• Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford

    In honor of The Nation’s 150th anniversary, join The City Library for a series of events that celebrate the magazine’s legacy of cultural commentary, political analysis, and forward-thinking reporting. Throughout the series, we’ll feature a variety of contemporary voices from the magazine and cover topics that range from politics, the environment, social justice, and more.

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

  • The earth laughs in flowers Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Make your foray into gardening as easy and successful as possible.

  • 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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Salt Lake area youth (up to age 19) are encouraged to submit artwork for the 2015 Rose Park Día de los Muertos Festival, taking place November 1 at the Day-Riverside Branch of The City Library.

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Sidewalk Chalk Creations

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Use your imagination and ideas from picture books to decorate the back patio of the Day-Riverside Branch.

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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 elementary school students(ages 5+).

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party

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Fans of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series can learn to draw some of their favorite characters from the books, write their own Zoo-wee-mama! comic strips, and play an outdoor game of Cheese Touch.

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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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Learn and Grow Playtime

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Learn about your child’s development through play with Help Me Grow Utah.

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Teen DIY

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Flex your creativity muscles and learn a variety of new crafts. Every 3rd Thursday of the month, teens can take part in craft workshops with supplies provided by the Library. No registration is required.

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Zumba for Kids

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Dance and wiggle in this 45-minute Zumba class led by licensed Zumba instructor Candace Larson.

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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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Marble Mazes

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Work in small teams to build marble mazes from recyclable materials.

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Banned Books Week Read-In

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Celebrate the freedom to read by reading your favorite banned books at any City Library location.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Contest

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Get ready for the release of the last and final installment of the 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' series by voting for your favorite 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' book throughput the month of October.

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Riverside Rides

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Drive, pedal, or push your ride to the Day-Riverside Branch for a cruise afternoon that is open to all ages.

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Halloween Costume Swap Drop-Off

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Teens can donate old costume items to the Day-Riverside Branch October 14–17 in exchange for a ticket to the costume swap. On October 17, bring your ticket, shop through a variety of other donated items, and take part in a craft.

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Halloween Costume Swap

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Teens can donate their old costume items, shop through a variety of other donated items, and take part in a craft.

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The Science of Leaves

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Kids will learn about the changing colors of fall and participate in a craft.

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Teen Read Week Lock-In

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Celebrate Teen Read Week with a Halloween-themed lock-in.

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Toddler Monster Mash

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Toddlers and their grown-ups are invited to take part in a Halloween-themed music and dance party featuring popular children's music.

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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 Aug 29 to Dec 13

The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales This exhibit of more than 60 oil and watercolor paintings and photographs is drawn from the remarkable collections of Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales, and charts the rise of landscape art in Britain through works from such masters as J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Claude Monet, Thomas Gainsborough and Richard Wilson. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr

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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.