• Intro to Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
    Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food Hippocrates

    Intro to Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

    Learn about the many health benefits and culinary uses of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms in an event presented by the Biocentric Bros.

  • Great Salt Lake Audubon Presentation
    As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature. John James Audubon

    Great Salt Lake Audubon Presentation

    Learn about the Great Salt Lake Audubon and its namesake ornithologist and painter, John James Audubon, through a presentation by Great Salt Lake Audubon Board Member Jenn Waterhouse.

  • 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.

  • One benefit of summer is that each day we have more light to read by Jeannette Walls

    Reading challenges to tackle for all ages, cool chemistry- and science-themed events all summer, and awesome prizes to win! The City Library's Summer Reading Program runs from May 31–Aug 2.

  • 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.


Dog Day Afternoons

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


Zaniac Exploration Station

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Ignite your imagination and explore Science, Math, and Technology with an education station hosted by Zaniac instructors. Try your hand at Minecraft, check out a Lego Robotics demonstration, take part in chess mini-games, and more! 

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End of Summer Read-a-thon

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Celebrate the end of summer reading with a good old-fashioned Read-a-thon at all City Library locations.


Rumi Poetry Club

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A celebration of spiritual poetry for our life and community.


First Wednesdays

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Discuss about the latest fiction and nonfiction books.


Concerts by The Creek

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

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Join us for a special Preschool Storytime the week of Aug 18-22 as we celebrate those who are graduating to preschool and kindergarten and welcome new and continuing Preschool Storytime friends. This event, intended for 3- to 5-year-olds, will be full of stories, songs, and other fun surprises!

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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.


Celebrate Grandparent’s Day and find out how you can make the most of babysitting your grandpa and grandma through a variety of fun activities.


The Amazing Wesleydini

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You won't believe your eyes as kid magician Wesley Barton, aka The Amazing Wesleydini, performs wondrous illusions and tricks to impress magic lovers of all ages. These feats of magic are sure to amaze and delight!


Book Buddies Adoption Event

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Come pick out a good book and a great buddy to read it with. Salt Lake County Animal Services will be holding cat and dog adoptions at the Anderson-Foothill Branch.

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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 Jul 01 to Sep 01

Mexico Then: The Casasola Archive "Mexico Then: The Casasola Archive" is an exhibit about the Mexican Revolution as seen through the camera lens of Agustín Casasola and other photographers working for his photo agency. Day-Riverside Branch

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From Jul 18 to Aug 25

Images of Historical Salt Lake City "Images of Historical Salt Lake City" is an exhibit featuring historic prints and images of mid- to late-19th century Salt Lake City from The City Library’s permanent art collection. Main Library, Lower Urban Room

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From Jun 27 to Aug 08

30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective The Finch Lane Gallery is celebrating artists who have exhibited in this iconic space over the past 30 years with the exhibition titled “30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective.” The exhibition features 30 of the hundreds of artists who have shown in the space, many of whom also have pieces of public art in Salt Lake City. It is a celebration of artistic diversity, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and honors those who have contributed to the city’s artistic fabric. The exhibition will be on view at the Finch Lane Gallery from June 27 through August 8, 2014. Finch Lane Gallery (1340 E 100 S), Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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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.