• One benefit of summer is that each day we have more light to read by Jeannette Walls

    Reading challenges to tackle for all ages, cool chemistry- and science-themed events all summer, and awesome prizes to win! The City Library's Summer Reading Program runs from May 31–Aug 2.

  • 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.

  • Intro to Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
    Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food Hippocrates

    Intro to Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

    Learn about the many health benefits and culinary uses of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms in an event presented by the Biocentric Bros.

  • 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.

GENERAL AUDIENCE EVENTS
Main Library Auditorium
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Savvy Senior Movies

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Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our series featuring films about and starring seniors.

Anderson-Foothill
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Concerts by The Creek

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Relax at the end of Utah’s hot summer days with outdoor concerts in the Anderson-Foothill Branch’s amphitheater.

Finch Lane Gallery, 54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City
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The Finch Lane Gallery is celebrating artists who have exhibited in this iconic space over the past 30 years with the exhibition titled “30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective.” The exhibition features 30 of the hundreds of artists who have shown in the space, many of whom also have pieces of public art in Salt Lake City. It is a celebration of artistic diversity, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and honors those who have contributed to the city’s artistic fabric. The exhibition will be on view at the Finch Lane Gallery June 27 through August 8, 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, June 27 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m.

Sprague Branch
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Zoo Mania!

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Celebrate Summer Reading with live animals from all over the world!

Anderson-Foothill
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Zoo Mania!

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Celebrate Summer Reading with live animals from all over the world!

Main Library Story Room
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LEGO® Engineering

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Join Play-Well TEKnologies for a workshop using the LEGO® Building System.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Family Yoga

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Bring the whole family out for a night of moving, stretching and breathing in our Family Yoga program

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Are you looking to entertain? To amuse? To enthrall? To craft that perfect presentation for work? Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Come let Toastmasters International guru Doug Woodall help you write, refine, and deliver the perfect speech for any occasion.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Lunch Bunch

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Join us for a weekly "Lunch Bunch"; bring your lunch to eat while listening to a read-aloud story.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Family Yoga

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Bring the whole family out for a night of moving, stretching and breathing in our Family Yoga program.

Sprague Branch
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Robot Boot Camp

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Learn simple computer programming skills by programming an autonomous robot.

Sweet Branch, Meeting Room
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Chess at Sweet

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Chess, the "game of kings," has been played for thousands of years. Isn't it time you learned how to play?

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Now that your non-profit organization has acquired funding, what's next? Join The City Library, Utah Nonprofits Association, and SLCC Community Writing Center for a day geared toward helping non-profits determine the next steps in maintaining and funding a nonprofit organization.

Sprague Branch
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Music Together & Help Me Grow

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Bring your Book Baby and learn about how your child’s development can benefit from early exposure to music and movement.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Rhythms at Riverside

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Enjoy great local music and Salt Lake City's beautiful summer evenings outside the Day-Riverside Branch.<br><br>

Main Library Story Room
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Robot Boot Camp

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Learn simple computer programming skills by programming an autonomous robot.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Can you name the location of all seven horcruxes? What about the 5 original Avengers? Brush up on your trivia before Comic Con. Prizes awarded for correct answers!

Chapman Branch
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Currículum Vítae en español

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Aprenda cómo componer este documento importante que describe sus habilidades pertinentes, educación y experiencia de trabajo o voluntario.

Main Library, Level 3
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Spanish Conversation Club

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Post-beginner Spanish conversation. A short reading or themed questions will guide each session.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Currículum Vítae en español

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Aprenda cómo componer este documento importante que describe sus habilidades pertinentes, educación y experiencia de trabajo o voluntario.

All Locations
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End of Summer Read-a-thon

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Celebrate the end of summer reading with a good old-fashioned Read-a-thon at all City Library locations.

Main Library
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Craft Sabbath

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Craft Sabbath is a monthly gathering of Artists and Crafters unique to the Wasatch front.

