• 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.

  • 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. From now through April 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.

  • New hours at Chapman starting December 1

    Beginning December 1, the Chapman Branch will operate during new hours. The branch's new schedule will be 11am-8pm Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm on Saturdays, and noon-6pm on Sundays.

  • 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.

  • Books make great gifts
    A friend is a gift you give yourself. Robert Louis Stevenson

    Books make great gifts

    Pick up a great book for a loved one (or yourself!) at The Friends of The City Library's annual Holiday Used Book Sale on Saturday, December 6, at the Main Library.

  • Be caught up in the communal spirit. It's an inspiring time of year. —Mario Thomas

    Join us for seasonal films, music, and activities, all while preparing for the holidays with help from the Shops at Library Square. This year's event coincides with the Friends of The City Library Holiday Used Book Sale, which will be taking place all day in the Book Sale area.

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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.

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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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Books to Die For

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Book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

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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.

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'Frozen' Sing Along Fun

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We'll be screening Disney's Frozen, Sing Along Edition at the Main Library Auditorium and invite kids of all ages to join in on the musical fun

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Photo Editing Online

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Have photos from the holidays you want to touch up, crop, or liven up? We’ll teach you how to touch up your holiday photos.

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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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This class will look at a variety of websites including eBay, KSL, and Craigslist to purchase gifts and what you can do to keep your accounts safe.

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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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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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Prose and the Spoken Word

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Join local author Bryan Young for a monthly series of readings featuring visiting and local authors.

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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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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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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.

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

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Writing for Change

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Learn the techniques of writing for change with the SLCC Community Writing Center and The City Library.

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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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Internet Job Search

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn how to use the Internet to seek employment.

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Resume Basics

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

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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.

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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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Origami for Kids

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Learn how to make your own awesome origami creations with Ginger, the Origami Lady.

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Communicating with Email

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Learn how to set up and use an email account, send attachments, and use proper email etiquette in this computer class.

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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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Don't Read This

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Works by Aundrea Frahm, Gary Barton, Joseph Ostraff, Justin Wheatley, Linnie Brown, Namon Bills, Nick Stephens, and Randal Marsh

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The LEGO Movie screening

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Gear up for LEGO® Mania and get inspiration for your future LEGO creations by watching a screening of The LEGO Movie.

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LEGO® Mania

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Build a LEGO model or make your own LEGO creation and we'll display it at one of our locations!

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Ring in the Year of the Sheep with this cultural celebration featuring a lion dance, music, children’s activities, and other events.

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Great American Tall Tales

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Watch a 20-minute performance of Great American Tall Tales by the University of Utah Youth Theatre, and participate in a craft led by the play's actors.

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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.