• Call for Entries Deadline: May 18

    Rhythms at Riverside, the Summer Music Series at the Day-Riverside Branch, is gearing up for its fourth season! Every other Wednesday night this summer, The City Library will highlight all styles of music, especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park's community.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    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.

  • 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.

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Throughout the month of May, Rose Park Residents are invited to photograph themselves are their favorite locations within Rose Park and upload them to Instagram with the hashtag #ILoveRosePark.

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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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Wii Gaming

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

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Kids, teens, and families are invited to dust off their sleuthing gear and play the original 1996 computer game Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?.

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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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The Wonder of Wildflowers

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Kids will take part in a wildflower scavenger hunt in the Day-Riverside Branch's Ecogarden, and will plant their own wildflower gardens to take home

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Dance Party

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Dance and wiggle with music and stories.

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Super Summer Challenge Kickoff

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Celebrate the start of the Super Summer Challenge with a variety of enjoyable activities taking place at multiple Library locations.

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Jurassic Super Summer Kickoff

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Celebrate the start of the Super Summer Challenge with dinosaur-themed activities for all ages.

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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 Zone Movie Day

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Watch new and old favorites in this weekly film series made just for teens.

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Board Gaming

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Take part in tabletop gaming and meet other teens from your neighborhood.

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Zoo Mania

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Kids can see and pet inspiring animals, and check out a great animal book, too.

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Sensory Playtime

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Kids ages 10 months–3 years will learn about colors, numbers, letters, and more through sight, smell, touch, and hearing.

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Music Video Lab

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Create a music video for your favorite song using provided iPads and a green screen.

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3D Modeling Workshop

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Learn how to use the Library’s 3D modeling software to create a keychain or other small item.

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Giant Bubble Party

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Built your own bubble wand and use it to create giant bubbles on the front lawn of the Day-Riverside Branch.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.