• 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.

  • I am either under the radar or over the radar Joan Rivers

    See amazing films that missed a popular release on the big screen. This month, we will be screening local filmmaker Trent Harris' film "The Cement Ball of Earth, Heaven and Hell" (2003, Unrated).

  • 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.

GENERAL AUDIENCE EVENTS
SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Do you need money for your project or nonprofit program but don’t know where to start? Government and private funding organizations often have money to give and only require that you make a persuasive case. Join the SLCC Community Writing Center and the Main City Library for an interactive workshop on grant writing. Come with your ideas and leave with a finished draft.

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Twitter Poems

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To celebrate National Poetry Month, write a short poem on Twitter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card! You're only limited by your imagination. Well, that and the 140-character limit dictated by Twitter. Poems will be judged by librarians, and must include the hashtag #slcplpoem. All are encouraged to participate, but only teens are eligible to win prizes.

Main Library, Level 3
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Spanish Conversation Club

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Post-beginner Spanish conversation. A short reading or themed questions will guide each session.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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April is National Poetry Month! Join the CWC in celebrating poetry in this four-part workshop series. We’ll explore various genres of poetry, learn to compose poems, and practice writing, revising and sharing your work. You can also submit to our annual poetry contest!

Sprague Branch
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Celebrate the 160th anniversary of the founding of Sugar House, as well as the 65th anniversary of Sugar Days, a community celebration that in the past included parades, banquets, retail promotions and sales among Sugar House merchants.

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, Level 4
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Join The City Library and Wasatch Community Gardens this winter for workshops that will help get you and your garden ready for a successful growing season.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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As human beings, we connect with each other through story. We read and write memoirs to help us make sense of our own lives. Come create a written snapshot of your life in this interactive workshop.

Main Library Auditorium and Urban Room
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This event is about all things poetry—there will be multimedia poetry presentations, famous poems read by local poets, slam poetry, large magnetic poetry tiles, and a wall for people to write Six-Word Memoirs. To top it all off, Spy Hop’s band will perform!<br><br>

Main Library, Conference Room B
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How to Grow Fresh Air

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Based on the book "How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 House Plants that Purify Your Home or Office" by B.C. Wolverton, Karen Pynes from Cactus & Tropicals will talk about the toxins present in indoor environments and what type of plants specifically remove certain substances.

Main Library, Level 3
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Spanish Conversation Club

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Post-beginner Spanish conversation. A short reading or themed questions will guide each session.

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Free Comic Book Day

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Free Comic Book Day is a single day - the first Saturday in May each year - when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE* to anyone who comes into their stores. *Check with your local comic book shop for their participation and rules.

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Craft Sabbath

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Craft Sabbath is a monthly gathering of Artists and Crafters unique to the Wasatch front.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Whether you’re writing fiction, nonfiction or even poetry, it’s the dialogue that often carries the piece. Come create empathy with your reader by developing dynamic dialogue. Join the CWC and learn how to craft plot, verse, characters and more through written conversation.

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May Fest Celebration

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Join us for an old-fashioned May Fest! Dance around the Maypole while listening to the Madrigal Mystery Singers, who will sing dressed in Renaissance garb. Plant seeds, pick up a seed packet, or bring your own seeds for our first ever seed exchange. For kids, the fun continues with garden-related stories, crafts and button making. For adults and teens, Dan Potts will give gardening tips, Dan Hoover of the Unity Gardens will let you know how to get involved in community gardening and Frank Whitby, beekeeper extraordinaire, will discuss urban beekeeping with show-and-tell bees!

Day-Riverside Branch
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Mondays are Murder

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Learn about new crime fiction titles and authors.

Main Library Auditorium
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Science Movie Night

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Free film screenings followed by a lively discussion with an expert in the field, presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center and The City Library.

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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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Living Traditions Festival

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It’s getting to be that time of year again for Salt Lake City’s annual Living Traditions Festival. This year’s festival will be held May 16, 17, & 18, 2014 on the grounds of the City and County Building. We are looking for volunteers to once again (for May 16-19) to help with set-up and take-down, beverage sales, greeting, the kids area, our bocce ball court and much more.

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Beginning Knitting

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Bring your own needles (any size) and learn basic knitting skills, from how to cast on and bind off, general terminology, and how to follow a pattern and its symbols.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

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Chess at Sweet

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Chess, the "game of kings," has been played for thousands of years. Isn't it time you learned how to play?

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Please join Wasatch Community Gardens for “Food Talks”, a monthly discussion series aimed at shedding light on the large, multi-faceted topic of the food we eat. “Food Talks” will be held April&ndash;September 2014, every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

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Utah Shakespeare Festival kicks off their 2014 Season with a world-premiere stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s romantic novel "Sense and Sensibility", commissioned especially for Festival audiences! Join us for a reception with cast members and a preview of the upcoming season!

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

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Screening of the film "Must Come Down", written and directed by local filmmaker Kenny Riches, and filmed in Salt Lake City. The film chronicles two twenty-somethings, Holly and Ashley, both in the midst of individual quarter-life crises.

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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 Apr 01 to Apr 30

Collecting Utah Rocks and Minerals Throughout the month of April, some of the finest specimens of rocks and minerals ever collected in Utah will be on display in Special Collections and in the Children’s Library at the Main Library. Main Library, Children's Library and Special Collections (Level 4)

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From Mar 25 to May 11

Art and Its Various Expressions The exhibitors are 8th and 9th grade students from Syracuse Arts Academy Jr. High. These students receive a comprehensive focus on the arts to demonstrate proficiency through performance. Main Library Canteena, Level 2

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From Mar 03 to Apr 30

The Language of Light Unique, large-scale Photographic Exhibit staged by the Wasatch Camera Club All Locations

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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.