• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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Books to Die For

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Book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

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Authors Live: Kenan Trebincevic

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The Bosnian American Professionals Association and the Salt Lake City Public Library present Kenan Trebincevic, author of The Bosnia List.

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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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Japanese Culture Day

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Learn about Japanese culture through a variety of events and activities.

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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.

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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.

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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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Apps for Life

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Learn how to use your smartphone or tablet to automate tasks, get organized, learn new skills, and make life easier by using mostly free apps to turn your portable device into a portable personal assistant.

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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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Excel III: Formulas

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In this computer class, learn to use commonly used formulas and functions in Excel 2013.

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A screening of the 2011 movie "Captain America: The First Avenger" which is based on the Marvel Comics Character of the same name. Afterwards, a panel of comic book experts will discuss the film, its comic book characters, and more.

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Utah Humanities Book Festival

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The City Library will play host to authors Bryan Young, Barry Deutsch, and Matthew Kirby.

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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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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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Résumés: Part 1 of 2

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In this hands-on class, you will create a basic résumé. Please bring your job history and education information.

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Résumés: Part 2 of 2

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Learn how to update your résumé for online or email submission.

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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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Cover Letters

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You will learn the basics of creating a cover letter to add to your resume which can be both printed and sent electronically.

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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.

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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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Performance Art Festival

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Visit the Main Library on October 17 and 18 to experience live performance art suitable for all ages and interests.

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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 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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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 the 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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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>

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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.