• 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.

  • I am either under the radar or over the radar Joan Rivers

    See amazing films that missed a popular release on the big screen. This month, we will be screening local filmmaker Trent Harris' film "The Cement Ball of Earth, Heaven and Hell" (2003, Unrated).

  • 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.

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Authors Live: Mary Roach

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Mary Roach returns to The City Library to promote the paperback release of her latest book, “Gulp.” Bookselling and signing to follow. This event is presented by Sam Weller Book Works.

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Résumés: Part 3 of 3

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In this class you will learn how to email your résumé, upload or attach your résumé for emails and online applications, and how to copy and paste your résumé or parts of your résumé when applying online.

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PowerPoint 2010 (Part 1 of 2)

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In this 2 part class, you will learn to create a colorful presentation that will impress colleagues and friends alike.

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Collecting Utah Rocks and Minerals

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Throughout the month of April, some of the finest specimens of rocks and minerals ever collected in Utah will be on display in Special Collections and in the Children’s Library at the Main Library.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Art and Its Various Expressions

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The exhibitors are 8th and 9th grade students from Syracuse Arts Academy Jr. High. These students receive a comprehensive focus on the arts to demonstrate proficiency through performance.

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Twitter Poems

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To celebrate National Poetry Month, write a short poem on Twitter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! You're only limited by your imagination. Well, that and the 140-character limit dictated by Twitter. Poems will be judged by librarians, and must include the hashtag #slcplpoem. All are encouraged to participate, but only teens are eligible to win prizes.

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Word I

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn basic word processing skills, including using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and opening documents; and formatting text.

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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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Word II

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn to format individual sections of your document in Microsoft Word, including section breaks, columns, and page formatting.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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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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Do you need money for your project or nonprofit program but don’t know where to start? Government and private funding organizations often have money to give and only require that you make a persuasive case. Join the SLCC Community Writing Center and the Main City Library for an interactive workshop on grant writing. Come with your ideas and leave with a finished draft.

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Join The City Library and Wasatch Community Gardens this winter for workshops that will help get you and your garden ready for a successful growing season.

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April is National Poetry Month! Join the CWC in celebrating poetry in this four-part workshop series. We’ll explore various genres of poetry, learn to compose poems, and practice writing, revising and sharing your work. You can also submit to our annual poetry contest!

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12 Minutes Max is 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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Weekend Wiggletime

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Weekends are for wiggling, so drop into the Main Library on Sunday afternoons at 3pm for action-packed, movement-oriented stories.

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PowerPoint 2010 (Part 2 of 2)

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In this 2 part class, you will learn to create a colorful presentation that will impress colleagues and friends alike.

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Word III

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In this 90-minute computer class, you will learn how to create and format tables, columns and rows in your Word 2010 document.

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Word IV

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Learn how to use the mail merge function in Microsoft Word 2010 to create form letters, mailing labels, envelopes, and emails. Some knowledge of Excel or Access is helpful but not required.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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As human beings, we connect with each other through story. We read and write memoirs to help us make sense of our own lives. Come create a written snapshot of your life in this interactive workshop.

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Books to Die For

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Book discussion group for crime fiction fanatics.

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Dog Day Afternoons

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Kids can practice reading to a fuzzy friend in a non-threatening environment.

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This event is about all things poetry—there will be multimedia poetry presentations, famous poems read by local poets, slam poetry, and a wall for people to write Six-Word Memoirs. To top it all off, Spy Hop’s band Alchemy will perform!<br><br>

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How to Grow Fresh Air

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Based on the book "How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office" by B.C. Wolverton, Karen Pynes from Cactus & Tropicals will talk about the toxins present in indoor environments and what type of plants specifically remove certain substances.

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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.

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Free Comic Book Day

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Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local comic book shop for their participation and rules.

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Craft Sabbath

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Craft Sabbath is a monthly gathering of Artists and Crafters unique to the Wasatch front.

