• Vision begins with the eyes, but it truly takes place in the brain. Fei-Fei Li

    Become inspired and informed at a series of events featuring TED Talk videos and conversations with your community. Each month, the Marmalade Branch invites all to experience dynamic talks centered around a central theme at TEDxMarmaladeLibrary.

  • 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.

  • Rooftop Yoga
    Inhale the future, exhale the past.

    Rooftop Yoga

    Join The City Library and Salt Lake Power Yoga for the final Rooftop Yoga class of the season on Tuesday, September 27 at 7pm.

  • Sound Bath
    If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. Amit Ray

    Sound Bath

    Relax with a healing sound meditation presented by The Sound Bath Experience.

  • Banned Books Discussion Group
    For every prohibition you create, you also create an underground. Jello Biafra

    Banned Books Discussion Group

    Celebrate Banned Books Week with a weekly discussion about banned kids, teen, and adult titles. The Day-Riverside Branch's Banned Book Discussion Group will meet each Tuesday in September.

  • 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.

  • Roaring '20s Anniversary Party
    Celebrate life in all its glory– challenge yourself to let the routine sing, and the new dance. Maximillian Degenerez

    Roaring '20s Anniversary Party

    Celebrate 20 years of the Day-Riverside Branch with a roaring 1920s-themed gala that includes a photo booth, Charleston dance lessons, kids crafts, and live music. Be sure to come dressed in your best 1920s-themed attire for a costume contest!

  • First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare On exhibit at the Main Library Oct 8–31

    Marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, "First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare" is a nationwide, touring exhibition. The wonderful book in this exhibition, the 1623 First Folio, includes 36 of Shakespeare's plays, 18 of which were originally printed only in the Folio.

  • A powerful performance will transform everyone in the room. Marina Abramovic

    Experience live performance art suitable for all ages and interests. Thirteen local and international artists will fill one of Salt Lake City's most remarkable buildings with thought-provoking pieces that should be experienced live and in-person.

EARLY LITERACY EVENTS
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Dog Day Afternoons

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Kids can practice reading to a fuzzy friend in a non-threatening environment.

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Pumpkin Time

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Enjoy some not-so-scary Halloween stories and decorate pumpkins provided by the Library.

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Sensory Storytime

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This series of storytimes is intended for kids ages 3–10 who have Autism Spectrum Disorder and are functioning at a preschool- to early-elementary age-developmental level.

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Red Readers Literacy Workshops

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Elementary-aged kids can practice their literacy skills with reading groups and crafts organized by the University of Utah's College of Education.

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Toddler Halloween Dance Party

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Kids ages 0–5 and their grown-ups can dance to music with shakers, streamers, and more.

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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. 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.