• Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
    As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work. Kevin McCarthy

    Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

    Join Salt Lake SCORE for a workshops that will help you get your start-up off the ground. Participants will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and will learn the keys to success.

  • Savvy Senior Movies
    Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan

    Savvy Senior Movies

    At 2pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, the Main Library hosts films about and starring seniors.

  • You only need one ray of light to chase all the shadows away. Fredrik Backman, "A Man Called Ove"

    United We Read SLC is an initiative for everyone in Salt Lake County to connect by reading the same book and by sharing their experience with others. Community members are invited to participate in discussions, programs, and events and to contribute to a public collection of stories of kindness—random, intentional, received, and given.

  • 12 Minutes Max
    Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbra Streisand

    12 Minutes Max

    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.

  • Sustaining Your Small Business
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    Sustaining Your Small Business

    Join the Library and experts from Salt Lake SCORE to explore topics related to business ownership. In May, find out how marketing yourself and managing your personal brand can help you build a dedicated client and fan base.

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Teen Movie Night

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Enjoy a different film every Thursday at the Main Library Canteena. This weekly film screening is open to all teens.

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Read Roald Dahl

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Get ready for the premier of Matilda the Musical at Broadway at the Eccles by reading Roald Dahl.

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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

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LEAP Into Science Family Workshops

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Kids and families can learn about and investigate new concepts each month by working with different materials

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The Confucius Institute at the University of Utah, the Utah Chinese Association of Sciences and Technology, and the Salt Lake City Public Library jointly present the 2017 Utah Children’s Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibit.

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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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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.

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Poster Printing

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Use the Creative Lab’s software and large format printer to design and print a poster.

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Wacky Winter Storytime

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Enjoy a special winter-themed Preschool Storytime. Kids and their grown ups can take part in zany fun stories and songs that are sure to keep the winter blues away.

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 Story Room
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Wacky Winter Storytime

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Enjoy a special winter-themed Preschool Storytime. Kids and their grown ups can take part in zany fun stories and songs that are sure to keep the winter blues away.

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Teach Yourself Tech

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Learn how you can use the Library’s online resources to access online technology education and certifications.

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Design a new accessory or piece of jewelry for any occasion and then print it using the Library’s 3D printing software and equipment

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Bring Your Own Devices

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Library staff will show you how to use your digital device as well as how to check out and download digital Library materials.

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PC Basics for Beginners

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Learn the basics of using a personal computer, including turning it on, saving files, and identifying what’s inside a computer. Bring your questions.

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Account Recovery How-To

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Learn how to easily recover accounts from lost passwords and PINs, see how identity verification works, and use clever technology hacks to safeguard against future problems.

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Books to Die For

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A book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

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Mac Basics

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Learn the basics of using Mac computers and the OSX operating system.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Teen Night

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Enjoy movies, gaming, and a variety of other activities every Friday at the Main Library Canteena. Snacks will be provided.

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Cricut Crafting

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Use the Creative Lab’s Cricut machine to make intricate greeting cards and festive decorations.

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Writing for Change

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Join the Library and the SLCC Community Writing Center for free workshops that will teach you how to effectively engage in civic dialogue and start writing for change.

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In the Chinese zodiac, roosters are considered to be hardworking, courageous, and ostentatious. Ring in the Year of the Rooster with a cultural celebration that will include a lion dance, music, children’s activities, and more.

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Use Adobe Photoshop to and the Creative Lab’s green screen to make custom holiday cards. Participants can print their first card for free and any additional cards for $2.50 each.

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Word 2013: Part I

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Learn basic word processing skills in Microsoft Word 2013, 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 pages.

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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library is hosting a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

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Résumé Basics

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

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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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Computer Basics: Using the Mouse

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A first step in learning about computers, this workshop teaches you how to hold, move, and click a mouse; how to scroll and highlight; and other basic mouse functions.

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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.

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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.

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Friends of The City Library are invited to shop the Members Only Used Book Sale. This event will feature movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

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Valentine Making for Kids

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Make your loved ones’ Valentine’s Day a little sweeter by sending them a homemade card. Create your own Valentine cards with supplies provided by the Library.

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Join Equality Utah and The City Library for a conversation with Cleve Jones, an AIDS and LGBT activist and author of Stitching the Revolution and a new memoir titled When We Rise.

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Send a Letter to a Friend

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Send a note to a friend or loved one. Stop by your nearest City Library location to take advantage of provided cards, writing materials, and stamped envelopes.

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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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Cover Letters

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Learn the basics on creating a cover letter for your résumé that can be both printed and sent electronically.

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Two-Day Grant Writing Workshop

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Join The City Library and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for a two-day workshop on grant writing.

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Hive-Side Chat

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Learn about the life of bees and the process of urban beekeeping through a monthly conversation with Salt Lake City Beekeeper Frank Whitby. This series offers an opportunity to meet and discuss issues related to the popular hobby of beekeeping.

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Science Movie Night

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Join the Library, the Natural History Museum of Utah, and the Utah Film Center for a series of science-themed movie screenings followed by lively discussions with local experts.

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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Join KUED, the Sundance Institute, and The City Library for a free screening of the feature documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.

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Matilda Extravaganza

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Kids and families can get ready for the premier of Matilda the Musical at Broadway at the Eccles with this celebration of Roald Dahl’s popular children’s books.

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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library is hosting a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

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Utah’s Trailblazing Women

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Get a head start on celebrating Women’s History Month with a discussion about breaking down barriers and making positive differences in the Beehive State.

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Digital Making

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See all that the Library’s Creative Lab has to offer. Shoot videos, take photos, create music, and learn how to use the software this digital makerspace includes. Call 801-524-8288 for more information.

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Digital Making

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See all that the Library’s Creative Lab has to offer. Shoot videos, take photos, create music, and learn how to use the software this digital makerspace includes. Call 801-524-8288 for more information.

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Make Sounds with Synthesizers

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Learn how to create sounds and sound effects for songs and multimedia productions using electronic hardware and software.

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Bach at the Library

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Celebrate the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach through a series of serendipitous performances from local musicians.

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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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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. 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.