• 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.

  • Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about. Steven Spielberg

    Bring the whole family to the east lawn of Library Square at dusk to enjoy this free film series!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Marmalade Summer Concert Series

    Add some music to your summer evenings by heading to the Marmalade Branch's outdoor plaza for this free concert series, taking place on select Thursdays from June through August.

  • under the trees, I saw Brown Bar-ba-loots frisking about in their Bar-ba-loot suits From The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • Call for Entries Deadline: May 31

    Showcase your music at the Library this summer by submitting an application to perform at Sounds of Summer! This summer music series, hosted at Sugar House's Sprague Branch, is gearing up for another season and will highlight all styles of music. Applications will be available and accepted from May 1–31, 2016.

  • Savvy Senior Movies
    Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength. Betty Friedan

    Savvy Senior Movies

    At 2pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, the Main Library hosts films about and starring seniors.

SUMMER KIDS EVENTS EVENTS
Sprague Branch
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers and elementary school students.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Dance Party

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Dance and wiggle with music and stories.

All Locations
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Super Summer Challenge Kickoff

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Celebrate the start of the Super Summer Challenge with a variety of enjoyable activities taking place at multiple Library locations.

Anderson-Foothill
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Adventure Academy

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Take part in an indoor scavenger hunt and outdoor activities for both kids and grownups.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Jurassic Super Summer Kickoff

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Celebrate the start of the Super Summer Challenge with dinosaur-themed activities for all ages.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Zoo Mania

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Kids can see and pet inspiring animals, and check out a great animal book, too.

Anderson-Foothill
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Magic with Paul Brewer

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Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Marmalade Branch
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Library Olympics

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Amateurs and professional athletes alike can compete in javelin throw, balloon tennis, broom hockey, and other olympic-style games.

Glendale Branch
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Library Olympics

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Amateurs and professional athletes alike can compete in javelin throw, balloon tennis, broom hockey, and other olympic-style games.

Sprague Branch
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Zoo Mania

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Kids can see and pet inspiring animals, and check out a great animal book, too.

Chapman Branch
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Magic with Paul Brewer

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Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Glendale Branch
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Summer Chess

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Test your skills in the "game of kings" by competing against new opponents every Monday with the Glendale Branch's giant chess set.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Wind Tunnel

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Kids and their families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in a Wind Tunnel, which was generously donated by Thanksgiving Point.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Outdoor Games

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Kids ages 9–18 can enjoy the outdoors with a variety of sports and gaming equipment.

Main Library Craft Room
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Abstract Watercolor Classes

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Learn how the distorted shapes and images in abstract art can express different concepts.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Sun Prints

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Create works of art using the sun and have it displayed at the Main Library Children’s Gallery throughout the Super Summer Challenge.

Main Library Craft Room
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers and elementary school students.

Main Library Craft Room
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers and elementary school students.

Sprague Branch
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3D Printing Workshop

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Kids ages 7 and up can make their own olympic medal using the Library’s 3D modeling software and printer.

Anderson-Foothill
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Zoo Mania

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Kids can see and pet inspiring animals, and check out a great animal book, too.

Main Library Auditorium
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Magic with Paul Brewer

85 people like this -

Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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3D Printing Workshop

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Kids ages 7 and up can make their own olympic medal using the Library’s 3D modeling software and printer.

Marmalade Branch
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Zoo Mania

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Kids can see and pet inspiring animals, and check out a great animal book, too.

Day-Riverside Branch
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STEAM Club

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Explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math with hands-on activities focused on a different theme each month.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Zoo Mania

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Kids can see and pet inspiring animals, and check out a great animal book, too.

Chapman Branch
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Garden Fairytales

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Kids in grades K–3 can discover how gardens and fairytales relate to each other with experts from Red Butte Garden.

Glendale Branch
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Garden Fairytales

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Kids in grades K–3 can discover how gardens and fairytales relate to each other with experts from Red Butte Garden.

Chapman Branch
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Zoo Mania

108 people like this -

Kids can see and pet inspiring animals, and check out a great animal book, too.

