• 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 Exhibition Call for Entries
    Submit your artwork to be featured at the city Library

    Art Exhibition Call for Entries

    The City Library is seeking art exhibition submissions for all Library locations, and is accepting applications online or in-person through April 10.

  • The Big Read
    There was nothing to do now and the days were long and empty. —from "When the Emperor Was Divine"

    The Big Read

    The Big Read gives communities the opportunity to come together to read, discuss, and celebrate literature. Through May 2015, The City Library will be hosting events and book discussions centered on Julie Otsuka's novel "When the Emperor Was Divine". The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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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+).

Northwest Community Center Computer Lab, 1300 W 300 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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Excel 3: Filter/Sort

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Learn about useful features built into Microsoft Excel, such as sorting, filtering, and document protection.

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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The Big Read Goodreads book discussion

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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, Conference Room E
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Books to Die For

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A book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Buyer’s Tips: Digital Devices

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Before you plan on purchasing a digital device as a gift or for your own use, learn what to look for and how to make the best choice on your purchase.

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, Meeting Room E
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Minecraft Tech Club

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Explore Minecraft with 10 of your peers while improving your creative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills.

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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Learn how to keep your finances on track after completing or taking a break from school. Find out what Excel can do for your budgeting needs in this class.

Main Library Technology Center
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Computers for Beginners

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In this class we will introduce you to everything from turning on your computer, to Microsoft Office, to surfing the Internet.

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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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Being able to make informed decisions about auto care can help you and your vehicle now and in the future. Learn about the digital resources the Library offers for automobile care.

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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Gizmo Garage

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Library staff will be available for those needing help checking out, downloading, and transferring Library digital materials to devices.

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, Level 4 Conference Room
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Write Out Loud

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Local author Bryan Young invites you to a monthly series of fiction readings featuring visiting and local authors, as well as readings from you!

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Prose and the Spoken Word

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Local author Bryan Young invites you to a monthly series of fiction readings featuring visiting and local authors, as well as readings from you!

Main Library Auditorium
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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.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Join us and author Tom Martin for a behind-the-scenes look at Otis “Dock” Marston’s book, From 'Powell to Power: A Recounting of the First One Hundred River Runners through the Grand Canyon'.

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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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 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.

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 Auditorium
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'Downtown 81' film screening

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Join The City Library and the Utah Film Center for a screening of the film Downtown 81.

Main Library
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Leadie Eddie Puppet Show

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Meet Leadie Eddie and his friends as they demonstrate how to be safe, healthy, and lead-free in their lead poisoning prevention puppet show.

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TiltShift Festival

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Teens and middle and high school educators can join the Utah Film Center, in partnership with Spy Hop and SHIFT, for the inaugural TiltShift Festival.

Main Library Technology Center
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Learn about the variety of downloadable materials that is available through The City Library, including music, magazines, eBooks, and more.

Main Library Technology Center
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Gizmo Garage

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Library staff will be available for those needing help checking out, downloading, and transferring Library digital materials to devices.

Main Library Auditorium
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Please join The City Library and The Inclusion Center for a free screening of the documentary A Matter of Place, followed by a panel discussion on Fair Housing.

Library Square, 450 South 300 East
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Join members of the local community as we travel to the Topaz site, which is now a U.S. National Historic Landmark, and see one of the places where 120,000 Japanese Americans were interned during World War II.

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.

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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Learn to format individual sections of your document in Microsoft Word 2013, including section breaks, columns, and page formatting.

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 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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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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Gizmo Garage

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Library staff will be available for those needing help checking out, downloading, and transferring Library digital materials to devices.

Main Library Technology Center
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Apps for Travel

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Going away on vacation? Learn about apps that can make traveling a much more enjoyable experience. Learn to navigate and communicate like a pro, even if you have never been there before.

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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Résumé Basics

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In this hands-on class, you will create a basic résumé.

Main Library Technology Center
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Cover Letters

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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 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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Gizmo Garage

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Library staff will be available for those needing help checking out, downloading, and transferring Library digital materials to devices.

Main Library, Library Sqaure
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Celebrate the start of the Kids, Teen, and Adult Super Summer Challenge with a superhero training camp featuring activities for all ages!

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.

Main Library
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Literary Heroes: Books to Movies

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Does a hero make a story great? Or is it the story that makes the hero? Vote for your favorite heroes who have made the leap from print to the screen during the month of June and in August we’ll show the movie of the winning hero.

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 Auditorium
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Magic with Paul Brewer

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Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah's top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Main Library Craft Room
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Preschool LEAP Into Science!

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Learn about science through a series of engaging, hands-on workshops. Each week, kids ages 3-5 will learn different concepts through play and activities put together specifically for young learners.

Main Library Auditorium
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With the help of a librarian movie guide and a set of props, kids will enjoy watching and interacting with the film Big Hero 6.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Felt Superhero Masks

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Teens can can create their own superhero masks using felt and simple sewing techniques.

Main Library, Children's Library
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What adventures could you have in the library at night? Drop off your stuffed animal, doll, or other toy and they can find out for you!

Main Library Auditorium
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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.

Main Library Craft Room
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Preschool LEAP Into Science!

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Learn about science through a series of engaging, hands-on workshops. Each week, kids ages 3-5 will learn different concepts through play and activities put together specifically for young learners.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Randel McGee and Groark

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Randel McGee and Groark are an internationally acclaimed comedy storytelling duo! Their shows are a lively combination of fast paced comedy, hilarious storytelling, and memorable melodies that literally have people laughing for days!

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Easy No-Bake Cookie Making

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Teens can learn how to make delicious cookies that require no baking or stovetop prep!

Main Library Craft Room
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Preschool LEAP Into Science!

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Learn about science through a series of engaging, hands-on workshops. Each week, kids ages 3-5 will learn different concepts through play and activities put together specifically for young learners.

Main Library, Computer Lab
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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 Story Room
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Zoo Mania

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Learn about inspiring animals that have save the day and their human companions.

Main Library Craft Room
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Preschool LEAP Into Science!

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Learn about science through a series of engaging, hands-on workshops. Each week, kids ages 3-5 will learn different concepts through play and activities put together specifically for young learners.

Main Library
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Mad Science

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Mad Science will show you experiments from the heroes of science and the amazing discoveries they made that we use today.

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 Auditorium
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Whizgiggle Puppets

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Watch The City Library's Whizgiggle Puppets as they present the Summer of the Superhero!

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Comic Book Magnets

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Create personalized magnets to decorate your space using images cut out from old comic books.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Board Game Heroes Unite

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Meet new friends as you team up with new heroes and learn a variety of new board games. Board game beginners and learners are welcome.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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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.

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 Canteena, Level 2
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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 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Mar 02 to Apr 30

Japanese Kites Japanese Kites from the Collection of Scott Skinner Chapman Branch

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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.