• Solidarity: Salt Lake City's Impact on the Refugee Crisis

    Learn about the many challenges facing refugees and how Salt Lake City can help ease the global refugee crisis in a series of events hosted by the Library and the University of Utah's College of Social Work.

  • 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.

  • Edward Lewis Theatre Festival

    On Saturday, February 13, sample some of Salt Lake City’s most vibrant live theatre talent in this celebration of African-American theatre that also encompasses a wide range of social and racial issues.

  • Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbra 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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Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Mini Art Collective

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Each week, participants will learn how to complete a new mini-art project with help from Library staff.

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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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Use creativity, clipart, pictures (on a USB flash drive or online in cloud storage account)m and poetry to design and create four valentines to be printed on cardstock.

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Food for Fines

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Donate your non-perishable food items to The City Library to reduce your overdue fines.

Main Library, Level 5
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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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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.

Main Library Auditorium
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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.

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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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 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 Auditorium
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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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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 Canteena, Level 2
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Enjoy a different film every Thursday at the Main Library Canteena. This weekly film screening is open to all teens.

Conference Room Level 4
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Air Pollution & Pregnancy

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Air pollution affects both mothers and their babies. Join the Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment to learn more about this issue, how to protect yourself and your family, and how you can help clean up our air.

All Locations Except the Glendale Branch
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Valentine Making

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Kids can create their own Valentine cards with supplies provided by the Library.

Main Library Auditorium
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Edward Lewis Theatre Festival

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Sample some of Salt Lake City’s most vibrant live theatre talent at the annual Edward Lewis Theatre Festival.

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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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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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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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In this 60-minute course, learn the basic skills of cut, copy, and paste, which can be used in most software programs and on the Internet. You will also learn how to organize your files.

Main Library Story Room
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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.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Mini Art Collective

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Each week, participants will learn how to complete a new mini-art project with help from Library staff.

Main Library Auditorium
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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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Learn the basic terms used when working with computers. Learn about the components which make up the hardware and software of your computer system.

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 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, 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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Mac Basics

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Learn the basics of using Mac computers and the OSX operating system.

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Years of Living Dangerously

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Join Salt Lake City Green, the Utah Film Center and The City Library for a special screening series of Years of Living Dangerously.

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Teen Tech Week Scavenger Hunt

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Teens can pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at any Library location and solve its clues using the Library’s website, catalog, and social media profiles.

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All Salt Lake area teens, ages 12-18, are invited to submit an original book trailer to be considered for The City Library’s Teen Book Trailer Awards.

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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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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Egg Drop

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Using provided materials, teens ages 13–18 will work in pairs to build a structure for a raw egg that will be dropped from various heights.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Magic: The Gathering® at Main

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Whether you're new to Magic: The Gathering or a seasoned veteran looking for some match-making, grab a friend and head down to the Main Library.

Main Library Creative Lab
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DIY Green Screen Family Photos

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Have your photos taken against a green screen and create your own backgrounds for them using Adobe Photoshop.

Main Library Technology Center
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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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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah and learn about your child’s development through play.

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Create a Wearable Planter

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Use the Library’s 3D design software and 3D printers to create a miniature planter to take with you on the road.

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Nutrition Classes for Grown-Ups

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Talk about practical ways to make meal time for little ones more successful and nutritious with registered dietitian Paige Smathers.

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Gifts for Mom and Dad

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Create a gift for your loved ones using the Library’s 3D design software and 3D printers.

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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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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 Creative Lab
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Green Screen Special Effects

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Learn how to create special effects on film using a green screen and video editing software.

Main Library Urban Room
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Bach at the Library

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Celebrate the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach through a series of serendipitous performances at the Main Library.

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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 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 Auditorium
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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.

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, Level 4 Conference Room
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Teen Book Trailer Awards Gala

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Enjoy a showcase of book trailers submitted for the Library's Teen Book Trailer Awards.

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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 Jan 15 to Feb 26

Food Fight: Paintings by Tess Cook Tess Cook exhibits her latest body of work in the exhibition "Food Fight," an expansion of her previous work, "Delicatessen Delicacy." Finch Lane Gallery, 1330 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT

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From Jan 04 to Mar 01

Artwork by Sasha Katcher Reception: Wed, Jan 13, 6:30-8pm Main Library Children's Gallery

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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.