• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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.

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, Conference Room E
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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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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.

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 Canteena, Level 2
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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.

Main Library Technology Center
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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.

Main Library, Conference Room B
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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.

Main Library, Level 5
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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.

Main Library, Level 5
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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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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.

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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Internet Job Search

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

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.

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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.

Main Library Auditorium
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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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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.

Main Library Technology Center
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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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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

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

Main Library Auditorium
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Edward Lewis Theatre Festival

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This year’s event features seven performances from six local theatre companies, as well as musical interludes and magic performances.

Main Library Story Room
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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.

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.

Main Library Technology Center
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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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Computer Basics: Using the Mouse

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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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Valentine Making for Kids

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Kids can create and decorate homemade Valentines using supplies provided by the Library.

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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!

Main Library Auditorium
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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 Technology Center
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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.

Main Library Technology Center
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PowerPoint 2013: Part I

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Learn the basics on how to create a colorful PowerPoint presentation that will impress colleagues and friends alike.

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PowerPoint 2013: Part II

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Learn intermediate skills to create a colorful PowerPoint presentation that will impress colleagues and friends alike.

Main Library
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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.

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, Level 4 Conference Room
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Nonprofit Grants: A Crash Course

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Get a crash course on the grantseeking process for your nonprofit. This workshop will cover a broad spectrum of grantseeking and program management topics, including planning a winning program, finding funding, writing a winning proposal, and evaluating your success.

Main Library Technology Center
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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.

Main Library Technology Center
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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.

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 Microsoft Word 2013 document.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Teen Trivia Challenge

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Show off your knowledge of Camp Halfblood, Horcruxes, Gallifrey, and more for a chance to win prizes at The City Library's Teen Trivia Challenge!

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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 Auditorium and Urban Room
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Join us for a screening of the 1986 musical adventure film 'Labyrinth', which was inspired by Maurice Sendak's 'Outside Over There'.

Level 4 Conference Room
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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.

Main Library Auditorium
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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 Auditorium
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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 Auditorium
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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 Auditorium
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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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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.