• 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.

  • 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.

  • Savvy Senior Movies
    Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan

    Savvy Senior Movies

    At 2pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, the Main Library hosts films about and starring seniors.

  • You only need one ray of light to chase all the shadows away. Fredrik Backman, "A Man Called Ove"

    United We Read SLC is an initiative for everyone in Salt Lake County to connect by reading the same book and by sharing their experience with others. Community members are invited to participate in discussions, programs, and events and to contribute to a public collection of stories of kindness—random, intentional, received, and given.

  • 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.

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Read Roald Dahl

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Get ready for the premier of Matilda the Musical at Broadway at the Eccles by reading Roald Dahl.

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Code Club

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Kids and teens ages 8–18 can take part in weekly workshops where they’ll be able to work through a programming curriculum with the help of Library staff.

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Chinese New Year Celebration

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Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with activities that are perfect for the whole family, including crafts, a bilingual storytime, a kids parade, and a movie screening.

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First Wednesdays

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Discuss the latest in fiction and nonfiction books.

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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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Maker Mornings

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Beat the winter blues and get your mind and hands busy with a new maker project in January and February.

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Rumi Poetry Club

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This monthly meeting offers participants the opportunity to read their favorite poems from Rumi or other spiritual poets from around the world.

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Introduction to Meditation

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Learn the who, what, where, when, and why of meditation in this class presented by Meditation SLC.

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Valentine Making for Kids

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Make your loved ones’ Valentine’s Day a little sweeter by sending them a homemade card. Create your own Valentine cards with supplies provided by the Library.

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Send a Letter to a Friend

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Send a note to a friend or loved one. Stop by your nearest City Library location to take advantage of provided cards, writing materials, and stamped envelopes.

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Make yourself some sweet candy sushi and help the Library plan a Hunger Games-themed Geek Prom for 2017. This Teen Advisory Board meeting is open to any teen who is interested in shaping the direction of teen-oriented Library programming.

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Sensory Storytime

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This series of storytimes is intended for kids ages 3–10 who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related sensory processing challenges and are functioning at a preschool- to early elementary age-developmental level.

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Beginning Organic Gardening

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Learn the basics of organic gardening in this workshop with Wasatch Community Gardens.

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Rumi Poetry Club

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This monthly meeting offers participants the opportunity to read their favorite poems from Rumi or other spiritual poets from around the world.

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Design and create custom magnets for the Library and for yourself, and help plan the Library’s upcoming Hunger Games-themed Geek Prom and Super Summer Challenge program. This Teen Advisory Board meeting is open to any teen who is interested in shaping the direction of teen-oriented Library programming.

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Rumi Poetry Club

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Create a custom vinyl decal using the Library’s Cricut machine and help the Library become a better place for teens. This Teen Advisory Board meeting is open to any teen who is interested in shaping the direction of teen-oriented Library programming.

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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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Rumi Poetry Club

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Rumi Poetry Club

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Rumi Poetry Club

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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 21 to Feb 24

2017 Utah Children’s Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibit The Confucius Institute at the University of Utah, the Utah Chinese Association of Sciences and Technology, and the Salt Lake City Public Library jointly present the 2017 Utah Children’s Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibit. 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.