• Celebrate the Star-Spangled Banner's 200th Anniversary
    O'er the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave Francis Scott Key

    Celebrate the Star-Spangled Banner's 200th Anniversary

    Learn about the lyrics to the national anthem of the United States, which were penned by Francis Scott Key in 1814, and see the true sizes of the Storm Flag and Great Garrison Flag.

  • 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.

  • 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
Sweet Branch, Meeting Room
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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 Auditorium and Urban Room
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In partnership with KUED and the Alzheimer's Association: Utah Chapter, The City Library invites you to join us for a special evening to honor Utahns affected by this devastating disease.

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.

Main Library
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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.

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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Résumé Basics

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In this 90-minute class, you will learn the basics of creating résumés that can be both printed and submitted electronically.

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.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Sqaure
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In this digital age, writing can take on multiple forms. Join the CWC to learn how to craft and showcase a digital story of your own. Using written text and photos or video with narration, you can turn a written work into a dynamic story to be shared in a variety of platforms.

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–September 2014, every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Sqaure
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The image you present online can be the initial impression for employers, clients, and personal connections. Join this Community Writing Center workshop on writing for blogs, articles for online newsletters, social media, and online content (including search engine hits) to explore ways to create the persona you want to present to the online world.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Train to be a volunteer at the SLCC Community Writing Center! Learn the tools necessary to be an effective writing assistant - as a Writing Coach, Writing Group Mentor or Workshop Facilitator.

Main Library Technology Center
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Gizmo Garage: Part 3

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Library staff will be available for those needing help checking out, downloading, and transferring Library eContent to devices. Bring your library card, device and/or laptop. Staff will also be available to help with other questions you may have about your device.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Sqaure
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In this digital age, writing can take on multiple forms. Join the CWC to learn how to craft and showcase a digital story of your own. Using written text and photos or video with narration, you can turn a written work into a dynamic story to be shared in a variety of platforms.

Main Library, Level 3
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Spanish Conversation Club

13,976 people like this -

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

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Sqaure
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No matter what grade you are in, it is never too early (or too late) to start on college scholarship essays. Join the CWC as we explore what it takes to make your application essay stand out. Participants may bring an essay in progress or begin one in the workshop.

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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word I

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn basic word processing skills, including using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and opening documents; and formatting text.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word II

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn to format individual sections of your document in Microsoft Word, including section breaks, columns, and page formatting.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Sqaure
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The image you present online can be the initial impression for employers, clients, and personal connections. Join this Community Writing Center workshop on writing for blogs, articles for online newsletters, social media, and online content (including search engine hits) to explore ways to create the persona you want to present to the online world.

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 Canteena, Level 2
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Cupcake Wars

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Using supplies and ingredients provided by Library, teens will have one hour to create the most stunning cupcake creation they can think of. The winner of the competition will take home the title of "The City Library's Best Cupcake Chef".

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Sqaure
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In this digital age, writing can take on multiple forms. Join the CWC to learn how to craft and showcase a digital story of your own. Using written text and photos or video with narration, you can turn a written work into a dynamic story to be shared in a variety of platforms.

Anderson-Foothill
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Book Buddies Adoption Event

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Come pick out a good book and a great buddy to read it with. Salt Lake County Animal Services will be holding cat and dog adoptions at the Anderson-Foothill Branch.

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Sqaure
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No matter what grade you are in, it is never too early (or too late) to start on college scholarship essays. Join the CWC as we explore what it takes to make your application essay stand out. Participants may bring an essay in progress or begin one in the workshop.

Main Library Technology Center
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Reddit for Beginners

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Reddit, stylized as reddit, is an entertainment, social networking, and news website where registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links. Learn more about reddit, set up an account, and learn how to view specific content.

Main Library Auditorium, Urban Room
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Japanese Culture Day

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Learn about Japanese culture through a variety of events and activities.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word I

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn basic word processing skills, including using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and opening documents; and formatting text.

Main Library Technology Center
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Word II

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn to format individual sections of your document in Microsoft Word, including section breaks, columns, and page formatting.

Main Library Auditorium
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A screening of the 2011 movie "Captain America: The First Avenger" which is based on the Marvel Comics Character of the same name. Afterwards, a panel of comic book experts will discuss the film, its comic book characters, and more.

Sprague Branch
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Stop by the Sprague Branch during the Sugar House Art Walk to chat with other art lovers, enjoy free refreshments and see our building transformed into something unexpected.

Main Library
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Topaz War Relocation Center Tour

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Join members of the local community as we travel to the Topaz site, which is now a U.S. National Historic Landmark, and see one of the places where thousands of Japanese Americans were interned during World War II.

Chapman Branch
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Word I

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn basic word processing skills, including using tabs and the command ribbon; creating, saving, and opening documents; and formatting text.

Main Library Technology Center
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Résumés: Part 1 of 2

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In this hands-on class, you will create a basic résumé. Please bring your job history and education information.

Main Library Technology Center
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Résumés: Part 2 of 2

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Learn how to update your résumé for online or email submission.

Chapman Branch
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Word II

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In this 90-minute computer class, learn to format individual sections of your document in Microsoft Word 2013, including section breaks, columns, and page formatting.

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.

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.

Main Library Technology Center
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Internet Job Search

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Out of work, looking for a new job, or ready to change careers? In this 90-minute computer class, learn how to use the Internet to seek employment.

Sprague Branch
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Japanese Tea Ceremony

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Tea holds a unique place in Japanese culture. Join us as we introduce you to the Japanese way of tea and demonstrate making tea the Japanese way. A free gift of tea will be given to all who attend.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
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Join us for a discussion with members of our community whose lives were profoundly affected by the Japanese internment, whether by living in a camp, or having family members interned.

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.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is a monthly showcase of short works and works-in-progress by local artists in many disciplines. One Sunday a month, we feature three new pieces in in a varied mix, chosen from music, dance, film, writing, theater, performance art and the like,each 12 minutes or less.

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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.