• 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.

  • Banned Books Discussion Group
    For every prohibition you create, you also create an underground. Jello Biafra

    Banned Books Discussion Group

    Celebrate Banned Books Week with a weekly discussion about banned kids, teen, and adult titles. The Day-Riverside Branch's Banned Book Discussion Group will meet each Tuesday in September.

  • 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.

  • Roaring '20s Anniversary Party
    Celebrate life in all its glory– challenge yourself to let the routine sing, and the new dance. Maximillian Degenerez

    Roaring '20s Anniversary Party

    Celebrate 20 years of the Day-Riverside Branch with a roaring 1920s-themed gala that includes a photo booth, Charleston dance lessons, kids crafts, and live music. Be sure to come dressed in your best 1920s-themed attire for a costume contest!

  • 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.

  • Art Exhibit Call For Entries Submission Deadline: October 10

    The City Library hosts art exhibitions at all of our locations to expose residents to new art forms and ideas, to foster creativity and inspire curiosity, and to provide exhibition opportunities for the artistic community.

  • 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.

  • Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party. Herbert Hoover

    Learn more about the 2016 elections and sample some political platforms to find out which party aligns most with your values. The City Library and KRCL’s RadioActive will bring together several of Utah's political party leaders to help inform your vote.

  • A powerful performance will transform everyone in the room. Marina Abramovic

    Experience live performance art suitable for all ages and interests. Thirteen local and international artists will fill one of Salt Lake City's most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking pieces that should be experienced live and in-person.

  • First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare On exhibit at the Main Library Oct 8–31

    Marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" is a nationwide, touring exhibition. The wonderful book in this exhibition, the 1623 First Folio, includes 36 of Shakespeare's plays, 18 of which were originally printed only in the Folio.

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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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Banned Book Discussion Group

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Celebrate Banned Books Week (September 25–October 1) with a weekly discussion of banned kids, teens, and adult titles.

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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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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 Zone

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The Teen Zone is a space made just for ages 12–18 that is open every Monday, Thursday, and Friday.

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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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Teen Zone

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The Teen Zone is a space made just for ages 12–18 that is open every Monday, Thursday, and Friday.

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Recovering the Classics

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Recovering the Classics is a crowdsourced collection of original covers for great literary works.

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Teen Zone

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The Teen Zone is a space made just for ages 12–18 that is open every Monday, Thursday, and Friday.

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Wednesdays in October

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Get in the spirit of the Halloween season with special Wednesday afternoon activities for elementary aged kids.

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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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Celebrate Teen Read Week 2016 by uploading a photo of yourself and your favorite book in a "bookface"-style Instagram post.

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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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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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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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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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Learn about and sample some of the best local chocolates. You'll also learn tips on how to properly brew great-tasting coffee.

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Halloween Teen Lock-In

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Have a spooky good time at this Halloween-themed after-hours lock-in.

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Marvelous Mask-Making

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Learn about the history of masks, then create your own mask with supplies provided by the Library.

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Toddler Halloween Dance Party

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Kids ages 0–5 and their grown-ups can dance to music with shakers, streamers, and more.

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

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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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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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International Games Day

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Meet up with old and new friends at this annual celebration of gaming and community.

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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.