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Excel I: Basic Skills

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Learn basic spreadsheet skills in Microsoft Excel, including entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, and formatting and previewing worksheets.

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Learn how to sort and filter data, link data from one sheet to another, and use styles and formatting to make your spreadsheet look professional.

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Word V

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Learn how to create fun flyers, announcements and invitations for activities like yard sales, neighborhood or family get togethers using Microsoft Word.

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Whether you’re writing fiction, nonfiction or even poetry, it’s the dialogue that often carries the piece. Come create empathy with your reader by developing dynamic dialogue. Join the CWC and learn how to craft plot, verse, characters and more through written conversation.

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Computer Basics: Using the Mouse

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Learn how to hold, move, and click a mouse; how to scroll and highlight; and other basic mouse functions.

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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Beehive Bash!

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Come celebrate the conclusion of the Beehive Book Award Reading Program and redeem your hard-earned invitation to the Beehive Bash Ice Cream Party! Check out the newly-announced winners of the 2014 Beehive Book Award!

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Résumés: Part 1 of 3

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In this hands-on class, you will create a basic résumé. Please bring your job history and education information. Bring a USB flash drive to save your work.

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Résumés: Part 2 of 3

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Learn how to update your résumé for online or email submission.

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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Free film screenings followed by a 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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Résumés: Part 3 of 3

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In this class you will learn how to email your résumé, upload or attach your résumé for emails and online applications, and how to copy and paste your résumé or parts of your résumé when applying online.

Main Library, Conference Room A
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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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Living Traditions Festival

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It’s getting to be that time of year again for Salt Lake City’s annual Living Traditions Festival. This year’s festival will be held May 16, 17, & 18, 2014 on the grounds of the City and County Building. We are looking for volunteers to once again (for May 16-19) to help with set-up and take-down, beverage sales, greeting, the kids area, our bocce ball court and much more.

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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.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word I

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn basic word processing skills, including using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and opening documents; and formatting text.

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Please join Wasatch Community Gardens for “Food Talks”, a monthly discussion series aimed at shedding light on the large, multi-faceted topic of the food we eat. “Food Talks” will be held April&ndash;September 2014, every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

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Word II

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn to format individual sections of your document in Microsoft Word, including section breaks, columns, and page formatting.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word III

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In this 90-minute computer class, you will learn how to create and format tables, columns and rows in your Word 2010 document.

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Muslim Journeys is a scholar-led reading and discussion program designed to foster opportunities for informed community conversations about the histories, faith, and cultures of Muslims around the world and within the United States. Community members will read select books from contemporary authors, then discuss the works with local experts.

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Word IV

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Learn how to use the mail merge function in Microsoft Word 2010 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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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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Utah Shakespeare Festival kicks off their 2014 Season with a world-premiere stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s romantic novel "Sense and Sensibility", commissioned especially for Festival audiences! Join us for a reception with cast members and a preview of the upcoming season!

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12 Minutes Max is 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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Screening of the film "Must Come Down", written and directed by local filmmaker Kenny Riches, and filmed in Salt Lake City. The film chronicles two twenty-somethings, Holly and Ashley, both in the midst of individual quarter-life crises.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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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.

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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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 Apr 01 to Apr 30

Collecting Utah Rocks and Minerals Throughout the month of April, some of the finest specimens of rocks and minerals ever collected in Utah will be on display in Special Collections and in the Children’s Library at the Main Library. Main Library, Children's Library and Special Collections (Level 4)

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From Mar 25 to May 11

Art and Its Various Expressions The exhibitors are 8th and 9th grade students from Syracuse Arts Academy Jr. High. These students receive a comprehensive focus on the arts to demonstrate proficiency through performance. Main Library Canteena, Level 2

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From Mar 03 to Apr 30

The Language of Light Unique, large-scale Photographic Exhibit staged by the Wasatch Camera Club All Locations

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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.