• 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.

  • The Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale
    Thousands of movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more, all available at bargain prices.

    The Friends of The City Library Monster Used Book Sale

    Visit the Main Library Oct 9-14 to encounter monster deals on thousands of movies, mysteries, cookbooks, and more. The bargains available through this event are so good, it's spooky.

  • Art that needs to be experienced live and in person

    Experience live performance art suitable for all ages and interests. Curator Kristina Lenzi, an internationally respected Utah performance artist, will bring together 16 local and out-of-state artists to fill one of Salt Lake City’s most remarkable buildings.

  • Authors Live: Kenan Trebincevic
    Join us for an evening with Kenan Trebincevic, author of 'The Bosnia List'

    Authors Live: Kenan Trebincevic

    Trebincevic's searing memoir, The Bosnia List, chronicles his escape from the brutal ethnic cleansing campaign in the former Yugoslavia and his return after two decades in the United States.

  • Kick off the 17th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival
    Great book and author events throughout the month of October

    Kick off the 17th Annual Utah Humanities Book Festival

    The Festival has become Utah’s signature literary event, and offers book lovers of all types the chance to enjoy some great, free-of-charge events throughout Utah.

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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Historias en español

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Cuentos, Canciones, Poesía, Música, Manualidades y mucho más, todo presentado en español.

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LEAP Into Science: Get the Facts

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We are surrounded with more and more information every day. How do we know what to believe? It is critically important that students are able to differentiate fact from opinion, distinguish between essential and non-essential information, and make inferences from text. These skills are important for science and reading and can be reinforced in fun ways! By helping students learn the difference between facts, which are statements based on evidence, and inferences or opinions, statements that express judgments or ideas, they will be better able to evaluate what they read, hear, view and write.

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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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Join us during the week of Oct 20-24 as we offer special friendship-themed storytimes. These events are in support of the YWCA's Week Without Violence initiative, which brings together people in communities across the United States to take action against all forms of violence.

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Cowboys & Ninjas

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Yee-haw and hi-yah! Have you ever dreamed of becoming a cowboy ninja or a ninja cowboy? Now is your chance to learn from the best as East meets West in this epic storytime full of legendary awesomeness. Master the secret arts of the ninja and the wild ways of the cowboy in this rip-roarin’ jamboree full of stories, songs, and other sensai-tional silliness.

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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.