• 12 Minutes Max
    Performing, for me, has always been a very inner process Barbra Streisand

    12 Minutes Max

    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.

  • Rooftop Yoga
    Inhale the future, exhale the past.

    Rooftop Yoga

    Join The City Library and Salt Lake Power Yoga for the final Rooftop Yoga class of the season on Tuesday, September 27 at 7pm.

  • First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare On exhibit at the Main Library Oct 8–31

    Marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" is a nationwide, touring exhibition. The wonderful book in this exhibition, the 1623 First Folio, includes 36 of Shakespeare's plays, 18 of which were originally printed only in the Folio.

  • Banned Books Discussion Group
    For every prohibition you create, you also create an underground. Jello Biafra

    Banned Books Discussion Group

    Celebrate Banned Books Week with a weekly discussion about banned kids, teen, and adult titles. The Day-Riverside Branch's Banned Book Discussion Group will meet each Tuesday in September.

  • Bike the Branches
    You forget how accessible the city is. Sasha Roiz

    Bike the Branches

    Learn about safe urban bike riding from the Bicycle Collective and take part in a group ride that will depart from the Main Library and stop at the Glendale, Day-Riverside, and Marmalade branches.

  • Simple Steps for Starting Your Business
    As any small business owner knows, starting a business is not glamorous work. Kevin McCarthy

    Simple Steps for Starting Your Business

    Join Salt Lake SCORE for a workshops that will help you get your start-up off the ground. Participants will meet with business mentors to discuss the steps involved in starting a business, and will learn the keys to success.

  • Roaring '20s Anniversary Party
    Celebrate life in all its glory– challenge yourself to let the routine sing, and the new dance. Maximillian Degenerez

    Roaring '20s Anniversary Party

    Celebrate 20 years of the Day-Riverside Branch with a roaring 1920s-themed gala that includes a photo booth, Charleston dance lessons, kids crafts, and live music. Be sure to come dressed in your best 1920s-themed attire for a costume contest!

  • Vision begins with the eyes, but it truly takes place in the brain. Fei-Fei Li

    Become inspired and informed at a series of events featuring TED Talk videos and conversations with your community. Each month, the Marmalade Branch invites all to experience dynamic talks centered around a central theme at TEDxMarmaladeLibrary.

  • Sustaining Your Small Business
    If Opportunity doesn't knock, build a door. Milton Berle

    Sustaining Your Small Business

    Join the Library and experts from Salt Lake SCORE to explore topics related to business ownership. In May, find out how marketing yourself and managing your personal brand can help you build a dedicated client and fan base.

  • Sound Bath
    If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. Amit Ray

    Sound Bath

    Relax with a healing sound meditation presented by The Sound Bath Experience.

GENERAL AUDIENCE EVENTS
Main Library
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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 that will depart from the Main Library and stop at the Glendale, Day-Riverside, and Marmalade branches.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Banned Book Discussion Group

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Celebrate Banned Books Week (September 25–October 1) with a weekly discussion of banned kids, teens, and adult titles.

Main Library Rooftop
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Rooftop Yoga

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Join The City Library and Salt Lake Power Yoga for a series of free community yoga classes that are perfect for all ages and levels of expertise.

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.

Marmalade Branch
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Must-See Movie Series

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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Main Library
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Curator Kristina Lenzi, an internationally respected Utah performance artist, will bring together 12 local and out-of-state artists to fill one of Salt Lake City's most remarkable buildings.

Main Library Auditorium
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Steven Attardo: Covering Books

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Explore the relationship between graphic design and storytelling with award-winning book jacket designer Steven Attardo.

Marmalade Branch
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Political Buffet

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Learn more about the 2016 elections and sample some political platforms to find out which party aligns most with your values. The City Library and KRCL’s RadioActive will bring together several of Utah's political party leaders to help you inform your vote.

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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library is hosting a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

Anderson-Foothill
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Rumi Poetry Club

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This monthly meeting offers participants the opportunity to read their favorite poems from Rumi or other spiritual poets from around the world.

