• Taking Place through August 22 All City Library Locations

    Toddlers, kids, teens, and adults can complete challenges and win prizes all summer long! See a librarian to sign up today.

  • The earth laughs in flowers Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Make your foray into gardening as easy and successful as possible.

  • 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.

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Main Library Story Room
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Superheroes Wind Tunnel

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Kids and their families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in our wind tunnel.

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IEEE will hold a panel session of selected officers, organizers and speakers from the third annual IEEE Sustainability Technology Conference (SusTech 2015) at the Salt Lake City Public Library. This panel will discuss topics related to sustainability in a spirit that outlines the unique "engineers perspective", an empirical approach often not outlined in the press. Discussion will spring from selected paragraphs from the Pope's recent wide ranging encyclical on climate change.

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.

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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Superhero Medallions

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Kids ages 8-12 can make their own superhero medallions using the Library's 3D modeling software and printer.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Ultimate Villain Minecraft Lair

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Masterminds ages 10-17 will use Minecraft to build the ultimate super villain lair, then trade roles and try their luck at infiltrating the bases of rival super villains.

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 Story Room
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Music Together

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Bring your Book Babies and learn how every child's development benefits from early exposure to music and movement with experts from Music Together.

Main Library, Conference Room Level 2
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Books to Die For

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A book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

Main Library Story Room
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Music Together

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Bring your Book Babies and learn how every child's development benefits from early exposure to music and movement with experts from Music Together.

Main Library
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LEGO® at the Library

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LEGO® bricks will be provided for kids to dream up imaginative creations based around a new theme each month. At the end of the hour, creations will be displayed and the children invited to explain their projects.

Main Library Technology Center
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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.

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
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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 Canteena, Level 2
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Cosplay 101 Workshop

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Using provided sewing machines, teens can bring in and finish their costumes for cosplay by adding embellishments or finishing touches.

Main Library, Library Square
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Super Summer Cinema Series

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Add some adventure to your summer with this free film series featuring superhero-themed movies. Meet us on the east lawn of Library Square at dusk every second Friday of June, July, and August. In case of inclement weather, screenings will move to the Main Library Auditorium. All ages are welcome to attend.

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Superhero Storytime

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Dress up as your favorite superhero and join us for a high-flying adventure full of spectacular stories, songs, and other fantastic fun.

Main Library
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During the month of June, we asked teens to determine their favorite heroes who have made the leap from print to screen. Find out who won with a free screening of the movie featuring the winning hero.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Grant Writing Workshop: Day 1

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The Basics on Obtaining Financial Support for Your Cause and Your Clients

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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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.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Grant Writing Workshop: Day 2

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The Basics on Obtaining Financial Support for Your Cause and Your Clients

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 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.

Main Library
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In honor of The Nation’s 150th anniversary, join The City Library for a series of events that celebrate the magazine’s legacy of cultural commentary, political analysis, and forward-thinking reporting.

Main Library Technology Center
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Gizmo Garage

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Library staff will be available for those needing help with using their digital device, as well as with checking out, downloading, and transferring downloadable Library materials to devices. Bring your Library card and device.

Main Library Technology Center
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In this 60-minute course, learn the basic skills of cut, copy and paste, which can be used in most software programs and on the Internet. You will also learn how to organize your files.

Main Library, Rooftop Terrace
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Rooftop Yoga

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Join The City Library and Salt Lake Power Yoga for free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise.

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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Introduction to 3D Modeling

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Learn how to use the 3D modeling site TinkerCAD to create a design for a replacement knob, switch, or dial for an appliance or electronic device.

Main Library, Level 5
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Harvesting the Library Honey

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Learn about honey harvesting as Frank Whitby, the Salt Lake City Beekeeper, and Boy Scout Troop 202, St. Ambrose Parish, East Millcreek District harvest this year’s honey from the Library’s beehives.

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
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Learn about your child’s development through play with Help Me Grow Utah.

Main Library Technology Center
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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.

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.

Children's Library and Level 5
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Honey Harvest Celebration

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Celebrate the end of summer and get a taste of this year's honey crop!

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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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.

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 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.

Main Library Technology Center
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In this 60-minute course, learn the basic skills of cut, copy and paste, which can be used in most software programs and on the Internet. You will also learn how to organize your files.

Main Library, Urban Room
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Bike the Branches

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Learn about safe urban bike riding from the Bicycle Collective and take part in a group ride.

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 Technology Center
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3D Modeling with Sculptris

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Sculpt with virtual clay using this powerful, free program that excels at creating organic models.

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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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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 résumé which can be both printed and sent electronically.

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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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 Jun 12 to Jul 31

Elements: Works by Namon Bills Works in collage, painting, and installation by Namon Bills Finch Lane Gallery, 1330 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT

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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.