• Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbra 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.

  • Solidarity: Salt Lake City's Impact on the Refugee Crisis

    Learn about the many challenges facing refugees and how Salt Lake City can help ease the global refugee crisis in a series of events hosted by the Library and the University of Utah's College of Social Work.

  • 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.

  • Edward Lewis Theatre Festival

    On Saturday, February 13, sample some of Salt Lake City’s most vibrant live theatre talent in this celebration of African-American theatre that also encompasses a wide range of social and racial issues.

  • Marmalade Branch Grand Opening
    Your Library is your portrait. Holbrook Jackson

    Marmalade Branch Grand Opening

    Join us on Saturday, February 27 from 10am–6pm to celebrate the grand opening of The City Library's newest location, the Marmalade Branch! Festivities will kick off at 10am with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and remarks from city officials. Activities suitable for all ages will continue throughout the day.

All Locations Except the Glendale Branch
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Valentine Making

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Kids can create their own Valentine cards with supplies provided by the Library.

All Locations
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Food for Fines

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Donate your non-perishable food items to The City Library to reduce your overdue fines.

Chapman Branch

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.

Chapman Branch

Teen Art Lab

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Head to the Chapman Branch the first Wednesday of each month to take part in a new art or craft project. Supplies will be provided by the Library.

All Locations
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Teen Tech Week Scavenger Hunt

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Teens can pick up a scavenger hunt sheet at any Library location and solve its clues using the Library’s website, catalog, and social media profiles.

All Locations
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All Salt Lake area teens, ages 12-18, are invited to submit an original book trailer to be considered for The City Library’s Teen Book Trailer Awards.

Multiple Locations

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.

Chapman Branch

PowerPoint III en español

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Aprenda a crear una presentación en PowerPoint con color, animación y sonido. Aprenda a usar herramientas y funciones en PowerPoint.

Chapman Branch
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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Bring your kids to an open playtime with Help Me Grow Utah and learn about your child’s development through play.

Chapman Branch
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Nutrition Classes for Parents

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Talk about practical ways to make meal time for little ones more successful and nutritious with registered dietitian Paige Smathers.

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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 Jan 15 to Feb 26

Food Fight: Paintings by Tess Cook Tess Cook exhibits her latest body of work in the exhibition "Food Fight," an expansion of her previous work, "Delicatessen Delicacy." Finch Lane Gallery, 1330 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT

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From Jan 04 to Mar 01

Artwork by Sasha Katcher Reception: Wed, Jan 13, 6:30-8pm Main Library Children's Gallery

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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. Submissions are accepted twice annually: during the two-week periods prior to April 10 and October 10.


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.