• Sound Bath
    If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. Amit Ray

    Sound Bath

    Relax with a healing sound meditation presented by The Sound Bath Experience.

  • Roaring '20s Anniversary Party
    Celebrate life in all its glory– challenge yourself to let the routine sing, and the new dance. Maximillian Degenerez

    Roaring '20s Anniversary Party

    Celebrate 20 years of the Day-Riverside Branch with a roaring 1920s-themed gala that includes a photo booth, Charleston dance lessons, kids crafts, and live music. Be sure to come dressed in your best 1920s-themed attire for a costume contest!

  • 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.

  • Vision begins with the eyes, but it truly takes place in the brain. Fei-Fei Li

    Become inspired and informed at a series of events featuring TED Talk videos and conversations with your community. Each month, the Marmalade Branch invites all to experience dynamic talks centered around a central theme at TEDxMarmaladeLibrary.

  • First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare On exhibit at the Main Library Oct 8–31

    Marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" is a nationwide, touring exhibition. The wonderful book in this exhibition, the 1623 First Folio, includes 36 of Shakespeare's plays, 18 of which were originally printed only in the Folio.

  • Rooftop Yoga
    Inhale the future, exhale the past.

    Rooftop Yoga

    Join The City Library and Salt Lake Power Yoga for the final Rooftop Yoga class of the season on Tuesday, September 27 at 7pm.

  • Bike the Branches
    You forget how accessible the city is. Sasha Roiz

    Bike the Branches

    Learn about safe urban bike riding from the Bicycle Collective and take part in a group ride that will depart from the Main Library and stop at the Glendale, Day-Riverside, and Marmalade branches.

  • 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.

  • Banned Books Discussion Group
    For every prohibition you create, you also create an underground. Jello Biafra

    Banned Books Discussion Group

    Celebrate Banned Books Week with a weekly discussion about banned kids, teen, and adult titles. The Day-Riverside Branch's Banned Book Discussion Group will meet each Tuesday in September.

  • 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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Bike the Branches

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Learn about safe urban bike riding from the Bicycle Collective and take part in a group ride that will depart from the Main Library and stop at the Glendale, Day-Riverside, and Marmalade branches.

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PowerPoint 2013

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Learn how to create a colorful presentation that will impress colleagues and friends alike.

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Rooftop Yoga

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

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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 and elementary school students.

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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 and elementary school students.

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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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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 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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Curator Kristina Lenzi, an internationally respected Utah performance artist, will bring together 12 local and out-of-state artists to fill one of Salt Lake City's most remarkable buildings.

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Steven Attardo: Covering Books

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Explore the relationship between graphic design and storytelling with award-winning book jacket designer Steven Attardo.

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Recovering the Classics

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Recovering the Classics is a crowdsourced collection of original covers for great literary works.

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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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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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Spooky Photos

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Learn to create spooky photos using features from Adobe Photoshop.

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.

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PC Basics for Beginners

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Learn the basics about personal computers, from how to set and power them up, to how to save files. Bring your questions.

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First Folio Kick Off

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Celebrate the opening of First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare with activities and performances for all ages.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Learn how you can incorporate Shakespeare in your classroom with a series of on-feet, text-in-mouth, "instant play" lesson plans and strategies presented by Michael Bahr, Education Director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

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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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Word 2013: Part III

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Learn how to create and format tables, columns, and rows in your 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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Learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, and start looking for funders right away with Foundation Directory Online.

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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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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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Scary Story Read-A-Thon

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Celebrate Teen Read Week with a group reading of Alvin Schwartz's popular 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark'.

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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, Conference Room A
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Sustaining Your Small Business

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Explore topics related to business ownership with various experts from Salt Lake SCORE.

Main Library Story Room
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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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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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Enjoy a serendipitous performance of Renaissance period pieces, including songs with lyrics written by Shakespeare, from Rowland Hall’s Madrigals Choir.

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Basic Internet Searching

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In this beginning computer class, learn how to use Internet browsers, how to enter a web address, and how to use search engines.

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Internet and Online Safety

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Have spam, viruses, and identity theft frightened you away from your computer? Learn safe computing tips that will help you keep yourself and your information secure.

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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!

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An Evening with Lindy West

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Join the Library as we host writer, editor, and feminist Lindy West, author of the memoir 'Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman'.

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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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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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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.

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Introduction to Podcasting

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Let the world hear your voice. Learn how to create a podcast, which is a digital audio file, and how to publish it online.

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Halloween Celebration

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Celebrate Halloween with a variety of games, crafts, and other activities that are sure to be a ghoulishly good time.

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Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

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Kids ages 5 and up will be able to create spooky fun costumes and props and will be able to use them in a performance of the famous witches scene from MacBeth.

Main 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 and elementary school students.

Main Library Technology Center
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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 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 and elementary school students.

Main Library Technology Center
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Google Tools

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Learn how to use Google for more than just searches. Discover some of this search engine’s most powerful tools.

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Family Photos and Holiday Cards

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Create your own holiday cards and images with Adobe Photoshop and provided photo-taking equipment.

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PC Basics for Beginners

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Learn the basics about personal computers, from how to set and power them up, to how to save files. Bring your questions.

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.

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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.

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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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Harry and the Potters

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Break away from muggle mediocrity and enjoy a live performance from Harry and the Potters.

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Fantastic Plastics

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Get creative and make something new with Shrinky Dinks and perler beads. Teens will be able to make their own objects using provided materials.

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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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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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Free Online Tools

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The Internet provides access to tools that can help you accomplish a variety of tasks. Learn about some of these tools in this workshop.

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Make a YouTube Video

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Learn how to make a YouTube video and how to start your own channel.

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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.

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Sound Bath

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Relax with a healing sound bath presented by local artists in The Sound Bath Experience.

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Sustaining Your Small Business

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Explore topics related to business ownership with various experts from Salt Lake SCORE.

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Blogging 101

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Turn your passion for writing into your own publication. In this course, you’ll learn how to start and run a blog.

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Social Media 101

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Learn about the most popular social media platforms and how to use them.

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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.