• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Music at Main
    I daresay one good concert justifies a week of satisfaction at home. Robert Plant

    Music at Main

    Enjoy weekly live performances in the outdoor amphitheater on Library Plaza. Don't miss local bands and musicians every Wednesday night in July and August.

  • Concerts by the Creek Wednesdays, 7pm

    Relax at the end of Utah's hot summer days with outdoor concerts in the Anderson-Foothill Branch's amphitheater.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Members Only Used Book Sale
    The only way to have a friend is to be one. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Members Only Used Book Sale

    Sat, Aug 6, 9am–5pm: Friends members can pick up awesome deals on used books! Not a member already? You can sign up at The Library Store any time.

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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 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.

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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.

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The Iron Sloth

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Challenge yourself to complete a month-long ironman triathlon.

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.

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.

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Olympic Storytime

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

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, 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.

Main Library Story Room
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Olympic Storytime

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

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.

Main Library, Children's Library
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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.

Main Library, Library Square
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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, Conference Room D
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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library is hosting a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

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, 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 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.

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.

Main Library Technology Center
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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.

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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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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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.

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, Children's Patio
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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.

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 Canteena, Level 2
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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, Conference Room D
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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library is hosting a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

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Photo Restoration

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

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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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.

River's Bend Senior Center, 1300 West 300 North, Salt Lake City
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Excel 2: Format/ Formulas

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Learn to create basic formulas and how to use pre-made formulas called functions.

Main Library, Level 5
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Watch and learn about honey harvesting as Frank Whitby, the Salt Lake City Beekeeper, and Boy Scout Troop 202, St. Ambrose Parish, East Millcreek District harvest this year’s honey.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah while meeting other grown-ups and learning about your child’s development through play.

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Honey Harvest Celebration

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Come celebrate the end of summer and get a taste of this season’s honey crop!

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Recovering the Classics

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Recovering the Classics is a crowdsourced collection of original covers for great literary works.

Main Library
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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.