• Savvy Senior Movies
    Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan

    Savvy Senior Movies

    At 2pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, the Main Library hosts films about and starring seniors.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • You only need one ray of light to chase all the shadows away. Fredrik Backman, "A Man Called Ove"

    United We Read SLC is an initiative for everyone in Salt Lake County to connect by reading the same book and by sharing their experience with others. Community members are invited to participate in discussions, programs, and events and to contribute to a public collection of stories of kindness—random, intentional, received, and given.

GENERAL AUDIENCE EVENTS
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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

Avenues Proper, 376 8th Ave, Salt Lake City
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Sweet Reads at Avenues Proper

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Get to know new faces from your neighborhood and expose yourself to books you might not normally read at this monthly book club gathering.

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.

Sprague Branch
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Join Balakhilya das as he sheds light on the topics of spirituality and religion and leads a guided mantra meditation practice.

Chapman Branch
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Mad Hatter's Tea Party

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Revelers of all ages are invited to a storytime, hat making session, tea party, and hat parade.

Day-Riverside Branch
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National Puzzle Day

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Sharpen your brain by challenging yourself to solve jigsaw puzzles of varying difficulty. All are invited to help complete a provided puzzle or to bring their own to put together with friends.

Marmalade Branch
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Make It and Take It Crafts

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Learn how to do a variety of new crafts in this monthly workshop series. Adults will be guided through maker activities and will create a handmade goods using provided materials.

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, Level 4 Conference Room
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Writing for Change

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Join the Library and the SLCC Community Writing Center for free workshops that will teach you how to effectively engage in civic dialogue and start writing for change.

Main Library
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In the Chinese zodiac, roosters are considered to be hardworking, courageous, and ostentatious. Ring in the Year of the Rooster with a cultural celebration that will include a lion dance, music, children’s activities, and more.

Chapman Branch
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Makers and Movies at Chapman

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Kids, teens, and adults can enjoy seasonal crafts and film screenings the first Saturday of each month.

Anderson-Foothill
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Maker Mornings

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Beat the winter blues and get your mind and hands busy with a new maker project in January and February.

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.

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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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 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.

Urban Lounge, 241 South 500 East, SLC
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BuzzWord: An Adult Spelling Bee

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Put your spelling skills to the test at this pub-style competition hosted by City Library staff.

Main Library, Book Sale Area
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Friends of The City Library are invited to shop the Members Only Used Book Sale. This event will feature movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

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.

Main Library Auditorium
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Join Equality Utah and The City Library for a conversation with Cleve Jones, an AIDS and LGBT activist and author of Stitching the Revolution and a new memoir titled When We Rise.

Main Library
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Hive-Side Chat

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Learn about the life of bees and the process of urban beekeeping through a monthly conversation with Salt Lake City Beekeeper Frank Whitby. This series offers an opportunity to meet and discuss issues related to the popular hobby of beekeeping.

Marmalade Branch
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Valentine's Day Film Screening

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Bring your special someone to the Marmalade Branch for a free screening of Me Before You and a chocolate covered strawberry box craft.

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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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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Join KUED, the Sundance Institute, and The City Library for a free screening of the feature documentary Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise.

The Leonardo, 205 E 500 S
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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet 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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Mundi Live

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All ages can enjoy live musical performances and activities presented by the Library and the Mundi Project.

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.

Sprague Branch
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Beginning Organic Gardening

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Learn the basics of organic gardening in this workshop with Wasatch Community Gardens.

Main Library Auditorium
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Utah’s Trailblazing Women

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Get a head start on celebrating Women’s History Month with a discussion about breaking down barriers and making positive differences in the Beehive State.

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.

Anderson-Foothill
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Beginning Organic Gardening

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Learn the basics of organic gardening in this workshop with Wasatch Community Gardens.

Marmalade Branch
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West High Musical Showcase

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Enjoy live performances from a variety of young vocalists and musicians. Watch as students from West High School’s Music Theory class showcase their talents.

Sprague Branch
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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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.

Sprague Branch
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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.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Beginning Organic Gardening

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Learn the basics of organic gardening in this workshop with Wasatch Community Gardens.

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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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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.

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.

Main Library, Conference Room A
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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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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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.

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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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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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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.

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.

Sprague Branch
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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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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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.

Main Library, Conference Room A
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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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Board Meetings are open to the public. Monthly meetings of the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors are regularly scheduled on the fourth Monday of every month at 4pm in the Board Room of the Main Library located at 210 East 400 South. Occasionally, a monthly board meeting may be scheduled for a different date, time, or location. Please contact The City Library at 801-524-8200 to verify the date, time, and location of board meetings.

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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 Jan 21 to Feb 24

2017 Utah Children’s Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibit The Confucius Institute at the University of Utah, the Utah Chinese Association of Sciences and Technology, and the Salt Lake City Public Library jointly present the 2017 Utah Children’s Chinese Calligraphy and Painting Exhibit. Main Library, Children's Gallery

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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.