• 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.

  • Music at Main
    I daresay one good concert justifies a week of satisfaction at home. Robert Plant

    Music at Main

    Enjoy weekly live performances in the outdoor amphitheater on Library Plaza. Don't miss local bands and musicians every Wednesday night in July and August.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rooftop Yoga
    Inhale the future, exhale the past.

    Rooftop Yoga

    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. Yoga classes will be offered two times each month May through September: a sunrise class on the second Friday of each month, and an evening class on the fourth Tuesday of each month.

GENERAL AUDIENCE EVENTS
Main Library, Level 5
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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.

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Sprague Branch
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Marmalade Branch
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More Savings, Less Pain

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Learn how you can save up for a dream vacation, new home, or other large expense with Daniel Lee.

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.

Marmalade Branch
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Oriented Film Screening

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Join the Library and the Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy for a screening of the documentary Oriented.

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.

Sprague Branch
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More Savings, Less Pain

28 people like this -

Learn how you can save up for a dream vacation, new home, or other large expense with Daniel Lee.

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.

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.

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.

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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Join the Library and members of the community for a panel discussion focused on how citizens and police can work together to create a safe and peaceful space.

Day-Riverside 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.

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!

Anderson-Foothill
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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.

Main Library, Conference Room D
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New Readers Book Group

230 people like this -

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

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.

Main Library Rooftop
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Rooftop Yoga

1,507 people like this -

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

29,256 people like this -

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 artist to fill one of Salt Lake City's most remarkable buildings.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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

122 people like this -

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

149 people like this -

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

Sprague Branch
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Sustaining Your Small Business

127 people like this -

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

73 people like this -

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

14 people like this -

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.