Anderson-Foothill
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Author Ella Joy Olsen

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Join local author and former City Library Board member Ella Olsen as she discusses her debut novel, Root, Petal, Thorn.

Marmalade Branch
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The first Thursday of each month, learn something new about coffee and chocolate from local coffee and chocolate producers and experts.

Main Library
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First Folio Kick Off

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Celebrate the opening of First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare with activities and performances for all ages.

Chapman Branch
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Spooky Saturdays

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

Marmalade Branch
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TEDxMarmaladeLibrary

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Each month, the Marmalade Branch invites all to experience dynamic talks centered around a central theme.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Learn how you can incorporate Shakespeare in your classroom with a series of on-feet, text-in-mouth, "instant play" lesson plans and strategies presented by Michael Bahr, Education Director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival.

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.

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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.

Glendale Branch
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Learn about and sample some of the best local chocolates. You'll also learn tips on how to properly brew great-tasting coffee.

Main Library, Conference Room A
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Sustaining Your Small Business

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Explore topics related to business ownership with various experts from Salt Lake SCORE.

Sprague Branch
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Introduction to Meditation

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Learn the who, what, where, when, and why of meditation in this class presented by Meditation SLC.

Main Library, Conference Room D
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New Readers Book Group

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The City Library is hosting a book group specifically for beginning adult readers.

Main Library Urban Room
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Enjoy a serendipitous performance of Renaissance period pieces, including songs with lyrics written by Shakespeare, from Rowland Hall’s Madrigals Choir.

Glendale Branch
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'Cesar Chavez' Film Screening

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Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by watching a screening of the film 'Cesar Chavez'.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Learn about and sample some of the best local chocolates. You'll also learn tips on how to properly brew great-tasting coffee.

Special Collections Reading Room, Level 4
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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!

Marmalade Branch
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Haunted Library

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Celebrate Halloween at this spooky after-hours event. All ages can enjoy Halloween-themed crafts and games as well as face painting, a photo booth, and sweet treats. Be sure to wear your Halloween costume!

Marmalade Branch
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Game Break

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Combat boredom during your school break with board games, card games, and more.

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Trivia Night at The Leonardo

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The third Friday of each month, take part in The Leonardo's Trivia night and see how much you know about about current events, science, pop culture, history, and more.

Main Library Auditorium
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An Evening with Lindy West

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Join the Library as we host writer, editor, and feminist Lindy West, author of the memoir 'Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman'.

Marmalade Branch
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Game Break

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Combat boredom during your school break with board games, card games, and more.

Marmalade Branch
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Game Break

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Combat boredom during your school break with board games, card games, and more.

Marmalade Branch
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Join the Library, Torrey House Press, and Utah Humanities as we present Mary Allen Hannibal, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction.

Marmalade Branch
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Must-See Movie Series

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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Sprague Branch
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Learn about and sample some of the best local chocolates. You'll also learn tips on how to properly brew great-tasting coffee.

Anderson-Foothill
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Introduction to Meditation

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Learn the who, what, where, when, and why of meditation in this class presented by Meditation SLC.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Learn about and sample some of the best local chocolates. You'll also learn tips on how to properly brew great-tasting coffee.

Main Library Auditorium
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Sound Bath

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Relax with a healing sound bath presented by local artists in The Sound Bath Experience.

Main Library, Conference Room E
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Sustaining Your Small Business

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Explore topics related to business ownership with various experts from Salt Lake SCORE.

Day-Riverside Branch
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International Games Day

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Meet up with old and new friends at this annual celebration of gaming and community.

Sprague Branch
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Sustaining Your Small Business

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Explore topics related to business ownership with various experts from Salt Lake SCORE.

Marmalade Branch
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Must-See Movie Series

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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Marmalade Branch
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Must-See Movie Series

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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

Marmalade Branch
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Must-See Movie Series

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Head to the Marmalade Branch the last Thursday of every month to enjoy a film screening and popcorn.

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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.