• Taking Place through August 22 All City Library Locations

    Toddlers, kids, teens, and adults can complete challenges and win prizes all summer long! See a librarian to sign up today.

  • The earth laughs in flowers Ralph Waldo Emerson

    These workshops are designed to make your foray into gardening as easy and successful as possible.

  • 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.

  • 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.

GENERAL AUDIENCE EVENTS
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Sounds of Summer

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Visit the Sprague Branch Thursday evenings this summer to hear tunes from a wide variety of genres. This outdoor music series features local artists playing blues, jazz, classical guitar, and more.

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Concerts by the Creek

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Relax at the end of Utah’s hot summer days with a series of free outdoor concerts in the Anderson-Foothill Branch’s amphitheater.

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.

Glendale Branch
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Ukulele Social Hour

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Bring your ukulele and join other ukulele players once a month to share tips, practice, perform, and chat. All levels of experience are welcome.

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Rhythms at Riverside

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Rhythms at Riverside will highlight all styles of music, especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

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Food for Fines

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Donate your non-perishable food items to The City Library to reduce your Library fines.

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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!

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Notations

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Join us as we celebrate the Glendale Branch's new piano with Notations, a monthly musical series featuring performances by local musicians, an open mic session, and a lecture that explores the world of music.

Main Library, Urban Room
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Alt Press Fest

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The City Library’s seventh annual Alt Press Fest celebrates zines, all forms of alternative press, and the awesome people who create it in Salt Lake City.Some of Salt Lake’s finest artists will host workshops to show you the tricks of their trade. And, as always, dozens of artists and writers will exhibit their wares in the Main Library’s grand Urban Room. Don’t miss it!

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Rhythms at Riverside

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Rhythms at Riverside will highlight all styles of music, especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

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IEEE will hold a panel session of selected officers, organizers and speakers from the third annual IEEE Sustainability Technology Conference (SusTech 2015) at the Salt Lake City Public Library. This panel will discuss topics related to sustainability in a spirit that outlines the unique "engineers perspective", an empirical approach often not outlined in the press. Discussion will spring from selected paragraphs from the Pope's recent wide ranging encyclical on climate change.

Glendale Branch
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Glendale Half-Birthday Party

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Celebrate Glendale's half-birthday party with refreshments and a music performance by the local band Bullets and Belles.

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Rhythms at Riverside

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Rhythms at Riverside will highlight all styles of music, especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

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Plan B Theatre: Ruff!

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Part of the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival. Free tickets available at the door only. Run time: 30 minutes

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Plan B Theatre: Ruff!

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Part of the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival. Free tickets available at the door only. Run time: 30 minutes

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Rhythms at Riverside

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Rhythms at Riverside will highlight all styles of music, especially from the diverse cultures that make up the fabric of Rose Park’s community.

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In honor of The Nation’s 150th anniversary, join The City Library for a series of events that celebrate the magazine’s legacy of cultural commentary, political analysis, and forward-thinking reporting.

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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 12 to Jul 31

Elements: Works by Namon Bills Works in collage, painting, and installation by Namon Bills Finch Lane Gallery, 1330 E 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT

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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.