• Music is what our feelings sound like. Vera Farmiga

    Enjoy this free summer concert series highlighting the styles of music that make up the fabric of Rose Park's community. Concerts will take place at 7pm on select Wednesdays this summer at the Day-Riverside Branch.

  • Rooftop Yoga
    Inhale the future, exhale the past.

    Rooftop Yoga

    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. Yoga classes will be offered two times each month May through September: a sunrise class on the second Friday of each month, and an evening class on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about. Steven Spielberg

    Bring the whole family to the east lawn of Library Square at dusk to enjoy this free film series!

  • Marmalade Summer Concert Series

    Add some music to your summer evenings by heading to the Marmalade Branch's outdoor plaza for this free concert series, taking place on select Thursdays from June through August.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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You’ll find more than 165 visual artists and 100-plus performing arts groups at the 2016 Utah Arts Festival, Utah’s largest outdoor arts event.

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The Iron Sloth

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Challenge yourself to complete a month-long ironman triathlon.

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Notebook Drive

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Donate your new or used notebooks to any Library location.

Main Library Technology Center
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GED Test Prep

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In this four-week series, instructors will guide you through GED test preparation using The City Library's online resources.

Main Library Craft Room
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Abstract Watercolor Classes

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Learn how the distorted shapes and images in abstract art can express different concepts.

Main Library Rooftop
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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.

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 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 Creative Lab
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Photo Restoration

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Learn how to restore your vintage or damaged family photos with Adobe Photoshop.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Garden Fairytales

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Kids in grades K–3 can discover how gardens and fairytales relate to each other with experts from Red Butte Garden.

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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Iron Chef Competition

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Compete for the title of Library Iron Chef and for a prize!

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Fun with MaKey MaKeys

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Kids ages 5–10 can take part in hands-on activities using MaKey MaKeys.

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 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 Amphitheater
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Music at Main

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor performances from local bands and musicians every Wednesday night in July and August.

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.

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 Technology Center
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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.

Main Library Rooftop
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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.

Library Square, East Lawn
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Super Summer Cinema Series

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Bring the whole family to the east lawn of Library Square at dusk to enjoy this free film series.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Whizgiggle Puppets Go Olympic

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Watch the Library’s Whizgiggle Puppets as they cycle, kick, run, and leap their way to Olympic glory.

Main Library Urban Room and Auditorium
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Bastille Day Celebration

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Celebrate French National Day with the Library and L’Alliance Française de Salt Lake City.

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Potty Training Party

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Grownups can get their little ones excited for potty training with the help of stories, songs, and games.

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3D Modeling Workshop

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Learn how to use the Library’s 3D modeling software to create a keychain or other small item.

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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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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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Small Press Panel

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Find out how independently-created magazines, journals, and zines are made from those involved in alternative press.

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Adobe Photoshop Staycation

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Using Adobe Photoshop, make exciting vacation photos without having to travel the world!

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Upcycle Challenge

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Turn trash into something beautiful and help reduce waste!

Main Library Urban Room
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Alt Press Fest

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The City Library’s eighth annual Alt Press Fest will celebrate zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City.

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Origami Workshop

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Learn the art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures from origami instructor and artist Anh Nguyen.

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The Tiny Book Show

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View more than 300 miniature books—each measuring 3” or less in height, length, and width—in this traveling showcase brought to you by the Creativity Caravan.

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.

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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.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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For a Rainy Day

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Design a savings jar for your spare change and cash using provided materials.

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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Make a YouTube Video

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

Main Library Technology Center
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3D Printing Workshop

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Kids ages 7 and up can make their own olympic medal using the Library’s 3D modeling software and printer.

Main Library Craft Room
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Word Art Workshop

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Learn how amazing artwork can be created from letters, and make your own word art on canvas with help from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

Main Library Creative Lab
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Create your very own film set using LEGO pieces provided by Library and use it to make a stop-motion animation film.

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 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, Children's Library
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Music Together

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Bring your little ones and learn how every child’s development benefits from early exposure to music and movement with experts from Music Together.

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Olympic Storytime

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Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics by taking part in Olympic-themed stories and activities.

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Music Together

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Bring your little ones and learn how every child’s development benefits from early exposure to music and movement with experts from Music Together.

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Olympic Storytime

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Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics by taking part in Olympic-themed stories and activities.

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Library Olympics

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Amateurs and professional athletes alike can compete in javelin throw, balloon tennis, broom hockey, and other olympic-style games.

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Parkour Workshop

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Learn about the basics of this parkour and safety tips from local parkour athletes.

Main Library Creative Lab
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Create your very own film set using LEGO pieces provided by Library and use it to make a stop-motion animation film.

Main Library Creative Lab
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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.

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 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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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.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Duct Tape Crafts

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Create a wallet, bowtie, or other object using provided duct tape.

Main Library Creative Lab
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Create your very own film set using LEGO pieces provided by Library and use it to make a stop-motion animation film.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Minecraft Modding Camp

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Kids ages 9–14 are invited to a five-day camp presented by Code to the Future that will teach you how to make Minecraft mods using the coding language Java.

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PowerPoint 2013

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Find out how to create a colorful presentation that will impress colleagues and friends alike by learning basic and intermediate skills in PowerPoint 2013.

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3D Printing for Your Home

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Make practical items for you home using 3D printing software and equipment. Make repair parts, kitchen utensils, accessories for the bath, and more.

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Clark Planetarium Workshops

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Explore space through your own creations in this series hosted by the Library and Clark Planetarium.

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Mind Sprint Challenge

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Meet other teens and work together to solve a series of STEAM-centric challenges.

Main Library Creative Lab
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Create your very own film set using LEGO pieces provided by Library and use it to make a stop-motion animation film.

Main Library Creative Lab
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Photo Restoration

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Learn how to restore your vintage or damaged family photos with Adobe Photoshop.

Main Library Technology Center
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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

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Teens can use provided equipment, software, and a green screen to find creative ways to commemorate their summer.

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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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End of Summer Party

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Celebrate the end of the Super Summer Challenge with the Library, Odd Squad and KUED Kids!

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

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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 Auditorium
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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.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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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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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 18 to Aug 12

Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey See how space exploration and research help us understand humanity's origin in this interactive exhibit featuring research from NASA and the National Science Foundation. Glendale 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.