Anderson-Foothill
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Garden Fairytales

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Kids in grades K–3 can discover how gardens and fairytales relate to each other with experts from Red Butte Garden.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Kids can explore and experience different aspects of nature in this series with the Library and experts from Tracy Aviary.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Garden Fairytales

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Kids in grades K–3 can discover how gardens and fairytales relate to each other with experts from Red Butte Garden.

Main Library, Children's Library
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What adventures could you have in the library at night? Drop off your stuffed animal, doll, or other toy and they can find out for you!

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Zoo Mania

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Kids can see and pet inspiring animals, and check out a great animal book, too.

Glendale Branch
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All ages are invited to celebrate the opening of the Explore Space exhibit with hands-on activities and demonstrations centered around space and science.

Glendale Branch
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Explore Space: A Cosmic Journey

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See how space exploration and research help us understand humanity's origin in this interactive exhibit featuring research from NASA and the National Science Foundation.

Anderson-Foothill
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Kids can explore and experience different aspects of nature in this series with the Library and experts from Tracy Aviary.

Chapman Branch
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Wind Tunnel

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Kids and their families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in a Wind Tunnel, which was generously donated by Thanksgiving Point.

Marmalade Branch
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Garden Fairytales

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Kids in grades K–3 can discover how gardens and fairytales relate to each other with experts from Red Butte Garden.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Giant Bubble Party

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Built your own bubble wand and use it to create giant bubbles on the front lawn of the Day-Riverside Branch.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Preschool LEAP Into Science!

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Start learning the basics of how to be a scientist through these inquiry-based, hands-on workshops.

Glendale Branch
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Zoo Mania

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Kids can see and pet inspiring animals, and check out a great animal book, too.

Sprague Branch
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Garden Fairytales

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Kids in grades K–3 can discover how gardens and fairytales relate to each other with experts from Red Butte Garden.

Chapman Branch
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3D Printing Workshop

131 people like this -

Kids ages 7 and up can make their own olympic medal using the Library’s 3D modeling software and printer.

Sprague Branch
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Kids can explore and experience different aspects of nature in this series with the Library and experts from Tracy Aviary.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Garden Fairytales

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Kids in grades K–3 can discover how gardens and fairytales relate to each other with experts from Red Butte Garden.

Glendale Branch
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NASA at Glendale

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Learn about NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) Program and how the SLS rocket will bring humans to deep space and eventually to Mars! Twila Schneider, Education Outreach Specialist for the SLS Program, will share exciting stories about space and will answer all your questions. </p>

Main Library, Children's Library
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Garden Fairytales

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Kids in grades K–3 can discover how gardens and fairytales relate to each other with experts from Red Butte Garden.

Glendale Branch
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Fly-In Movie Theater

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Use provided materials to build your own spaceship, then use it to cruise to the Glendale Branch’s “fly in theatre” to watch a screening of Wall·E.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Library Olympics

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Amateurs and professional athletes alike can compete in javelin throw, balloon tennis, broom hockey, and other olympic-style games.

Chapman Branch
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Library Olympics

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Amateurs and professional athletes alike can compete in javelin throw, balloon tennis, broom hockey, and other olympic-style games.

Main Library Craft Room
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Fun with MaKey MaKeys

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Kids ages 5–10 can take part in hands-on activities using MaKey MaKeys.

Sprague Branch
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Library Olympics

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Amateurs and professional athletes alike can compete in javelin throw, balloon tennis, broom hockey, and other olympic-style games.

Main Library Craft Room
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers and elementary school students.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Wind Tunnel

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Kids and their families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in a Wind Tunnel, which was generously donated by Thanksgiving Point.

Main Library Craft Room
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers and elementary school students.

Glendale Branch
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Word Art Workshop

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Learn how amazing artwork can be created from letters, and make your own word art on canvas with help from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

Sprague Branch
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers and elementary school students.

Sprague Branch
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Magic with Paul Brewer

80 people like this -

Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Kids can explore and experience different aspects of nature in this series with the Library and experts from Tracy Aviary.

Chapman Branch
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Whizgiggle Puppets Go Olympic

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Watch the Library’s Whizgiggle Puppets as they cycle, kick, run, and leap their way to Olympic glory.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Whizgiggle Puppets Go Olympic

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Watch the Library’s Whizgiggle Puppets as they cycle, kick, run, and leap their way to Olympic glory.

