• He that loves reading has everything within his reach. William Godwin

    Throughout July, all ages can reduce their overdue Library fines simply by reading in any City Library location. For every 10 minutes you read at the Library, $1 in overdue fines will be waived. Get started by checking in with a Library staff member.

  • Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about. Steven Spielberg

    Bring the whole family to the east lawn of Library Square at dusk to enjoy this free film series!

  • Sounds of Summer Thursdays, 7:30pm, Sprague Branch

    Add some music to your Thursday evenings with this summer concert series featuring local bands and musicians.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Marmalade Summer Concert Series

    Add some music to your summer evenings by heading to the Marmalade Branch's outdoor plaza for this free concert series, taking place on select Thursdays from June through August.

  • Do something amazing this summer!

    Read, explore, make, discover, and do more this summer with The City Library’s Super Summer Challenge, taking place through August 20. All ages can visit their favorite Library location to sign up and receive a Super Summer Challenge tracker.

  • Thursday, July 28: Big Grams
    Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star. Lucy Maud Montgomery

    Thursday, July 28: Big Grams

    Download or stream albums from select artists from the 2016 Twilight Concert Series lineup! Thursday, July 28, don't miss headliner Big Grams.

  • Music is what our feelings sound like. Vera Farmiga

    Enjoy this free summer concert series highlighting the styles of music that make up the fabric of Rose Park's community. Concerts will take place at 7pm on select Wednesdays this summer at the Day-Riverside Branch.

  • 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.

GENERAL AUDIENCE EVENTS
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The Iron Sloth

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Challenge yourself to complete a month-long ironman triathlon.

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.

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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. Sponsored by Red Desert Productions.

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Rhythms at Riverside

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Enjoy this free summer concert series highlighting the styles of music that make up the fabric of Rose Park's community.

Main Library Amphitheater
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Music at Main

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All ages can enjoy live outdoor performances from local bands and musicians every Wednesday night in July and August.

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.

Sprague Branch
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Sounds of Summer

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Add some music to your Thursday evenings with this series featuring local bands and musicians.

Glendale Branch
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Origami Workshop

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Learn the art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures from origami instructor and artist Anh Nguyen.

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.

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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.

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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Origami Workshop

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Learn the art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures from origami instructor and artist Anh Nguyen.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Bookmaking Workshops

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Learn about the different forms that books can take, then create your own bookish crafts with provided materials in this series of workshops.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Rhythms at Riverside

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Enjoy this free summer concert series highlighting the styles of music that make up the fabric of Rose Park's community.

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.

Marmalade Branch
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Marmalade Concert Series

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Add some music to your summer evenings by heading to the Marmalade Branch's outdoor plaza for this free concert series.

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Meet with author Peter McCoy as he discusses his newest title, Radical Mycology: A Treatise on Seeing and Working with Fungi.

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.

Library Square, East Lawn
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Super Summer Cinema Series

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Bring the whole family to the east lawn of Library Square at dusk to enjoy this free film series.

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, 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.

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Marmalade Concert Series

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Add some music to your summer evenings by heading to the Marmalade Branch's outdoor plaza for this free concert series.

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!

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.

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.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Rhythms at Riverside

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Enjoy this free summer concert series highlighting the styles of music that make up the fabric of Rose Park's community.

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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Watch and learn about honey harvesting as Frank Whitby, the Salt Lake City Beekeeper, and Boy Scout Troop 202, St. Ambrose Parish, East Millcreek District harvest this year’s honey.

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PoetryMusic Performance

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Watch PoetryMusic as they blend words, jazz, and visual images to create a unique multi-media experience.

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PoetryMusic Performance

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Watch PoetryMusic as they blend words, jazz, and visual images to create a unique multi-media experience.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Main Library
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Honey Harvest Celebration

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Come celebrate the end of summer and get a taste of this season’s honey crop!

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Rumi Poetry Festival

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Enjoy an afternoon of poetry, art, music, and contemplation in celebration of the 13th-century Persian poet and spiritual master Jalaluddin Rumi.

Marmalade Branch
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Must-See Movie Series

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

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, 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.

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 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.

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.

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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.

From Jun 18 to Aug 12

Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey See how space exploration and research help us understand humanity's origin in this interactive exhibit featuring research from NASA and the National Science Foundation. Glendale Branch

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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.