Main Library Technology Center
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Excel I: Basic Skills

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Learn basic spreadsheet skills in Microsoft Excel, including entering data and formulas, moving and copying data, and formatting and previewing worksheets.

Main Library Technology Center
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Learn how to sort and filter data, link data from one sheet to another, and use styles and formatting to make your spreadsheet look professional.

Northwest Community Center Computer Lab, 1300 W 300 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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Word V: Merge Letters

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Learn how to send a form letter to a group of people using the Mail Merge function.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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It’s human nature to reflect on our lives—what we’ve done, who we’ve known, what we’ve dreamt. The SLCC Community Writing Center invites seniors to our interactive life story workshops in preparation for the annual Silver Pen Competition sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services.

Northwest Community Center Computer Lab 1300 W 300 N Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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Word VI: Tables

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Learn to create, modify and enter information into tables in a Word document.

Main Library Technology Center
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Introduction to Facebook

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In this 2-hour class you will be led through a beginner’s guide to Facebook.com.

Main Library Special Collections (Level 4)
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Audubon Society Presentation

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Jenn Waterhouse of the Great Salt Lake Audubon Society will speak about John James Audubon, the society's namesake ornithologist and painter—his life, his work, and his enduring influence on ornithology.

Sprague Branch
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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.

Chapman Branch, North Parking Lot
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To commemorate the centenary of World War I, the Chapman Branch will screen the silent classic, "Wings". This 1927 silent war film stars Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers and Richard Arlen.

Chapman Branch
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Buscar Trabajo

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Aprenda cómo puede buscar y solicitar trabajo en línea.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word I

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn basic word processing skills, including using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and opening documents; and formatting text.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word II

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn to format individual sections of your document in Microsoft Word, including section breaks, columns, and page formatting.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Mondays are Murder

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Learn about new crime fiction titles and authors.

Main Library Auditorium
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Science Movie Night

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Free film screenings followed by a lively discussion with an expert in the field, presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center and The City Library.

Northwest Community Center Computer Lab, 1300 W 300 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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PowerPoint I

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Get started creating your own slideshow presentation by adding text and new slides.

Northwest Community Center Computer Lab, 1300 W 300 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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PowerPoint II

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Add images, animations and transitions to your presentation. Learn to rearrange slides, view and print your slideshow.

Chapman Branch
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Kitchen Fun with the Kids

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A monthly program where everyone learns how to eat more nutritiously while helping and having fun in the kitchen. Designed for children and their caregivers ages 4 and up.

Main Library Auditorium
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Savvy Senior Movies

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Join us the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our series featuring films about and starring seniors.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Rhythms at Riverside

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Enjoy great local music and Salt Lake City's beautiful summer evenings outside the Day-Riverside Branch.<br><br>

Mt. Olympus Senior Center, 1635 E Murray Holladay Road
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It’s human nature to reflect on our lives—what we’ve done, who we’ve known, what we’ve dreamt. The SLCC Community Writing Center invites seniors to our interactive life story workshops in preparation for the annual Silver Pen Competition sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services.

Main Library Technology Center
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Gizmo Garage: Part 1

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Do you own a Kindle, a Nook, a tablet, smart phone, or other portable device that can be used as an eReader? Do you want to learn how to check out e-books from the library or need help with downloading to your device? Bring in your device and we will help you learn how to get started.

Chapman Branch
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Memoria USB

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Aprenda a usar una memoria USB (Universal Serial Bus), un dispositivo de almacenamiento, para guardar información, documentos, fotos y mucho más.

Main Library, Level 3
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Spanish Conversation Club

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Post-beginner Spanish conversation. A short reading or themed questions will guide each session.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word III

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In this 90-minute computer class, you will learn how to create and format tables, columns and rows in your Word 2010 document.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word IV

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Learn how to use the mail merge function in Microsoft Word 2010 to create form letters, mailing labels, envelopes, and emails. Some knowledge of Excel or Access is helpful but not required.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Please join Wasatch Community Gardens for “Food Talks”, a monthly discussion series aimed at shedding light on the large, multi-faceted topic of the food we eat. “Food Talks” will be held April&ndash;September 2014, every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

Northwest Community Center Computer Lab, 1300 W 300 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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PowerPoint III

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Learn to format your text, and insert a movie clip, table or chart to your PowerPoint.