Main Library Urban Room and Auditorium
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Bastille Day Celebration

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Celebrate French National Day with the Library and L’Alliance Française de Salt Lake City.

Marmalade Branch
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Magic with Paul Brewer

73 people like this -

Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Glendale Branch
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3D Printing Workshop

96 people like this -

Kids ages 7 and up can make their own olympic medal using the Library’s 3D modeling software and printer.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
Featured Event
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Whizgiggle Puppets Go Olympic

75 people like this -

Watch the Library’s Whizgiggle Puppets as they cycle, kick, run, and leap their way to Olympic glory.

Glendale Branch
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Kids can explore and experience different aspects of nature in this series with the Library and experts from Tracy Aviary.

Marmalade Branch
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Word Art Workshop

64 people like this -

Learn how amazing artwork can be created from letters, and make your own word art on canvas with help from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Magic with Paul Brewer

73 people like this -

Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

9th West Farmer’s Market, 1000 South 900 West, Salt Lake City
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Storytime at the Farmer's Market

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Join City Library staff at Jordan Park for an outdoor storytime and a craft with supplies provided by the 9th West Farmer’s Market.

Glendale Branch
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Whizgiggle Puppets Go Olympic

64 people like this -

Watch the Library’s Whizgiggle Puppets as they cycle, kick, run, and leap their way to Olympic glory.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Magic with Paul Brewer

68 people like this -

Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Sprague Branch
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Wind Tunnel

79 people like this -

Kids and their families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in a Wind Tunnel, which was generously donated by Thanksgiving Point.

Marmalade Branch
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Whizgiggle Puppets Go Olympic

64 people like this -

Watch the Library’s Whizgiggle Puppets as they cycle, kick, run, and leap their way to Olympic glory.

Day-Riverside Branch
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The Magic School Bus

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Help Ms. Fizzle and her class learn about the Great Salt Lake.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Whizgiggle Puppets Go Olympic

62 people like this -

Watch the Library’s Whizgiggle Puppets as they cycle, kick, run, and leap their way to Olympic glory.

Chapman Branch
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Kids can explore and experience different aspects of nature in this series with the Library and experts from Tracy Aviary.

Sprague Branch
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Whizgiggle Puppets Go Olympic

69 people like this -

Watch the Library’s Whizgiggle Puppets as they cycle, kick, run, and leap their way to Olympic glory.

Marmalade Branch
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3D Printing Workshop

99 people like this -

Kids ages 7 and up can make their own olympic medal using the Library’s 3D modeling software and printer.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Preschool LEAP Into Science!

56 people like this -

Start learning the basics of how to be a scientist through these inquiry-based, hands-on workshops.

Glendale Branch
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Magic with Paul Brewer

68 people like this -

Kids and families will enjoy an engaging and entertaining magic show by Utah’s top magical entertainer, Paul Brewer.

Main Library Technology Center
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3D Printing Workshop

96 people like this -

Kids ages 7 and up can make their own olympic medal using the Library’s 3D modeling software and printer.

Main Library Craft Room
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Word Art Workshop

72 people like this -

Learn how amazing artwork can be created from letters, and make your own word art on canvas with help from the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Kids can explore and experience different aspects of nature in this series with the Library and experts from Tracy Aviary.

Anderson-Foothill
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Whizgiggle Puppets Go Olympic

65 people like this -

Watch the Library’s Whizgiggle Puppets as they cycle, kick, run, and leap their way to Olympic glory.

Main Library Craft Room
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers and elementary school students.

Main Library Craft Room
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers and elementary school students.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Clark Planetarium Workshops

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Explore space through your own creations in this series hosted by the Library and Clark Planetarium.

Main Library Story Room
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Olympic Storytime

96 people like this -

Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics by taking part in Olympic-themed stories and activities.

Sprague Branch
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers and elementary school students.

Anderson-Foothill
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3D Printing Workshop

95 people like this -

Kids ages 7 and up can make their own olympic medal using the Library’s 3D modeling software and printer.

