• Author Brain Selznick
    A rich and surprising reading experience –The New York Times

    Author Brain Selznick

    Join The City Library and The King's English Bookshop as we host Brian Selznick, award-winning author of "The Invention of Hugo Cabret". Selznick will discuss his newest title, "The Marvels", and will be available to sign copies of his books.

  • 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.

  • Friends of the City Library Monster Used Book Sale Oct 22–27

    Get ghoulishly great deals on a variety of books, music, movies, and more during the Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale, October 22–27. This sale takes place during National Friends of The Library Week; be sure to also attend the Friends of The City Library's Membership Meeting on October 17 and Celebration on October 24.

  • Oct 21, 2015
    2015? You mean we're in the Future?!

    Oct 21, 2015

    Celebrate the day Marty McFly went "back to the future"!

  • 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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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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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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Halloween Costumes Lab

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Teens will use supplies provided by the Library to add finishing touches to their costumes, and can also swap out last year's ensemble for a different look.

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NaNoWriMo for Kids

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Join the SLCC Community Writing Center and the Sprague Branch for a fly-by-the-seat-of-your pants approach to novel writing for kids ages 8-12

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2nd Sunday Crafts

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Preschoolers and elementary aged kids can enjoy crafting the second Sunday of each month.

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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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Pirates vs Turkeys Storytime

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Don't miss out on a gobblin' good time during a special Preschool Storytime featuring pirates, turkeys, stories, songs, and other stuffin'.

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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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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 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.