• 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.

  • 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.

  • Scale Model Gingerbread Building Contest

    Submit your finest gingerbread replica of a well-known building to the second annual Scale Model Gingerbread Building Contest! Winners of this contest will receive a prize basket. Kids and teens ages 10 and above and adults are invited to enter.

  • 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.

  • May the Light dispel darkness, ignorance and evil from your life.

    Celebrate Diwali with traditional Indian performances, songs, dances, and more.

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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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Diwali Celebration

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Celebrate Diwali with traditional Indian performances, songs, dances, and more.

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Creative Cards with Cricut

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Pop in to the Creative Lab any time between 9:30am and 12:30pm to create decorative greeting cards using Cricut.

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Creative Cards with Cricut

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Pop in to the Creative Lab any time between 1:30pm and 4:30pm to create decorative greeting cards using Cricut.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Take part in the Main Library’s inaugural Teen Advisory Board meeting and help make the Library a better place for teens while also crafting yourself a pair of DIY touchscreen gloves.

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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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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.

Special Collections Reading Room, Level 4
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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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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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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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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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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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Gingerbread Jamboree

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Take part in a cookie-themed Preschool Storytime and decorate your very own gingerbread pal! Cookies and decorating supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so please arrive early to ensure your spot.

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Gingerbread Jamboree

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Take part in a cookie-themed Preschool Storytime and decorate your very own gingerbread pal! Cookies and decorating supplies will be provided. Space is limited, so please arrive early to ensure your spot.

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EVE at The City Library

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Look back on 2016 and get ready for the new year by taking part in a series of creative craft projects with the whole family.

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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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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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Design and Print a 3D Snowflake

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Use provided 3D modeling software and equipment to design and print a unique snowflake to use as an ornament, necklace or keychain

Main Library, Conference Room D
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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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Intro to Game Design

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Using GameMaker and Construct 2, kids and teens ages 9–15 will work in pairs to dream up and develop a new game, then test and play games created by other pairs.

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Google Tools

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Learn how to use some of Google's online tools, including Google Docs, Google Drive, and more.

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Books to Die For

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A book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

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Candy Land Live

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Kids and families are invited to take part in a life-sized version of the popular game Candy Land.

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Sherlock Holmes Party

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Teens are invited to watch a screening of the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes, take part in an escape room activity, and craft silhouettes, buttons, and deerstalker hats.

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6057Kids can learn the special art form of Chinese calligraphy from trained instructors in a free calligraphy and painting workshop offered through the Confucius Institute at the University of Utah.

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Careers in Coding

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Kids, teens, and families are invited to meet with alumni from DevMountain as they share their stories about learning to code and transitions to new, high-paying careers.

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GarageBand

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Learn how to record your own music using the digital audio workstation GarageBand.

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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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Green Screen Videos

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Lights, camera, action! Use the Creative Lab’s green screen to make videos that will allow your imagination to run wild.

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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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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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Read Roald Dahl

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

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Get started in learning a new language. Explore The City Library’s online language learning resources and get help choosing the one that’s best for you.

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YouTube

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Learn how to make a video that you can upload to Youtube and how to start your own channel.

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Social Media for Business

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Learn which social media platforms are best suited for your business, as well as different social strategies to help grow your audience and sales.

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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.

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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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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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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.