• Oct 21, 2015
    2015? You mean we're in the Future?!

    Oct 21, 2015

    Celebrate the day Marty McFly went "back to the future"!

  • Art Exhibit Call for Entries Deadline: October 10

    All City Library locations host art exhibitions year-round. If you wish for your art to be considered for exhibition at one of our libraries, submit your portfolio via either physical or electronic application.

  • 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.

  • Friends of the City Library Monster Used Book Sale Oct 22–27

    Get ghoulishly great deals on a variety of books, music, movies, and more during the Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale, October 22–27. This sale takes place during National Friends of The Library Week; be sure to also attend the Friends of The City Library's Membership Meeting on October 17 and Celebration on October 24.

  • Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford

    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. Throughout the series, we’ll feature a variety of contemporary voices from the magazine and cover topics that range from politics, the environment, social justice, and more.

  • 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.


Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help make the Library a better place for you and other teens by taking part in Teen Advisory Board meetings!

Day-Riverside Branch

Teen Advisory Board Meeting

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Help make the Library a better place for you and other teens by taking part in Teen Advisory Board meetings!

Main Library Urban Room, Lower Urban Room, and Children's Library
Featured Event


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Experience science, technology, engineering, art, and math through a variety of hands-on activities perfect for all ages.

Main Library, Level 4 Conference Room
Featured Event

Writers ages 10-18 are invited to a workshop that will discuss themes, characters, and structure present in fairy tales, as well as how to better develop these aspects in their own writing.

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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 Aug 29 to Dec 13

The British Passion for Landscape: Masterpieces from National Museum Wales This exhibit of more than 60 oil and watercolor paintings and photographs is drawn from the remarkable collections of Amgueddfa Cymru–National Museum Wales, and charts the rise of landscape art in Britain through works from such masters as J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Claude Monet, Thomas Gainsborough and Richard Wilson. Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr

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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 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.