• Sat, May 30 1–4pm Library Square

    Celebrate the start of The City Library’s Super Summer Challenge with superhero related activities for all ages! The Super Summer Challenge takes place May 30 through August 22, and participants can sign up at the kick-off or at any time at their favorite Library location.

  • 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.

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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.

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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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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.

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

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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 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.

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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.

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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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Library Digital Downloadables

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Learn how to check out Library eBooks and download materials to your Kindle, Nook, tablet, smartphone, or other portable device.

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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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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.

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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.

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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 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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

125 people like this -

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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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.

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Felt Superhero Masks

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

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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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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!

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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.

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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!

135 people like this -

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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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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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Zoo Mania

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

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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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Watch local artist Eugene Tachinni as he presents "Paper and Thread," a performance piece in which he and the audience will participate in building a large sewn paper sculpture.

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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.

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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.

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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 Technology Center
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Internet Job Search

38 people like this -

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.

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 Technology Center
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Buying and Selling Online

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Learn how you can keep your information safe while shopping online. This class will look at a variety of websites, including eBay, KSL, and Craigslist to purchase gifts, products, and services.

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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!

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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 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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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.

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Google Apps

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Learn about the variety of productivity apps available through Google and how they can be used anywhere you have wireless access or cellular data coverage.

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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 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.

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Alt Press Fest

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The City Library’s seventh annual Alt Press Fest celebrates zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City.Some of Salt Lake’s finest artists will host workshops to show you the tricks of their trade. And, as always, dozens of artists and writers will exhibit their wares in the Main Library’s grand Urban Room. Don’t miss it!

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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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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+).

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.

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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.

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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.

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.



RHYTHMS AT RIVERSIDE CALL FOR ENTRIES

Rhythms at Riverside, the Summer Music Series at Rose Park's Day-Riverside Branch, is gearing up for its third season! Every other Wednesday night this summer, The City Library will highlight all styles of music, especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park's community. Applications will be accepted through May 27, 2015.