities Council for the 17th annual Utah Humanities Book Festival, featuring authors, booksellers, a poetry slam, and more. The Festival has become Utah’s signature literary event, and offers book lovers of all types to enjoy some great, free-of-charge events at locations throughout Utah.

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Reddit for Beginners

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Reddit, stylized as reddit, is an entertainment, social networking, and news website where registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links. Learn more about reddit, set up an account, and learn how to view specific content.

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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 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 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.

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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 Jul 01 to Sep 01

Mexico Then: The Casasola Archive "Mexico Then: The Casasola Archive" is an exhibit about the Mexican Revolution as seen through the camera lens of Agustín Casasola and other photographers working for his photo agency. Day-Riverside Branch

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From Jul 18 to Aug 25

Images of Historical Salt Lake City "Images of Historical Salt Lake City" is an exhibit featuring historic prints and images of mid- to late-19th century Salt Lake City from The City Library’s permanent art collection. Main Library, Lower Urban Room

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From Jun 27 to Aug 08

30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective The Finch Lane Gallery is celebrating artists who have exhibited in this iconic space over the past 30 years with the exhibition titled “30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective.” The exhibition features 30 of the hundreds of artists who have shown in the space, many of whom also have pieces of public art in Salt Lake City. It is a celebration of artistic diversity, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and honors those who have contributed to the city’s artistic fabric. The exhibition will be on view at the Finch Lane Gallery from June 27 through August 8, 2014. Finch Lane Gallery (1340 E 100 S), 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.