• Audubon Society Presentation
    As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature. John James Audubon

    Audubon Society Presentation

    Learn about John James Audubon, the Great Salt Lake Audubon Society's namesake ornithologist and painter, and about the Society's current work in Utah.

  • 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.

  • Intro to Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
    Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food Hippocrates

    Intro to Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

    Learn about the many health benefits and culinary uses of gourmet and medicinal mushrooms in an event presented by the Biocentric Bros.

  • One benefit of summer is that each day we have more light to read by Jeannette Walls

    Reading challenges to tackle for all ages, cool chemistry- and science-themed events all summer, and awesome prizes to win! The City Library's Summer Reading Program runs from May 31–Aug 2.

EVENTS
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Zoo Mania!

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Celebrate Summer Reading with live animals from all over the world!

Anderson-Foothill
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Zoo Mania!

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Celebrate Summer Reading with live animals from all over the world!

Main Library Story Room
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LEGO® Engineering

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Join Play-Well TEKnologies for a workshop using the LEGO® Building System.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Family Yoga

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Bring the whole family out for a night of moving, stretching and breathing in our Family Yoga program

SLCC Community Writing Center, Library Square
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Are you looking to entertain? To amuse? To enthrall? To craft that perfect presentation for work? Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Come let Toastmasters International guru Doug Woodall help you write, refine, and deliver the perfect speech for any occasion.

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Lunch Bunch

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Join us for a weekly "Lunch Bunch"; bring your lunch to eat while listening to a read-aloud story.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Family Yoga

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Bring the whole family out for a night of moving, stretching and breathing in our Family Yoga program.

Sprague Branch
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Robot Boot Camp

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Learn simple computer programming skills by programming an autonomous robot.

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Music Together & Help Me Grow

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Bring your Book Baby and learn about how your child’s development can benefit from early exposure to music and movement.

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Concerts by The Creek

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

Main Library Story Room
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Robot Boot Camp

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Learn simple computer programming skills by programming an autonomous robot.

Main Library Canteena, Level 2
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Can you name the location of all seven horcruxes? What about the 5 original Avengers? Brush up on your trivia before Comic Con. Prizes awarded for correct answers!

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End of Summer Read-a-thon

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Celebrate the end of summer reading with a good old-fashioned Read-a-thon at all City Library locations.

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It’s human nature to reflect on our lives—what we’ve done, who we’ve known, what we’ve dreamt. The SLCC Community Writing Center invites seniors to our interactive life story workshops in preparation for the annual Silver Pen Competition sponsored by Salt Lake County Aging Services.

Main Library Special Collections (Level 4)
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Audubon Society Presentation

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Jenn Waterhouse of the Great Salt Lake Audubon Society will speak about John James Audubon, the society's namesake ornithologist and painter—his life, his work, and his enduring influence on ornithology.

Main Library, Level 5
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Hive-Side Chat

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Salt Lake City's Beekeeper, Frank Whitby, will discuss the life of bees and the process of urban beekeeping.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

Main Library, Conference Center
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With the help of The Inclusion Center, the City Library will host a community discussion on how local residents can come together to address the issues of homelessness.

Main Library Rooftop Terrace, Beehive Courtyard
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Harvesting the Library Honey

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Watch and learn about honey as this year’s honey is harvested from the Library’s Beehives.

Main Library Auditorium and Urban Room
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In partnership with KUED and the Alzheimer's Association: Utah Chapter, The City Library invites you to join us for a special evening to honor Utahns affected by this devastating disease.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

Main Library Auditorium
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

Main Library Auditorium
Featured Event
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12 Minutes Max is 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.

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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 Jul 01 to Sep 01

Mexico Then: The Casasola Archive "Mexico Then: The Casasola Archive" is an exhibit about the Mexican Revolution as seen through the camera lens of Agustín Casasola and other photographers working for his photo agency. Day-Riverside Branch

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From Jul 18 to Aug 25

Images of Historical Salt Lake City "Images of Historical Salt Lake City" is an exhibit featuring historic prints and images of mid- to late-19th century Salt Lake City from The City Library’s permanent art collection. Main Library, Lower Urban Room

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From Jun 27 to Aug 08

30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective The Finch Lane Gallery is celebrating artists who have exhibited in this iconic space over the past 30 years with the exhibition titled “30 Years at Finch Lane Galleries: A Retrospective.” The exhibition features 30 of the hundreds of artists who have shown in the space, many of whom also have pieces of public art in Salt Lake City. It is a celebration of artistic diversity, the Salt Lake City Arts Council, and honors those who have contributed to the city’s artistic fabric. The exhibition will be on view at the Finch Lane Gallery from June 27 through August 8, 2014. Finch Lane Gallery (1340 E 100 S), Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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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.