• Kick off the 17th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival
    Great book and author events throughout the month of October

    Kick off the 17th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival

    The Festival has become Utah’s signature literary event, and offers book lovers of all types the chance to enjoy some great, free-of-charge events throughout Utah.

  • 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.

  • Authors Live: Kenan Trebincevic
    Join us for an evening with Kenan Trebincevic, author of 'The Bosnia List'

    Authors Live: Kenan Trebincevic

    Trebincevic's searing memoir, The Bosnia List, chronicles his escape from the brutal ethnic cleansing campaign in the former Yugoslavia and his return after two decades in the United States.

  • 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.

  • The Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale
    Thousands of movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

    The Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale

    Visit the Main Library Oct 9-14 to encounter monster deals on thousands of movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more. The bargains available through this event are so good, it's spooky.

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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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Pumpkin Time

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Enjoy some not-so-scary Halloween-themed stories while decorating pumpkins provided by the Library.

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Stop by the Sprague Branch during the Sugar House Art Walk to chat with other art lovers, enjoy free refreshments and see our building transformed into something unexpected.

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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.

All Locations

Join us during the week of Oct 20-24 as we offer special friendship-themed storytimes. These events are in support of the YWCA's Week Without Violence initiative, which brings together people in communities across the United States to take action against all forms of violence.

All Locations

Cowboys & Ninjas

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Yee-haw and hi-yah! Have you ever dreamed of becoming a cowboy ninja or a ninja cowboy? Now is your chance to learn from the best as East meets West in this epic storytime full of legendary awesomeness. Master the secret arts of the ninja and the wild ways of the cowboy in this rip-roarin’ jamboree full of stories, songs, and other sensai-tional silliness.

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NaNoWriMo for Kids!

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Join the SLCC Community Writing Center (CWC) and the Sprague Branch for a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing just for kids ages 8-18. We’ll explore techniques for writing 50,000 words in 30 days and attempt to end the month with a finished product.

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Featured Event

Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Tea holds a unique place in Japanese culture. Join us as we introduce you to the Japanese way of tea and demonstrate making tea the Japanese way. A free gift of tea will be given to all who attend.

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The Big Read book discussion

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Join us for a discussion on the Julie Otsuka novel When the Emperor Was Divine, The City Library's selection for The Big Read. <br>

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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.


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.