Northwest Community Center Computer Lab, 1300 W 300 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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PowerPoint IV

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Insert sound, hyperlinks to other resources, edit the master slide, rehearse timings, and create a self-navigating presentation.

Main Library Technology Center
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Gizmo Garage: Part 2

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Bring your portable device and explore some of the Library’s digital content that can be downloaded to your computer or portable device. We will cover music, magazines, and eAudiobooks.

Northwest Community Center Computer Lab, 1300 W 300 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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Computer Basics: Computer Terms

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What is a motherboard? What’s a browser? What does it mean to “drag”? Learn the basic terms used when working with computers.

Northwest Community Center Computer Lab, 1300 W 300 N, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
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Learn about the components which make up the hardware and software of your computer system.

Main Library Technology Center
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Internet Job Search

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Out of work, looking for a new job, or ready to change careers? In this 90-minute computer class, learn how to use the Internet to seek employment.

Main Library, Conference Center
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With the help of The Inclusion Center, the City Library will host a community discussion on how local residents can come together to address the issues of homelessness.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Rhythms at Riverside

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Enjoy great local music and Salt Lake City's beautiful summer evenings outside the Day-Riverside Branch.<br><br>

Main Library Auditorium and Urban Room
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In partnership with KUED and the Alzheimer's Association: Utah Chapter, The City Library invites you to join us for a special evening to honor Utahns affected by this devastating disease.

Main Library Technology Center
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Résumé Basics

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In this 90-minute class, you will learn the basics of creating résumés that can be both printed and submitted electronically.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Please join Wasatch Community Gardens for “Food Talks”, a monthly discussion series aimed at shedding light on the large, multi-faceted topic of the food we eat. “Food Talks” will be held April&ndash;September 2014, every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

Main Library Technology Center
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Gizmo Garage: Part 3

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Library staff will be available for those needing help checking out, downloading, and transferring Library eContent to devices. Bring your library card, device and/or laptop. Staff will also be available to help with other questions you may have about your device.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word I

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn basic word processing skills, including using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and opening documents; and formatting text.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word II

45 people like this -

In this 90-minute computer class, learn to format individual sections of your document in Microsoft Word, including section breaks, columns, and page formatting.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Cupcake Wars

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Using supplies and ingredients provided by Library, teens will have one hour to create the most stunning cupcake creation they can think of. The winner of the competition will take home the title of "The City Library's Best Cupcake Chef".

Main Library Technology Center
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Reddit for Beginners

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Reddit, stylized as reddit, is an entertainment, social networking, and news website where registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links. Learn more about reddit, set up an account, and learn how to view specific content.

Sprague Branch
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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.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

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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 Jul 01 to Sep 01

Mexico Then: The Casasola Archive "Mexico Then: The Casasola Archive" is an exhibit about the Mexican Revolution as seen through the camera lens of Agustín Casasola and other photographers working for his photo agency. Day-Riverside Branch

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From Jul 18 to Aug 25

Images of Historical Salt Lake City "Images of Historical Salt Lake City" is an exhibit featuring historic prints and images of mid- to late-19th century Salt Lake City from The City Library’s permanent art collection. Main Library, Lower Urban Room

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From Jun 27 to Aug 08

30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective The Finch Lane Gallery is celebrating artists who have exhibited in this iconic space over the past 30 years with the exhibition titled “30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective.” The exhibition features 30 of the hundreds of artists who have shown in the space, many of whom also have pieces of public art in Salt Lake City. It is a celebration of artistic diversity, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and honors those who have contributed to the city’s artistic fabric. The exhibition will be on view at the Finch Lane Gallery June 27 through August 8, 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, June 27 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. Finch Lane Gallery, 54 Finch Lane, Salt Lake City

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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.