• The earth laughs in flowers Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Make your foray into gardening as easy and successful as possible.

  • Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford

    In honor of The Nation’s 150th anniversary, join The City Library for a series of events that celebrate the magazine’s legacy of cultural commentary, political analysis, and forward-thinking reporting. Throughout the series, we’ll feature a variety of contemporary voices from the magazine and cover topics that range from politics, the environment, social justice, and more.

  • Labor Day: All City Libraries Closed
    Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop. Ovid

    Labor Day: All City Libraries Closed

    All City Libraries will be closed on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Glendale Branch
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Ukulele Social Hour

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Bring your ukulele and join other ukulele players once a month to share tips, practice, perform, and chat. All levels of experience are welcome.

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Amigos y Libros

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Join us for a series of book discussions that provide Spanish speakers the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussions of books and authors in their native language. Books are chosen from a wide range of subjects and are tailored to the group's preferences.

Main Library
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In honor of The Nation’s 150th anniversary, join The City Library for a series of events that celebrate the magazine’s legacy of cultural commentary, political analysis, and forward-thinking reporting.

Chapman Branch
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Zumba at Chapman

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Take part in a six-week Zumba class led by an Ace-certified Zumba instructor.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Write Out Loud

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Local author Bryan Young invites you to a monthly series of fiction readings featuring visiting and local authors, as well as readings from you!

Anderson-Foothill
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2015 Rumi Festival

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Join The City Library and the Rumi Poetry Club for a gathering of poetry, art, music, and contemplation.

Children's Library and Level 5
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Honey Harvest Celebration

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Celebrate the end of summer and get a taste of this year's honey crop!

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.

Main Library Urban Room
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Bike the Branches

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Learn about safe urban bike riding from the Bicycle Collective and take part in a group ride.

Main Library, Rooftop Terrace
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Lunar Eclipse Viewing Party

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Enjoy incredible nighttime views of downtown Salt Lake City and get an exclusive look at the Total Lunar Eclipse.

All Locations
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Banned Books Week Read-In

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Celebrate the freedom to read by reading your favorite banned books at any City Library location.

Chapman Branch
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Author Wayne Wiegand

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Historian Wayne Wiegand will discuss his book, 'Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library.'

Main Library
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Curator Kristina Lenzi, and internationally respected Utah performance artist, will bring together 13 local and out-of-state artist to fill one of Salt Lake City's most remarkable buildings.

Chapman Branch
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Spooky Saturdays at Chapman

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Celebrate the Halloween season with a new Halloween-themed craft and film screening on Saturday afternoons in October.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Riverside Rides

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Drive, pedal, or push your ride to the Day-Riverside Branch for a cruise afternoon that is open to all ages.

Chapman Branch
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Halloween Door Decor

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Dress up your home for trick-or-treaters by creating a Halloween witch to store on your door.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Halloween Costume Swap Drop-Off

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Teens can donate old costume items to the Day-Riverside Branch October 14–17 in exchange for a ticket to the costume swap. On October 17, bring your ticket, shop through a variety of other donated items, and take part in a craft.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Halloween Costume Swap

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Teens can donate their old costume items, shop through a variety of other donated items, and take part in a craft.

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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 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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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.