• The Big Read
    There was nothing to do now and the days were long and empty. —from "When the Emperor Was Divine"

    The Big Read

    The Big Read gives communities the opportunity to come together to read, discuss, and celebrate literature. From now through April 2015, The City Library will be hosting events and book discussions centered on Julie Otsuka's novel "When the Emperor Was Divine". The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest.

  • 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.

  • New hours at Chapman starting December 1

    Beginning December 1, the Chapman Branch will operate during new hours. The branch's new schedule will be 11am-8pm Mon-Fri, 10am-7pm on Saturdays, and noon-6pm on Sundays.

SPRAGUE BRANCH
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Join The City Library's ongoing Goodreads disucssion on Julie Otsuka’s When the Emperor Was Divine, the focus of The Big Read at The City Library.

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Cozy Times at Sprague

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Crocheters of all levels are welcome to bring their own yarn, hooks, and creations to work on while watching the popular television series Sherlock.

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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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Origami for Kids

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Learn how to make your own awesome origami creations with Ginger, the Origami Lady.

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Valentine Making for Kids

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Kids can create and decorate homemade Valentines using supplies provided by the Library.

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LEGO® Mania

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Build a LEGO model or make your own LEGO creation and we'll display it at one of our locations!

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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.