• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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Toddler Valentines Dance

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Toddlers and their grown-ups are invited to take part in a Valentine's Day-themed music and dance party.

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Teen DIY

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Flex your creativity muscles and learn a variety of new crafts. Every Thursday, teens can take part in craft workshops with supplies provided by the Library. No registration is required.

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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.

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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers and elementary school students.

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Wii Gaming

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Take a break with the Day-Riverside Branch’s Wii gaming system each week.

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Valentine Making

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

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Create Comics with iPads

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Kids and teens ages 9-13 will use iPads provided by the Library and the apps Green Screen Wizard and Comic Life 3 to create their own comic books.

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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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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.

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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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St. Patrick's Day Crafts

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Toddlers and pre-kindergarteners are invited to take part in crafts inspired by St. Patrick's Day.

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Egg Drop

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Using provided materials, teens ages 13–18 will work in pairs to build a structure for a raw egg that will be dropped from various heights.

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Outdoor Games

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Kids ages 9 and up can celebrate the beginning of spring with homemade ice cream and outdoor activities such as soccer and foot races.

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Nutrition Classes for Grown-Ups

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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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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 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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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.