Main Library Story Room
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Olympic Storytime

100 people like this -

Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics by taking part in Olympic-themed stories and activities.

Main Library, Children's Library
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Library Olympics

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Amateurs and professional athletes alike can compete in javelin throw, balloon tennis, broom hockey, and other olympic-style games.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Library Olympics

56 people like this -

Amateurs and professional athletes alike can compete in javelin throw, balloon tennis, broom hockey, and other olympic-style games.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Clark Planetarium Workshops

73 people like this -

Explore space through your own creations in this series hosted by the Library and Clark Planetarium.

Anderson-Foothill
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Discover Your Inner Hippie

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All ages can discover their inner hippie at this event featuring music, dancing, and crafts.

Main Library Creative Lab
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Create your very own film set using LEGO pieces provided by Library and use it to make a stop-motion animation film.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Stop-Motion Movie Magic

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Kids ages 8–13 can use provided iPads along with hand-drawn characters, LEGO pieces from the Library, or their own action figures to make their own stop-motion movies.

Marmalade Branch
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Kids can explore and experience different aspects of nature in this series with the Library and experts from Tracy Aviary.

Main Library Craft Room
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers and elementary school students.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Olympic Storytime

74 people like this -

Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics by taking part in Olympic-themed stories and activities.

Main Library Craft Room
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers and elementary school students.

Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch
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Olympic Storytime

84 people like this -

Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics by taking part in Olympic-themed stories and activities.

Glendale Branch
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Olympic Storytime

91 people like this -

Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics by taking part in Olympic-themed stories and activities.

Sprague Branch
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CUAC, a non-profit contemporary art organization operating in downtown Salt Lake City, combines forces with The City Library to offer unique, free art workshops for preschoolers and elementary school students.

Marmalade Branch
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Olympic Storytime

81 people like this -

Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics by taking part in Olympic-themed stories and activities.

Chapman Branch
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Olympic Storytime

86 people like this -

Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics by taking part in Olympic-themed stories and activities.

Main Library Creative Lab
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Create your very own film set using LEGO pieces provided by Library and use it to make a stop-motion animation film.

Anderson-Foothill
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Olympic Storytime

84 people like this -

Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics by taking part in Olympic-themed stories and activities.

Sprague Branch
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Olympic Storytime

80 people like this -

Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics by taking part in Olympic-themed stories and activities.

Anderson-Foothill
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Olympic Storytime

78 people like this -

Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics by taking part in Olympic-themed stories and activities.

Main Library, Children's Patio
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Clark Planetarium Workshops

85 people like this -

Explore space through your own creations in this series hosted by the Library and Clark Planetarium.

Day-Riverside Branch
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3D Printing Workshop

95 people like this -

Kids ages 7 and up can make their own olympic medal using the Library’s 3D modeling software and printer.

Main Library Creative Lab
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Create your very own film set using LEGO pieces provided by Library and use it to make a stop-motion animation film.

Anderson-Foothill
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Wind Tunnel

60 people like this -

Kids and their families can experiment with the power of the wind as they create devices and watch them fly in a Wind Tunnel, which was generously donated by Thanksgiving Point.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Snow in Summer

59 people like this -

Make your summer a little cooler by enjoying snow cones, instant snow, and other snow-themed activities. All ages are welcome.

Day-Riverside Branch
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Preschool LEAP Into Science!

57 people like this -

Start learning the basics of how to be a scientist through these inquiry-based, hands-on workshops.

Anderson-Foothill
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Library Olympics

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Amateurs and professional athletes alike can compete in javelin throw, balloon tennis, broom hockey, and other olympic-style games.

Main Library, Children's Library
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End of Summer Party

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Celebrate the end of the Super Summer Challenge with the Library, Odd Squad and KUED Kids!

9th West Farmer’s Market, 1000 South 900 West, Salt Lake City
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Storytime at the Farmer's Market

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Join City Library staff at Jordan Park for an outdoor storytime and a craft with supplies provided by the 9th West Farmer’s Market.

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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 May 16 to Jun 24

Through Her Eyes Photography by Utah Female Photojournalists Main Library, Lower Urban Room Gallery

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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.