• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vision begins with the eyes, but it truly takes place in the brain. Fei-Fei Li

    Become inspired and informed at a series of events featuring TED Talk videos and conversations with your community. Each month, the Marmalade Branch invites all to experience dynamic talks centered around a central theme at TEDxMarmaladeLibrary.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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The Iron Sloth

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Challenge yourself to complete a month-long ironman triathlon.

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Notebook Drive

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Donate your new or used notebooks to any Library location.

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Outdoor Games

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Kids ages 9–18 can enjoy the outdoors with a variety of sports and gaming equipment.

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Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help make the Library a better place for you and other teens by participating in the Teen Advisory Board

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Yarn Social

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Take part in a crochet, knitting, or other craft project every Tuesday and Thursday.

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Garden Fairytales

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Kids in grades K–3 can discover how gardens and fairytales relate to each other with experts from Red Butte Garden.

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Rhythms at Riverside

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Yarn Social

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Take part in a crochet, knitting, or other craft project every Tuesday and Thursday.

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Teen DIY

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Flex your creativity and learn a variety of new crafts. Each week, teens can take part in creative workshops with supplies provided by the Library.

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Dance Party

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Dance and wiggle with music and stories.

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Teen Zone: Video Gaming

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Take a break with local teens and the Day-Riverside Branch’s gaming systems each week.

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Graff Lab Stencil Workshop

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Learn how to create your own street art stencil in this workshop using provided materials.

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Wind Tunnel

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Kids and their families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in a Wind Tunnel, which was generously donated by Thanksgiving Point.

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Manga Club

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Discuss your favorite Manga and Anime titles, learn some new art skills, and meet other Manga fans.

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STEAM Club

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Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math with hands-on activities focused on a different theme each month.

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Mondays are Murder

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The second Monday of each month, learn about new crime fiction titles and authors, and share and discuss your reading suggestions in the genre.

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Bookmaking Workshops

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Learn about the different forms that books can take, then create your own bookish crafts with provided materials in this series of workshops.

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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.

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Potty Training Party

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Grownups can get their little ones excited for potty training with the help of stories, songs, and games.

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BollyX at the Library

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Get your heart pumping with eclectic music and exhilarating choreography by taking part in BolyX!

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Call of Duty Tournament

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Teens can compete in a double-elimination video game tournament to win accolades and prizes.

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Magic with Paul Brewer

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Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

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The Magic School Bus

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Help Ms. Fizzle and her class learn about the Great Salt Lake.

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Teen Cookie Wars

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Teens can compete individually or as a team to decorate cookies for a randomly chosen theme. The person or team with the best cookie will take home a prize!

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Red Readers Literacy Workshops

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Elementary-aged kids can practice their literacy skills with reading groups and crafts organized by the University of Utah's College of Education.

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Whizgiggle Puppets Go Olympic

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Watch the Library’s Whizgiggle Puppets as they cycle, kick, run, and leap their way to Olympic glory.

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Preschool LEAP Into Science!

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Start learning the basics of how to be a scientist through these inquiry-based, hands-on workshops.

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Kids can explore and experience different aspects of nature in this series with the Library and experts from Tracy Aviary.

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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.

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Rhythms at Riverside

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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.

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Stop-Motion Movie Magic

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Kids ages 8–13 can use provided iPads along with hand-drawn characters, LEGO pieces from the Library, or their own action figures to make their own stop-motion movies.

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Olympic Storytime

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

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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.

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Cosplay 101 Workshop

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Using provided sewing machines, fabric paint, and other supplies, teens and bring in and add finishing touches to their cosplay looks.

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Baby Hands and Feet Crafts

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Babies ages 0–3 and their caregivers can make commemorative crafts with their handprints and footprints using provided supplies.

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3D Printing Workshop

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Kids ages 7 and up can make their own olympic medal using the Library’s 3D modeling software and printer.

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Snow in Summer

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Make your summer a little cooler by enjoying snow cones, instant snow, and other snow-themed activities. All ages are welcome.

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Preschool LEAP Into Science!

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Start learning the basics of how to be a scientist through these inquiry-based, hands-on workshops.

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Tie Dye T-Shirts

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Create your own tie dye shirt using materials provided by the Library.

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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.