• The Big Read
    There was nothing to do now and the days were long and empty. from "When the Emperor Was Divine"

    The Big Read

    The Big Read gives communities the opportunity to come together to read, discuss, and celebrate literature. Through May 2015, The City Library will be hosting events and book discussions centered on Julie Otsuka's novel "When the Emperor Was Divine". The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest.

  • 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.

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.

Glendale Branch
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LEAP Into Science

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The LEAP into Science series is a time for kids to learn the basics of how to be a scientist through inquiry-based after-school workshops, taught for youth, by youth.

Chapman Branch
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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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Sensory Playtime

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Kids ages 2-7 will learn about colors, numbers, letters, and more through sight, smell, touch, and hearing.

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Whole-Book Storytime

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Kids ages 3-7 and their grownups will learn to "read" every part of a picture book, including the cover, end papers, illustrations, and more.

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Whole-Book Storytime

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Kids ages 3-7 and their grownups will learn to "read" every part of a picture book, including the cover, end papers, illustrations, and more.

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Music Together

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Bring your Book Babies and learn how every child's development benefits from early exposure to music and movement with experts from Music Together.

Sprague Branch
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Music Together

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Bring your Book Babies and learn how every child's development benefits from early exposure to music and movement with experts from Music Together.

Main Library Story Room
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Music Together

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Bring your Book Babies and learn how every child's development benefits from early exposure to music and movement with experts from Music Together.

Main Library Story Room
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Music Together

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Bring your Book Babies and learn how every child's development benefits from early exposure to music and movement with experts from Music Together.

Chapman Branch
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Music Together

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Bring your Book Babies and learn how every child's development benefits from early exposure to music and movement with experts from Music Together.

Glendale Branch
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Music Together

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Bring your Book Babies and learn how every child's development benefits from early exposure to music and movement with experts from Music Together.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Music Together

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Bring your Book Babies and learn how every child's development benefits from early exposure to music and movement with experts from Music Together.

Anderson-Foothill
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Music Together

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Bring your Book Babies and learn how every child's development benefits from early exposure to music and movement with experts from Music Together.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Whole-Book Storytime

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Kids ages 3-7 and their grownups will learn to "read" every part of a picture book, including the cover, end papers, illustrations, 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.

On Apr 19

12 Minutes Max: a Monthly Showcase of Short Works by Local Artists 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. Main Library Auditorium

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From Mar 02 to Apr 30

Japanese Kites Japanese Kites from the Collection of Scott Skinner Chapman Branch

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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.