• I am either under the radar or over the radar Joan Rivers

    See amazing films that missed a popular release on the big screen. This month, we will be screening local filmmaker Trent Harris' film "The Cement Ball of Earth, Heaven and Hell" (2003, Unrated).

  • 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.

  • 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.


Twitter Poems

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To celebrate National Poetry Month, write a short poem on Twitter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! You're only limited by your imagination. Well, that and the 140-character limit dictated by Twitter. Poems will be judged by librarians, and must include the hashtag #slcplpoem. All are encouraged to participate, but only teens are eligible to win prizes.

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Featured Event

Celebrate the 160th anniversary of the founding of Sugar House, as well as the 65th anniversary of Sugar Days, a community celebration that in the past included parades, banquets, retail promotions and sales among Sugar House merchants.

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Coloring and Cookies

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The original 150th Anniversary logo, designed ten years ago by artist Paul Heath, is a montage of Sugar House icons that illustrates the colorful history of the community. We will have the logo coloring page and crayons set up in our meeting room for children to color together as a final opportunity to submit entries for the coloring contest.

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Seuss Extravaganza

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Dr. Seuss tales and Dr. Seuss crafts! Dr. Seuss whales, kites, kittens, and rafts!<br><br>

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Free Comic Book Day

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Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local comic book shop for their participation and rules.

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Beehive Bash!

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Come celebrate the conclusion of the Beehive Book Award Reading Program and redeem your hard-earned invitation to the Beehive Bash Ice Cream Party! Check out the newly-announced winners of the 2014 Beehive Book Award!

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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 Apr 01 to Apr 30

Collecting Utah Rocks and Minerals Throughout the month of April, some of the finest specimens of rocks and minerals ever collected in Utah will be on display in Special Collections and in the Children’s Library at the Main Library. Main Library, Children's Library and Special Collections (Level 4)

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From Mar 25 to May 11

Art and Its Various Expressions The exhibitors are 8th and 9th grade students from Syracuse Arts Academy Jr. High. These students receive a comprehensive focus on the arts to demonstrate proficiency through performance. Main Library Canteena, Level 2

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From Mar 03 to Apr 30

The Language of Light Unique, large-scale Photographic Exhibit staged by the Wasatch Camera Club All Locations

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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.